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Array —T_E_C_E —
pti |^O0dg <&miit,
r.BLlslIfcl,
EVERY  SATURDAY.
>it-< wi-no\ r.v rovr,
TW0 DOLLARS PER ANNUM
INVARIABLY   IS   AliVAMl.
\\ euiaiDUuicatioitft ad.ln-
I *[-(|)      (iLIAKDUN      Qmm\aOm      Hm     W fUtlUlll
M>yt, ■*»'• rtjitiK*- prompt ■ttoaUwi.
fj.   .A..   CL-A. IRK IE
PORT   MOODY.
REAL    ESTATE
office-cLAitKE muorr.
■alette.
<hsi 6,000,000 people us.
FERRY'S SEEDS
-^— »»   ».   cmm.xeses.
D. M. F.SSY a CO.
ua ____alL_o u> It. __-
LAIBltT ittlMIt
VOL. 4.
PORT MOODY,  I.. O,   SATURDAY,   MARCH   2(1,   1887.
No, is.
-HA IKJW Kll  Ft) Kill
1 IN TIIK I.I- All   III-
DOUGLAS &, DE QHTON,
Saddles a Harness-makers
I Every Article lu their Line
Always in Stock.
-HE    TRADE   SUPPLIED.
I',,,nt St      -     YAI.lv B, <'.
Port Moody
SHINGLE    MILL
lyiNT POBOHTTOUO TOTHE POM
|jf   Moody Shiuiile Mill,  where the hirst
ofStiingteH can he had at the lowest prices,
,|, .Ir.-ile or retail.
A supply kept constantly on haml.
JOHN  ll. TIFFIN.
City Bkb^eby.
li. RIESTBRBB,
I IIAVINO PUR0HA8H1)TRR ABOVE
11 eatiil.liiliineiit. is now supplying uiany
tii'tniiiei-i. in tlie city with a tir.it.class
qmlity of
Lager Beer,
IWhich he farobbtf in  Keg. uml Bottlei at
Victoria prion**.
Tba   H.-i-i-   will   Im  left at  tim  hOQfM uf
pitom tret uf charge.
WOOD., & TURNER.
AND SURVEYORS
Real Estate A gents,
i(lofl?eyancers & Accountants,
OUT MOODY LOTS
I'dll   -Ai.r.
MONEY    TO    LOAN.
|cul,UMBIA HT., NEW WKHTMINSTKK. I
FOR SALE!
InpOWN LOTS, at the C. P. R. Ttaftloal
X town of Port Mnuily, fi-iitrally mul
beautifully situated, on more favnrabU tnnot
than lnnds ha* ever heen nffnred fm' dale, in
toil Province heretofore.
Apply to
IV S. HAMILTON,
Murray Street,
Poht Moody.     |
FIRST-CLASS
|Shingrles
WOtt SALB.
Ii'lm muli'i-akin'il lias ou hand o lurge qlisn-
tity of the Vkliv MR. Cedar Shingles, whioh
tt Hill sell in lotn to suit, at prices never be-
ftt li'.-ual nf in British t'uluuihia.
Sf.nrl lor prices  before purchasing  eU*.
"lien-.
A'ldr.-HH all order* to
, WM. r. PETERS,   p<
||'Ui-itk Ofvick, Port Moody.
RAKE CHANCK
mim nu fur mi
I A Km in coiitainitiK 100 acres of splendid
laud with faun hous-e, barns sIihIh, *c,
Urreoii-oouveniently situated ueai school
>ad pout ofti-i -will be sold a bargain il mi-
m-'liately nnrchasod.
I'or further particulars apply to
S. \V. LEHMAN.
Port Moody.
On.A7.F.TTK OKFICl 	
LICENSE TOJCUT TIMBER.
tothe Minister ofthe Interior, Ottawa.
II luy leave tn apply for a license to cut
1"iit*. ou the went hall of eectinn 36, Town
Al|>«), and the west halves of sections _
m 11, Township 41, New W estuiinst. i
hintrict
THOMAS CAIlll.l.
J»ly 12, I88U.	
mm ijliiiT.
N.rtice is hereby given that NORMAN
pKASER, Contractor, Port Moody, has ss-
"i.iiH.t all his riukIs, chattels and effects to
"'. br the Imiclit of his creditors. All de-
»iu,l, aaainst hiin are to he made to, and
* ilehtrdue to hitn tei.be paid to tho under
""""' f°rthwith- .lOHNTAVLOn.
*"rt Moody, Oct. 09th, 1880
|i«w CWna Wash House.
■  Op-Msi-ion Washing and Ironing done in
l-PPWelasa style.
wferanoca if required.
ONC. P. R. RIGHT OF V*AY
HT THK   At Hum Of   •
IM8T."
Tin* .uaiiH    name—or    ralln-r,    the
iiuiio- In- wbj,   known hjr—«M   Pierre
b'lioir, Imt whHlicr   In- were   r.«llv a
I iciiiliiuan, a* his naun- would imply
»as doulitful.    Smith ««_ [nilllwj id
put Is ■ sis down as a Pole or a Hungarian;
Lut tin-sfrHeants knowli-dgo „f ilifTi-rHiit
iiutK.iialiti.-_i     was   neither    accurate
ii'.r extensive.    'I',, whatever   country
the man Monged, lie ha. no ascertain
able employment. nur any visible means
of euUiaUinre.    He lived ii, one room,
the  M-cond-floor   front of   No.   titt,
Wiiukwortli Hlii-et,   Solio.     Ile generally left bia lodging* aliout noon ; break,
fasted ut some cafe;   read   the   newspapers, English   ami   foreign; smoked
iliiiuinerable     cigarette* ;      sauntered
I hough the street* for an hour   or two,
siiiuitiiiies in company, sometime* alone;
viaited different   eoinpatriota,    nil   of
whom, like himaelf aeoineil to   live   i,,
one room ; and so, in the .ourae of Ihe
evening , found his way bad: to one or
another cafe where he spent the  hours
till    midnight,     sometimes    brooding
silently over his own thoughts,   some,
times playing  dominoes   or  draughts
noisily  with  his friends.    After that,
home to bis second floor front, not to
Ik- seen over the threshold   again   till
noon the next day.    So far as could be
ascertained, wln-u at home he associated
wi'h nobody ami Imd but few or no visi
tors
Such was the substance of what
Sergeant Smith had to tell nie. But
now lhat 1 have found out so much,
what 1 was to do next? What use
could I make of the information thus
acquired I 1 had settled upon no definite
plan of ail ion. 1 only felt that I must
do soniething-or rather, 1 felt that
something was given me to do. As yet,
t.hi' way was dark before me, but that
light would come in time I did not
doubt. I did not.doubt that behind the
thrice-seen shadow was a hidden pur
pose which of a surety would in due time
remain hidden no longer.
On the evening of the day following that of the sergeant's visit
I found myself in Winck worth
Street, Solio. That it had at one time
been a street with some pretensions
to be considered fashionable was at
once apparent, both from the size of the
houses and the style in which they
were built. But as the tide of society
ebbed westward, so had Winck worth
Street gradually but surely fallen into
dee-ay, till at length the whilom homes
of fashion and gentility had come to be
. - ..,.,.,_,   nn.,,    i mm no     ujully      ""im'i^
bouses ; not as yet   lodging-houses   of
thn ciiniini.nest kind, but year by  year
imperceptibly tending that way.    No.
3,'Ia differed in nowiBe from its  neighbours.     It bail a basement floor  Mow
the level of the street, the   window  of
which looked into the   tiny   railed   oil
space not much bigger than   a   lady's
traveling trunk.   Above   this   was  a
room   with   three    windows—it,   had
once been   the   ilining-rooiii - with   a
front door and a rather line porch, that
probably dated from the reign  of the
First or   Second   George.    Over  this
was what had originally lieen the draw
ing-room, with its   four   lint.-looking
windows and small longitudinal panes.
Higher still wore two more stories   of
four   windows   each,   and    then    the
roof.
According to   Smith,   the   secoiid-
floor front \v«s the   room   occupied  by
Lenoir.    To this 1 at once direct ed my
attention.    As stated already,   it had
four windows. Atone of these windows
r\ young woman now sat sewing, and yet
the sergeant, bad said that Lenoir liwd
alone and had no visitors, 1 paced up anil
down the street several limes, glancing
up at. the window each time I passed it.
All the windows   had Venetian blinds,
but after a time I noticed that the two
left-hand windows, at one of which the
girl was sitting, had, in addition, short,
blinds of some common  kind of net. or
muslin, while the t.»o right-hand   win
dows weie hare.    Then   it   struck  me
tbat the second floor   front   wus pro
bal.lv divided into two rooms with two
windows to each room.   Lenoir   lieing
the occupant   of one of them   and the
girl who was sewing of the other.
I was   still busy   working   out this
iden, when I noticed that a smoll card
was   suspended   in    lhe   dining room
window.    1 crossed the road   to   read
what was written on   it     "Top   Backroom to Let, Unfurnished,"   were   the
words I saw.    My heart gave a  throb
as I read.    I walked down   the street
and up again while I composed myself.
Then   I   knocked.    The    door     was
answered by a faded,   washed-out   old
woman,   whose face looked all nose and
chin.    1 told her 1 wanted to  look at
the room that was to let,   and   at   her
request I followed her  up   stairs.   Of
course the room suited me.    Any room
in that house would have   suited   me.
I agreed at once to take it.    "I suppose
you have several other lodgers   in  the
house ,' I asked.    "Heaps of Vm," was
ihe answer.    Then   she  told   me that
the whole of the house was   rented by
her husband, who,   with herself,  lived
on   the   basement   floor.      That   the
ground floor was   let off to »  professor
of music, and the drawing room floor to
a professor   of dancing   and   his   two
daughters.    Ou the floor   above were
• Mounseer    Lenoir,"   a    very   quiet
French gentlemen ; and,in the adjoining room, a young lady connected with
one of the "theaytrea."      Higher still,
a young West end shopman found ac
 .imodatioii, and at the  back was the
room I had just taken \Vh,.n | t0] ■
the old lady that I was an artist by
pnifessiiin, she unsueri-d that there
were "lot* of'em" aboul thai neighbor
hood, but from her tone I gathi-nsl
lhat she did not consider them of much
iiiiount.
Next day I moved  a few  traps into
III) domicile, th'' chief articles being hi,
easel alula camp bedalead, anil tried to
make myself ai comfonabli- as the
circumstances of tbe case would permit.
As it was far from my intention to
spend the whole of my time in Winck-
worth Street, I still retained my own
rooms, visiting them daily, and
"till -Wiring upon tbem as my real
home.
But lictween ten o'clock ami noon
_"t day I was always at' TW.'SUU,
that is to say, during the whole time
Lenoir was under the same roof. At
the imd of a week I hid seen him twice.
Once I brushed passed him on the flairs
as 1 was going down and he was com
ing up ;once I emount. red hiui at the
corner of the street as I was on my
way to the hous". (In neither occasion
(lid lie appear to take more notice of nie
than if there had been no such person iu
xistence.
In my search for any scraps of information that might prove useful to
me, I made it my business to ingratiate
myself with my landlady and ber bus
band. The latter was a man between
sixty and seventy years old. He had
beenn soldier at one time, and after
that a gentleman's servant, and had
travelled much iu early life. He was
a great smoker, and fond of a "crack"
with any one tliat would talk to him.
So one or two evenings a week 1 made
a point of descending to the basement
and smoking a pipe with the old fellow.
