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Array —THE—
iti gjaaug <&miit,
rutUlHED
tVERY SATURDAY.
■uw'BirrioN nv roiT,
^0 DOLLARS PER ANNUM
INVARIABLY   Dl   AIlVAKC-e.
I ctmmuoicstioiii tddreued to
X*. Jm~ 2-^=Leeij:,
Port Moody.
Ltbe tit'AKIHAN Office, New Westmin-
will receive prompt ttteiition.
ivelers' Insurance Co,
HOsTUB ACtlliKM' ru.Mi'.v.sv
I AMKBICA, AND THK LABOEST
|A(X*IUBNT INSUHAXCK COMPANY IN THE WOULD.
alette.
VOL. 1.
POKT MOODY, B. C, SATURDAY,  OCTOBER   4,   1881.
SO. 42.
iplicstions for policici in thia Company,
Accident or Lite Insurance, can
torn Mltss tuKtertigasaa at Port
A. Camplcll,
Insurance, Land, k General Agent.
ifim & heSWAII,
•iclan* and Surgeons
IflFFfCEr Columbia Street. Opp   Cily Hotsl.
. McUiiii, H.A., M.D..C.M., (McOill)
tormsrly rif New York Polyclinic.
IicSwain, M.D.,(Harv.) Licentiate of
hytl I '"liege of Physicians, Loudon.
rorncr. orr* hay and siiiiit."M
n
|p. S. HAMILTON,
JJRTKK-AT*! A W,    N»TAKY   PPBMC,
bcrmKA.iD Aitorxky, BiAt Kbtats
JAdKNT     AN1»     C'ONVKTANCBB,
(*r»y Str»«t,     *   -   Fort  2.ioocxj.
|lLl>IN(i    LOTH   FOJt   SALE    IN
■ every section of I'ort Moody. Also,
lli.ii Lbtt, by the Acre, immediately
put to the Port Moody surveyed Town*
lili for nale on the North ltde of, and
Wutat frontage on. l*ort Moody
liuuly   situatod   and   exceedingly
■j,
, Farm Lauds of euperioc quality and
|voryhi** terms,   iu New   \\ fcetmnistcr
let.
■fully   prepared   Maps aud 1*1 ana  ex-
, and the fullent ii.tort-nation furnish-
. Hainilton'a offi««
|.A. CLARKE,
PORT   MOODY.
—Telephone Building
CLARKE STRKKT.
»a. H.E   LANGIS,
filiate of Victoria  Medical College,
of Montreal,
ft KRK1*   PRACTITIONEB
BlilTISH CO'.Ull l'i A.
FOB
: At the Colonial Drug Store,
POKT MOONY.
WOODS A TUR.'IE'?,
SURVEYORS
Seal Estate Agents,
eyancers & Accountants.
T MOODY LOTS
Fon -ai.i:
10NEY    TO    LOAN.
IBIA ST., NKW WKSTMINSTKR
[Port Moody
a\v Mill
■aistrong & Burr
XASCriCTOHKSUI AXV nFALKBK
IX ALI. KINliS or
^h & Dressed Lumber
ustic, Flooring,
INGLES, &C.
V>au on Hand a Full Stock of
im,    DOORS
•UNDS & MOULDINGS.
OtrAlANTKEO    FlRST-ClJUS,     ANO
pElCKS  MODERATE.
*-A-X.  OjR-DJBS: 30X.XCITEX)
notjc e
P- 1 HAMILTON hiving tormin-
***• Mi ooanectioii with this paper,
Pf authorized to collect aerwants or
•"y bosinesi pertaining to the Poet
'Aiwra.
*°°dy, Murt* 16th, 1884.
MER Sf  SON,
Importers,
W and GOmsU
MERCHANTS,
f ST., SliW WESTMINSTER.
A LA Ill's KIDE ACROSS SPANISH
HONDURAS.
PAHT  III.
(From Blackuood.)
CHAPTKIt    XI.
"Estot stTtaTnTOU) vnv i.nx mos" (I am ilnne;
1 go with Iiml).—Spanitlt Axiom.
(Continued. I
"There is a rety good muleteer in
Potrerillos jurat now," tbe lad aaid; "he
has only   been  back one day   from  a
long journey, hia name ia Andreai, and
he ia well known. I am recommended
to apply to bim."
I did not meet my kind hosts till
sundown, and then Madame knocked
snd entered witb a glass of white wine
and a biscuit in her hand. "Will you
come and tee my garden," aaid ahe,
"and then take supper with us ut eight
o'clock."
Tin's invitation was most acceptable,
and the garden was in every respect a
pleasant garden, and one which testified
most thoroughly to the clever and pei-
fect manner in which the French all
over the world utilise apace, and ornament unsightly placet. The vine and
some luxuriant creepers shadowed the
deep irtnbrasured windows, and the
palisades round the houae were painted
a co 1 gteen, thriugh which thu lov.-ly
fringe tree, shoitened and piuned, wai
twisted thickly enough to thorough!)
shade the plants within. A laige bairel
kept for watering the ga'den was a ■
deeply shroudr-U by cletLatis that it appeared to be liierally embedded in a
huge white muff. Rowa of magnificent
balsams, mostly of red and orange
colours, were planted regularly on either
Midi- of a broad giavel-walk, and here it
was that Madame and I walked and
talked until auppni time.
At that meal Eduardo wailed, and I
found lhat everything was prepared for
tho start at five o'clock on the morion.
The muleteer, Andreas, was to come
with us, and the Pal*nque river would
be crossed in a canoe: the only trouble
on the way would be the loading and
unloading tho animals, and to this we
had become accuslomed.
Even heie the demon of unpnnciuility
held its sway, and notwithstanding all
the efforts of Monsieur St. Laurent, it
was fully an hour past the appointed
time before we started for San Pedro
Sula. In spite nf the hot sun, Madame
came out with a mosquito-net over ber
head to say good-bye, attended by the
mozo, bearing a cup ot coffee made in a
perfect manner which Seems to be a
lieaven-boiii giftoi  the French.
A kind adieu did these good friends
give me, and a» Andreas wus awift of
foot, we were soon well on our way.
Save tliat the ciuntry was better
cultivated, it presented no very remarkable beauties bnt we pasted some
line macaws iu the trees—indeed, some
of lire smaller bushes were literally
covered with these living jewels. Passing through the woods, the cooing of
the doves, and the whistle of the
Cardina/ii rubra assimilatnl well with
the di.-t .nt. murmur of the river, which
they bounded to the extent of some
miles. A length the crossing-place was
reached, Andnas hailed llie canoe, and
the I milium, taking me over first,
seated me in a shady wood-house, in
company witb a calf and two kids
I, ukiiig between the cracks of the
planks, iiliiin-t sheer down into the
river, I felt diaappointed at its muddy
and unpictureaque appearance at thia
point: ao inferior to the lovely Bliyaco.
The banks plastered with mud and
sedge, with here and there a few un-
linpiy hinting reeda penetrating the
ooie, in company with shred! of leather
and rope (rciiiuanta of former crossings;
gave me the idea of a river in ruins;
Palenque in all ita variations seem»d to
breathe unfiling but mystery and desolation.
Our halt for the day was on tbe out
skirls of a pretty little as-emblaga of
hnuaes, all built with very high conical
thatched roofs. We bivouacked under
some magnificent trees, and Andreas
fetched from a garden in the neighboi
hood a supply of the most excellent
water-melons I have ever seen. A
few peace bought six of these, and tbe
owner of ihe garden kindly sent a rock-
melon in addition for the especial delectation of the Senora.
We thorough/ enjoyed our lunch, and
as the grass and water were good, our
animals also fed in comfort, although
the halt here was necessarily a short
one.
Our way was now through the real
palm forest of Honduras, lovely, langled
uncultivated, damp, and picturesque.
All tracnof path bring lost, we mazed
in and out wheie the ground waB firmest
and free from tie sprawling uncovered
roots and trees, and the festoons of
parasite plan's which trailed from above
bidding fair sometimes to encircle us
and lift us off our mules. Absalom
here would not kave required an oak-
tiee.
We had juat passed through a piece
of marshy land, and emeiged more in a
the i pen, when wo saw two mounted
figures coming towards us, the one
on a handsome mule, the other on a
well-bred-looking mare. The rider of
the latter was an elegant-looking man,
the other short and siout, but bearing
what is called a good natured-looking
face.
Andreas   exclaimed, "Here ia ——
Senora—tbe  short  one; the
and struck across the path in front of
tbe rulers. Bowing to the ahoit man, I
said, "I believe I have tne honor of addressing  ,     I  am   Maria
HoUera.    Have  vou   received the tele
gram I sent you from Comayagua!'
CHAPTKIt XII.
The individual thus addressed
hastened towarda me, bot it waa plainly
to be aeen by hia countenance that this
meeting was the reverse a pleasant
one. Hastily rallyinghimnelf, he began to
explain in a rapid tone that he had not
replied to my telegram because he bad
hoped to reach Comayagua before I left
it. He thought I would wait till I
heard from him, and ao forth.
I replied that I assumed he had left
for Europe, and reminded him that in
his last letter to me he had mentioned
that this was probable, and that in con
sequence his agent would be left with
full power to act in his stead.
"Oh yes, yes,"   replied—   —; "but
other is Don Jesus Gonsalez the Justice
of the Peaoe of Sao Pedro Sula."
4    I immediately .urged on raj male,
my departure for Europe is delayed. <l
have a great deal of law business to attend to—indeed I am going to Comayagua at this moment on a moat important lawsuit, aud cannot be back for
a fort-night; in tbe meantime I have
arranged with a lady at San Pedro Sula
to receive you till I return."
"The delay is unfortunate," I answered; "but as I am nearly knocked
up by much travelling and hardship, I
shall be glad of a few days' idleness.
Will you be (food enough to give me
lhe address of the Imuse thru I am to
go toi"
The gentleman, turning round, addressed himself to the muleteer, speaking in remarkably go d C'antilian; then,
continuing his conversation with me he
added —
"I'm afraid you will find everything
very rr ugh, as I have not had time to
order a mattress for your bed; but you
havo in your journey been accustomed
to sleep or bare boards," he added, in a
jaunty tone, "and bo you will not
mind."
"I beg your pardon, air," I replied}
"I have been provided with my oivi
hammock; and I take leave to sav, that
at the end of so long ajourn-v, decent
accommodation .-lioutl lie provided for
me."
I spoke slowly, looking at him
steadily; for by his later tine I fell that
he could be verv impertinent both with
and without provocaiion.
"Dona Engracia will do all sh can to
make you comfort ible, 1 am sure," lie
said apologetically; but vou IliU.t not
expect English cust' ins here."
To this I made no leply, but inquired how soon it would tre  bef re he
returned to San Pedrn Suial
"It depends upon business," lie ie-
plied. ' I have also ro ; ttend a S'liud
to which the Bishop haa summoned ine
bul I daresay I can gel excus d from
being present at  the meeting."
"Very strange the Bishop did not
mention this when I saw him at Comayagua," I answered.
,'Have you seen the Bishop) Did
you tell him you were coming here," he
asked quickly, his face lighting up with
a mingled expression of suspicion and
interest.
"I paid mv respects to his lordship,
and I told him I was coining here. To
rny surprise the Ilishop hardly spoke of
you, and certainly he was quite ignorant otyuur hiving arrange! to bring
me here," I replied.
"Well, this it not the place wherein
we can carry on a conversation ou the
matter. I regret," continued he, "tbat
I cannot turn back with you now.
Kindly go to the house of Dona
Engracia, ami I will write you an explanatory letter from 0<>mayagua, and
send it by apecial messenger. Your
neighbour will be Don Pedro Sturm,
a Norwegian doctor, who has lived
many years iu San Pedro Sula; he will
gladlv be of service to you."
The Justice of the Peace, who had
waiter! patiently during this conversation, now came up and made polite
observations, and then we took leave
and went on our seveial nays. But
still the thought ran through my mind,
—What could induce him to invite me
to San Pedro Sula*
Leaving the plantations, we splashed
through a broad stream, and, after riding over the mins of a part of the late
Honduras tail way, wc at dusk entered
into San Pedro Sula.
The envirous of tbis town are far
fiom unpleaaing, and several rtspectable
houses, erected mostly by German merchants, lent an air of stability to the
town which could not fail lo impress a
at anger favourably. It was some little
time befnre we found the house to which
we had been directer1; and when we did
ao, it seemed to me that the name of
Dona Engracia old not oommand much
respect. We made our way to a mean-
looking dwelling, and at our summons
a moat unprepossessing woman made
her appearance at the door.
'Are you Don Engracia?" enquired
Eduardo, looking aghast.
"Yes" replied the woman, who was
bare-necked and bare-headed, and had
her chin bound up with a dirty rag,
"and I Buppose this is the lady 1 am to
expect?"
"You are right," I answered. ''Have
you prepared any accommodation tor
me?"
•'Enter and see was the reply.
I dismounted, and was ushered
through an outer room furnished with
shelves. Upon these were laid a few
<va»getables and aome plantain!. Opening another  door with a   flourish,  an
g°
inner room wai revealed. »hich contained two beds, one of which wa-
furnished with bedding of soon-n.r-
whilst lhe other was (etfectlv bare,
•i'li tbe excep'i'in of a large bull's hide
which waa laid over the liars i f ihe bed-
stead as an underooreriof*, ,\',,t «
vestrgate of nutting, ,r of any oil,ei
furniture, did this apartment contain,
li was miserable in the extreme.
"ll tins the room assigned to me?" I
a-ki-d al length, my heart really ainkintt
nito my boots.
"Si, Senora, si, J conmigo'' (Ves.
lady, yes, and with me). The conmigo
was drawled out with a flourish.
"This will   not   do for   me,"   I an
av/ered.    "I will have a room to myself
ind shall   go straight to the   best inn:
where is itf"    And   I   turned   to
out.
