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Array -THE—
•oaacmrTioa ar rotrr,
iivaajasLl in idtaics.
All communications addrceaed te
Xj. JL. McLebie,
Port Moody.
Or to lb* GsajuiiAN OfBoe, New Weatmin.
•Ur, will receive prompt attention.
NO. 36.
(From Blackwood.)
Travelers' Insurance Co,
'. i V
Applications for policies in thia Company,
fer either Acoident or Life Insurance, can
aos/Jse ss*i from  the undersigned  at fort
■ A. Camp Lei I,
7        Insurance, Land, k General Agent.
Barrister at-I.a w,  Notary Pcblic
•Solicitor a.ii> A rroitvKr, Real Estate
Agent    and    Conveyancer,
>£\arr*7 Btx*e>t,    -   -   Port 2&oo6.y.
every section nf Port Moody. Also,
Suburban Lots, by the Acre, immediately
adjacent to tbe Port Moody surveyed Town-
Lands for sale on the North aide of, and
having water frontage on, Port Moody
I Harhiir, finely situated and exceedingly
Also, Farm Lands of superior quality and
•a favorable terms, in New Westminster
Carefully prepared Maps and Plans exhibited, and the fullest information furuish-
sd, at Mr. Hamilton's office
Offl o --Teh-phone Building
Graduate, of Victoria  Medical College,
of Montreal,
| OrriCEi At the Colonial Drug Store,
.   wonnn & turncr,
Real Estate Agents.
Conyeyancers A Accountants.
Port Moody
IS aw Mill
Armstrong & Burr
(Eougli &J)ressed Lumber
Rustic, Flooring,
Always on Hand a Full Stock oe
IHALITY   GnAlA.'TKED   Fust-Cuss,    and
|,t:rx.a.x< ojtzrax eoitioiTxri
For   Sale,
of tbs Harbor, suitable for Wharves
Warehouses, close to Railway.
Valuable Land
Harbor.    Admirably adapted for Shipbuilding, Foundry or Manufacturing
Ll\0 B¥"raB ME!
"Estot soltera-, .on con sios" (I am aloat;
I go witb God).— Upanisht Axiom.
About btlf id hour passed in thii way:
do actual business waa  done, and S'inie
of tb* men left, promising to come back
•nd resume the subject later in the day.
"The Senor*   doe* not act out till  tomorrow morning," od« of tbem said.
"And not then, if she ii not quit*
reatod and well," aaid tb* kindly
One by on* the muleteer* left, talking outside upon th* subject of my
Marcos then sprang off the counter
and came towards me to tha principal
door of tba store. Henora," aaid he,
'Iri' k at that mule; ibe is a noble mule.
Luiaawill carry you till she drops. So
gentle, too," tb* mm continued, as be
stroked tier head. "La querida!" (Ibe
dear one.)
She was a   handsome beast, mouse
coloured, witb black ears and large Id-
tellig nt eves.    I really   admired   her,
and   delighted   Ma,cos,   by  repeating
after bim, "La querida!"
"You will take niel" said the man
I am half Indian, ana the Indian alwaya has tlie fine ear and tbe rapid
tread. I can write too, and 1 can read,"
added he. "A good priest held an
Indian nrho I. Soma of ihem are bad
here, Senora, but tbis ne, O Senoral
he was good to the Itnlini isce."
"I will apeak to Don Graciano. He
ibinka, however, tbat you aak too
"Then, Senora, I will put it like this.
You shall pay me the sum 1 ahail agree
on. an,) you can ride at leisure; no
hurry. I will bide your time; and if
you like t, go quick nur, day and slow
ths other, all the aame to me. I should
liken, go with you."
"Will you be careful in crossing the
river, and assist ine in the difficulty of
passing the roufrli places? I an, afraid
you may be impatient with me, Marc s,
for I am not a bold rider."
'By the dear Christ that died for
as," said th*   man, making the sign of
llie cross,   ul _.:u    . 7.u   iaithfuily
anrl well."
I felt that he was sincere: anrl io, on
going into the house, I requested the
Don to draw up the necejsary agreement.
"Now take this draught I have prepared for V' u, said this active man who
never arrmed ro forget anything,>r anybody. "Rest a little now, .ml afier
that I hope yo<> will accompany me to
the bull chase,"
"What! a bull-flghtl" said I, in as-
"I aaid a bu\\-chase, Senora; quite a
different thing."
"What is the difference?"
' It is the custom here annuallr to
allot three young bulls to the hamlet,
in urdei to improve or raise the faim
stock. On a certain dav the bulls are
let out of the corral, and the young men
of the parish chase them, the bull.-,
having a fair atari.
'The animal, when caught, is brought
into an enclosed spice, garlanded with
ribbons, and adjudged publicly to the
viator. It ia a pretty sight; for, whilst
the chase is g'ing on, the other men
dance with tha girls to the sound of a
very fair bias* band. I want you to
aee how well we can conduct our fiestas
among the mountains."
Thia fiesta waa the cause of the presence of ao many muleteers in Goascauon:
they were to take put in the dance, but
none of them, I tbink, entered for tbe
Late in the afternoon tbe doctor, in
gala c 'Slum-, knocked at my enclosure,
and was ready to escort m« to tbe
meadow where the dance was lo be
•'Where is the Senoral" asked I.
'She  is not coming.    She must re
main   and attend to the infant.   Our
female servant  is to go to the general
bill in the evening, and all  the mozos
are gone to see the chase."