On these occasions I heard   the histories of all his lodgerH as far as tliey
were known to him, although   it  was
about one iimn only that   1   cared   to
hear.    But of Lenoir he could tell me
very little more  than   I   had   already
been told by Smith.     In    the   eyes  of
the old man and his wife the   Frenchman was a model lodger.    He gave no
trouble,   kept regular    hours,   had no
isitors, and was always ready with his
rent.    But the young   lady    who   was
connected with the "thea) tre" was not
always ready with her rent.    She had
boen out of an engagement for   a  considerable time,   and   her   means were
nearly exhausted.    She   had paid   no
rent for six weeks.    The old matt and
his wife were loth to turn the   girl out
of her room, but   all   the   same  tliey I
All at once an idea struck mo.    "Sup |
pose the young lady   and   1   exchange
rooms," I said.    "Hnr room   is  larger
than mine ; besides which   the light is
better for painting.     If sho will   agree
to this, 1 will pay up   her   back   rent,
and also a month's rent in   advance of
the room she will move into."
"If she don't accept your oiler, sir,''
said the old man, "I'll send her packing
liefore she's is a day older."
But she did except it with tears of
gratitude the next day. While the
Frenchman was from home, the transfer
of chatties was cH'ected, and thai night
I slept in one of the two rooms on the
second-floor front. Only a thin
brick wall now .separated Lenoir and
myself.
One other piece of information was
furnished me by my landlord- gar-
ruliiy, which might or might not
prove useful iu time to pome, He gave
me io understand tht* In* bad a passkey which would open the lock of every
door in the house. He had supplied
himself with this in consequence of one
of bis lodgers having conimitleil suicide
in bis ri mu, anil the'ill'itir not having
been diseovepsj for upwards ofa week.
Kvei-siinetliattiine, if uny of his lodgers
were missing for more than I wi'iity-four
hours, he entered tberrroflnrn without
cereinoney, and satislied himself that
all was right ou his promises. 1 did
not fail lo note carefully the particular
nail in the plate-rack on whicli the
master-key was usually hung.
Lenoir and 1 wero now close neigh-
bom's indeed, but still, in one sense, as
far apart as ever. The proverbial po
liteness of foreigners was certa'iily not
exemplified in his case; and, for n.y own
part, seeing that I could never pass
the man without a shudder, it was
hardly likely that I should try to cultivate his acquaintance. He must have
known that 1 lodged in the same house
with him ; in all probability he was
quite aware that 1 had removed into
the room next his; bnt whether on
that account he distrusted nie, ami
began to regard me with suspicion, 1
have no means of knowing. In any
case, there we were, separated only by
six inches of wall, but as much strangers
to each other as though one of us dwelt
inside the (ireat Pyramid and the other
one  outside.
Many were the hours that 1 sat brood
ing and smoking by the open window
of my room, turning over this scheme
and that, vainly trying to devise some
plan which should bring me nearer the
end I had in view. That end I had by
this time set clearly before myself. It
was neith-T more iior less than to bring
Lenoir to justice as the murderer of
Osric Inu-av, I hat he was the murderer
l_neveronce doubted. The certainty
was impressed upon mc at the moment
of my seeing him and his shadow in
conjunction at the cafe, and from that
certainty 1 have never yet wavered.
By-and-by a scheme Itegan to shape
itself vaguely iu my   brain
m.j  .........    I work'.I   »aa eaaily prodded out of the iuteratice*
it out bit by bit, and adopted i' at lasi , beta-era ile- luicks i.y mean* of the
only because I could think of nothing I iron dcewer which Tim made oi <■'. t u
better.    |t might   -ii'-c.-i'd  iu further-1 that purpoae     Whet, thi* wa* done   i
ing iny   ends, but  tin*   probability waa j little careful nirinipulatioii enabled   '"*
that it would no' succeed    lu any i-use j to remove tin- I.neks one by   me ,    'i
it was better to make au ell'ort. and fail j hslf a dozen of thom wi-re tak i, out anil
thun not to make un ell'ort at all. I laid ou tl
But  to carry  out   the   echi
-ilL'-tl a*,
--no* ll
/   i  il-.j'.i, L .
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'"    -- ____%_-.. .   I
■ • l/_rlf Ad_j«_t
D, >. Kill a u.
Windsor, Ont.
 s_^_.^_.^_.^_.^_.^_J_l
question it wee needful thnt I should
have a confeileiate. I we* not long
iu making up my lunulas io whom tl,,i
confederate should be Some two
years previously I had picked u young
arab out of the London gutters and
had induced him to sit to me, rags and
all. as a subject iu one of mv pictures.
I got to feel au interest iu the lad,
poor, neglected »ait I hough he was,
and after I bad done with him fir an
purposes I determined not tolose sight of
him. The result was that, after giving
Tin. eighteen months rough schooling, I
found,« situation for him a* osai-tyiii
to a greengrocer. To ihis greengrocer
I now went, and asked him to lend
Tim to me fora month, a request with
which he at once complied. So Tim
and I went buck to Wiinkwiiith
Street, where Drew, my luiullnrd, provided him with a shakedown in the
attic
The lirst thing I did next morning
was to put into Tim s hand a lump of
wax, one surface of which bore the iiu
pression of the ward, of a key. It
was a facsimile ol* Drew's master-key.
Watching my opportunity evening
nfter evening when I went downstairs
to smoke a pipe with the old mau,
theie came a time when he was called
out of the room to answer a knock at
the front door. Left alone, I possessed
..jyself of the key for a couple of
minutes, and took a careful impression
of it on the piece  oi wax which   lh   '
brought in my pocket for that purpose
This I now handed to Tim. "Take
this," I said, "and get a key made from
it." Four days later he brought mr-
the key.
1 tried it on my own door Brat of all.
but it would neither lock or unlock it.
Then Tim procured two or three lilesof
ditt'erent, sizes and patterns, and he
and I worked on the key at intervals
for a couple of days. At the end of
that time our labours were crowned
with success.
That moment of triumph was worth
all the tunc and labor it had cost me.
I inserted the key iu Lenoir's lock, and
the bolt shot noiselessly back: I
turned the handle and the door seemed
to open of its own accord. I stood on
tlur    threshold    of    Pierre    Lenoii's
room.      ..__..,...p..._
of my own. There was the same old-
fashioned grate and quaintly carved
chimney piece. The same deep skirl-
log-board of oak, black with age. The
same foliated cornice of ornamental
plaster work running round the room
at the junction of walls and ceiling.
The same unwieldy shutters, and the
same grand old door. Of the furniture
I took no note, Whether it were
good, bail, or indifferent, was no concern of mine, Satisfied with what I
had sen, I shut the door, relooked it.
and went back to my own room So
fnr I bad been successful, Should 1
Im-equally successful in that which I
proposed lo myself to do next I
I    wanted    IQ
from   which,    uivself unseen
bid on tin- floor. The plaster on th,- op
posit- snl" et the «;ui oould nn.. be >- • n,
and the most difficult part of our task
«_s   yet  before us.
Next iiftr-ino ni, when Lenoir bai!
'^r,ne nu' for lhe dny and hardly any
one was left in the house, Tim,   loving
unlocked the door by raeaui of my
duplicate key, took tin. step Udder and
boldly planted it ami himself in tin-
French-nut'* room, while I took
un my position clos.- to tin- opening iu
ihe wall of iny room Taking an in
Itrumeut which I had made for the
purpose, Tim insetted the point ot il
between two of ihe leaves of Uie cornice,
and piessed it for»aid till it pier.-.si
clean through ihe plaster behind,sn thai
its point became visible to mc uu tin-
other side. The tiny hole thus made
was carefully enlarged by scraping with
the knife at the plaster till au irregu-
larly-shapcd iiiilice about two tnohei
in diameter wai cut out A ancond
hole was cut a lew inches farther no in
(he same way. The result **u- that
from my side of the wall, through the
opening just made, 1 had a   clear   U'rv,
over about two—thirds of 'he  French-
mans room, while it wns n-xt lo impossible for 111 io lo detect    the    opening!
from his side, they being cut OUI
behind the foliated work of tin- cornice,
and consequently all but invisible from
belo.v. It was, iu fact, as I hough I
were looking out from behind a screen
of leaves, only the leaves in this case
were made of pi 0* ter of J'rllis. .Vs sunn
as I was satisfied that there was nothing
more to be done, I plugged upthe boles
with co'ton wool for the time being.
Tim brought back the ladder and carefully swept up every speck   of   plaster
that hsd fallen on the floor of Lenoir's
room. I'licii we re-locki'il the do'.ir aud
waited for midnight.
As soon as twelve o'clock had struck
I took up my position on   tbe   ladder
and removed the plugs of   cotton wool
Tlie lump in our room wis then extinguished, aud Tim coiled himself Up   ill
an cosychuir. waiting till he   might be
wanted.    \\V had already provided our
selves witb slippers made of felt, so that
our movements might   not   be   heard.
By-aiid-by LoDoir   came   home.    On
entering his room be looked   the  tloor
behind him, as he always   did.    'I'ln-n
he struck a match and lighted his lamp.
-Mmi" W'rngi.-'wiu'. HUllll— IlllU Sitting
with the air ofa man thoroughly  tired
out, be began to smoke.    After a time
he produced a bundle of   letters  from
his pocket, and read theii]  though   one
after another.    All   this   was   clearly
visible   t.i   nu-   from    my eyrie  clos'
lo .the ceiling.    Not only could   1   we
bis every movement, but   the varying
expressions   that    crossed     his    face
were plainly to be seen.    At   halt' past
one he went to bed.
Two more evenings passed without
anything of consequence taking place.
On both occasions Lenoir amused himself with ;> pack of cards, shuffling and
cutting them time after time, his object
, ,0 ,,o „exi. I apparently being to ascertain how often
k.     (.-ding plac.e out in b given number oi times he could
I ,-ould, I succeed   in  turning   u|. an   ace.     Bul
PIONEER
STORE
tJUKKNKTJ BET, HUM .M.nil.v.
D. B, HBANT, Fropiietoi
SPRING   STOCK
.Just Received !
'ivii: i:mji:i;:sii;m-: ipw-tfalk in
S furm.l tie- cili-'-ic. i.t Purt Meuiiy sud
vi-riniiy this he lui.-i inst received a larg-
llll'j vuri^it aaaArtOH-f.   -I -car-nuuhle
DRY GOODS,
(i BO C E I. J E s,
Boots and Shoes
Ready-made Clothing
I'r.-.,   Ki..,
Havinghonght tha atiov* Btoek f"i-''AS_l,
I en prepare.! t" sell at the UlWtmt
i  I -II  -.KICKS.
Vegetables and Fruits
IN   SEASON.
A   CALL  RB8PB0TPULLV SOLICITED
Subdivision of Lot 233
POET MOODY.
NOTlCK W HiSHKBY OIVBK, THAT
all iiist.*.lin.*-itson I.oiHoii tli.- .iLi've-
iianit-il property, inapt bo paid in rtHcl ion*
fuiniity will, tii-.' stijiiilutidii**, *t tin' agreements \.il. be cancelled, and the payment!
alri'it-ly made, forfeited.
Nc'W Wt-r-tiJilll-Uf., N*|it    11,   ISt)"*
Brick Clay for Sale.
IT-JOB SAU:— I'TVK aches op ITHST-
ulaai bricl. cloj laud, adjacent to C.P.
Hallway, aliout two mitea froni I'ort Moody.
•S:,mn1-' ] '"*'   "li.-ai K-f.«t. I.,-,;.., '
Port Moodj.
PortMoody
THE
SmUTIIM TERMINI!!.
Canadian Pacific Railway*
whi'iii'Vi'r 1 slum Id choosK to do ho, see
Everything thnt weiiton Inside Lenoir's
room.