The muleteer, Andreas, who had
been standing on the outer step, now
Mpoke, and with some indignation in his tone. "This is no
place for you, Senora; you had better
eome to (Jhicaramos, I know Chteara-
mos; you will be much better ofj
there."
Eduardo was with the animals, and
in high converse with a nice intelligent-
looking lad, dressed in neat white
raiment, wearing a Panama hat and a
gay pugaree. "I am Don Pedro
Sturm's servant—the doctor next door.
He has sent me to show you the inn,"
the lad explained. "Permit me to
accompany you to the Posada Chi
euranios."
I thanked the lad gratefully, and we
wire soon on the march again. "What
an extraordinary name!" I said to the
lad. "Is Chiear.imns a village or a
suburb?'
"Xo.  Senora," he replied; "Chieara-
mos is a woman."
"A woman!"
"Yes, Senora. Her real name is
Francisca Ramos; the contraction of
Franeisca is Chic?., and so the name
has all got run into one. She is called
Ohieariiinos nil over the country. She
is a wonderful woman."
1 was too exhausted to inquire in
what might consist the wonders of
Ohicaramos, but contented myself by
inwardly hoping that she might turn
out to lie an entirely different person
from the one we had just left; and thus
hoping, we rode up to the portal of the
Posada Fruneisea Bainos, which was its
polite designation.
The house wns built iu n square, the
later and new addition being a salon
and a billiard-room, which the owner
had erected out of the money made
by boarding ami lodging the engineer!
mill others concerned In building the
Honduras railway. On this night tbis
.ui/ii,,' showed tothe greatest advantage
ns n ball wns about to   be held therein,
und the Ion,'  r 11 was gay   with light
and flowers and brightly painted eane
seats. It was for this reason that we
were kept waiting a little at the half-
opened door, although voices riml ex
clutnations were heard in all directions
and in ull keys of thu gaiput
Our guide proposed that we should
go round to the other side, and enter
ihe courtyard through the great gates
where we should iiinsl probably find
some one to attend to us. Tnis being
done, ii men • flew towards us, declaring
that the hotel was full on account of
the ball, The Senora eould have refreshment!   but not a room -all were
engaged, aC, &C,
Never heeding this, we rode into the
centre of tbe oourt-yard nnd dismount
ed. A handsome untidy-looking woman, dressed ill a bright blue muslin
dress, came up and looked at me, then
turned away, and went into the house
through a door on the right-hand side
of the square.
"That is the Chiearnmo's daughter-
in-law," said our new friend; "the wife
of the hijo mayor (eldest son). They
live on this side of the square, and
their front door opens into the business
street. She has gone to look for her
husband."
Almost as he spoke a plain genteel-
looking young man, came out and advanced towards ine. "My mother is
busy," he said, "preparing for a ball,
which is to take place here in an hour.
The house is full, but if you will accept
a bedroom in our part of it, it can be
made ready at once. You will have
to pass through our room, but you will
not mind that."
This was tin best thing I could do;
and accommodation being found for the
muleteer and Eduardo, our guide took
his leave, saying that his master, Don
Pedro Sturm, would call on me on the
morrow.
After a slight supper, whieh I took
at a round table, with the son's wife
staring at me from the opposite side, I
was making ready to go to rest, when
the door opened, and a lady in a yellow
silk dress, black lace trimming, and
rich gold ornaments, entered. As slie
closed one door, the son's wife rose
quickly, and rushed out at the
other.
It seemed probable that these two
women were not d'accord.
Chicaramos^—for it was she—came
forward in a graceful manner, and
apologised for the negligent way in
which I had been received, but expressed a hspe that "mi hijo mayor"
(my eldest son) had represented her
properly.
She was a handsome woman; and
from the manner in which she looked
about, I saw that she managed well the
affairs  of   her   household.    She then
being Sunday.
add"d that 1 might lie kept  ow.ik-i,\
th.- iniisi'- ami the rattle ofthe billiard
balls,   but   to-morrow-
would be a quiet day.
I was eiiiidu.-t.il to u room on the
L'roiiiid-tloor, which was paved with r.-d
til'-., and was as mean as possible hj
its surroundings. Huwe-.er. n did OOD
tain some crockery ware, and this fuct,
of itself announced Chiearainos to lie a
well nidi, woman. Two window uper-
'urr-s. tilled I.y massive shutters, which
served to keep the room durk ami ood
rejoiced my sight, as th- window-
frames were so wide that plenty of air
could always enter and mosqun
libitum, at night.
A voluble young Creole woman had
been sent to help me, and she was lorn!
in her expressions of surprise that a
gentlewoman should have come to San
Pedro Sula to superinted *he school.
"But the   doctor is   quite   done up
now," added   this   damsel;  "and   you
have had a long journey for  nothing."
"Why did he bring  me, I wonder?"
was the answer 1 made.
She eould not say.
"Wheie does the agent, Mr. Brady,
live?" I inquired.     "I wish to   see bim
the first thing iu the morning."
"He lives very near this," was the
reply; "and 1 will go to him to-morrow
morning."
"Thank you. Hood night."
In spite of the drawbacks to repose
enumerated by Chicaramos, I did sleep,
and that long and well; and it was late
(for Honduras)—almost, seven in the
morning- when Eduardo knocked, and
announced that Andreas must return
at once to Potrerillos, and that he onlv
waited to be paid.
This business was transacted through
the window; and then I told Eduardo
that I would pay him during the day,
and that he must look at once for other
employment for I could not afford to
keep a servant longer,
"I have thought over this, Senora,"
answered the lad; "and as the billiard-
marker is going to leave in a day or
two, I shall upp'y for the place. Yuu
see, by this I can be neat- you, and do
many little things for you till you leave
for Puerto Cortez aud for England,
This is not a place for you, Senora."
"But 1 have not money enough will
ine to gi'tout of it," I answered; "and
Kduardo, though I like to have you
near me, I would rather you were not
a billiard-marker: it is not good for you
Cannot you get some other occupation!"
"Not at present. I have made inquiries, and I. am told, Senora, that
Chiearainos's Service is the licit in the
place."
Everything about the premises was
very quiet, the day being Sunday, run
the inmates being tired also with the
dance of the preceding evening, Bom
large patient oxen were looking out of
their open (tall at the lower end oi thi
court; anil snine em lis and Inns chased
one another in various direction;
whilst a number of pigeons fle« to and
fro, and settled on the roofs of >ln-
various out-houses which surrounded
this enclosure. A huge pepper-tree
over-shadowed the lower building, and
an impudentlora (small parrot) "alkml
about and kept thr' whole in order, Altogether it was a pretty court for an
inn.
The next sign of life was n rattling
sound, ami the voice of woman, neither
sni'i nor low, culling upon the household, and hijo mayor especially, to
arise. Soon the voice travelled in my
direction, and my hostess lnnkr-ii
through tin' aperture nt me pushing
back on its hinges as she bade me
"I lum! morning."
"1 am glad to see you, Senora," 1
said. "1 want to arrange to stay here
a short time till my business is concluded. What am 1 to pay you for
board and lodging—by the day, we had
better say, as my affairs are uncertain?"
Senora Ramos reflected a moment,
and then said: "My charges are 5s.
a-day; but if you remain by the week
they will lie o.peso(ii. 2d.) per day. I
hope you will stay, as I hear the charge
of tho public school is to be offered to
you."
"I have not heard of this, Senora."
"I daresay not, but the matter was
discussed among a few last night after
the dance was over. Don Pedro
Sturm, the head doctor here, is one of
the municipal council, and he will call
upon you to-morrow. They all talk
before me," continued Chicaramos,
elevating her head, "as I am one of the
principal people in the place.
I bowed at this, and told her that I
did not feel justified in doing anything
till I had come to an arrangement with
the person who had written to me.
Oh, as to him," continued the
Senora with the greatest contempt,
"he can't do anything here. Ah, the
money he owes me! And when I sent in
my bill he threatened me with the law-
courts, Ho, Vicente!" holloaed the
Senora to a fat mozo who was slinking
along the other side of the yard, "you
have been too long in your bed. Chop
up some wood; and tell Elenita te
bring the Senora here a glass of
milk."
Then sho darted into my side of
the house, and I heard her rattling up mi hijo mayor and his wife
without the smallest ceremony, at the
door of the room next to me.
(To be Continued.)
commcial House
ClashK St., Xsak Docolas,
PORT   MOODY.   H.  a
Mrs.  Williams
HAS   .11 |T   ul'KNKI.
span    lis nrfllm   with
well-assorted it- ek nf
THI   ABOVI*
large and
Dry Goods and Millinery
G B OCEKIE 9,
STATIONERY
Fancy Goods, &o
A Ciioiiik AiwiirTMF.KT or
CANDIES.
Everything- New and
Fashionable
An I spection Solicited afld
Satih."lotion Guaranteed.
Terms, Strictly Cash.
SHOE    STORE,
Qcekn Stkuct, I'ort Moony.
WISHES TO INFORM THE PUBLIC
that he is now thoroughly esttb'
lished in husint-ss at the Terminus of theC.
I'. ii., ami il iirt'|r..r.-.l to inske and repaii
Boots ami Shots at mooedinfdy luw rates.
DOUGLAS k D EGHT0N7
Saddles a Harness-maturs
Every Article in their Line
Always in Stock.
-HE   TRADE   8UPPLIED.
Front St    -   YALE-JB.^?,.
STAGE
 TO- —
Port Moody
Hi:   rjNDEESIGNED WILL RUN A
firat-olaea
Four-Horse Stage!
Iietweun New AVcHimiiisttraml Purt Moody;:
lmving Nsw Wtrttrototrtar vwry mum ing
returning, will leave Port Moody between1
'.} ami 4 p. in. ThttH itegM go over the new
I'o.ul to Port Moody direct, carrying both*
i'tuisengerti ami freight.
JUS. M. WINK.
Port Moody
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1884.
THE  WEEK'S  NEWS.
HOME.
The agricultural show at Victoria
and tha race* amused the people. The
babies exhibited attracted more notice
than the piga. Six modest mothers
sitting in a circle with their little ones,
waiting for the judges, and willing to
exhibit the naked babies to vulgar
eyes, make an awful picture of—
"modeaty." The good points in a pig
are subjects fit for discussion by the
faroitrs, but the good points in a baby
should be examined in the nursery. A
baby show is simply degrading.
Of cheap labor and the Chinese, in
the "Canadian Prosbytcrian" of the
17th ult,, the Rev. J. S. McKay, of
New Westminster, says: "The contest
is largely between capital and labor.
Wages have been cut down on account
of the Chinese; but have they been unreasonably reduced 1 The fact that the
lowest wages paid to an ordinary
laborer is two dollars a day is answer
enough that they have not. Laborers
in the past have had a monopoly; and
the trouble now is that their wages are
finding a proper level." The rev. gentleman concludes a very interesting
letter by recommending mission work.
He cannot see why the members of bin
Church should send missionaries to
Formosa and forget the heathens who
reside in New Westminster and Victoria. Tho preachers, the politicians,
and all those who employ labor are in
favor of keeping the Chinaman here;
and, as the working men despise the
art of thinking, it is quite possible that
John will become a fixture in the province. He is patronized by the Town
Council, too, and permitted to sell intoxicating liquids without a license.
The majority of the Chinese are slaves,
but their masters know how to invest
a few hundred dollars "judiciously,"
and therefore—their whisky is called
—tea.
The Judges in Ottawa have reserved
judgment in the liquor license case, and
a rumor is floating round the precincts
of the Court, from which we learn
that the decision will be in favor of the
provinces and against Federal pretensions. If that is so, the High Commissioners, Inspectors, and tho army
of deputies will be discharged, ami
there will be no war. The idea of
transferring provincial rights was not
conceived in the mind of a statesman.
Perfect liberty for each province will
make a powerful Dominion. Fiddling
with provincial rights is seeking dangerous paths.
Victoria is resolved to be the Paris
of the province, and the newspapers
published in that city are sufficient
evidence to show that a censor of the
press is required. If the devil came up
from hell he could air his opinions in
the liberal press at Victoria. The
citizens there have a society called the
"Liberal League," and it seems to be
an association established for the purpose of denouncing all those who believe in God. Sec. 5 of the rules says:
"It is our duty to discountenance opening parliament or public assemblies
supported by taxation, with prayer."
Our readers will perceive that this
clause is evidence of ignorance, Tho
writer cannot express an idea. He intended to say the members of a public
assembly supported by taxation shall
not pray. That is insolence and
bigotry. The newspaper is at present
the great national school teacher; and
if every raving bigot is allowed to circulate his nonsense in the press, tlio
laws of decency in the household will
be destroyed. Would any Christian
allow in his Church a raving fanatic to
ascend the pulpit and preach blasphemy t Certainly not. But every
Christian is willing to permit the
blasphemer to enter on the wings of
the press and preach to the children.
Blind Christians! you cannot see.
1 he "sub" ediior ol the Columbian
denounced the editor of that sheet in
last Wednesday's issue. Honest John
permitted a patriotic local auctioneer to
dive deeply in the public purse, and
"the sub" says: We are satisfied the
Government have been imposed upon
in this matter and lost 15 per cent
through "somebodys folly." And so
honest John has a new title. In future
he will be known as honest John somebody : wonders will never cease. The
sub editor may live to be—a patriot and
a scholar.
A Salvation army headed by the Rev.
Mr. Robson paraded the srreets of
Nanaimo last week and were hooted.
Three or four scamps shaking cow bells
followed the army and made a woful
noise which continued until the soldiers
entered tbe church, On the march the
the second day tobacco spits and rotten
eggs were aimed at the devoted heads
of those who wished to prohibit the use
of intoxicating liquids. A saint with an
army at his back is a comical saint.
The real saints marched alone and they
deserved notice. A preaching army is
a big sham.