AlfcllBUgll li" inndi' a point of
lionic nt lllidrrigtil, or soon
laHnoir rarely retired to lied
opaule of hour* Inter, Liateniii
iulenoe ami dni-kii'-ss, I cnuli
at Interval*  moving almm
ii' tii t:
ult
till  n
. in the
In ur   him
his room
long after I'vi'i-vlimlv .'Is.' wri.in lii-d,
and   nil    flu-   light!   in    Win li ...,iili
Street but Ins own were extinguished'
The i|Ui'siinii   was,    iu   wlnii    ...iv-lnl
Pii-rri' Lenoir occupy   himiell  .luiin^
iliosir two hours '.'    Wli'it did In- iiml to
do at that time of the morning I    This
was the prolileiu I had set invs.-lf r.i
solve, and the examination of Lenoir'*
room was   Imt a preliminary   itap to-
ird_ that end.
The first thing I did, the day after
my visit to the I'-renc-liiiian's loom, was
to send Tim our to buy a step ladder of
a certain height. This was readily obtained, and when Tim I nought it I
found that, as I stood on the second
step from the top, my head dearly
touched the ceiling of my loom. I
now proceeded to mark out, on the
surface of lhe wall that divided my
room from Lenoir's, a space measuring
twelve inches in a Straight line from
the ceiling downwards, and twenty-four
inches across the base,
As soon as Lenoir had gone out for
the day I instructed Tim, in tin lirst
place, tn strip the paper off the space
thus marked out, and, in the second
place, to carefully remove a couple of
feet of the elaborate foliated cornice,
wliich, as already stated, ran round the
top of the room, and extended to a
depth of six inches down the walls.
This done, Tim's next job was to pick
away the plaster from oil' the marked
space till the bare bricks were exposed
to view. The next thing w as to remove
the two top tiers of bricks for a space
of twelve inches out of the twenty four,
and yet leave intact and unbroken the
cornice and plaster work on Lenoir's
side of the wail     This   proved   inure
on the fourth evening my patience was
rewarded.   He gut home rather ei rliei
than nsu.il and apparently in higl  good
iniiiiL' humour with himself, judging from the
.......   way he kept whistling and singing undi i
his breath. Coat and vest having been
flung aside as usual, and the inevitable
cigarette lighted, he went to the window
and satisfied himself that the- Venetians
were so arranged that nothing which
wen! 'Hi inside lhe room could be   seen
from over the way. I'lien he went to
the clour and made sure that it was really
locked. His nest proceeding was a
singular one.
I'he thought had   struck   me   more
than onee thai Lenoir's bedstead, as an
article of furniture, looked considerably
oul rri place among its shabby surroundings.    In was made of mahogany, in the
heavy old-fashioned style not often seen
nowadays,   The posts that   supported
the foot of it were especially substantial
and solid - looking,    tloing down on one
knee in front of one  of   these   pillars,
Lenoir with his finger and thumb drew
out of its socket the circular   piece   of
mahogany that covered one of the screw-
holes of the bedstead.    Then selecting
one very small key from several  others
on  a   ring   that   he   drew   from   his
pocket,  he   inserted   it   into   a    tin)
keyhole   in lhe woodwork ofthe   bedstead, hitherto hidden behind the piece
of mahogany which he had just removed.
As he turned the   key   I heard a faint
click, and the next moment he   pulled
open a little door in the lower  pari   of
the bed-post, which, turning on invisible
hinges, exposed lo view a recess or small
cupboard cut out of the substance of the
wood.    From this recess he drew a roll
of something that   was   covered   with
leather and carefully   tied   up.    Then
going   to the tabic he sat down,  drew
the lamp closer to him, and proceeded
to unfasten the roll,  the contents   of
which proved to consist entirely of bank
notes.    He   rubbed   his   hands,   and
chuckled to himself, and   nodded
head at the notes as soon   as   he
them unrolled.
A.   R. HOWSE,
Surveyor,
Ke >r ! state Brokoi,
iiveyancet,
Etc., Etc.
Town i ot.s lor sale in
every part ol' the
Town site.
Excellent Farms for
sale—*-Cheap.
Suburban Properties
suitable for market
gardeners, etc.
Every information
freely given,
OFFIOE-MUllRA*.   ST.
POET MOODY, li. (J.
his
got
(TO  BI   CONTIMUKD.)
Side   Ol   LUT.   wm,     t _^_
easy of accomplishment than I had dared
to hope.    The mortar   with which the I    _ —TV v   ..      ,
i       l     I..J   l _..   i   • i .. •*_.       corns cause nitnlerabli' nam.
bricks had  IrecnUid was   rotten with | ,.,„.„ ,.,,,.„ ,.e,mn.cs t|,„ tlr1,ul,,,
age, crumbling altim.it at a touel ^mmm*mumm^*
HoHnwny's
...... j -j0Yn , -ure „„„,,„ ,,_„. .—    Try it uml
mill   See what au amount of pain ia -a* e.l.
.NOTICE.
tSHKRKBY (UVKN THAT 1 IVII'M)
applying to the (.'hiui ('oniuuvsitfiifV of
I.nml** nn«l Woi-ka for |n*niiiRsion tn pur-
obaM 100 -bares of land, mora or Ip-is, ,siiu._i<-
in Xew Westminst.:v District, Group 1. mill
(leserihed M follows: Oomni' ncfog at a
point on *;ast si.l*- of Suott'u rlairn on rij*l-t
bank of Seymour (.'reek, thenc** north lift
j chains, thence eaut Ki chain-** to .Seymour
ereek, thence southerly and westerly follow.
infe p*.* .nderiiiG of Creels side to  p..int   ol
eoiiiineiHi'iiii nt.
JOHN TAYLOR
Port Moody, B. CL. 19th Feb. 18S7
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THE WEEK* NEWS
HOME.
In the local legislature a bill was
passed which provides that Donald
Ohisholm and other* may construct,
equip, maintain and operate a railway
with double or single tracks of four feet
eight and one-half inches guugc, from a
point at the 49th parallel to some point
on the left bank of the Fraser river,
opposite to New Westminster. The
capital stock to lie six hundred thous
and dollars ; the work to be commenced within two and completed
within four year*.
The men who have been engaged iu
preparing the foundations for iiiu.'liiii.-
shops and roundhouses at Vancouver
were noticed lo quit on Monday, and
are now employed on the  line.
Oomplete election rut urns from Van
couverhave lieen published, und l>. \V.
Oordon has defeated Planta, who in
tended to represent Dunsuiuii' at
Ottawa.
On last Monday evening Sir .lohn
Macdonald declared that (Jaiiadn ironic!
not humble itself in the dust to lug a
reciprocity treaty from the Americans.
Canada has been u-heil by Ureal
Britain if a fishery commission would
Ih* satisfactory and she has answered—
'Most certainly."
The Quesnelle Quartz Mining Co.,
of Cariboo, have struck it rich At
the 150 foot level the quantify of gold
b-aring quarlz is surprising; the ore
yields $f)0 to the ton, and it is esti
mated that GU.OUO tons are in sight.
When will the through train arrive
from the east? Will it be here nexl
year! Will it come at all? The first
question was answered every day for
three weeks with the same word—to
morrow I The train arrived nn Thursday night, and everyone hopes that the
mail service in the future will be regu
lar and daily.
The boys at New Westminster have
inaugurated "a mock parliament " The
name is not well chosen. Mockery
means derision, ridicule ; a subject ol
laughter and sport, a vain imitation.
Keen critics who have had some
experience might lie able to conduct, a
mock parliament with skill, and exhibit the knaves and fools chosen by
the people as representatives, but the
boys of New Westminster must fail
in their attempt to do so. A debating
society would suit them better.
The army of occupation has evacuated the city of Vancouver and ihe
cowboys of the North - west arc left to
maintain law and order. If the army
occupies the place once more.the mayor
will find himself in the locK up. A
system of law that would do very well
in Winnipeg would be intolerable at
Vancouver. The occupation was a
very substantial  hint lo the   cowboys.
The spoils of office aro divided, and
the local Legislature which represents a
j..o..0-._.      .   i._..i_    ..._;i ,„;|i |1()
Lillooet, Nanaimo and Victoria urn
crowned with appropriations. Th-si
are the dens in which the captains of
the little gangs get their titles to act as
levyers of black mail. New Westminster, Yale, and Carrilioo have been
plundered to reward the friends of
Smithe, Kobson, Davie, and Dunsmuir
their king. The session was an expensive parade of puerile legislation
A bill was passed to protect gaum in
Okanagan ; another bill regulates the
breadth of cart tires ; but a third bill
authorises John Robson to borrow
another million; and he will authorise
himself to destribute it. The whole
system of legislation practised at Victoria proves that the majority ought
not to rule. An honest dictator would
not plunder the minority but hn would
hang Robson, Smithe, Davie,and Dunsmuir too.    Let us pray for a   dictator.
corporation. The city chauilierlain was
sworn and presented a written official
protest against the   production  of the
mporation   accounts on   the   grounds
(bat the   House of   Commons   hail ex-
eded its rights by   interfering   with
the privilege of the corporation.    The
xoiiiinatiou of witnes*es continued,
and if the corporation is convicted the
House will appoint commissioners to
see that city aldermen shall not enjoy
the privilege of doing wrong.
John Bright says:—"The majority
j{ the people ill Ireland would vote
that their country lie made a state of
the American Onion." Bright does
not known Pat who would much
sooner see his country a state of the
I'liiled Kingdom.
Her Majesty the Queen will leave
Windsor for the Continent on the Mth
inst and proceed to Cannes where she
will remain until the 6th of April.
Aix les Haines will next lie visited and
there Her Majesty will remain for
eighteen days. She will visit the
Kmbassy ut Paris and theu return to
Kiiglund
A Britiah war ship has captured two
«lHTers going to Keddah, snd the
slaves were liberated.
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UNI IED   KINODOM.
A bill for the amendment of criini
nal law in Ireland was introduced iu
the House of Commons on Tuesday
last by the Minister of War who said :
—'"The bill is required to preserve the
peace in that part of the United King
ilom wheie notorious criminals are per
mitted to escape by intimidated juries.''
The Minister promised io introduce a
land purchase bill of wide scope which
would be framed on the principles of
honesty and justice ; he had no hope
the measure would satisfy the land
league, but he believes the House will
adopt it; if not, the Government will
lie compelled to appeal to the country
to confirm their policy or relieve
them ofthe responsibilities of Govern
ment. Mr. John Morley said : — 'The
bill appeared to lie based upon the ideu
that the Irish arc lazy and dishonest ;
but those who knew them well formed
a very different idea of their character.
The measure is well designed to enable
landlords to extort exorbitant rents ; it
is a law for the rich and entirely
against the unfortunate tenants. He
warned the Government of the danger
of closing the door of hope to the per
secuted Irish tenants." Mr. Balfour
assured Mr. Morley that his criticism
was premature. He had condemned the
bill without knowing what clauses it
contains.
1 he committee appointed by the House
of Commons to investigate the charges
of corruption made against the corpor
ation of London held its first session
on Saturday, Lord Harrington pre
siding. The auditor employed to examine the accounts was sworn and
deposed that the city accounts had
never been audited, notwithstanding
the fact that the corporation employed
•nd paid auditors who had no knowledge of the duties. In 1882 the
corporation expended .£50,000 in
opposing the reform bill,  and meetings
UNITED STATES
The Missouri river, above and below
Bismarck, bus overflowed its banks.and
there is un inland sea on which houses
and hay stacks are Hosting. Immense
quantities of ice came down with the
flood ami spread over the surface of the
water. The people remained for some
time iu the floating houses, and several
persons got up Into trees and escaped
in boats The lateBt report says the
river is still rising, and great fears are
entertained for the people of Mandan,
a small town within five miles of Bismarck
At Hastings, Nebraska, on Monday,
Dr Randall was charged with seducing
Miss Hurt, of Edmore, a child eleven
years old. He was ordered to give
bonds for $5000 ; but the girl's brother
walked into court and se'tled theques
tion of damagesj with a bullet which
he sent crashing through the doctor's
head. The audience applauded, and
declared that the seducer deserved
death.