The people of Lillooet have bad a
fine harvest O'Holleran and Currie
have finished threshing on the river
and will begin work in the Pavillion
mountain settlement next Monday. The
Government intended to make a sleigh
road through Pavillion valley by the
marble canyon to Ashcroft but—as
usual—the attorney general who represents Victoria forgot the farmers.    The
board the flag-ship was cordial.    Well-
known Fenians were allowed to go on
vault.     Guards were summoned   and
armed, and they waited.     In an hour
board,  and the  Duke   walked about ipait of the masonry disappeared and
among them and appeared to be quite
at home.    The wickedest people in the
country were  proud  of  him,  and one
enthusiastic rebel  declared  in a loud
voice that he was fit to be  an   Irish
king.    Tbe Duke was delighted by the
display of national good will and good
humor,
Gladstone's reception in Scotland
was in truth a ''Highland welcome."
Twenty thousand men surrounded him
in the Waverly market, Edinburgh,
and he had to walk round a balcony so
that every person iu the vast multitude could enjoy the pleasure of seeing
the great Statesman. His progress
was one triuinphul march, and the
Scottish people honoured themselves by
their delicate consideration for the comfort of the grand old orator, whoisseven-
ty five years of age. His march through
Midlothian was a grand affair, but his
reception in the North was magnificent.
Nothing like it was seen in Edinburgh
since King Robert Bruce marched into
that famous old city, after the battle
of Bannockburn. Toryism in the
North of Scotland is entirely played
out.
All Europe has protested against
tho proceedings of John, Pat, and Sandy, and these three jokers laugh at
all Europe and say, "We have Egypt
and will keep it, too."
The latest telegram from Hong
Kong to London says, "France is resolved to march to Pekin and dictate
the terms of peace to China from the
Imperial Palace. A French army in
possession of Pekin cannot resist the |
temptation of taking a great many
good things. The civilization of China
is a work that will proceed with great
despatch. The metrailleuseand needle
gun are great civilizers, and will do
more in a month to convert the Chi
nese than could be done in seven years
by an army of logical saints. Artillery
is well fit to civilize the Heathen, and
lie will bo civilized.
At 9 o'clock on Wednesday night,
Cork was suddenly plunged in darkness, the gas having suddenly gone out
in the streets and shops. The people
believed that the end of all things had
come. Those who were in the houses
knelt down to pray, and in the streets
hundreds cried "the Lord have mercy
on us." The panic lasted for an hour.
No cause can be ascertained for the
sudden disappearance of the light. The
city was in darkness for four hours.
A telegram to London says : "Eigh
ty million dollars have been expended
on the Panama ship canal. That is
two-thirds of the sum estimated as the
total cost, and tho best engineers say
that about one thirtieth of the work is
done." Therefore eighty millions multiplied by twenty-nine will give the
sum required to complete the canal. If
the estimate male by the inspectors is
correct, the work will be abandoned.
Is it possible that DeLesseps could have
made such a mistake in the estimate of
cost 1
Herr von Schlosser, the Prussian
Ambassador, has arrived at Rome, and
on the 1st inst. gave to the Papal Secre
tary of State, a note indicating tho basis on which Russia is prepared to resume negociations with the Vatican.
The great Chancellor wishes to make a
final peace with Rome.
a man was coming up; but he was
fired at and fell dead. He lesided at
Denver and was a well known and respected srone mason, named James Pearson. The tunnel was 60 feet long and
well designed. A banker cannot venture to be a sound sleeper in such a
world as ths.
The evidence aeainst General Butler
is conclusive. During the war he was
an audacious robber. He deserves to be
hanged, and therefore it is quite possible
thai he is fit to be President of the United
States. In any other country he would
have been tried by Courtmarial long
before the war was over. In Kngland
or l'rance such a man as But'er would
never be elevated without a rope. He
was a famous biigand with an army at
his back. That is the sum and substance of the evidence presented by
credible witnesses.
At Mount Carmel, on the 25th inst,
Mmon Hessler shot and killed a young
man named McCoy. Hessler's wife
was a beauty and very fond of dancing
with the young man The o'd man did
not like this, and he watched the pair
On T hursday he told his wife he would
be absent for three days, but he returned at midnight and found his wife
in bed and McCoy sitting by the bedside with her hand in his. Before he
could move Hessler fired at him and
he fell dead. The lady says she is innocent, and perhaps she is, but an in-
norent wife in such a position at mid
night is very like a bad egg—red rotten.
The election in Maine was won by
bribery. It has been proved that ihou
sands of the free and independent
electors sold their votes at ihe low
price of ten dollars for each vote.
The wire pullers on both sides were
the buyers. Money will elect the
President. It is a matter of no consequence who is elected ; he will
sure'y represent—money. The almighty
dollar is the king, and the President
will be the king's slave. The working-
man who sees the rings and tlie knaves
at work buying s'aves can scarcely
believe himself a free man.
PUBLIC PLUNDER.
and
Cae-
UNITED STATES
At Walla Walla on Monday last, John
McLean's dog was killed bv an Indian.
The killing was noi done inseif-dcfense,
it wa= malicious. John complained to
Moses, the Indian Chief, and on Tuesday the offender came lo John's house
and said, "I was angry I am sick.
Here is my horse, bridle anrl saddle.
Take them and forget the dog." John
accepted lhe compensation, and now,
every man in Walla Walla wishes to see
his do? killed by an Indian.
I he scarcitv of money in the United
States and the stagnation of irade, will
continue until the Presidential election
is over. The nation is as prosperous
as it was at any former period, but the
money kings are resolved to clec the
President, and have managed to luck up
the cash. These gentlemen know tha
a free man without money will sell his
vote to the highest bidder. The compe-
tidon in the market where freemen are
bought and sold will be very keen. The
odds are ten to one on B ainc. The
National treasury is at his back
therefore he will be the American
sar.
On Monday, a farmer coming from
the East to Sea'tle, in Oregon, made
the acquaintance of anoihcr farmer on
the train, and this fellow induced his
new friend, by graphic descriptions of
soil and scenery, 10 stay at Herron's Siding. Here the stranger was taken to a
low den and robbed of $1700. The
superintendent at Missoula ordered the
arrest ot the thieves. At Belknap,
twenty-nine ruffians armed with rifles
attempted a rescue ; but the guards and
train men were well armed and the robbers were cowed. The Northern Pacific
Co. have assumed the responsibility of
conv cting the thieves and will hreak up
the desperate gang.
The Railroad Corporations and the
quacks are the great rivals for fame in
the United Staes, and the freeest people under the sun appear to be the most
credulous people on earth. I he vendors of pads, pills, and coloured water,
make $400,000,000 per annum in the
States, of trash, which they sell to the
"smart people." A well known firm
pays a million dollars per year for adver-
the majority
tising, and strange to say
of those who believe in pills and pads do
people of this district want a bold man not believe in God.    Examined calmly,
to represent them in the Local House ! an(j judged according to the evidence, a
and   they'l
Province.
find him   if  he's  in   the
UNITED KINGDOM.
The cead mile a faillht given to the
Duke of Edinburgh, in Cork, completely eclipsed the disphy in Dublin, and
the reception given to the people on
man is very little better than a mouse.
All the people who believe in pads and
pills were educated in public schools.
On Monday last, at 11 o'clock, the
cashier ol the First National Bank of Las
Vegas, near Denver, Col., heard a noise
under the floor, and was convinced that
robbers wert   tunnelling towards  the
Our present Local Government
seems unable to comprehend anything
beyond selling or giving away the public property. Tho gift of three millions
and a half of acres in Peace River, to
the Dominion Government, was stated
to be a vital consideration in securing
peace and amity with the Federal authorities and all was to be harmoniously arranged on that basis ; but before any of the conditions to be carried
out by tho Ottawa Ministers—the
throwing open of the railway belt for
settlement, the completion of the Esqui-
malt Graving Dock, in fact, anything
but the alienation of the two million
acres of coal lands on the Island—have
been eflected, the Local Government
has managed to get into hot water
with the Dominion Government, on
the subject of the proprietory of the
minerals and timber in the railway
belt. Agents of the Local Government have boen exacting bread money
from Eastern travellers and mining licences from the miners, a course which
will not be permitted for a moment by
the Ottawa authorities, since our incapable imbeciles of Ministers never
made any reservations in their agreement of transfer of the hinds in the
belt, and have, therefore, no claim.
Our people will think this very hard,
but they must remember that they have
employed incompetent men to do their
business, and must take the consequences. Our Local Ministers have been
too much occupied in giving or selling
our own lands to pay any attention to
matters connected with their real duties as administrators. Tliey commenced with that shocking public robbery tho Kootenay bill, and their sue
cess with the measure was so great
that they have ever since been getting
rid of our lands by sale or grant. Even
the few lots remaining in our two principal cities could not escape their greedy desire to grab the proceeds, minus
good round commissions to their hacks
and touters. These lots should have
been reserved by the Government for
future contingencies. The greed of the
landowners in our cities prevents the
retention of open spaces or squares, and
these lots might, at some future day,
have been utilized in this way, or for
the sites of public institutions, which
may cost enormous sums to the taxpayers at some future time. But our
huckstering Government wanted the
money and the means of rewarding
their agents, and so the future is left
to provide for itself. Everyone knows
how valuable our timber is likely to become in the near future, but our Government is perfectly jubilant over its
success in selling our timber to aliens,
or in giving it away, in the case of the
Wright-Blasdell road. Why we have
such a Government is beyond our power of discernment. We pay them enormous salaries, apparently only for
selling or giving away the land, and doing stupid things on their own account
which will all have to be changed by
the next Government. Wc could do
much better by employing a real estate
broker, who would make much better
we should know exactly what became
of the proceeds. As it is, where lands
are not given away to friends and par-
sizans of the Ministry, the money received from foreigners for our timber
lands will be swallowed up in making
sham roads like that from this city to
Granville, for which there was not the
slightest necessity. The Island will
suffer along with the Mainland, but
the latter will be the greater sufferer.
Nearly all the recent sales ordered by
honest John have been on the Mainland,
and it would seem that he had determined to revenge himself on the Mainland for some imaginary injuries. It is
true that he must despair of ever finding a constituency on the Mainland to
again return him to Parliament,
and that his flunkeyism to Dunsmuir
is with a view of stepping into that
gentleman's shoes at Nanaimo. We
doubt, however, such an expectation
being realized ; the people of Nanaimo
will remember the man who forced the
Settlement bill upon them, and reject
him with contempt.—Guardian.
THE ISLAND RAILWAY.
We learn from  tbe Victoria  papers
that a  contract has  been given out to
clear the first twenty-five miles of the
right of way, and that the contractors
are to begin at once.     So far so good ;
tho people of Nanaimo  will  begin to
reap some little  benefit from  the  undertaking ; they will begin to obtain a
few crumbs that fall  from the table of
the monopolists who have secured the
entire loaf.     It is true that when the
Chinamen commence the work of grading, their profits will be small.   but, at
any rate, they will get  more than the
Victorians, who gave away their  heritage for the mess of pottage.    The arri'
val and departure, of steamers bringing
supplies  from   San Francisco  for the
workmen, and loading with tho splendid coals which  have now become the
proporty of Huntington, Crocker & Co.,
will  always give  them  something, so
that not a morsel will fall into the gaping mouths of Victoria tradesmen. This
we told them before the Settlement bill
was passed, and we cannot imagine how
they ever expected   it would be other
wise. But then they are not selfish people, you know, and will be glad to find
that some advantage will accrue to the
people of Nanaimo, and   that   honest
John's son-in-law has a  good berth as
Chief Engineer of the line.      By   the
way, the Chief Engineer had   a   very
difficult task   to   perform  during the
survey ; he was compelled to swarm up
tall trees in order to get a "bird's eye"
view of the country.     It   must   have
been droll to see  the surveyors on this
now branch  of  their business.     One
surveyor would take his neighbor's nose
for his datum point in  this trickono-
metrical survey.   All this, possibly, is
very amusing  for  the   surveyors, but
how will it be for the frogs—the people
of this  Province, who will suffer from
the loss of all their wealth in tho lands,
timber, and minerals)      With  all the
desire for enterprise and industry, they
must idly look on while foreign adven
turers ar" carrying away their wealth.
By not one  cent that can by any possibility be saved, will our people benefit from all the enormous sums whieh
will be tnken from the mines.    The employes will all  be American   citizens,
who will reside   in  Naniiiino, and who
will take periodica,! trips to Frisco to
spend their earnings,    The railway will
bo built some day,   perhaps, to   Esquimau ;   but, as it will be of  no use, except to bear the employes to the steamers,    when    they    prefer   the    mails
to     the     colliers,     tho    completion
will be quite immaterial and in nowise
hurried.     Of  course, should the  contract not be carried out iu  tho  time
stipulated, our valuable Government or
their successors, will  bo entitled to sequester the deposit made by Huntington & Co., as a guarantee of their good
faith ;   but, inasmuch as the deposit, is
now composed of comparatively worthless bonds, they will think twice beiore
they touch them ; and as they have no
other means of coercing the company,
the latter will do just as they please. It
would be of no use to appeal to the
Federal    Government,   because    they
would be referred to  the two hundred
and fifty thousand dollars which is supposed to be lying in the bank to their
credit; and they dare not complain of
the dummy, because it came to be there
by their own permission.    They cannot
even   withhold  the  payment  of    the
suras stipulated to be paid of the seven
hundred and fifty thousand dollars, because that  would  afford the company
all the excuse they want to  stop construction.      Meantime,   the   company
will make themselves quite jolly on the
millions thoy  will be fobbing from the
proceeds of the coals, while real estate
in Victoria will be falling in value, and
the tradesmen of the present capital
will be impoverished and driven to pastures new.     Even  tho ships with the
rails will go to Nanaimo, and probably
bargains for a small commission, and [obtain cargoes of coal to Frisco.
advantages placed in the hands of Nanaimo tradesmen by dealing entirely in
San Francisco for their goods, will completely bar out any dealings with V
toria; they will have better selections
and very low freights—lower than those
paid by Victoria merchants. This
state of things must be very gratifying
to those wiseacres in V ictoria who so
strenuously supported the Settlement
bill and gave Huntington, Crocker 4
Oo. two millions of acres of the beat
part of the Island and all the coals,
which had hitherto produced the great
wealth of the Island and had afforded
Victoria people the meant of boasting
that the trade with Nanaimo wu as
good as that with the Mainland. The
present Ministry were so infatuated
with their pet, Dunsmuir, that they
even allowed him to exhibit his vulgarity in their House of Assembly, treating thorn with well merited contempt
knowing, as ho did, that he bad them
in his power. He did not give himself
the trouble to get up when he was
speaking, a breach of parliamentary
etiquette tbat would not have been permitted to any other member. The
whole affair has a very unpleasant look.