Secretary Whitney says, with reference to the   purchase  of   designs   by
Chief Constructor White, of the British
Admiralty:—"He was  not   chief   constructor to   the   Admiralty   when   he
made, and we purchased, the   designs ;
hut was then the naval  architect   employed by   Sir Wm.   Armstrong   and
Oo.    After the construction of the Esmeralda, they built the Ninawa   Kan
for the Japanese ; her speed was   nine
teen knots an hour ; I was  resolved  to
see by what method they  attained   so
much greater speed over there than we
were able to reach here, and so  I pur
chased the   working  drawings of   the
ship and her machinery.     The   plans
and designs of a boat for the   Spanish
Government, prepared by White, were
offered to us for $50,000, but 1 refused
to buy, and got  the plans  of   the Iwo
I...... fr.*. Ws nnn i,.-_ than nit   would
of this purchase has been to call the
attention of our people to the fact that
wo have not kept up to the standard of
the English in the way ofthe producing
power of machinery."
On Thursday, at Portland, on the
street, a police constable named El-
wanger attempted to cut his wife's
throat. The unfortunate man was insane ; the wife was rescued, aud then
the lunatic cut his own throat.
Senator Hearst has made hi.a son a
present of the San Francisco Examiner
and has engaged to supply him with
the funds required to make it a first
class daily. The young man is ambitious; he doubled the size of the
paper and alarmed the Chronicle and
Call. The enteiprising proprietors of
these journals immediately followed
suit, and the Chronicle declares that it
cost Mr Hearst $100,000 a year
ta keep up with the procession.
The Oregonian quotes from the
writings of three reformers ; Horace
Greely, James Gordon Bennett, and
H.-nry George. (Jreely says:—"If you
takeaway the inducements to industry
and thrift afforded by the law which
secures to each the ownership and enjoyment of his rightful gains, Christendom will rapidly relapse into utter
barbarism " Bennett says:—"Educate
your children so that the boys may be
able to read the Bible and Robinson
Crusoe, and comprehend vulgar fractions—the girls to understand needle
work, plain cooking, reading and writing, but no waltzing." Henry George
says:—"If labor cannot rule capital,
it can destroy it, and it should do so."
Henry George and Jack Cade would
be a well matched pair
Charles Lux, of the firm of Miller
and Lux, died last week in San Francisco. In 1870 hn was a retail butcher;
in 1871 he became a farmer ; his herds
prospered and he became a millionaire.
.His money was the only recommendation to notice which he possessed.
He was eager in the race for wealth,
he succeeded, and he died, and the
worshippers of wealth believe he was
a great man. and that he ought to live
for ever. The almighty dollar is a
modern god
A Toledo special says:—"Society is
agitated over the horse-whipping of T.
H. Whipple, editor of the Bee. He is
a married man, and moves in the best
society, but he wrote love lotters to a
young lady, and on Monday he sent a
perfumed note in which he offered to
marry her as soon ous he could get a divorce. Her mother was enraged ; she
called on a friend. Mr. Patrick Owens,
a well-to-do business man, and in his
company visited the married man in
love, who was, under cover of a revolver in the hand of Owens, compelled to
kneel down and stay there whilo the
mother wore out a new whip over his
back and head."      That   was   severe,
he
held  in   support   of   that   bill   were j but imagine what he suffered when
raided  by roughs who were paid by the went home to his wife.
REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT.
The travesty that we called representative Government, in this Province,
would make an excellent subject for an
o|>eretta by Messrs. Gilbert & Sullivan.
The ridiculous rodomontades of Messrs.
Robson and Smithe, on taking office
five years ago, were followed by the
Port Simpson grab, the Kootenay Bill,
the Settlement Bill, the gift of six thousand acres of public lands to the railway company, to induce them to try to
make a terminus at the bogus town of
Vancouver. By discreditable manipulation and " political appointments "
they secured the adhesion of a majority
of the so-called " representatives " and
in spite of the clearest charges of corruption, the grossest blundering, as for
instance, in the construction of the Settlement Bill, by which millions of acres
of land were stupidly given away and
the right to the minerals probably lost
to the Province forever, the hired majority carried everything before them.
The public accounts were cooked so as
to show surpluses, where we now know
there were only deficiencies, and all this
under the guise of ." representative
l-pvernment." It would be well for our
people to understand what representative Government means, because, we
suspect a great many |ieople think that it
signifies government in which the people are represented. There never was
a greater mistake than this: the only
persons represented by our system are
the so-called ministers, who by means
of the manipulation above referred to,
take care that by having a servile majority at their backs, they do just as
please, and in this they do not hesitate
to manage everything to their own satisfaction. During the last Parliament,
they passed an Act to alter the constitution ; even one of their lackeys confessed to the sincere regret he felt, in
voting for it. They passed an Act to
make the land laws cover the gift of
land to the railway company and others,
but this was disallowed at Ottawa.
They tinkered a number of statutes ; for
example, that on education, and made
it a subject for ridicule ; they are making another amendment to the same
statute which will render the system of
education a continued source of heartburning and discontent. With the
most extraordinary temerity they make
laws in direct contravention of laws be
yond their control; as an instance we
may cite the gift of six thousand acres
to the railway company for which there
is no legal basis and which, in the absence of any consideration, must be de-
—the construction of a branch or extension from Port Moody to Vancouver
and the erection of workshops, roundhouses and station buildings at the latter place, with the constant maintenance of regular traffic, has not been
complied with, therefore, there can be
no pretense for the retention of the land
by the railway company or their agents.
We note that this famous local Government of ours, is wise after its own fashion and disposed of a few more lots at
English Bay the other day, so as to
save as much as possible out of the fire,
before the crash comes. Of course, the
paltry sums netted from the sale of lots
at Vancouver, would not be one per
cent, of the money to be realized promised by Robson ; but that is a matter
of course; but, it appears to us, that
with the knowledge possessed by the
Government, these sales are little better
than frauds ; the lots will not be worth
a tithe of what is paid for them during
the next hundred years. These ministers, then, are the men who ask us to
let them borrow a million of money,
and to let them increase the taxes,
already extremely burdensome, to provide the requisite interest and sinking
fund ! Surely the people are not so infatuated as to allow these ministers and
their machine majority, to destroy this
Province; for, by excessive taxation
and the alienation of all our timber and
agricultural lands, they will certainly
accomplish that result. There are a
few educated men on the side of the
Government from whom we expected
more self respect. But these artful
ministers, in order to prevent their defection, dangle certain portfolios and
Government gifts, before them, and
when they have induced them to follow
the bawbles through an infinitude of
mire—the stains of which can never be
removed—the coveted prizes will be
given to men like Robson and Smithe,
who are not troubled with consciences
or over-fastidious scruples. If any of
these three or four Government supporters, to whom we have alluded, have
any doubts on this subject, they will be
perfectly enlightened by the end of the
session. True, that, valuable lands and
railway concessions, cannot be obtained
from governments formed of scrupulous
men, and an extremely vulgar proverb,
says " dirty work makes clean moneyj"
still, in the name of decency and the
most ordinary sense of right and justice,
we ask these members to hesitate.    We
are yet at a loss as the tactics of the opposition, whether they are like attorneys
that we have met with, very clever in
eliciting evidence by cross-questioning
a witness, and then, wholly incapable of
turning it to account; or whether they
are only laying the train for a grand explosion, which we are inclined to think is
the true state of tbe case. No one who
has followed the proce 'dings in the
House, can doubt, majority or no majority against them, the oppositiun have
plenty of material to oust the Government. To retain such councillors after
the expose which we believe is coming,
would be for the Lieut.-Governor to destroy lhe usefulness of the Executive,
and condone faults that could not be
contemplated by a gentleman, without
abhorence. Unscrupulous assurance
and petty craft, should not be permitted
in a government ; so much is entrusted
to the hands of ministers, that the
shadow of a doubt of their honor and
honesty, is sufficient to render all their
acts, blemished by indelible stains. The
single instance of the gift of six thousand acres to the railway company, in
order to render a few lots ot land, in
the hands of speculators, valuable,
should be sufficient to condemn any
government. 'The excuses put forward
by Mr. Robson, one of the speculators,
in his position of minister, were the
merest buncom, as we stated ut the
time, and permitting this shameful
transaction, almost without a protest,
our people are now beginning to learn
all that we told them long ago.
English agreement to defend the Ottoman power fron; the incuiii"ii-. ol Russia ; to that, if an army was direct ed
U[>on   Roumania and   Bulgaria a large
|*!«-sur- of -utias ^lr- Rule
^^^^^^^^^ "son rich.  &,
it occurs to as that the pooule- ,jf -._„ t,
vioce   »re  nursing their wrath __ j^_,
motto, sud  there-  will  be ku outbui
il_.y, t
NOTICE.'
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ whicli Mauu* l_a_, will 1* _„, %
force would be detailed to invade Ar- j eoAexy stljir.
rncnia,   Kr/eroum and would no doubt
be  the  great   point   nl   attar Ic,     The
Turks would make a determined stand
but they could not lung resist the powet-
ful armies of Russia, unaided.   Then it
will  be the turn  of England  and  a
•*_,!
-Seine it mertAweUtm thst l i_i«__u|
make -m.Ii.--Iii.ii to the Chief I .an u„MkJ ™|
of Limfs ami Winks  f'.r   iM-.nii.in,!, ttruu
chase  two huiiilreil  acerus of  laid i„ \
Wi -tiiiin.ter district as follows:—
Cominrtteil-g at a stake nn the bete.,.
FOREIGN AFFAIRS.
No movement or development has
yet taken place indicating the point
where hostilities of a serious character
are likely to break out. 'I'he recent attempt on the life of the Czar will have
its due effect in hastening a denouement
and similar influences in France will
eventually bring about the catastrophy.
It must be remembered that in each of
these countries, now *>ermeated with
discontent and disguised sedition (for
all the Socialistic doctrines are nothing
else), and when added to these the
•normous taxation constantly increasing for armaments of all kinds, is piled
upon the ordinary expense of government, it can readily be understood on
what a dangerous basis the respective
governments rest. But when in addition to the foregoing causes of discontent, employment for the workpeople is
scarce, business in every branch depressed, and distress among the very
poor of the severest kind, added to by
an unusually hard winter, the danger of
than expressed.    In Russia, the tyranny
of a despotic government  has   been
carried so far ... to make life almost unbearable, so that unless some diversion
is created by war a very serious revolution  is highly  probable.     In France
nothing but the immediate prospect of
war restrains the usual disturbing elements in the population from demonstrations which would be sure to end in
revolution  and like a game of roulette
no one can tall where the ball may rest.
The  Republicans know this well and
they know that a revolution may end in
a monaichy.    To the Republicans war
would be better than a change of government,  no matter what the consequences  would be to the country ; it
might be universal disaster and it might
be victory : in the latter case a renewed
lease for the republic.    Bismarck knows
all this and he knows that if war ensues
it will be a life and death struggle not
only for victory in the field but fo.* the
retention or destruction ot Republican
government.    No wonder he thinks it
prudent to  be prepared, and his avoidance of thr contest as long as possible
hoping that the patience of the French
people will be worn out and that they
will   conclude   to  cut   one another's
throats in lieu of going to war abroad.
In England,  while taking all necessary
precautions in the way of armaments,
the attention of the country and foreign
diplomats are averted as much as possi
ble, by home affairs.    Ireland was becoming peaceable and no great question
was up  for discussion,  so the Govern
ment has created a diversion by the
two great questions of cloture and coercion.    These will be played for all they
are worth, to fix the attention ot foreign
governments if possible, while the more
serious game of foreign affairs is being
played at the various courts in Europe.
The position  of England  is of a very
critical  nature and we shall find later
on, that the whole weight of the Russian
empire will be directed against her.    It
is well understood that she will never
permit  Russia to seize Constantinople
hence, it will be the aim of the Russian
Government to cripple her in some vital
point.   This, so far, appears to be India,
but we hesitate to believe that the Czar
would  risk much  in ihat  quarter ; we
are more inclined to think that he will
throw  down the gauntlet in Armenia
and Syria if permitted to go so far.    It
must not be forgotten that the tenure of
the Island of Cyprus is based upon the
struggle of the most gigantic characta I I'un.r.l Inlet at oi eoerthe _-«tl___*at_,
will most certainlv follow : first foi  the ■'" _2_ ''". thmv" '"''"""'g ■'"•■•■ Ua*kS
I tmtthircft   corner   nf   Lit Jl.'i    *!____ ■
great prize to be won with virtory. nod
with the knowledge that defeat means
the loss of tlie Russian throne to the
Romanoffs. But if tlur Rimuui
defeated the whole of the pfOvioCM trt-
cently oUaine.l lioin Turkey will \ny
taken fron. them, '<■•■ Only these. lmt
it is highly probable that Georgia and
Cirrassia may follow. llu* Chinese hn
their jiait ot th-; woik would probably
receive the Khanates of Central Asia,
and Kngland would take Persia. Italy
as her share would ^tt Albania, Austria
be confirmed in the two province* of
Bosnia and the llrrwgnvini nml Sfivia.
Germany would have Kussian l'olan-1
and the provinces on the Baltic, sothat
the Muscovites would he hurled back
to the position they held a hundred aud
fifty years ago. All ihis is veiy easy to
say, but before these arts in Ihe drama
could be performed, some terrible fighting has to be done ; first with Ruaala
possessing a population of ?. hundred
millions, nexl with France and forty
millions. Our readers may figure to
themselves the number of human beings
that will have to be sent to their long
home before our programme could be
filled. The slaughter hy land and sea
is something appalling, but it is one of
the necessities of our mundane existence. When the population of the
world reaches a certain point a reduc
tion of the human race must be
effected ; if not by war, then hy a hor
rible plague which would be more destructive and inflict greater horrors than
war. It is within human power to ter
minate war, but a plague is beyond all
human influence and runs its course
destroying all before it regardless ol age
or sex, within its dreadful pathway.
Sentimentalists and humantarians talk
a great deal of well meant, nonsense.
No power on earth can retard or
hasten the ordinances 01 Providence,
When population becomes redundant
at any one point, the superabundant
mass forces its way through the bounds
accorded to it by human agency, and
secures for itself pasture! new, or is destroyed in the attempt.
onus main UUVKUNMIENT.
The people of this Province have )»ot them-
■elves into a pretty pickle; led or driven lilo
u/ftook   of .sheep, tliey  adopted    whut Mr.
Kohl-oil is pi caned to i-.ilI RJUpothibla Oovernment, whicli, so f_ir  at we e.ui hi.ike out,
is a government liy which  the taxpayers are
made reHj'unsilrl.r tu Mr.   KoI.hoii for  ouch
sums of money ,-ih he mny require tu liiippnrt
him in the  agreeable operation of tier. i:i.
them.    He has managed tu net-nil- a follow*
ing that enables him tn du jio-t ni he [. I. - - l •■■■
In tlie House,  and In: goes in for ftOppdrttag
hia dignity in a comfortable and nMtyftOtable
manner.    He  does  not  pretend   to thk Unpeople for money todevelop the rtMtlftea 0.
the Province,  that would  be jn,t like it
sponsible ministers in any ordinal*, ri\ili-.'.l
country; hi* upends the money Ik* get:. lOlric
how, and theu he tells the KotlMp he Hunts
another million to bpeud and Ids  majority
votes it for him.     -.Ve don't know what the
people of British Columbia think about the
matter, but it appears to un, that   if they dn
not take some   way of putting a slop to the
present system   that they will very 100a be
taxed   to   death.     UOOt it  never  occur to
them   that    this    constant   draught   upon
tbeir resource.-, being now nther obotiotuu-
ous, might be modified  BOinewhftt b> having
someone else besidei Mr. Kobson to d<> their
busiuess  for  them ?     Their   position with
Mr. Hobiou  ut thn head of affairs, i, very
bad ; would it  not he  better to try a uew
deal and perhaps it might hfl betti-r ; it certainly  could  uot be worse.     All rpou are
fallible,   but a change   iu the   government
might bring in some new   ideas amlnUew-
ua from the eternal repetition of loans and
new taxes.   At any rute, wc ou tin; Mainland are  very tired of Mr.  Itobson   uud increasing taxation.    It bas been iugge4,$e<) to
us that so long as we are tied to the island,
ao long we shall be  mad** to  In ing giist to
Mr. Robson's mill and the only portion we
shall get therefrom will be   chat),    if this
constant  draught   upon   our   hard   earned
means was applied  iu some  way to make it
reproductive,it wouhl be quite another matter, but it appears to sink into some bottom
less pit which  only presents u gaping void
where other loans will  bo thrown iu.    Will
nobody   put   in   a protest?     Mr.   llohsou
makes places for his  friends as immigration
agents and then votes for tha employment
of Chinese   on  all the new railway enterprises.     He  brings  people here  to  starve
(aud if they can, to pay taxes) aud then advocates  the employment of Mongolian*] because their labor is cheaper.    It canuot he
surprising that Mr,  Dunsmuir  should Hup
port   Mr.   Robson in any measure he utay
propose,    Mr.  DunBimiir  will probably derive the  largest benefit of any one   in this
Province  from  the  Settlement Bill, One ot
Mr. Robson's great achievements.    Those of
the members who own   land at Vancouver
will also, supprrt  Mr. Robsnn their brother
speculator,   who will  do his best to assist
Mr.  VanHorne his   friends to   retain   Mie
6,000 acres Mr. Kobson gave him nt Knglish
Bay, in order to make this speculation profl* 	
table.    Verily,  we are  in good hand, if we       ^Watchet   Ient"~b^
desire to be reduced to poverty and wish for ! attended to at onoe.
MttthVMt  corner of  lot  .ti'.i,   tbei I
■laag   unttrn   boundary   of   *-;».,i |,,t | J
chain-.,   thence   we*t    to   Ni-\ ii,,,: I
ttt-MMQ EoOowfag said creek ami i I
l'i ; ■< Mtherly to  the beach at poiat
IH'llfl-llH'llt.
JNO. B. HKKDBBSOg
S'sDoonver, B. CL February 3rd, 1W7
NOTICE.
\   toe  h  hereby given  tlut I \ntn*i -J
ch. -iin-n to UM I 'Imt I lonuaiMH^
of Lands uud Works  for pt-rmiHsi.-n tl lu-I
eham two hundred acres of laud in iU j,^.l
UV.-* tm i nst er iJitttrict, described as follu*
< 4 ii.uirihing st a stake set oa tb
Burrard lob*t at or n.-.ir tht loathtHti^J
of Indian Keserve, thence fullowing short
lim- to the -.i.utbwest coiihi ,,| |q| -r-y
tliciuv in ir th along west boundary uf nid lot
100 chains, thence west HO chains, thnxt
v<hth*-rly tothe uorthcu.it tornei DfhJjZ
ItOMIft   and   along   the   eimU-iu inn-■'-^
Rimottt to the boaofa at point of maraiM
int-nt.
ISAAC  MKMlKlMiN
Vancouver, H. U . Fob I, tW7.
[avJOTl^R is  HEREBY  UIVKN 'IHat
tI     I  intend to  make applicationtefl]
Chief' 1 ornmi'sionerof Lauds and Warkltd
ptrmLtnJbd to purchase about '.'On arremf
ami, mure or less, nituated iu New UV.t-
ininslir District, "<iroup One," mil -fe.
■oribod Bl follows :—Commeuciugat a itilw
llbout .VI chains north of uorth -ui-r-t curncr
of lot 471, i hence north about ."*0 chl„ thu..*.
west a bunt 40 chains, thence south tUm-flO
chain**, thence east about 40 ohliu to tlie
place of commencement.
II. .1. A. III'IIMTI
Port Muodv, B. C March 7, IS*;.
BOOT & SHOE .TOI
Clarke St, Port Moody.
vJ.  TAYS
Bog*   t.r   Allll.jllll.-4-   tll-t   llf   lun i'1'Hlie.l thll
..li'ivi, .U.ir- with n well laUctsd itotk nil
-jiui'ln nt .-riluceil prices, wlii.rli sr !• warni'i'itl
to j.i\»_ satisfaction, Hi- respectfully iuulaf
in iii'ii.-i-tioii of the 8am.■	
(ESTABLISHED 1862.)
Fred.   Eickhoff
_rK-.KK.AI. HKALKK   IN
GliOCI-Rmi
Provisions,
Dry   •a-ooas
CLOTHING,
roots & ,;h<m s,|
Of First-Class Quality
AND    AT
Moderate   Rates-
Comer of Kronl   and  Begbie Su.._.|
NKW    WKXTMINS I Kli
EC.
MERCANTILE AGIlH
KFPRK1KNT r
Mev-iN. Iliiscnlliiil, leilt'r <H'.«|
" WHITR MBOB"
Fine Boots & Shoes,
Ir.i-lli.S   AMI ."A*.   HIAM l:i I'.
TIIK \\OONSOCKBT* liOOiiYKAI;in»|
RUBBER GOODS,
THE CArK ANN OH. ('1.01'HINi' ' I
llll:. AI.II'oKMA CKACKEH ( 0
" MOUNT IIKI.ENA" VINEYAIil'.
I OS   .Niil'laOs ANIJ KIYERSIDI
FRUTT• ■HOWUKS' AMOOIATION.
OHAMIKS am. LEMONS.
I'/iv.,       kti'..       _ni,
JOHN  A.  BRADLEYJ
ham.'I.K   itmius :
i'I'I"!   Al. TION MART, I Im-emmi-iit ■"■-
Victoria;
ami
New WeHliiiin-'tei'l
F. CRAKE,
WATCI1MAK1I
.ll-WELEB,
■d  to the utore lately oecui-
Coulter & Co.,
.]:..
Opi.ci.lt-. to Cuni.lnghanr«Stor««r|
on I ailitiniiiu Street,
Formrrly lln-.i.K" • i.flli.i »«lol> Os***|
iiK.nl .is,iuCf,. I jm.hii,   n."rii"»'
\\
rVYINO   RKVKBBp   HIS COSMHl
tion with Mr. McN*u_h.eD, lie'"1']
•lureil toiloull kilula of
KINE AND COMPLICATED
&»--_*__>
IWatches!
JEWELRY.
CHARGES REASONABLE.
msil    or   «pi**j i\)t "*]Joit Mwb\\ *i>ojettt
ATL'tti»AY
..MAUCH »i, 1887.
SCKUEV COUNCIL.
('.nu-.il   met   pursuant  to adjourn-
a 1 ttu- meuilKTi. present,
miuute* of thu prc-viou-. meeting WOtO
A appr-jv.-.l.
luuuicAtiouii were received from (), \K
,,-x't, &*•*_■-■ -*-• *•*•*• C. of Richmond, ordered
fi<>tii  Metmrtf.   Woods t\ Turner, and
H. Chantrell, K*** ,   action   iva.i il**b .---(l
,ulthe m-*t MinHf
Tin* following icciuut wan ordered paid :
('uutiibgli.tm, oa.
TV
;..-■
NKW Y«»KK LKTTKK.