The humility of the Ministry under the
insults of this agent of Huntington,
Crocker & Co; the readiness with
which these people were allowed to replace their money deposit with bonds ;
the uncomplaining manner in which the
company has been allowed to dawdle
away the time for construction on tbe
railway, and the generally complacent
manner in which everything suggested
by Mr. Dunsmuir is received; the
granting of two millions of acres of
land to Huntington & Co., for building
less than seventy miles of railway which
will bo of no use to the public when
completed, and the payment of seven
hundred and fifty thousand dollars
wrung from the Dominion Government
for compensation for delays in building
the railway, to the same company, either implies miserable ignorance and
incapacity or horrible corruption on the
part of our present Government, and
should draw upon thein the contempt
and condemnation of every honest man
in the Province. — Guardian.
CUKIOUS MURDERS IN AFRICA.
How a Magician Kii.i.ku a Nozik Women
at Lagos.
Tht last arriving mail steamer at Liverpool
frnm Africa brought particulars of the trial
and sentence of the native Adenshuu for the
murder of numerous women at LagoB, on
the West African coast. The killing of at
least a dozen females was laid to the account
of Adeoshun, hut at the trial, which took
place on the 9th of July, he waa charged
with the wilful murder of threo women, viz.
Mrs. Catherine Clegg. Mrs. Selena Cole, and
lier sister.
The enact number of skeletons found in
the bush was twelve, and of these three were
identified as the females named, all of whom
v.-cre natives, and occupied respectable positions in Ltigon, two of them being the wiveB
of native merchants. A large number of
witnesses wero examined, the testimony of
one female showing the modus operandi of
the prisoner. The witness, whose name
was blown, had a very narrow- escape of
being one of Adeoshun's violims. ldown
went to Adeonhuu't house. He had numerous "charms" spread on the floor, among
them being a small mud idol ami severs!
vials filled with powder. Adeoshun had a
pistol, which he fired at the idol. He then
took '".in. tlimg out of the idol, and together
with a shilling dropped it into a vessel containing water, making the shilling into two
shillings.
This wns the great power his "charms'
possessed of mailing urtii-les double their
"riginil value. He urged ldown tn bring
him cloth and In ruin for that purpose, but
she laid she was not 11 trader. After this he
wanted her to mask hur face, and on her re-
fushing blew some of tho powder from the
vial to the wind, and ldown became somewhat stuiieiird. She went home and retiirueo
to Aili-ii^luiii's house with a mini of £10, together witb 1 iinantity of beads and cloth.
Adeoshun tobl her lo buy two fowls, two
botllei, uf ran, one yard of white Crnydnu
1 loth, and two Kola nuts, and meet him at
lkovi road. 1km 1 road is near tn the place
where lhe skeletons wore found. It wu 4
o'clock in the morning when tho mooting was
to lake place.
blown was to tell nobody of the msttor, or
tin- i-harins would not act, and the cloth w
to be tied round her face. Tho appointment
was fortunately not kept, and threo days af
terward the prisoner was arrested. Tlu
statement of ldown corroboiates, for the
most part, the supposed plan which the
prisoner adopted in carrying out bis licndish
object, viz., to blindfold the women, places
fowl in each hand, get them to kneel down,
and then despatch them with some heavy
weapon. Adeoshun denied the charge of
murder, maintained a dignified demeanor in
addressing the jury, and told them he was
bold and intrepid, having nothing to fear.
The jury, however, brought in a verdict of
guilty in all threo instances, and asked that
the prisoner be executed in publio if Ben
tenced to be hanged. The prisoner was sen
tenced to death.
Adeoshun was a native of Porto Navo, and
years ago was Sold by the authorities to the
King of Dahomey, one of whose executioners he immediately became. The King of
that place was, and no doubt is still, a bloodthirsty ruler, having frequent and fearful
human sacrifices. Escaping to Lagos, Adeoshun set np as a conjuror, a fetish priest,
medicine man, and a worker of charms, in
which capacity his victims visited him, and
through which they lost their lives.—London
Standard.
Gambling on OceamSteamers.—Twenty-
five passengers by the City of Home, including Mr. Thomas Hughes, have sent a written
protest to the agents of the company against
tht extent, to which playing at baccarat was
indulged in upon the voyage. Mr. Hughe!
says that on the third day out the smoking-
room was turned into a card-room, where
cards and draughts were played constantly.
Then in the reading-room a gambler from
Australia started a baccarat bank with three
other men,  which wat kept going all day
PIONEER
STOREl
QUEEN STREET, PORT MOOD',
D. B, GRANT, Propriet*
SPRING STOd
Just Received!
*pHE UNDERSIONED resptctfuh,
* forms tho citizens of Fort Moed,'
vicinity thu he bu just received ,,
tnd varied assortment of lessoutbls
DRY GOOII
GROCERIES,
Boots and Sho,
HARDWARE,
Etc.,   Etc.,
Which can be bought at Reason;
Prices.
Vegetables and fruit
IN    SEASON.
A CALL RESPECTFULLY  80UCTI
and all the evening, there being nearly
ways a row of players five or six deep
about, making the room almost inaccessible
to ladies. W hen the gamblers heard of the
memorial they were angry; there wm much
hot discussion, and a few blows were exchanged. The captain refused to stop the
gambling, laying that it was no greater
thin usual. He ssya that the trouble
originated because a young man of 20 lost
more money than his widowed mother could
I be afford to spare.—Colonies and India.
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DEPAV. OCTOBER 4, 1884.
I ^r •Win* ytfcW"tlne«'»r«,B:^P :o
f^TB^*y«kThuitvltyi. »<»»".
*KJsYs»«* Brturdijr •.«»■»
L ,t,.*r.n«  tr»tM witho-.t ticket*, at
■,rt   ftcSS «e wid. will b« subject to
", .hlnre of W cents.
Eru»*"*>lit" *»*"effect "0»»turd»y.
•-** II. ;. HANEY.
'1 H«»»l«- **,u
ACROSS THK ROCXTJB ON FOOT.
Itfilkem ii holdingcourt at Clinton,
ft/ McColl of New Westminster,
^ Ebcrti,  of Victoria,  are conduc
[buBinew for the Crown.
I Victoria.—The str. Dunsmuir ar-
Victoria on Monday morning,
atity of freight.    She returned in
Lbiraph l"1-* '• now c°mPlcte(1 °P
KSSion- An instrument haa been
C Fort Hammond, and communicant,. I between that place  and   Port
^^ Mt °f   n6W    -n8trU,n*-nfc*   *°r tne
hive been placed in the office here.
Miwois has removed his office to the
adjoining the jail on the  railway
Mr Meek also hss his office in the
lildini-   A substantial walk has been
■a from the railway track to the*
(Mr. Watson, conducted the religious
tn Sunday. The weather was very
ible, but there was a good attorn -
We believe a Kev. Mr. McLeod will
to-morrow,  in place   of Rev. Mr.
ire informed that Mr. Jos. Wise has
the contract for repairing the Clarke
id that the w*rk will be proceeded
once. Mr. Wise knows how to make
Ad we are pleased to see the contract
Wmt\
npuf Dominion Land Surveyors has
rated across the bay, near Mr. Geo.
irt'i residence, and they are employed
ping the outlines of unaurveyed land
i the North Arm and Port Moody,
her camp, under Mr. Wilmot, is loca*
Jr Harrison river.
■-.week Mr. C. E. Coon wilt remove
fig store from its present location to the
building on Clarke street, near the
of Queen. He has been engaged all
:elt in fitting up the now premises, and
opened his store will be a credit to the
rtor and to Port Moody.    ,
i weather on Sunday  and Monday of
reek, was extremely wet, raw and
;, Hailstones fell several times dur-
t. day, and on Tuesday morning  the
•aius across the North Arm aud those
neighliorhood of Pitt Lake  were cov-
pith their wintry mantle of white.
-'emvsday, constable Sharpe received
•am tVniii Yale, ordeiini*, liini to arrest
named K»/.art, who had on the day
in stabbed Ewen Cmnpbell, hostler at
ighty-nin<L" stables, uine miles above
» forty, Sharpe v. as on hand when
uin arrived, but Mr. Kazart was unit
rippnst'd ho took the boat at Port
.(jinl.    We have not  learned  the ex-
the wounded man's injuries.
iandnome lamp, supported on an iron
irk, now adorns tho Corner of
and Queen RtrcetB. ]t was erected
bro[jnetors of the  C.iledunia Hotel,
[!■•■ il-'teiniined to let their litfht so
that anyone can find the shelter of
tetnsnt hostelrie on the darkest and
Jst nights. Tim is the first attempt
pet lighting in Port Moody,, and we
that the example will be followed by
others of our cit zona.
niroib.—The Seattle Mirrior a religio*
[ranee  journal   has suspended.     Had
Juror, like   the Gazette,   seasoned  its
In* uinl temperance views with a slight
nt liberality and secularism, it would
•day b*- numbered  among   the- things
;ie and are not    Verily   the way ot
iperanc** paper on the coast,—like the
(of  the transgressor    everywhere-is
tough and full of snags.
Iaved in Tdnnkl. — A tunnel in course
itru. tim between Bpenoe'l bridge and
i'»lVrry, caved m on .Saturday IWO-
M.   Aa enormous quantity  ol earth
'I'TiM k ' nine th.wii, and It fi estimated
IV-ftkl  or two month*1   timo  will
11« -fore the debris  can all be  removed.
MdsAt occurs at a very  inopportune
■-■ii'l will Urtously  interfere  with ihe
F track laying the present winter.
bw toot.—Robt. Cochrane, one of
|m employed with Read's gang, in
If lor fencing on the ritfht ol way, he-
irart Mootly  and tho  Coquitlam, had
I-ufortuno to cut his foot with an axe,
clearing away some brush, on Saturday
The wounded man was brought down
w*d. car to the Caledonia Uutol, where
"•nd was dressed by "Or.*' Read, and
■pscted that under his skilful treatment
lured member will be fit for duty again
r days.
"ER Rrakkman Killed. — David
a brakoman on the up train from
oody, met a sudden and horrible
,-ctween Womock Station and St. Ma*
lission on Thursday morning last. He
"isting to unload the telegraph poles,
n being in rapid motion at the time,
"J some means he slipped and fell be*
the wheels, many cars passing over
""1 cutting the body completely in
• deceased wa* twenty-six years of
native of New Brunswick, and had at
m* held the position of conductor on
but had been compelled to give it
to deafness, the result of a former
Dickey was well known all along
j*. and his death will be generally re-
1. The remains were buried on Fri-
*be cemetery at Yale.
Ilsn Tobacco.—On last Sunday eve-
table Sharpe, arrested a Chinaman
going -about offering for sale at a
—. a quantity of chewing tobacco,
"was brought up on Monday morning
Squire Butchart, and it was shown
-* prisoner belonged to Westminster,
none of our merchants had lost i»..7
wis deemed beet to remand the
inquiries could be made there,
day constable Sharpe and two
,L-J      -tl    .1 #-,.«_      T *._    A. I	
On the 17th of   the present month the private   bank*   of   E. J.   H.   Dauford &   Co.,
Cheney,W.T., and AlkalU Oregon, closed their
doors, and Danford the principal and owner
of both iimtitui.ons lied the country.    About
a week  afterwards   he arrived in Victoria,
where he waa a nine days' wonder,  and then
came on to New Westminster,  where he arrived about   the first  of Ust   week.     On
WcilrjeHdiv of   last   week   he visited   Port
Moody, and   made  inquiries as  to   the dis
Unce across the   mountains  tothe   eastern
division of the C. P.  R.    He then  returned
to New Westminster, where   he was spotted
by Pat Williitrnn, sheriff of Spokane County,
W.T., and K. C. Montgomery, editor of the
Toooma Ledger,   who hod been sent  over to
ace if he could uot be taken back toCheucy.
And here is where the curious  part ofthe
story comes in     While the two "detectives"
were closely   watching the   Occident Hotel
«n Friday   afternoon   last,  Danford   might
have been seen m company with one of New
West mi uatcr's embryo lawyer*., driving in a
single  buggy,   in    the   direction   of   Port
M'-'-ily.    In the   ImgL'y  was also a valise,
containing   tlie   "swag"   of   tbe  defnulte ,
which was in charge of the legal  gentleman
above  referred   to.     Arriving   here   about
dark, the valise  was given iu    -barge  of a
relative of the young lawyer,  nnd Danford
sought tho   seclusion   of his  room   at   the
Elgin, whence he did not emerge till about
train time next morning.    But by  this time
the "lynx-eyed" detectives had caught on to
the fact that   their bird had   Hown; but, in
stead  of travelling post haste to Port Moody
and effecting his capture, they caused a telephone message    to   I,-   sent   to  Constable
.Sharpe, ordering him to detain the defaulter.