Krom Cwt Onu Correipoudeut.
THf ILAsCAPU I ELE'TION*- i._lhlli> ELBO*
TlliN*-- KtTALUM"N --WAIl Bl 1*14 t~ -
UHltl'-tt POLITIC**.
New Vp.uk, March 7tli, 1HS7-
L'ulew victory in a geueral election haa
been sweeping the rt-bult it not known fur
Nome time witli anything like accuracy. It
is so aa regards tbe recent general elections
iu Canada which hsve lw*eu closer than was
suptmsed ttttt uu the seeoud day after the
polling. The Associated press gave the Com
sei vative majority at 40 aud though these
•juries pon dents who took their tiguie-i from
•'fit   j./tp'-rs   said the   Conservatives   were
The   Kussian*. axe  i. lining up civil tnt in
I Alf^hstnlstauand areuuutsiag troops at M< n
■suit of tbetiermsn elections is :—
Ui-.n.ap.k  .fJO, auti-Bwmarck 2*J0.    Alsace*
iyjituine  returned a solid vote against His
niarck ; so did the city of Berlin.
i    ujic-f has ticen pioiogued.
It is cabled here tu day that the present
British Coveruuieut will not last a month.
it is hopelessly divided and nothing otm
remedy things but another general election.
.SPIRIT OF  IHK LOCAL PAKL1AMKNT.
Mondav, March,
MMMo, Conn, tnioo and WeUoa r»porUd [bulMi. m   at the best  were only  two ur
t<w
Uu-
awarded coulracts in   their reaper
rr «-ids, aa Instructed at laat meeting,
The  Salary   Bylaw   aineudnieiit   Hy-Uw
tfreada thitd time.
fbe By-law to regulate the busine*. - of the
■talK-il was advanced ■ stage.
The clerk was ui*.truct**d to on ant*.*, tahu-
.j_t feud number iu consecutive order ill I.y
j,n pasiwd by this GoU-MOU.
litis J, W.i.lc, Km., whi tppoioted ouo-
for the eorponaon ol Surrey,
r\lt following sunm were appropriated : -
,1 :t,  Stein  Itoad,  $50 ; war..   1, Coast
Ht-iili*"- \w*2Z> \ ward o, section Ilea bttWMO
Ikcu.'us U and io and 13 and it. townaUp 7,
It va* resolved that it will be s great cm
Ifrflit-uee for the settlera weie |H*st officer* ea*
I *tt or ue&r the iuterseetion of the
, ,- Ueridiau aud the Yule roads, und at
-jurey (Centre. The clerk was instructed t*
torsnd copies to the post office inspector.
Coun. Stewait gave notice that he will iu
ttwloce a by law amending the lie. eiuie liy -
AT aOKTKCAEUl
In
t bylaw pro
vision of the
Oan. Value will introduce
cling ttt the return and r
ytcoinent roll,
rhe Council then adjourned   until Satur-
ky, April 9th( at I '.'clock p. in.
Thi   Harwonvx.—We are   informed this
___wr has beeneeoured by the C.P.N.Co
ll(V on tin* route between this place aud
etoria.   If this ia correct tbe C.P.N.Co.
n iouuir«d the exact kind ol steamer re-
■.-red forthe trade aud we congratulate the
(.any on their pnrob&M.
kpArntSfl   Kioiit.*..— There is  much dirt
this   vicinity in   respect   tothe
titles   to   the   lands
tin., unead, I telegraphed the former figure
ur ubvious reasons, the   Associated press
considered   reliable.       Kven     uow   that
twain days have elapsed the   matter is still
liepute.    The Toronto fVJoV ftUIflM that
counting British Columbia and   Manitoba as
Conservative the Liberala have one majority
while the Montreal tenontO asserts   that the
<."-. eminent will be sustained   ou a  division
by ■   majority of 29.    The confusion   apu.it
from party bias or eiitliii~.i_i.-ni,   arises   from
the fact that   many  of the   metnliers   from
(.,'iicl-fr   have been returned as Nationalist*).
Hon. Thus. White Minister of   the Interior,
nays that ouce the Kiel   question   is   settled
the Nationalists will vote with the Oovernment, but that surely is a poor look  out for
a ministry   that   wishes to   govern   a great
country.    Besides the Nationalist-, there are
six or   seveu   iudepeudeuts   elected   whom*
vntcK   cannot be   counted   open  by   either
party.    Perhaps the  geutlemeu  themselves
lout know theii   own minds.    The truth is ]
x reign of confusion baa  began uud  of short
exiating ministries.    There   is  little   doubt
there will boou be another   general election
and may Im- three   or   four within   the next
two years and some pessimists even predict
the breaking up of  confederation alter   the
death of Sir -John Macdonald.    The election
was one  of surprises.     It was   thought for
instance   the    Liberals    would   sweep   the
Maritime provinces especially   Nova Scotia
but they   did not.    Nova   Scotia   returned
two Conservatives to one Liberal which consummation was due to the splendid strategy
and commanding   eloquence  of Sir   CharteB
Tupper.    (Quebec returned forty Liberals and
Nationalists   to, twenty six    Conservatives
and   iu   ( ntario   the   numbers  are   almost
IiVlltCIlt jM
ilillioiilty of securing .
ibich thoy have 0OOQpied for several years
U_k ; but after the expenditure of mucli
BiMiu-y and time, the same uncertainty ex
jit!i A* to the ultimate disposition of thu
Und.      	
bfOOMIMfl Train*.— The complete uncer-
uiuty a« tothe posKible arrival of train**
ii.i i-. our citizens in a very   unpleasant \\\.
agrtO are spread heie by the railway
officials as to the time when a train is ex
i-.-t.pl, but no train appears. If enquiry is
■n.'l'i 11 mn the utlicials,another time is stated
ir tin; arrival of a truin with the same remit. Stories are Industriously circulated
about slides between here and Yale, There
be eome truth in the reports, but the
| Jilfi.'ulty, we suspect, is nearer the Selkirk...
Thk   Ai.a.hkas    Boundary.—Failing   to
igliteu Canada out of her fUheriet. even by
-.•pturiiig sealing vessels completely out of
their jurisdiction, the United States are nnw
trying to get up a little muss on the Alaskan
frontier, tt is u-ported that A valuable gold
*. i! has been dircovurcd just on the Canadian Isirder and thnt it is very likely to be
■Wined by tlie United States. This is au
t-ltl dodge and if bluff wns not
prople might be rendered uneasy.
people   remember  the  "fifty four   forty
stale,
But tror
I tight" ery
vhich
melted away   whou  hug-
■ what it meant.
I Uud began to enquire
Tbb Fikherirs  Dispute.—The  United
Itatn and   Canada seem both on  the blufl'.
The people of the United   States  talk aUmt
tpprisals but particularly warn   Canada that
ilie need not   expect to worry a  reciprocity
treaty out nf the United States.    Sho is also
threatened with the complete exclusion of all
tier shipping  from   United    States   ports.
Unada says   that if any   reprisals   aie   attempted   United   States    vessels    will   be
captured   wherever found   within the three
mle limit; thut for her part she cares noth-
I shout reciprocity and that she has given up
I uty such idea.    That if the   exclusion bull
| netut is attempted, two can {day at it and the
I'nited States will lose a hundred dollars for
| (very one of Canada's.
-tottOHD* RT. AL. vs. C.P. K.— This case
| bu been paused through the Snpremc Court
"f thi*) Province yro .forma as being the re-
I 'iiiisiu. coursu laid down by law. The ouee*
I MR naturally arises, will tne Supreme Court
<'fCaiiadit adopt the same \iows as those in
tlie Major case ! Kven the lawyers iu this
Province, uninterested on either side, could
""t help being surprised by the bad law
which seemed to golde the majority of the
judges at Ottawa. It may be that there waa
•»iiie discrepancy or deHcieticy in stating
the use, and in this way the judges were
Billed. But if they confirm the ruling of
the Major sate when the above appeal is
gJNOttd to them, there will only be the
I'rirv Council as a resort,
Thk Dominion EClsci ions,—Although a
•WW distance of opinion appears to exist be-
•■"•-■ii the Oram of the Urite and Tories, as
Mlie innjority leoured for the Macdonald
l|(,*erunient, there i*i a general admission
Wt the Conservative majority is very raueh
blared and that questions pertaining to the
1 -'< lUilway will not be passed through the
toote With the facility with which they
•t** diriuos«d of during the last Parliament,
"ii tt nth is, that the railway Company has
•"iile itaelf very unpopular, whether hy Ue*
wi!iior simply because its nlllcials lout their
Kmleuce by what appeared to be unbounded
PtSJSS, Whatever the cause may be, any
Wen renuired hy the C.P. It. from the
nwm of Cummons will have to be asked iu
'i*-'** a different tone to that used formerly,
Mth a very doubtful result.
HKli KISSKS CASHED AT SIGHT.
I'll* other day, while n young Deputy Post*
•■•Mter wae engaged at hi-- work, iu stepped
JJftf out bashful maidens of sweet sixteen
*■■■■ a money order which she desired to
"ve rashed. She handed it, with a bash-
'"'"mile, to the official, who, after closely
^■"iiiniiiU 't, gave her the money it called
[''■■ At the same time he asked her if she
*-u read what waa on the margin of the
Pr. "Nn, I have not," she replied "for
r*U not mske tt out. Will vou please to
lt,aii it to me?"
I -lie Deputy read as follows i "1 seud
•*'■■*■ $:tand a dozen kisses." (Jlancing at
,he bashful girl he said: "Now, I have
j*u* >'"U tha money and I suppose you want
•""1-.i-.-im." Yes," she said, "if he seut ine
p Mssea I want them too." It is hardly
■***wary to say that the balance of the order
** promptly paid, and iu :» scientific man
^rilt that, and eminently satisfactorily to
•"■'■aideu, fur she went out of the office
j "(hing her lips as if there was a taste
ff*> them she had   never encountered   l>e-
**e nftan wondered   why   there   was   so
l*j-y aspirants for the Tacoma  post   office,
•^M- *ns mean enough to suppose it was for
*<*ii<dunieuts  thereunto   appertaining."
'"'*ruth now dawns upou   ua.—Krchanyc.
Otto Von Bismarck has a majority of fifty
seven in the German heichstag pledged to
vote the Septenuate hut pledged to nothing
else. It is likely enough he will be beaten
on his tobacco monopoly bill ami other
means of increasing the revenue so as to keep
up the army, but that is nothing in the way
of the Iron Priuce who, once he has his way
in the big bill, will Hnd ways and mean*, to
carry out his desires as to clothing and feeding the soldiers. Every (ierman farmer at
present has a soldier ou his back and Bismarck will find room for two there if necessary. The Centre or Catholic party led by
1 i.-Wiudhni m , thut fearless foe of Bismarck,
has gone bauk to the Heichstag almost as
solid as ever (98 instead of 101) despite the
entreaties of the Pope and the threats of
Bismarck. The Socialists, however, although they did not return us many members in reality, showed the greatest gains,
They polled over a million votes. Since the
elections the war cloud has grown smaller
and smaller and it is now almost disappeared
from the sky. Nevertheless, there aro
heard the same mighty din of military preparations all over Europe, morning, noon
and night. The cloud has not disappeared ;
it hue merely moved off to the cast and hangs
dark and threatening over the Balkans.
Hussia is determined to have a war
there. The Zankoff, or 81a? party of
Bulgaria incited an insurrection at Ktiachuk
and Silisiiii a few days ago which has been
suppressed by the Regency (and a dozen of
tho revolting officers shot, If the Regency
supposes this will have the effect of staying
Hussia it will find itself mistaken. The
Czar only wants a half plausihle excuse to
to let loose the armies he has massed in Bessarabia and the Crimea, when the spring is
fairly opened, and then will begin the struggle to which these results are but preparatory.
Uf course, you know that the Senate He
taliation Bill hus been passed by both Houses
of Congress Jand signed by the President.
Whether the President will use the powers
thus given him will depend upon the action
of Canada wheu the fishing season opens.
The bill empowers him to refuse admission
to American ports of all Canadiau vessels,
and if necessary, of all Canadian goods. The
Belmont bill of the House of Kepreaentatives
was more stringent in its nature aud would
prevent Canadian freight going over American roads. The Canadian papers assert that
the Uctaliation Bill is a game of bluff at
which more thau oue can 'play, hut I am inclined to think they are mintaken. If Cana*
da feels she can depend upon Kngland ahe
will, no doubt, take precisely the same steps
as she did laat year to protect her interests,
but if, on tbe contrary, she finds Kngland
uuwilling to embroil herself ahe will act with
caution. Judging from the tone of the Eog-
ttah press they are a little tired of the dispute uud would like Canada tu make a compromise in the way of a broader interpretation ofthe treaty of 1818. If Salisbury had
a compact majority, if Ireland were not in
such a state, if Kngland stood well with
France, there would be uo hesitation on the
part of Lord Salisbury, but under present
circumstances he cannot see his way clearly.
Still, if Canada pursues a bold policy the
Imperial (■Iovernment must either be prepared to sustain her or tell Canada the tie is
sundered that has hitherto bound them.
The coal strike has collapsed us every one
knew it would but tbe unfortunate strikers
who are now lagging to be taken buck, hut
are either refused work or given it on the
condition that they abjure the Knights of
Laltor. Aud ao with other strikes for the
most part. Capital has generally won and
will continue to win until emigration from
Kurope ceases or until a better system of
warfare thau strikes prevails. When a
hundred men strike for higher wages they
would obtain it, and perhaps justly so, only
that unfortunately there nre always a hundred men waiting forthe job who are anxious to work for anything at all, and that is
why the rich are growing richer and the poor
getting poorer every day.
The British Parliament is passing through
stormy times.     The Conservatives are doing
their utmost to   pass  the   Procedure
through Parliament, so that   they   will
m————t        I
During the forenoon tncaibers seem to
have made a general attack upou tbe paper.*..
Mr. McLeese aaid his a|ieec-b iu the f'otonixt
had been grossly garbled and in (act made
statement* in his name that he uev er uttered.
Mr. Duuxmuir also, objected to the Colonial
rei-ort o! In** .speech ou high schools. He
als.> objected to the Thnm having reported
that he sang the "Laud 0' the Leal," it wan
probably, "Hey Johnnie Cope" but Mi
Dunsmuir is modest aud fears he might U-
called upon for a soug, on some other festivH
occasion. Haviug said all they could about
newspapers they went for voting papers -
altogether, a paper hunt wuuld have tilled
up tlie forenoon quite aa profitably.
AKTEKNOON   .1 h.-.**.loN.
The Delta Railway Bill having lieen taken
up in committee, the clauses of the bill
proper, wen* all passed when Mr. Beiven
moved the insertion of the clause excluding I
Chinese. A lively discussion followed and
when the division took place it was found
that John Robson voted for tbe Chinese.
This is a complete recantation and having
decided uot to visit Vancouver, Mr. Robson
casts his defiaD.e at the Vancouveritei—at a
safe distance. The Athabasca Railway Bill
got through committee, escapting the
Chinese prohibition by aim;.at the same
vote,
Tuesday, March, 29bd,
Mr. Urant went for the Colonist and tiie
grandeur of the theme so impressed his mind
that he broke iuto poetry. We trust however, that he is not often affected iu the
same way, because,(although his effort in the
poetic line was somewhat superior to those
ofthe Colonist, still, we cannot rank it as
equal to the productions of the immortal,
"Billy Nutts. ' The House resolved itself
into a committee of supply. Mr. (irsut uncovered some ugly items iu the Covernnient
record and showed that a system of the
grossest bribery was pursued in relation to
certain favored localities. He also pointed
out the little   game   tried on iu   Cassiar by
^,',! 1-equime, and most of the ranchers
™ 'jkanagan, have saficieot fodder for
- **• Mr. Piouchei-iil got short, and
pying hay from Mr. Jno. Connor at 814 per
I J ll tbs stack. Only a few parties have
tr ^-h loss in cattle. The lesson, how-
> >s one that will be remembered, and
• cautiou will be taken hereafter to
"-■•'•de for stock during the winter.
limiting the time for taking votes, possibly,
with a view to defeating Mr. < J rant.
Mr. Beaven gave thu Provincial Secretary
or Finance minister—Mr.   Robson, a handsome raking down,   but his hide is   so thick
(the best   gift he   possesses) that   we fear it
had very little effect.   Mr. Beaven, however,
demonstrated   that  thi*,   valuable   Finance
minister in a total of $639,000 had over estimated his   income by a sum  of $145,000, un
error, that, in Canada, would have secured
him a ride on a rail.    Mr.   Kobson   who has
always a large supply of talk on   hand, distributed some iu   reply, but it ii   ever thus,
and being so, is never   listened to except by
the reporters.    He   aaid   that the   Walkem
Beaven   (iovernment   were  extravagant in
laying out so much money on a road in New
Westminster district, that had already   disappeared.    On   the subject of  Immigration
Mr. Robaou   aa'd it   would by   necessary to
have au   immigration agent au   Vancouver.
This will be another sop to some shaky .-supporter who desires to have a good berth with
nothing to do, at the   expense of   the   lax-
payers.    Mr. Kobson   secured several   supporters in the same way, and he is evidently
intent ou    hiring   another   follower.     Wc
strongly   suspect   that   the people   will require  to take  the   matter   into   their own
hands, because Mr. Robson   has now such a
following that he can spend the greater part
of the revenue in paying supporters   of corruption.     Mr.   Robson   said   it   might   be
necessary to remove tho Government   agent
nor    at    N*-.*     Westminster     to     Van
.■ouvcr.      We should  not   be   ut   all   sur
prised;  and   if his   paper can   induce   the
citizens to allf.v the continuation of the New
Westminster   branch to Vancouver II will be1
quite a proper proceeding.
Mr. Bole brought up the Smithe rn Railway Bill (New Westminster to the line) for
third reading. Ho objected to tho iusortion
ofthe clause excluding the Chinese but promised on the part of the company that they
should not be employed if it could be helped.
Thu bill was read a third time without the
prohibition clause. Mr. Knhsnu brought iu
his,tax (assessment amendment) bill by which
he is going to pile on additions tothe wild
land, personal property and income taxes.
Mr. Beaven opposed increased taxation iu
view of the million loan. He said the people
of this Province were taxed enough. If thuy
insisted on increasing the wild land tax,
they should rate the tax accordiug to the
value of the land. Mr. Dunsmuir made one
of his able efforts in supporting the best
Governineut he had ever, had anything to
do with.
The opposition did what they could to
save the unfortunate taxpayers who are to
be subjected to Mr. Robson's .ihenriog, Imt it
was ot no avail.
The Assessment Amendment Bill passed
through committee.
Mr. Dunsmnlr's biennial sessions bdl was
throMii out by the Speaker, as everybody
expected it would be.
The Delta Railway bill being brought up
for third reading, Mr. Beefetl moved that
the Chinese prohibition clause bu inserted.
OndivWon the Chinese received the usual
majority. Mr. Robson voting for them as
before. The bill was then read a third time
aud passed.
After some unimportant business the
House adjourned till Thursday.
UP-COUNTRY.
[From thr Inland .Sentinel.)
Bill
perience little or no difficulty in passing the
Irish Coercion Bill they have prepared.
The strong Irish phalanx, led by Parnell,
are resisting the bill step by step, and resisting it forcibly, "If," said John Dillon,
the leader of the present plan of campaign
movement, "the police should baton me
while standing on my rights, by Heaven I
would use my revolver. ' This waa queer
language m Parliament, but tlie reply of Sir
Michael Hicks-Beach, Irish Chief Secretary
uas still queerer. He said:--"When next
the Irish resent the law, even though they
are members of Parliament, the police will
be instructed to use bullets instead of
batons." This created a sensation in tbe
House, and the confusion that followed '•"
reported as indiscribable. The Irish
Tories   ■■lllllll*lllllll*lllllll*l^^---.*i..
and
yelled at one another across the floor
and shook their fists und uttered words of
bitter defiance. Tlie Liberals cried shame,
ami some young tories just returned from a
dinner party were particularly loud in their
yells, next day S-r Michael resignod, ostensibly because his eyes were bail, but in reality because the duties of Irish Secretary
were too disagreeable to be faced. They
were too strong for even the robust Forster,
and indeed they have wrecked the reputation and tlie health of dozen* of men since
the time of " earoted artery slitting Castle-
reagh."
The Hydraulic Mining Co., will commence
operations at Mission Creek about the 10th
inst.
The snow in the Okanagan Is nearly all
gone, ami the cattle are turned out and
doing well.    Plenty of hay on hand yet.
A Company are prospecting up the.
Spallumcheen river for timber limits. They
talk of elearing out the river in the spring in
order to run logs down.
The jolly crowd of passengers who for the
past week or so were snowed in here, left on
Wednesday, some going West, with the intention of going around by the Northern
Pacific to their destinations in the East.—
Others went East, determined to tramp it
over the mountains if necessary.
DISASTER.
Under her bonnet I kissed her,
Under her bonnet of struw—
It would not have been strange li.nl I missed
her,
For but half of her visage I naw.
A tlimpse of her chin aud har dimple—
And her nose showed its exquisite tip ;
And it seemed so remarkable simple
To carroin right there on her bp.
And under that mighty poke bonnet
I dived for a nuunent of bliss;
You may wager your wardrobe upon it,
I delivered a lightning speed kiss.
Yes, under her bonnet I kissed her,
And somehow—the bonnet shows how—
I found 'twas not her, hut her sister ;
There   are  two girls  doo't speak to me
nuw.
—San Franrisro Post,
Never,   tmm\'m   the   oldest   inliaUtjut.    m'
moat prosperous   seasons, has   Monaco U-eu
so croadeu.     Were theie mtM a duaeii
hotels they   would  U full to   repletiui
manv there   are at  Mentoo.-  md    Nice who
would dwell here if   thay -.-u!.i.    Failing ti
accomuiodatiou, they  «uc Iain U*   enwWSWJ
by train or  SSlTisji, *ith   little haiel
indulge iu the d mant   trie*, and at   night
go hack again.   Celebrated haastba, world
reoovA ric.l ._ons',tre»tes,  SMOSsVfal  aetitsaen,
men who in lite'*, battle hive won  iptfl tad '
decoiatiou.., hav*- _irived i uud no eaoMr an
they here than tio»y slip Lntotfca   foat-tasf,
where tiny SMS their   money and theii tem
per*.    A singer, a few day-, miu.*-*, wbofla a
nightingale thrill ot afp-u   in.riss.le .-. in the
hsbit  of  claiming  a Kin/.-  renew,  was!
mulcted out of a uonot, m thereebosdt, said
her lovely face was straight way dfetorti
• quiver of uiimitigst>-d waa, ft tlo j< i uinu
latioiiH of au   imlu-itri.-uH hi,*   ha.1   mnldunly
melted  int'i SpMS nht* e.-iild   not liftv •• I  ol.'-I
more nretthed.     Some tiattflH-. aa  tin
hand, die gam*.    Lout ttnoh a   aaBtfeasafl aril
military Bapaot laat 110,'Shi in _n int. r  _t) of
time which, judj-nii: l*y tiin \i-tage,  SfMen I
incredibly Lint.    Re twirled bu   eiiietislm
aud umih-'t, and turuin*: calmly     Wtmi.