For some  unexplained rt-a-on this  message
did not  reach   Port Moody   till  about ten
o'clock next   morning,  and the   tr in had
been gone, with Danford aboard,  about five
hours.    But to return.    On Saturday morning about five o'clock, the youthful  lawyer
aforesaid appe« -ed ou  the scene  with  the
valuable valise, (which, by the way, is said
tohave contained about $-'_0,000), and boarded
the train as if going on a journey.    Danford
appeared shortly after, the train started, the
1 wyer jumped off, minus the   valise,  and
Mr. Danford with the $40,000 wan  whirled
away to the  upper country.    In an hour  or
two the two   American  officers   arrived in
I'ort Moody,   and spent the   day here,   returning to Westminster in the evening.    On
Monday night   word was received that the
defaulter had reached Savona's  Ferry, and
the probabilities are by tins time  he is safe
in the passes of the i'ocki'*3.
The manner of Danford s escape from
Westminster has been a fruitful source of
comment among our citizens, and there is
much speculation as to what price a
criminal his to pay for legal assistance iu
escaping the talons of the "law in British
Columbia. The young man who accompanied
the thief to Port Moody was evidently acting under instructions from some one who
did not care to do the job himself. Tlie
sight of any man—or any two men.—be they
lawyers, officials or ordinary citizens, assisting the escape from justice of a man
guilty of deliberately robbing hundreds of
poor people, u not one calculated to inspire
the mind with a a very high regard for th»
community where such an act can be allowed
to pass without challenge. The officers from
the other side were justily indignaut at the
manner in which their plans were frustrated,
and tbo matter will certainly be ventilated
there, if not in thia Province.
The following sketch (.„" Danford's career
which we clip from a recent issue of the
Victoria Ti.net, will prove of interest to our
readers:
The absconding banker is J. 8 Danford,
and telegrams to the Ledger state that he
ha** reached Victoria. The amount of Lis
defalcation is not yet known but it must be
considerable. Readers of theTacoma Le.dy.r
w ill remember thnt an account was given
some two months ago of how the **.amc Danford attempted to run away with the deposits
of his bank in Kansas, wot caught by the
cowboy depositors and for twentyfour hour3
stood with a rope around his neck while the
Indignant mob debated whether heahotfld be
j -rked skyward or not. He was finally released and made restitution to the amount
of a few cents on tlie dollar. He had failed
as a banker twice before this occun: oa
under suspicious circumstiinces. The Ledg-.-'t
biography of tho thorough-paced scoundiel
caused many of the depositors in Cheney t >
draw- their money, but a number failed to
heed the warning and ure now the sufferers.
Danford opened bis bank in Cheney in June
last. He loaned little or no money und it
ia now plain that hisgame was that which he
has just now played out—to rob depositors.
He also opened a bank in Alkali, Oregon,
nnd doubtless robbed his depositors there,
though of this we have no information. It
is doutful whether under the extradition
treaty Danford can be brought back from
Victoria to meet atrial of his evil deeds.
It would hardly be comfortable for him to
bo fn Cheney. The people there are lmndy
with a rope and might stretch it tighter
than did the K.uisisrow boy?.
From a despatch to tho Portland Orega.
Man, under date of Sept. Kith, wc glean the
foil m in   p irtlculari i—
"10. J. >-. Danford A ('■*.. bankers, closed
dnori to day. Danford and wife haveabtoon<
(led with all tlie assets, including the <iepo
lite. D. A.ntWOftb, eivdiM't' is under arrest,
while Danfurd talegraphl from Victoria that
bo is in fine health. The lose "f depositors
is about |10,000, divided in small sums,
mostly among peOnla outside of the town.
Danford failed tn Kansas, and would have
been hanged bv the depositors if Ainsworth
had not come to his rescue and ransomed
him by paying up the cowboys. Now Aini-
worth is in tho same fix, and his life is in
jeopardy unlesB Danford comes to his rescue
ta   pays   every   depositor   in    full.    Tlr°
The following narrative hoi been furnished to the Oazctte by Mr. R. W. C :hraue,
who arrived in Port Moody < n Friday last,
having made the trip from tbe end of the
track at Stephen, on the eastern end of tbe
C.P.R., to Cook's Ferry, on foot:—
"My-elfaml Mr. Wm, Dyer left New
York city on the 24th of August last, having been engaged to go to Work as choppete
on the C.P.H., by tbe agent of the company
in that city. I had been a dry goods Hiltt
man, and am also a tolerable iirpint r, aud
thought there would be batter qMortanitia
for a young man in the mat than in the
c.st. Wi* went fi.-rn New York to l.i-ffil*-
ri-i thn Erie R. R , thence to Lewiston on
the Niagara river, and tiieuce by steamer
down the river and acroes hake Ontario to
Toronto.     At "orunto we took theC. P. A
to make Victoria Morrioini fall in love and
elope witb him. There was great excitement. Tbe millionaire stormed, Madame
fainted three timeB, Victor and Menotte, the
sons, scoured the country, and all the while
Mr. aud Mrs. Schellmg were drinking lager
beer at his father's t-alo--n, aa man aud wife.
Great efforts were made to get Victoria..
conseut to a divorce, but the refused. Sbe
is na| yet tired of her dear BmMaS She woj
evenarre-Jtt*d for stealing her younger sister's
diamond rir.g. "If,*' ssid Signor Moriosini,
"tbe idiot ha j even a little ability or education, I night make something cf him ; but
no, he is as stupid ass Flemish cow.'' And
I believe toe poor de -rii is. But tl.e tovtag
up!- win't itsrve- at least n t for a wbils
THE PROGRAMME OF THE TRIPLE
ALU ANCE.
Victoria is offered $500 a week to go as prima
company, and
the amount to act a" salesman in a bookstore
donna in on opera comp
■et half
 ^^^^^^^ _/.*.*-,., It is thought the  p. ir will lecture, if thai old
train for Owen Sound, Out., on 1   ke Ilur"U, ■ rnan docs  not comedown   with the   dust.
and here we found  one of the five steamers j Why
ill-lA    IKIV    nv    !"...■-. ...v,       .,.
lately built for the  Syndicate at tbe cele
brated shipyards on  the Ch-de in Sc.tUnd.
These boats are built almost on the same
models as ocean sUt mirs, and are  so  larue
that it wu found  nccea»ary to  take  them
apart in order that they might puss through
the    Wei.and  (.'anal.      They  are fitted up
with every convenience for ufe-ty  and  coin
fort, and the trip  from Owen Sound to Port
Arthur was not the least pleasant part of the
journey.    At Port Arthur we look the C. P.
BL direct to Stephen, which is thu  last station on the western end of the eastern pur*
tion of the road.  ' The emigrant acci>rn no-
dations on the road from Purt Arthur, wes ,
are excellent, the ears being finely finished iu
natural woodsand fitted up wtthfirstrate appliances for traveling either by day or night.
The scenery along the r irth-western prairies
i-i somewhat monotonous,   hut the land is
fruitful and will doubtless at no dit-Unt day
support a large p.^.icultural population. The
experimental farni-j owned  and  worked  by
the Syndicate at various  points  along the
line, have this  year demonstrated  the  fact
tliat the Canadian  Northwest is unsurpassed as an agricultural  region,   especially  for
raising wheat and   other  cereals.     We left
Stephen  about mid-day on Monday,  Sept.
1st. and walked aloir- the grade, which here
follows   the   course of the  Kicking Horse
river, and on the following Friday morning
we struck Maloney'B landing on the Colmn*
bia river.    About a mile below this place we
built a raft of logs and rlo ted down to the
first crossing of  tho Columbia.     Our raft
ntruck a rock  in the rapids aud separated,
and we just managed to reach the shore before entering the whirlpool c nyun, which is
Baid to be as dan^rous as theone at Niagara
where Capt. Webb lost his  life.     Here  we
took the wagon  road, and afte.* walking 8
miles reached   Maloney'B camp,  just before
noon on Friday.     This is the laeL camp on
the ei-stern end of tba  road, and is situated
in the lieait of   the   Pra'rie   Jlan'.e of the
Rockies,  at nn   altitude of over 6.000 feet
above sea level.     We saw snow within 200
fe -t of the '■amp, but notwithstanding this
fact preparations were being made for carrying ou the work of railway  construction all
winter;   wo large ovens for U.king and com
mfn were l-:-*
—#. _-«i Barnard and ConneP. two of the
North I »te men are lecturing. There ie Little
doubt t at Vomimi will for ret aad f I
in a little time, as he dv rly loves bis dau^h
ter. And now for the coachman of the iu
ture. Then* must be a radic. 1 change. It
will never do for us rnilliojiMre-j to h ust our
marrngeable daughters in 'he company of
j 1'iing Apotlus, or phaet-.ns driving the ho1-
a ut the eun. 'a he coachman of the futi
must therefore be an old villain with o,
oue eye and a few scattered hairs ou his ve j
e.-al.le h d. It does not mend matters one
bit to remember that when fcfar : --' fau,e
first to Americ. he wov'd have beeu b ppy
to obtain e uployment ra co chniaa.
The p.-'.- idential war goon oa ap ce. The
co -.* ry, from Maine to S*n *. rancisco, is
do «i with stump orators w i.\ i*« ; their
arms wildly in t.ie uir, ;i id invoking H
ven's vengeance on the heads of the enemy.
'Ih.* epublicans are pursuing an UOPMriva
c m| \m,\i, B'uine himself leading the Van.
Tne great trouble with both partita is the
want of "soap," by which money is meant.
The Democrats pronite their o. ators fat places inat:ad of moray if they win, and they
will be able to 2've them, too. Just fan-^y.
1(0,000 places. What a rnaje tic sweep they
will make of tbe poor Repub'icans, for did
not General Jackson s ')*, "To the victors belong the spoils." Were it not for Butler
wedging himr,elf in rs an independent, the
Democrats were bound to win. As atf^i s
stand, their rhanees are not by any meais
desperate. The solid south is sure for them
and that represents 15.1 out of 401 electoral
votes. If they carry New York and Ohio
they will have a tnafority ; or New York and
California] o Caliiurcla and India ia, or Indiana, Connec.icut, New Jersey ajd Nevada.
Blaine cannot afford to lose more than forty-
seven  votes fern the North.     But   that*
Vichi'an may go for Lutler, and some say
New York itself, in which case the House of
representatives will elect the President,
.a elyit is a curious country, and its people
have a sin.'-ular manner of electing their
Chief Mp^s rate. It is as likely as not that
amino-ity can elect the President, as indeed
has been done since 18..0, s..veinthe instance
of Garfield, who had a majority of 7000 over
Hancock.      At the  risk of being informed
forti-.ble log huts for   the   mm were  being , that this thing has been told a million times
erected.    The general character of the coun    "   "       "  * ■*- *-** *-■ J—
tiy in this diSvritt is rocky and mountainous
anu.   pivvn   »■-. .-I ^   ub|iw..v.   i
people are fearfully incensed, and the sooner
Danford responds the better for the neck of
his friend.
(bet
R
.Ing
►nt
mil
gthe
■r —
f nothing.
s jai
a> tn search of stolen goods, but
ig*    Meantime the prisoner was
■pr-"» jail, in charge of Depuvy Gushing,
Wowards evening he expressed a desire
■ allowed to visit the closet. Permission
■ Riven, he retired from sight, and has
■urned up since,  and there are about
pounds of "Jackson's Best" chewing
tn opium pipe and a pair of boots,
the jail awaiting an owner.
Local Briefs.—Capt. Geo. Odin and Miss
Louise Odin have returned to Port Moody
after an absence of some  weeks Capt.
Clarke, Miss Clarke, and Miss Dolly Eckstein   are  visiting in   Victoria Warden
McBride, of the Provincial Penitentiary, accompanied by members of his family, visited
Port Moody on Weduesdry... .Postmaster
Grant took in the Agricultural Show at
Chilliwhack Port Moodians who visited the Provincial Fair in Victoria
this week, unite in pronouncing it
a fizzle.    It was much inferior to the annual
fair in   New   Westminster Mr.   &,   Mrs.
Tavs, of Halifax, N. S., are staying at the
Caledonia Hotel Mr. S. T. Tilley, commissary of the Dominion Lands survey oar-
ties, has domiciled his family at the Elgin
House Danford, the defaulter, evidently
thought it better to get "bole-d out" in B.
t'., than to take chances on being  "knocked
out"   in   W.    T No    clue   as   to   the
whereabouts of the escaped Chinaman have
as yet been discovered, but Deputy
Pete Cushlng expects to get on the right
"scent" soon.      Sabe ? By the way, that
same Chinaman must have heard something
about "the Chinese must go," and remembering the advice of Shakespeare, he "stood
not upon the order of his going, but went at
once An addition has been built to the
railway building adjoining Dr. Heslop's and
is now occupied  by   Mr.   Whittaker aud
family Mr. Williams and Mr. Fales are
both   making improvements   around   their
premises It is stated that in a few weeks
the up-country freight, mail and passenger
business of the C. P. N. Co. will be transferred from Port Hammond to Port Moody,
tho Yosemite making tri-weekly trips between this port and Victoria.
*W For artistic monumental work apply to
George Rudge, "Victoria Marble Works,"
Douglas Street, Victoria.
I'Y   III   t.iun  ' M.-.I i-  i   , ' . -.-  .
the mountains being covered with a light
growth of hackmatack and cedar large
enough for building purposes; tha scenery is
indescribably grand, and lira to be seen to
be appreciated. At this eutn we had dirner
and went to work, and wor';ed with pick and
shovel on the grade till noon on Sa.turd.iy.