The suicide MMOB ban not Mt iu wiih
severity. Indeed, UBasal !<• adeuttad Uut
the tales ofaelf-d istrisntionwhlnhoenaslonsllj
thrill with ind.gnatio'i the rtny at hows
British busom are, (nf the most part, nu-n
dacious roiniinces. k**.l tfagadlSS >i I -
tmuely rare. The timid player laftrs BBefc
thr.K*s of anguUh over petty laeaas that he
become* too much humbled for further nei
soual injury at an early stage of his caieet,
while the hardy gamester accept• with
stoicism good or evil fcfoitum*. Of course,
occasions do arise when th* infatuated
"make au end out." but then it is ingeniously argued that, on tin- principle of
the fittest, -lU'-h creature, are a good
riddance; they may hsve cumbered the
earth too long. Here is a case in point:
Not very long ago a ffeutletruui engaged i
boat, which was to be held in constant
readiness* and  be daily went down to the
.shore to investi"ute the condition of the sea, |
After various false starts this seemingly vacillating personage went off on an aquatic excursion, and ut a fitting   distance  from '
plunged into tlie water.    There was
Me tussle betwixt   him and the boatman, in
which the latter came oft' victorious. Fortune
had  liteadilv   frowned   upon  tlie v, retched
man, but hoping againat hone, hehad waited
till the lastlouis had joined the   rest before
making the fatal dive.   The boatman, with
past experience,   perchance, oi   Insert,   was
suspicious   and vigilant,   caught   him as he
roae, and,   tyin,. his hands   together, towed
him triumphantly ashore.    Uul   rumor says
the relatives were not gratef 1 to that boatman.    If a family skeleton elect.**  to   drown
itself it is bad taste   iu spectators to  inter
f-are.     As   usual,   there   have   been   great I
strokes of luck and the reverse this  season, i
both   at   roulette   and   rouge et   noir.    AI
gentleman   but a   few days ago   won neat I.
£..0,000, took a whole first floor of a fuhioii-
able hotel, and engaged for his   special uae
the public billiard room ; but,  alas !   within !
forty-etght hours   he was undone.    The - bb
was as sudden as the Hood, and   FortunatUI
was as other mortals.
There is one familiar figure who daily [
breasts the heaving human wave, and who. |
quite apart from the other*-., deserves S
Special word. The frivolous, the giggling j
and chattering, the busy, the stern browed I
go flitting by, and he marks them as they '
pass with a slow smile that rarely varies, A
bright-faced, courteous gentlen.au he ll,
who seems to know all and sundry, whatever theii rauk or station, ami has a friendly
nod for many, as,with hands behind his back
and .seeming to sec nothing, he saunters up
and down. There is a beniguanily paternal
air about him, as of one who, quietly at
home, looks down on his children at their
yport. And verily it i^ almost so, for does
not he—the lynx-eyed, silent and observant
one—hail from Great Scotland \ ard. and do
not many of these fluttering fowls wear the
plumage of   tho British  jail-bird?
Now and again W0 arc favored with a diversion that nreaki. the monotony. A foreign
I lady was here the other day, who required
for'the development of her particular system
no less thun a complete roulette table,
Happy, because notorious, .she stood, clad
in a soul-scarifying costume, monarch ofthe
board, heaping up five-franc piece,-, till the
entire green seemed silver, while au awe-
stricken circle stood with round eyes, and
arms dropped to their sides, mar veil big,
Here, surely, did the monument of Folly
culminate. As the pitiless rake continued
to sweep away the ardent flood there was
now and again u sob oi sympathy from tbe
bystanders. Pluck sliould meet with sue
ceas, and the lady was endowed with courage
if not with sense. But of all goddesses she
who presides here is the most cross-grained.
Nor does the vixen rest content with the
pilferiug of purses, for her greedy claw- are
ever active in the tearing of reputation.*,.
Here everyone knows everybody s former
life, and if we may believe Wh*_t We are told,
all are eoually shady. Yonder brilliant apparition in sapphires and blue velvet, who is
pissing with angelic simper, has murdered
two husbands-—or was it three ? That one
in red went wrong long since, bas mined
twelve millionaires, the last of whom cut
his throat upou her doorstep. Muruni,** of
such fell import load the air. There is n
certain spot known to the initiated as
"Tabbies' Cornel," whence all who enter
and leave the fool trap can be comfortably
reoonnoitwred, und to sit within hearing i-"
a while is to enjoy n new sensotloti, The
stories that follow one another tin i pai ling
a string as the procetoion of Bauquu*n sons
are sufficient to set the hlood a cutdlln;,', to
start thu hair erect. If a tithe nl th«inls
true, then ull the vast army ot the evil one
ia congregated in this earthly paradise, and
'twould be well, setting a cordon round, to
exterminate the pestiferous nest.
The cynical mind delights to dwell on ths
gbtteringly repulsive side of Monte Cailo, to
follow the vagaries of the wits and wicked
ness contingent; yet it is proper to admit
that there is a purer and brighter one. In
the principality of Monaco there nn* no
taxes; the poor are contented .t-nd Well
dre-wed. Many of those who possess villas
here never set foot within the play-room*,
and yet arc privileged to enjoy such pleasures as are provided at the expense of the
bank. One ofthe best bands in Kurope discourses sweet music gratis twice a day
the sumptuous theater. On Thursdays
selections of classical   music
GEa H. GRANT & CO.
HAVK ..ll-.NI-.il .*. -H.HK ON
Columbia Street, New Westminster. B. C.
tOm SIB M»w rtmWttBkm, i"
BOOTS and SHOES,
Slippers, Coi k-Sole-, Rubber Goods, Day & Martin's Shoe
Blacking, French Dressing, Bon-Ton Polish, Nubian
Blacking, Rui. it,
\i"i '.- row  '
■
liu.i sad -v.
...
Ml/      /%     ".,"
BOOTS and SHOES,
GUM BOOTS,
Ladies' French Kids.
■J.A.S. _ROTJSS_.IlA.TJ,
IVIll
COLUMBIA   siin.KT.
im go DAYS ».-iiiiiiy -rti.i« in stuck nt 20 per oont. below coat.
;SlGwn Boiits at $5, tap aU8,50.
Men's Leather Boots at $3. M, Clieaii at $4.50.
Ladies' French Kids at $4.50, IJ.ieapt $B,
Tin- ivlml- stu.-i,, H-ortli $8,000- '■'■ ■-* I '" :">(-i;"' 1st •■' MAY.
(.'nil .-nrly, moke )'"iii -i l.-irtii.u. nn-l [.ay in GAHH.
Achoi..assort _tol BU'.KS-_.i'N GLOVE"-?-
Rpid is nlfictert to represent the northern district at Ot.tawa,liitt, Ferguason
saved hix stake-   and   ovule   a   good
L.L.GIN   HOUSE   !
Port Moodv. B. C.
This Hotel is tim bust aiul most oonven.e_.tly located for travellers to uud from tho 0. P. H. terminus, byeilliet stage, steambefti., or
railway, being the General Passengei   Depot, and Headquarters for
Business men visiting the uew City.
The Telephone Office is located in ihe. House, giving guests the
advantage of speaking with friends al either New Westminster, tlas-
'.iiif-'s, or Vancouver.
The 'J'nbli! is equal tothe best on the Mainland,
The Parlors snd Bed-rooma m-.- neatly famished and well veuti
lateil.
The Bar-room is large, and supplied with Card, Tool ami Billiard
Tables, ami the leading Local, Canadian mul American Newspapers
for the entertainment and instruction of Guests.
The Bar is constantly supplied with Brands of the B.-si Wines
Liquors ami Cigars.
The Public may rely on receiving every Oourtesi and Attention
from the undersigned atinosl REASONABLE RATE*..
a-.
.McCOSI.IIEIR/'-r.
Proprietor.
Winnipeg House.
CO|{.   CLARK   AND   KYLE   STREETS    '
UOt'LY.
I
MlIS HOUSE, JU8T COMPLETED,
height, is hard finished throng] mt; 1
limes with a good nelection of the i >
WHISTES, LIQ,TJO'ft-*
The CJentl.'int'ii '■■ Bitting II n ir-.
where will be found, for the use ol
and local newsvai-ers. The Ladies I'm I, . i
aewspi
Dining Room is li
supplied with the
l-   I .TREE  STORIES IN
;     i Bui    el    locked at all
i
-J].Q_A-K'B.
if nentuoss and c imfort,
p    .nliaii,  American
lo^'niii h
and hmiil-ai, .
lurniolu d   The
will always hs
The  Best in   t he Market
.:  tl i
witl.
.i. dm in o i iliou "i 50 guests,
ICS. >
im-
mit
^^^      tin-
-.».-,„._-.  attracts   sucti
'rowels from tho environs tliat Heats have to
be occupied an hour before thu time nf com*
men be ment.    The gardens are   a   vision   of
beauty ; the  grass is   like   velvet,   dotted
with flower-beds, varied by clump.** of palms*
and large-leaved plants   from   the   trop.i
Amusements, it must )*e allowed,   arc   limited, for the authorities are loath to   pe
attractions to be set going which   might di
vert attention from the tables.    One   would!
imagine that even gamhk-rs must sometimes j p
require distraction.    Perhaps  it is   argued i ■*
that if a victim is to "go" it  iu better   tlmt I
he should not stand   on  the   order  of   his
going, but go with  oil possible  speed.      If
tbe poor fish is to die, better put him out of
his ajony with na little playing (except  a\
the green table) as possible.    No doubt this
is the most charitable arranceinent after all.
If we are to perish let  aa  fly straight   into
the candle, burn our   wingi,   and   be  consumed.    There is one herb,   however,   who
will Dot allow Apollyou to have hla way un
challenged.      A  certain    lerttdent   English
physician, of wide experience, dtuwi
Tlio Honse lias ilu* capacity i<
having  ovi-M'   I rooms-, i'lirni.'-lu'il      ^	
First-class Spring Beds  and Bedding
and Fire Escape from each room
and haa a commanding view of tlio beantifnl harlior.   Tin
be conducted on flifet-clasa principles a. Moderate Rates
Patrons inuy rely on receiving overy
proprietor and his attendants.
li<
will
possible attention  from tiie
T. LB7I,
CALEDONIA     HOTEL,
PORT   MOODY.
B.   KELLY,
Proprietor-
hither
by the maguctit-in of his skill a eoneidemble
following of invalids, for of all the beautiful
Riviera this is the most favored spot. It
ia warmer and moie sheltered here than
either at Mentoue or Nice ; for   the   weak
THE PROPRIETOR OF THE ABOVE HOTEL takes pleflBUW
in aiiiioinuring llml the House is new completed with cviiy convenience for the traveling public. THE TABLES uie well supplied
with every article in Mason, and THE BAR is provided vnth a w ell-
elected Stock of
LIQUOES   &   OIC3--A..E.S.
THE BEDS are well aired, aud the Stabling is extensive und
the best of Feed always ready for Horses.
It may be well to remind visitors thai this Hotel is within a few
minutes walk of the Railway Wharf and Station, and just at the terminus of  the   new road.
Guests may depend on receiving every attention and' a hearty
welcome from the undersigned, whose long experience is a guaiantee
chestc.1 Monte Cmio har. .inijilp J**1** ac- ■ 0f evervtlriuu being comfortable and satisfactory.
.ornn-o.lat.im.. while foi- tlie b.,.«l.o. time i OI e,el J Tiling . e...|, t-in/^rpm     AT ,
who need In.-..ring aw*.'   *****.«*   I»«   *r**tl ,] _   '[\   S(H.)l   I,   M '
se* afoot. —/.niii/i>'i T,lr,/,.i}.li.
\NAGEK.

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