The work not being such as we bad engaged
for, and the weather being extremely wet,
thus interfering much with the Work, we
"soncluded to push on. Consequen ly, on
■ Hiii'lay morning a party of bix of us, with
five loaves of bread, three pounds of salt
pork and our blankets, started eut and walked to the end of the wagon roan, three miles,
where we struck the trail that runs over ie
Selkirk range rla Moberly Pass. The Selkirk range is not bo rocky as the Prairie
range, and the timl>er is more plentiful,
larger and of better quality. We were four
."nd a half days out. and had experienced
antny hardships from the cold and scarcity
oi food, when about twenty miles trom the
second crossing of the Columbia wu came
across a party of prospectors working a
small creek, and panning out considerable
gold. Here we secured some food, nnd traveling on soon reached tne BUmmit of the
Stlkirks. Here the trail took a sweep to
the North-west, following the Moberly river,
and running through what ii known oa the
(.told range. In a small stream we caught a
few trout, on hooks baited with  Salt  pork,
aud thej were very acceptable, On the fourth
day we reached a camp of engineers, but they
had been eight days without bread, and
could not render us any assistance. The
same afternoon we met another party of
prospectors, who gave us *>oine bread and
and purl*—about three pounds in all. On
Thursday evening wu reached the second
crossing of the Columbia, were ferried over,
and struck the Eagle Pass wagon road on
the other side, where we met .Sir, Wright,
-jntraotOt for the road, and asked him what
kind of a man he was to work for. He replied that ho WM "a devil of a fellow," and
he offered us work. On reaching tho camp,
however, we found we could not get supper
without depositing S.'t.OO apiece, and Bl the
vrhole party oould hardly ruse 18.00 among
them, we could not stop there. The cook
told us to go down to the next camp, three
mihs, to seo Mr. Wright about board, and
wo started, but it bicamo so dark we could
not follow the trail and went into camp
about half way, and did not reach the second camp till t'nduy morning.    Here WI got
breakfast and rtensd out down the road,
some of the bOTI (.hooting "Exoelaior," yud
others "Port Moody, or bust!' The new
Kagle Pass wagon road, which was within
three daj'B of being completed, is first-clous,
anil reflects great credit 00 the <,infractors,
Between the Moond crossing of the Columbia,
and Eagle Landing on .Shuswap Luke, there
are four lakes, three of which we cr '8->ed by
ferry and the last one wc- walked around,
there being an excellent trail. On Sunday
afternoon we reached Eagle Landing, and
from there took steamer to Savona, selling
our blankets, etc., to pay fare and buy food.
From Savonas we took the wagon road tu
about four miles below Cook's Ferry, where
we got aboard the train and reached Port
Mo'idy on Friday, the iititli inst. Thus the
trip from New York to Port Moody occupied only thirty-three dajs, and considering
the fact that we walked about 250 miles
over the mountains, on short rations, and
with heavy packs, the feat is not to be
sneezed at. '
before, I shall venture to inform the readers
ofthe Mainland GUARD an how the Presi-
dent of the United States is really elected.
Wlien the people go to the polls on the 4th
of November, they do not vote for President
direct; they vote for members of a mythical
institution called an electoral college. Kach
of the p..**tie*. in any one state places on its
ticket a number of electors equal to tbe nu
l''M-l.   it   lUIUIII'l    Ul   li^uvuiu^.
>er of Senators and Hepresentatives it has in
Congiess. -Take New York, for instance,
with its two Senaters and thirty-six members
of the Hohbc of Representatives. Well,
New York has 38 votes. If the Democrats
secure the most votes in the State tbey elect
all those thirty-eight members of the electoral college. So with the Republicans, po
with the Butleritts, and the minority is lost
altogether ; their voice iB not heard. Suppose the Democrats to poll 400,001 votes, and
the Bepublieans 400,000, the former have all
the electors the latter therefore none. Now
take Pennsylvania with its 30electoral votes
If the Republicans carry that .State by, say a
majority of (tO.OIX), they can do no more than
elect tho entire ticket, and thus it will be
seen, suppuring for a moment they are the
only two states in the Union, how)a minority
can and docs elect a President. It is all or
nothing with the State electorate, and when
the votes are counted he who has the Larger
number out of 401, will be declared President of the United States.
Two of our leading literary magazines
have gone over to the maji rity—the "Manhattan" and "Our Continent."     The "Man
Tbe cable, no doubt, will bring us during
the next few days many ingenious conjectures touching the plans concerted by tbe
three Kaisers and their councillors at the
Skierniwice conference. It needs, however,
but a cursory »cuuiiintanc« with European
politics to be assured tbat the first authentic information will appear with the assent
of the contracting parties in official or semiofficial newspapcta. Nor, if we may judge
by the past, is there anv reason to suppose
that the mo-*t important stipulations of the
new triple alliance will be divulged before
events have made a verbal declaration luper-
Huous. Had the wo.id at Urgf, or even
diplomstirts, been  conversant witl.
■'■ *.w.. li <;.,rt  hilt'jff and   Ilia
marck, that  Kuans would prevent  France
frim obtaining rTisitanm at Viena -
when-, we may be sur« *h»t   the   <*;.u *-■
Ministry  would uot  have entered with so
light a heart on the Franco*.jerman war.
Bat while uo  11,-tn mat  present at th.s in
111 Uniting eoilnquy con as yet do in — fcfeaa
nasi at na reaofta, it is quit-, p nil
li   ii  with Ounfidenoo what the three Kaisers
srUlaeldo.    It is abaord, fnr tatance, to
imagne that the projc | of r<  ;u dag the mil-
it;.iy euttihliahments would br tatioaaiy eon-
■nd-p-d.     A simultaneous  and exactly  pro*
po u i:ate diaaraie-BMBt would I* inipracti*
labia, for not one of tbe three powers  could
tie trusted to carry out a promise to tbat end
io n nl faith.     Beery one of them wuuld
Bsea prtt-xti for postponing or evading din*
n'iance with  an   agreement    which   might
leave it at tbe  mercy  of   perfidious allies.
". t admitting that such a  covenant could
under any  circumstances be other  than a
■ham. we can see that it would be peculiarly
unwelcome to the Imperial rolen at the existing juncture,    'lhe row  social revolution
bai made  tramandoai pi ogress in Ar stria as
well as in Germany and I.ussia, and the life
oi Praneil Ji ieph, like that ot the aged Emperor William, has  repeatedly been threat*
md, sybils  the C/ar can  only  be shielded
from assas   nation by the most elaborate. In-
essant, and anxious precautions.    The Kai-
rtreand t-ieir-r-ki'lcd adviieri know that they
must guard  not  merely  against aggression
from without, but. against the far more deadly peril of upheaval from below ; that the existence of their dynasties ^depends on  their
ahi'ity to stamp out  with vast standing armies the fir s of insurrection that scorch the
ground beneath their f' et.     Wnen the masters of th.ee  empires cannot meet iu friendly conclave without the most   intricate  adjustments and imposing demc-netretioai of
mVitary force i.i order to ward off tbe dagger
of A nan h it i r Nihilist lonspirator, the time
is ill chi sen to suggest a weakening of tbe
sole engine  of self-protection  and   coercion
which they have at their command.
K'jually unfounded is thi notion of the
"Republfqne Frrnc.ise" that the renewal of
ie triple alliance marks tbs decline of
Austria 1 influence In the Kast and the cob
use of the scheme by w hich the Ilapsburgi,
.: e to evict the Komanob ; from the Ottoman inheritance. If such is really the view
taken of Lismarck'o intentions by M. Fer«
ry'a coadjutor, we shall be t-urpri. rj ut DO
stretch of credulity on their part, not even
at the belief which is be-.i-mmg to gain currency that Genr my is a better friend to
France than r V .gland. If Lhrnnrck had
ever me?nt to p mit Hussia to control the
Bosporus; were he not convinced that the
conversion of the great Northern Empire in-
a mediterranesn power mtjbt prove fatal
The Kev. Mr. Trackleton a Presbyterian
clergyman of Tullamore, has brought a
libel suit against tbe Freeman* Journal for
$50,000 damages for printing in its columns
s statement thst he eloped with a Mrs.
brown to Paris. Mrs. Brown also brought
a suit against the same paper claiming
damages in $25,000.
A number of the rioters arrested at Newry
while attackiug the National procession,
which had returned from Costfo Wellen,
were brought before the Court and sen*
tenced to four month*' imprisonment. The
police testified th»t the men In tbe pro-
'--Bsiou fired upon them.
.-'-nor Caatelar, the great orator and statesman, arrived  at  KilUa.    The Government
1'idden   the people   to make any demonstration in welcome of him,  but in spite
of this  many   cheered.    Several   were   arretted.
The Oott KOtfOpOtOOM publishes a despatch
tft de   I>et-ieps,   dated   Chateau   L*
Cbssnaie, »■ (oUoera:   "1 propose to visit
Panama tarty in l^M to inaugui ate a section
uf the canal connecting the two oceans."
A despatch from Shanghai to the Tint*
says: "A i amplication ban arisen in the Fran*
no Chlnsie dUBcalty.   The blocking of  tho
1 har at the mouth of   the   Wooeuug    River
has been otnetsd by ths Chinese mtnorittia.
although a postage for the ships of neutrals
is to be left.    Thisaction is due to   Chinese
disbelief m the promises of the   French.    A
veretable panic prevails   iu   Shanghai,   and
merchants of the neutral powers have asked
the naval commanders of   these  powers   to
take some action.    The British Consul   has
advised the Chinese   authorities   to  obtain
skilled lOrehm assistance   and   keep   traffic
open.    The Russian consuls have   been   ordered to protect French  interests wherever
French Consuls leave.    The Russian fleet in
Chinese waters comprises one ironclad, three
'Tinners, two corvettes,    and six   gunboati.
Three other ironclad": are expected to arrive.
This strength, in viewof the smallness of Russian interests in China, Jb considered signifi-
I nt.    The Tints* Foo Choo correspondent
* ,ys: "The Chinese are begining to   refuse
co discriminate between the French and other
foreign residents.    The dislike grows daily.
In the event of an outbreak the native Christian will be the first to  suffer,   and   after
them the foreigners."
INDIA.
The Frontier Commission.—The extraordinary vacillation of the Indian Government regarding the arrangements for tbe
Frontier Commission has shown itself most
conspicuously in the matter of the escort.
Hardly a week has passed without two or
three changes in tlie number and composition
of the troops being announced. It is now
stated thut 300 nr-n ofthe 11th Bengal
Lancers, and 'J00 of the 20th Native Infantry
will accompany the Commission as far as
Nushki, but that their further movements
will dtpend on the report of Captain Mait-
!f id, who ib now examing the roads from
Nushki to the Helmund. Should he report
tho roads unfavourable tl.j infantry will be
sent back to India and only the 300 cavalry
will proceed, while if he reports the roads
fairly   good   about   200   lancers    and   250
lyonets will go on.    The troops mentioned
U, .....u    .
to the role which be has planted for *ier
many ; he wm d not have suffered the Czar's
soldiers to be halted within sight of Constantinople and robbed of tiie dear-bought gains
acquired at San Btefano. He Wonld have
kept his pledge Vi Gortehakuff, and warned
Bnjland and Austria to stand b^ck, as his
ally had hidden the Vienna sUt'-men to
hold themselves aloof from the tranco-Ger-
rnan duel. How foolish it is to suppose that
concessions which Eiamarck refused in Kus-
sia'l hour of triumph, and when In ; own obligation was *jtill fresh, would be yielded
now when he has nothing to gain from Russia comparable with her complicity in his
dismemberment of Prance, and when the
Czar on his part is reduced to virtually su-
inu for readmission to the Austro-dnnan
li ague.
But while it is relatively easy to predict
what the emperors wdl refrain from doing,
we know h.rdly anything of their positive
ioten.ions beyond the acknowledged purpose
of concerting measures against the social
revolutionists. It is rumored, indeed, that
Bismarck ■ ontemplatee such
the part nf tbe three powen
hattai." ami "Onr Contnant.       1 no _     ».._ ;  ;<    ' „:„„,,, in'ilU ,„„,>.  tond  t„ tm
liaHaiiwrisownorlliyacimipriny      ItWMJ   "OTT"  wUh E    land.     -,-,.,   Chtjioel
have all started for Sini. The Ameer has
sent a trusted official, Kazi Saaduddin, to
attend on the Commission, and is laying
down SU| plies at various stages. He has
also issued a proclamation that Englishmen
are going to travel through Afghanistan,
and that whoever molests tbem will be
severely punished.
The Latest Crop Reports show some
slight improvement. Rain has fallen throughout Vadras, but, except in the Malabar district, more is required. The outlook is not
promising in the eastern portion of the Presidency, where drinking water and pasture
are becoming scarce. Prospects continue
favourable in the Central Provinces, the
greater part of Rujoootana, and the l'uujab.
Some of thi Bombay districts require more
rain, but the general accounts of that
Presidency are fairly good. Bengal reports
vary greatly according to tho different districts in the Presidency. In Rajshahye,
Dacca, Chlttagong, and the Patna division
ni.ire run would be welcomed, but the
general prospects are not discouraging.
Beerbhoom district, on the other hand, reports prospects unfavourable, nnd in one
portion of the district a failure of the crop is
Inevitable. Prom Burdwanwe hear that the
rainfall" has been most sufficient. Prospects
iu,iuuwu, vu~" I of rice are distinctly unfavourable in parts,
joint action on un(j nowhere good —I oil wes and India.
with reference j
OUR NEW YORK LETTER.
elqpementb  in  hlc.ii llfe. — political
Notes,—Literary Notes.
(From our own correspondent.)
New York, Sept. 23rd. 1884.
The people of New York and vicinity are
fortunate in the respect that they are never
long without a sensation. Wheu it is not an
earthquake it is an elopement, one being as
welcome aa the other to break the monotony
of life. Last wee.k we had an elupcmeut on
a large scale. In Yonkers, of thia State,
lives Giovanni Morrisini, an Italian and a
millionaire. He was once a follower of Garibaldi, and report says a man of valor and
good military conduct, who did his share in
bringing about the union of Italy. After the
wars were all over he came to America, and
waa engaged by Jay Gould aB something like
a body servant. Morrisini is large and powerful, while Jay is merely a mite of a fellow
Morrisini obtained "pointers" about stocks
now and then and made money. He became
a millionaire and lived at Yonkers, where
his children grew up around him in luxury
and refinement. They had a coachman—
several—but the one I wish tn tell you of is
one Kultnanif, or Schelling—Ernest Sehell-
1 ing, who, without being anything extraordi-
| nary physically or intellectually, managed
tine periodical, having the best literary men
in the United .,tate-> for contributors. It
seems, however, Americans cannot apprecb
ate literary excellence. "Our Onntlnent"
was a small weekly, which managed to swallow $85,000 in a year. It paid oontribut »H
too much, it is complained by the stockholders, a complaint not common in this country.
America should, be able to support more high-
class periodicals, but does not feel inclined.
They prefer reading the Nineteenth "Century," the "Fortnightly" nnd other English
periodical*., or the "Sunday New York Paper,1' or "Blanket Sheets,'' which contain as
much reading mutter—such as it is—as do
the monthly periodicals,
A Brave  LaDT,—-Sines Mr. T.   .1. PogUS
started his tine ranch u the I 'larke rmd.
just outside of Port Moodp, hi baa heen
much pottered by the depred.it.ous of coons,
panthers, bears, lynx and .tlur predatory
critters, so much so, indeed, tbat hlfouod it
necessary to invoke thi assistance of i shot
gun ami several dogs. His wife, with the
natural timidity of her sex, did not like a
gun m the house, and for some time that
useful instrument was consigned to the woodshed. After a time however, Mr. Pogue induced her to allow tho gun in the house,
nnd about two weeks ago so far overcame
her terrors as to induce her to learn to
hhoot. In a week or so, with constant
practice, Mrs. P. became a crack shot, and
un Friday last she proved her ability and
courage by shooting at and instantly killing
a lynx which was prowling about seeking
what he might devour—liens and sich. The
animal was a young one, about half grown,
but there is no dotdit that had it been a full
grown panther with three rows of teeth and
nary tooth alike, she would have popped
him over just the same. The skin is now
in the hands of Prof. Coon, our local
taxidermist, and it will be on exhibition
shortly in the window of his drug store. We
congratulate Mrs. Pogue on her skill as a
inarkswoman, and hope sbe may at last be
able to "shoot her rifle clear to munsious iu
thu skies," as the poet hath it.
Anti-Chinese Petitions.—Noah Shakespeare, Esq., visited Port Moody on Monday
evening oi this week, on his way up-country. He is circulating a petition, praying
the Dominion Government to pass restrictive measures relative to the importation of
Chinese into this Province. These petitions
were largely signed on Monday night, and
were left in constable Sharpe's hands for
further additions. We hope every man that
has the interests of this Province at heart,
and that desires to see banUhed from our
midst an evil which has for years sapped
tho life-Mond and retarded the moral and
material interests of this portion of the Dominion, will make it a point to attach his
signature to this petition. When the petition is pre st- ited t> parliament in January
next, we hope so goodly an array of names
will be found thereon as will convince the
powers at Ottawa that the complaints laid
before the body by our representatives, and
the evidence given before the recent sittings
of the Chinese commission, were the true
sentiments of our people, Mr. Shakespeare
will make a trip to tbe end of the track, and
will leave copies of tbe petition on the route,
which will, when filled, be forwarded to his
address in Victoria, and by him presented
to parliament at its next aeeaion.
"p"'r *nanasai s*--'-itii*>-^h
broil France with England, Tbe Chancel
lor's motive for such a wily course ii un
luckily too palpable, and doubtless before
taking any decided -t- p hi would wait ior
assurances of acquit i ten 11 from thi Perry
Cabinet. But cm it be possible that Prance,
which has already been forced to mobilize
Several army corps to meet the BJtigi
a trivial war with China, will commit the
egregious blunder of embarking in a contest
With Great Biitun ?
I.ATE FOREIGN NEWS.
fieri. Lord Wolseley has telegraphed to
the War Office to stop forwarding tro >pi to
Egypt for the present. The Marquis of Har
UngtOn held % conference with thi i
:t..ii\ offloers- It is believed that fie expedition fnr the relief of Khartoum will bu reduced to | flying column, owing to the fa-
vr.ible news received fromticn. Qordoo«
The reportb tbat the siege of Khartoum
has collapsed, which have reaehed Cairo
trom varnms sources, are now aonflfinad by
iflicial telegrams. The preparations for the
despatch of a camel corps to the Soudan continue with unabated vigor. The men who
hav enlisted for this service will proceed to
Kgypt in the transports Ptoc»U and Australia, instead of tbe Krin, as was intended.
The Admiralty give notice that the 500 reinforcements who were expecting to sail in
the Deooan and Australia will probably be
delayed only a few days, and will then pro-
iced in the Erin.
A despatch from the French Consul at
Khartoum has been received at Paris also
confirming the newi that the eiegc of that
city has been raised. The despatch says
that the country in the neighborhood of
Khartoum is freed from rebels, and that the
obtaining of food supplies is comparatively
easy. The French Consul was on the point
of starting for Dongola with Cols. Stewart
and Power.
Orders were received at Woolwich from
the Admiralty suspending work on the transports for Kgypt, but afterwards these orderj
were rescinded and directions given to complete the shipment of stores without delay.
It is believed in military circles that the
Government is in receipt of advices from
Gen. Gordon, which indicate that he is fully
capable of not only holding his own, but of
accomplishing the full extent of his mission
with very little military assistance. Lord
Wolseley s presenco in Egypt, however, and
the possibility of complications with France
and Germany on the bond question, will probably prevent any radical or sudden change
from the present plan of sending a large body
of fresh troops to that country, whether they
are necessary for the pacification of the Soudan or not. There is a great deal of grumbling at what appears to he the reticence of
the Government in tbe matter of making
public the latest news from Khartoum, as
there is a general feeling that despatches
giving favorable reports are being suppressed.
The friendly Amarars bave again defeated
the Hadendowas, and the latter have appealed to Osman Digma for assistance. The
Amarars lost thirty killed in the encounter.
It is affirmed from Cairo that the French
Consul there has been instructed by bis Government to make a formal dem..nd upon Nubar Pasha, the Egyptian Prime Minister, for
the withdrawal of the letter issued on the
17thinst., suspending the sinking fund.
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The famous theatre La Scala, at Milan,
whi-h had been permitted to fall into a disgraceful state of structural decay, is at lust
to undergo restoration.
Of the 300,000 Paris mechanics end day
laborers, only 50,000 belong to trades unions,
though the example of orginiaation in England is close by.
An English bicycle rider has trsvclk-d
from I sand's end to Jubn Groat's, STiO miles,
with considerable baggage, in eight days and
a half.
A breastpin containing an Edison glow
light, fed by a small waistcoat pocket battery
is sold for $8 at Nuremberg, <iermany.
Of all countries (icrmaiiy is the one where
suicide is mutt frei-ucut; and in (■ermany,
again, Saxony take--, tbe lead, though the
jwople are considered remarkable for good
spinU.
Tlie progress of invention is well shown in
the constantly decreasing price of steel. In
1M0 it cost about $200 per ton; today the
same quality can bo bought for $37.
A uew form of dynamite is made from
popular wood flour, und resembles a varnished doughnut. It in aa explosive as the
ordinary kind, but far safer.
The latest discoveries*render insulation so
perfect that to-day tbere is less loss of electrical force between United States and Kng-
than there was formerly betweeu New York
and Brooklyn.
At Pernambuco a snake of the boa class is
largely employed to drive rats out of the
houses. It costs fifty cents to a dollar, and
requires only a saucer of milk once or twice
a week.
The old question of a speedier means of
official killing than the blade or the noose is
again being discussed in England. The Lan
•et not only thinks that decapitation does
not cause inBtant death, and that hanging is
torturingly slow, but that neither prussic
acid nor electricity would be quick eriougri
in fatal effect.
The Russian Government has sought thus
fur in vain, to bring about the general use of
coal in thut country instead of wood, in
order to save the forests. As though no such
thing as a good stove or beater was known,
a prize has been offered for the best apparatus for utilizing coal in Government offices.
Dr. James Collis I.rowne, the inventor of
chlorodyne, died in England on Aug. 30. He
was in about his sixty-sixth year, nnd was
known in the yachting world for bis experiments in tbe construction of yachts on the
principle of the Kala fish.
In the mountains of Voralberg, Austria,
two smugglers died of cold last month at a
time when Vienna hack drivers were being
sunB&ruck if they stayed on their seats on the
cab stands.
Russia has planned an expedition to the
north pole, starting from northern Siberia or
Jeannctte Island, and going afoot on the ice
in several large parties, with large food depots in the rear.
In subduing a thousand women convicts in
a .Spanish prison, of which tbey had gained
possession by open revolt, the troops were
ordered to use none hut blank cartridges, and
while a noise of musketry wus being made
at the main eutrance, a, hole was battered in
the wall ut another point, thus affording
ingress.
Two Highland tourists lost their lives the
other day in Fingal's Cave. While th-y
were standing on a ledge overlooking the
water a wave of unusiisal volume swept over
the slight iron ruilling running around it,
and carried them into the sea.
One of the first couples which took advantage of the French divorce law bore the name
of Granville. The woman who married at
11), obtained a separation fifteen days after
tne wedding, and had boon awaiting her
divorce fifty years.
Tlie list of modern books which ure not to
be allowed in the public libraries of Russia
includes translation of works by Agnssiz,
Bagehot, Huxley, Zola, Lassule, Lubbock,
Lecky, Louis Blanc, Lewes, Dyall, Marx,
Mill, Reclus, Adam Smith's " Wealth of
Nations, "and "Theory of Moral Sentiments,"
and Herbert Spencer's works.
Great indignation is expressed in Munich
over the intention of King Louis II.. the
monarch of Bavaria, to erect a colossal
equestrian statuj of King Louil XIV. of
France in one of the squares of the
Bavarian capital. The objectors say
that the mau whom it is thus proposed to
honor was always the arc!: enemy of Germany
and that his warfare and aggressions upon
the German peoplo were more causeless and
wanton than those of any French monarch
who preceded or followed him. Threats
are openly made that, if King Louis persists
in his determination to erect the statu**, it
will be demolished within a few nights after
its inauguration.
Bishop Coxeof western New Vork says
that during his twenty years of observation
in that field thero have been some in prov-
ments in religion and morality, but the
increase of impiety and infidelity iB, on the
wholo, appalling. "The most blusphemous
publications are circulated, frightful atheism
is uttered and gross licentiousness ahmiuds."
Tho French inventors of a iteerebls balloon are not unlikely to be forstuUed by
German competitors iu tbe same Held. According to a letter from Keil, a Dr. Woelfert
Ii.i jiiil accomplished there two successful
experimeutsin aerial navigation. The balloon
like that of Capt. Henanl, is edgar shaped.
Ono of the voyages lasted two and a half
hours during which Woelfert is said to have
navigated against a nortbe&lt breeze. A
special motor of fivo horse power is in oottfft
of construction, with whieh he feels confident
of being able to navigate in the face of strong
winds.
Some time ago a number of students of the
"Paiatiu" Society ofthe University of Strasburg, while on an excursion in the Black
Forest, kicked up a row in a public house at
Durcach, where they found a number of excursionists. The thing got wind and
waB severly commented on by a Strasburg paper. The Auschuss {students' select
council) was summoued, and at it one Hott-
ner severly denounced the conduct of the
students at Durbach. ThiR led to some students challenging him to aduel with swords
He aaid he hadn't the time to practise with
such a weapon, but offered to fight with
pistols. This was refused. The "Palatia"
in consequence declared him disqualified for
membership. The University Board anulled
this decree, but Hettuer, a prey to the false
sentiment which exercises a tyranny in
German universities, killed himself. The
event haa excited grave comment in Strasburg, and the university authorities have
decided to dissolve the Palatia Society.
ward, and, to recover his balance, caught
hold of another passenger. The latter,
taken by surprise, also found himself in
danger of falling, and, in bis turn, caught hold
of a woman with an infant in her arms, the
upshot being that all four rolled together
into the road. A heavy goods van was
coming along behind, which, had it not been
for the prompt action of the omnibus conductor, who seized the horse's head, would
have ruh over some of the pro.Hrate forms.
As it was, the gentleman who was the original
cause of the accident escaped with a few
trifling bruises; the other male passenger
falling on him was not hurt at all, and the
infant was equally fortunate; but its mother
had her arm broken, and snstained other
seven Injuries. Which of the two gentlemen
should pay damages in the question—the one
who caught hold of her or the one who caused
him to do so hy catching hold of him.
A weekly journal, styled the AtUi-Anglais
for the abuse of England, has been started
iu Paris.
German commercial papers direct attention to the increasing development of the
beet-root sugar industry iu Denmark.
Formerly the bulk of Denmark's sugar supply
came from abroad, but for some time past it
has been provide*! at home.
A large whale became entangled in a
submarine oable near Panama, ami in his
eflbrts to extricate himself was so severely
injured by thu wire that he died the same
day.
The Shah of Persia, in return for the courtesies shown to him while iu Paris, has presented the municipality with two camels of
a variety no larger than Shetland ponies.
An English manufacturer advertises that
his saftey matches may Ih> eaten by cbilureu
with p.Hitive benefit to their appetite and
digestion.
Since the development of tree culture the
forests of Europe have iucreased from one-
sixth to one-fifth of the entire territory.
Dr. Koch recomeuds acid drinks during
cholera epidemics. A chemist says in this
regurd that the workmen iu vitriol manii
factories, who use as a beverage diluted
sulphuric acid sweetened with sugar or molasses, have never beeu known to be attacked
by the disease.
Italian vineyard owners propose a method
by which the properties of grape juice can
be concentrated. The water is to be artificially withdrawn in such a manner as to
leave a residue, which can be turned into
wine in places where the ail of wine making
is rightly understood. The condensed substance will keep for years. The excellence
of wine so made was recognized at the Bordeaux Exhibition iu 1882.
The Chinese city of Foo Chow, made interesting by French capture, is surrounded
by a wall thirty feet high and twelve wide
at the top. The streets are narrow and
filthy, but from a distance, in consequenee
of trees and hills, the place is picturesque.
The inhabitants excel iu the manufacture
of ornaments from native soaps tone. The
climate is hot and enervating.
A Dutchman lately bought a kitchen
stove, in Paris at an enormous price When
the stove had to be fixed, after a journey to
Rotterdam, the manufacturer who was intrusted with that task declared the stove to
be one that had been made in his own factory.
The Dutchman, nothing daunted, pointed to
the French trade mark, but was undeceived
when, after removing the little iron mask,
the Dutch name of the manufacturer appeared.
Tho late Duke of Wellington was very
fond of animals, and at the park ut
Strathfieldsaye he kept a herd of Angora
goats, which he imported from the Rift
about ten years ago. They havo been shorn
every season, and the wool was used for the
I Mike's coats and waistcoats. Ho ulso po -
sesscd a number of very fine mules, several
llamas, and a flock of tbe small Ardennes
sheep, which produce the finest mutton in the
world. Thu Duke also carried on the culture
of trout,
There has been Bet up iu Edinburgh a
handsome tablet in bronze bearing the
inscription: "In this house were born the
Hon. Henry Krskine, Lord Advocate for
Scotland, b. I7.fi, d. 1817,and Thomas Lord
Knltiue, Lord Chancellor of England, b. 174!),
d. JS*J3, "No poor man wanted a friend
while Harry Erskine lived.'" Thus the
correct date of Lord Erskin.Vs birth is recorded. Visitors to Edinburgh will have no
litficulty in finding the house in question,
as it is noarly opposite to thut of John Knox
in the High street.
It is now quite certain that the Lords,
who deem what was right in duly must be
right in October, will not give way in the
autumn sessions. Lords Salisbury nnd Rati*
dolph Churchill - the chasm being bridged
—will follow theG. O. M. In Midlothian,
whose arguments they wiU strive to shutter.
It will rest with Mr. UlaUstuBS to say then
whether hu will dissolve or try again in
18S.'i. In either ease the political atmosphere will he dangerously electrical.
.An incident which recalls one of Toe's
tales occurred last month in Brussels. A
gentleman belonging to tho press was awakened by furious knocking at his door, and ou
opening it Learned from the excited maul
servant that ou descending to the kitchen
site hud found it occupied by "u great devil
of a fellOW, who received lier with frightful
gesticulations." Down rushed the master
of the mansion, who, on peeping into the
kitchen, wad aghast Lo perceive un enormous
monkey attired iu rich Oriental garb.
Madame discreetly suggested that a bowl ot
milk, which stood ready to baud, should be
otferedto him to keep him quiet, and he accepted it with evident satisfaction, dust
then it wus remembered that some performing upes had been exhibited ut a neighboring theatre, and the postman, arriving at the
moment, hastcned^ou to apprise tbe manager of the unwelcome vmi tor. A keeper
presently arrived, to the relief of all parties.
Thomas Hughus reports a fellow passenger on board a transatlantic steamer. His
name vias AdHaaoeW.Alusley, ashsgavs it,
antl he .. d that he hid heen a curate in
■Oma remote part of Kngland. lie was ;i
tnui of much learning, aud h-,l been carried
away by Pasteur's discoveries in the treat*
ment of hydrophobia hy inoculation, and he
believed that tne principle could he applied
to purely mental ailments or conditions.
His argument ran in this way: Hydrophobia
is as much a disease of the mind as of the
body. The remains of those who die rabid
show, on dissection no sign of physical
disturbance. The malady is largely ofthe
mind. Now, Pasteur has proved that inoculation with the virus of hydrophobia gives a dog
immunity from the disease, though he may
be repeatedly bitten by rabid beaBts; and it is
believed that the same effect would bo produced in a human being. ]f thut be so, it is
cleat that all of the positive emotions, especially thoBe which ure apt to drive persons
crazy, can be guarded against. All we have
to do, for example, ia to obtain the virus of
love from a madman afflicted with it, inoculate a sentimentally healthy man, and thus
make him forever proof against affliction.
Ainsley'a errand to America was to lay his
idea before the British Association at Montreal.
The lateBt application of electricity is an
invention made in the interests of lion tamers,
which consista of an apparatus of great
power, shaped like a stick, about three feet
and a half in length. £. Rauapatch, the
inventor, is a lion tamer himself, who has
been "a good deal worried" during a long
and successful professional career. He has
already experimented with it upon thedeni
zens of the cages   in   his
cages   m   his   menagerie,   and
A curious case is before the   Tribunal  ip .relates the different effects upon the brutes.
Paris.    A gentleman was getting down froi.V Three of his lions receiving the   shock   im-
an omnibus   in   a   crowded   thorn ugh fare ,\ mediately showed signs ofthe greatest terror,
when he missed his footing nearly fell, back* i They were seized with trembling and growl
ed fitfully. The tiger was more quickly
subdued, became stupefied, and crouched in
a corner of the cage. Bruin waa more refractory to elictricity, which dii I not seem to affect
him. He would growl and show his teeth,
and was subdued after repeated discharges.
The most astonishing effect.-*, however, were
perceptible m the boa constrictor. On receiving the discharge, the specimen from
Cayenne, nearly twenty feet in length, became at once paralyzed and remained motionless for six hours afterward. When he
recovered, he showed signs of numbness for
three whole days. Finally the elephant on
being electrified by a touch of the stick upon
the tip of his trunk set up a aeries of wild
cries, and became so strange that the tamer
feared the brute would break ita heavy iron
chain. M. Rauspach is said to intend
addressing a paper upon the experiments to
the Academy of Sciences.
ELGIN  HOUSE,
IP O R T MOODT.
lUa/T     llVTCF   1^17"   HAS  N0W  COMPLETED   THE   BAR   AND
TT 1tX»    I 1™ k^l-afCi M.     Billitril Room,—the Utttr the Handsomest Room
in the Province, furnished with the finest CAROM tnd POCKET TABLES ever imported.
The BAR will be provided -w it It the best of
Wines, Uquors and Cigars
THE RESTAURANT ignow o-ji-ii to tha public; it is conducted on the most
modern improved principles by a first-class Cook.
WILLIAM IN8LEY, - - -       Pbofhietor.
The London House,
MURRAY STREET, ABOVE CALEDONIA HOTEL.
1F\ IF". N33LSO :»T.     Proprietor
A Larok an*. \V kll-ashoktk.h Stock of
Groceries, Provisions. Dry Goods, Boots & Shoes
CROCKERY, GLASSWARE, BLANKETS & COVERLETS,
CUTLERY and FANCY GOODS.
CHOICE HAMS & BACON.     BUTTER & EGGS A SPECIALTY
CONFECTIONKHY AND ToBACI'0 OF AM. KINDS.
PAINTS. OILS, TURPENTINE, RED A WHITE LEAD, GLASS, PUTTY
PAINTS-IN EVERY COLOR-READY FOR USE.
P
■ the "ACCIDENT INSURANCE COMPANY OF NORTH
1 Montreal.
UltliKllS I'HllMI'TLY Attknded to.
NEW   FURNITURE   STORE
CLARKE STREET, I'ORT MOODY, B. 0.
FALES & CO., Proprietors
 A LAROK STOCK OF	
FURNITURE  and   HARDWARE,
 COSSIOTINO or	
BEDROOM SETS, CHAIRS, TABLES, CRADLES, COT BEDS, WHATNOTS, SOFAS.
MATEB88E8,   PICTURES,   MIRRORS,  PICTURE  FRAMES,  Etc.
Also-FRAMES OF ALL KINDS MADE TO ORDER.
Cutery, Hardware, Glassware, Lamps, Willow-ware, Etc,
GROCERIES & PROVISIONS, TOBACCO 4. CIGARS, CANNED GOODS,
CANDIES, WALL PAPER, MATTING, TICKINGS, BLINDS,
SHEETINGS. AND EVERYTHING USUALLY FOUND
IN A GENERAL FURNISHING STORE
UNDERTAKING   IN   ALL   ITS   BEANCHF8
'nrpect our stock T rms Cash
ZED S. HALL.,
Of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and late of Kansas City, U. S.,
BEGS TO ACQUAINT THE LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF
New AVobtminstoi' and vicinity that he hns opened a First-Class
Book Stationery
Jk"CT-D
PKI1I0DICAL ESTABLISHMENT
ON COLUMBIA STREET
And hopes by strict attention to business aud courtesy,   to merit
a share of the public  patronage.
BOOKS,    PERIODICALS,    MUSIC,   &£>.,    &c,
Imported to Order.
DIRECT  IMPORTATION
E. BROWN
BEGS TO INFORM THE RESIDENTS OF NEW WESTMINSTER AND VICINITY
I Inn l.e is coiisiuiitly receiving from Europe shipments nf choice.
Wines,    Spirits,    Liqueurs,
ENGLISH ALES,
London and Dublin Stout,
WHICH HE WILL SUPPLY
IN BOND  or   DUTY  PAII)^
IN QUANTITIES TO SUIT PURCHASERS.
Caledonia Hotel
HEAD OF PORT MOODY.
R.  B.  KELLY,
Proprietor,
'pHE PROPRIETOR OF THE ABOVE HOTEL takes pleasure in
i announcing that the House is now completed with every convenience for the traveling public. THE TABLES are well supplied with
every article in season, and THE BAR is provided with awell-seleoted
Stock of
LIQUORS AND CIGARS*
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
welcome from the undersigned, whose long experience is a guarantee
of everything being comfortable and satisfactory.
J. T. SCOTT, Manager
Pioneer
DRUG STORE,
Murray Strut, Port Moody.
M. HESLOP, - - Proprietor
A complete stock of
Drugs and Patent Medicines
UTPrcscriptions circfully dispensed.
J. H. PLEACE k CO,,
—importers ami dealers in—
HARDWARE, STOVES, RANGES
PUMPS, IRO PIPES AND FITTIN8S,
AM,   COUNTRY   DIIDKKS   PROMPTLY
EXKCUTKD.
COLUMBIA BT., NEW WESTMINSTER
This Great Household
cine ranks among tt,',
ing necessaries ot L.j|
These famous Pills purify
and act most powerfully, yci >nj
on lhe
LIVER   STOMACH.   K ;J
mil   IliiHKI.s.  gmnt   t,
viiror m   Uie-e gri-ai  HaIN   M'ij
I.1J>B.     The, are C'OtlstHlltlT lWi
< n.ver (ailing i- im-i'v in ill Met
CtlllMlitUliirli. Il'nni    whatever   laa,. I
■mine impaired or weakened, Ifcrjl
l'-t-fiill' efficacious in sll eilnietit' 1
■a Keiimli-H ot ull Miles; nnd m- uGl
' AUILY MKDICINK. an- iii.mi ;,J
Its searching and  i
Properties    are
throughout the \v
ror ihe cure ol HAD LEGs.ii
Old Wounds, Sores and
ii l« nn infallible remedy, ll rftr-nul
bed on llie neck and cl est, hs mm iii]
rr Cures M) E THROAT, UruiitbilJ
U'lUglil, am] even Ai-'l l.'ll.l. Fur In]
neiliujii', Abare»!.e«, Piles. Pisiuim
GOUT   RHEUMATlSlj
irirlervn kind of SKIN DISKA-tJ
"*"■' been known Id frill,
i he I'llls nnd iiiiiiineiit   urr
llj nt
B33OXF0HD STIiKET   I.«iNDol
'na .r.-  .nil  liy Hli  v- nrliir-  ol X|
inn ghoul 'In- civiliz. (1 wo l.r,uitli(J
"i  UW   II ii uiiih'    very   uli|!"lu.i'
I li-    Timle lliii-l.s of the .[• Aii"il« i
-isl. rer1   in   (liruwii.     Iti-ni-.
brougham tbe Briii.-I, Poh-bhmoih.I
h p ihe Ainerioau i.'oiinierieiii. fi'-sl
•>t nriieecnted.
;9f-P'irolnse-B nlinutil look to
he Pom sod Hoxes.    II thi a<Mm|
3D, Oxford .-treil, London, tliey
ins.
IleO: K IU10S. & C)J
KEEP A   FULL ASSORTMENTI
ri'-ugli and iirea cd|
LUMB Ei
JOSEPH  WINTEMUTE, AJ
Port  Moody
MEAT  MA HEI
MURRAY STREET.
Keoptt cmiHtantly on hand) <
Htuck uf In.-it •cla>H
FRESH I El
MUTTON!
Veal and  Poi
Corn'd Beef, Et
Fresh Vegetahk
IN SEASON.
A CALL RESPECTFULLY S0LIC
NtW WESTMINSTER
Soda-water Manufact
ALFX. PHILLIPS & I
CAN SUPPLY TIIE CITY Atf»
C1NITY with Soda-wttor Ipl"
sweet), Dinger Beer, Ginger Ale, I
rilla; Lemon, Raspberry, and sll
Syrups; Essence of Uinger j Cocktail
turea, etc.
Okderh   from  thk Country  Cabi
exkoutid,
COLUMBIA ST., NEW WEST.VIS1
New FallGoods
Wm. ELSON,
The Cash Tail*
Lytton Squari.New Wkstmin*1*
Hat opened ont bit FALL STOCK,'
now prepared to execute ordf*»-
tWSATIUFACTION GUARANTUBT.
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