The sound of a clarionet and horn
playing a lively measure announced
that we were near the scene of amusement, a rushing noise, and voices shouting from afar, proclaimed that "el torn
negro" (tbe black bull) had been loosed
and  was far away,  flying   up the hill,
.,.,., wmstj,  nying   up iiie mil,  lorcea   Dy   example  in these   regi ns;
with a score or more of young men pro- and nobody ever is or can be punctual
vided with  la««n»« loarin.   .»  f«H .«-.!
trees, just in the hollow foimed between
two tli'p*i; but still tbe hsat was great
and I wocdrred bow they could work
away aa persistently aa tbey did.
Tlie women and girls wore the while
mantilla, in honour uf the day, abort
white dresses decked with aome brigbt
embroidery worked in the mat*, ial, and
all wore flowers. Tne elder women and
chaperons were dressed usually in nark
raiment, with the graceful black mantilla thrown over her head. I grieve to
say that tbia elegant article of diets is
giving place to a style of horrid Iutle
bai, wbicb a French commercial traveller, aome two years ago had introduced ioto th* country. A young
stumpy girl, arrayed in oue of these, I
•*w lM*Se>'nS **v,3r w''!' • "nioio" of
Dun Graciano's; and as sho appeared to
have put everything ahe possessed in
tbe way of libbon and flowers upon tbe
said hat, I earnestly hoped that tbe
awful apectacle she presented wonld
alarm the beholders into declaiing for
tlie mantilla for ever.
Shouts and huzzas aud a tush of the
dancers to an enclosed space, announced
tbe capture of the black bull lie had
ru;, well, it was said, therefore all the
more merit fo, the captor; and so they
b th received a wonderful ovation. As
the stranger, I waa requested to place
the red cord, which is usually thrown
round lhe bull's neck after the chase,
into th* hand of the vict.ir. As I did
so, some one in authority proclaimed
that thia "torn" had been fairly chased
aud lassoed hy Trasquito Gomez, and
was now hia lawful prize. Did any one
deny ill No; and so Trasquito and the
"toro" went off to their dwelling place.
Another bull was let out of the corral,
and given seven minutes' start. The
young men and (he mules and the
lassoes were hard at work, and the
dancers .nu the band returned to the
great chestnut-trees.
I was getting tiied, so after drinking
a glass of mountain wire lo tbe health
of Goascaron, Don Graciano conducted
me back to bis home. On the way he
told me that he hud made a fail ur
langement with the mulei-er Marcos,
aa to my journey. "He is as wild as a
hawk," ,aid Don Graci.no, "and will
have the uttermost farthing; nevertheless take him, for he is a splendid
muleteer, and his beasts are first-rate."
The Indian girl with her I aby — this
tin,e covered by the white linen tcarf
which depended from the mothers
head—opened the door. She told me
lliere was to be a dance on a larjje scale
in the evening, for the "gente ordinario"
(common people), ind that Marcos and
Eduardo wouhl  b th tw there.
"Vou will not Stan very eaily, ihen,"
said Don Graciano with k smile.
At break i f day 1 was oui, as I wan
ted to look at thr scene of the dance
and the chase, but to mv disappoint ment
a heavy nii-t hid all from sight. 1 had
not been in the village church, so I
wended my steps tu it, and pushing 111 •
lour open, I walked iu Small and
poorly furnished; but kneeling before
the little altar were iwo or ihree worshippers gathered together. Thai half-
hour was sacred to them and lo me.
The mist by thin time had entirely
cleared away, and now, belli Id the sky
a sea of opal light, upon which floated
minute masses of soft pink colour. One
of the largest uf these rested for a time
upon the summit of oDe of the lower
mountain peaks, as if a rose had fallen
thereon and waited to be kissed.
A few moments later and the whole
of the rosy tufts had failed aw<y like a
howcr of loaves, tnd a blue-green light
shimmeied iu their wake, tbe herald of
tbe sun.
He rose at once in the full glory of
his strength, enveloping cloud and
colour in his golden robe; flushing high
mountain and lowly canon with his
regal tints, and upon all things making
hia presence to be felt. I wondered
not, al lhe moment, at the devotion of
the ancient Fer-ian, nor at that of the
Indian, whose inoining "prime" waa
lhe worship of "Bl Sol."
My own (weak woman's) tribute was
a guah ot tears. It could not be restrained, all was so beautiful and so
grand, and Nature seemed to greet,
with a mother's love, one who was aloue
in tlie world!
A hot day was imminent! The prearranged bour after starting was already
long past, for I had wished to he in th"
sad.ile before the air became as heated
aa white steel. The axiom ihat time
was made for slaves, is very rigidly enforced  by   example in these   regi ns;
did du y for a wi 1   ' i     '!'' i0n*:'ano V" <••' "God speed."
.    y for a w,(ldo..   i ,.w lhit lh,,    „Marcos ^ ^ ^ r^ rf ^
muleteer had
noubt, bv  the
when he returns home with the mules,,
be    said    lastly This    hospitable
stranger now bent his way to his dwelling-place, and 1 felt as if I had left a
iten,   scared   awak", no
somen's   tongues     N,-
'■o y had aroused him intentionally, for
ihe bpauiar t and most others alli-d to
them by    blood   have a   pellicular  ob
j-cti'.n    io   awakening a   sleeper.    Tbe
mo.I inipt rant Itutineas can   and must
wait: El   Senoi    is asleep, and   cannot i     ,,-   ,        ,,   , JsT*Ms^^K ,
be disturbed >\ e travelled a few miles in silent*!
No matter whether the slumber be ,or *• men "J?" W**"J*I 1*nKuid
in regular course; whether of fatigue '°r J" Want **■* a,' * wat T
and exhaustion, or merely the tern- »^'•ng^sed by the beauty of the
porary "siesta" induced by heat and "■■* "" .'" ^miraltl0n, °f tb'
languor, or-idleness. "Seduerme" is glorl"°* °fB1*t7 thro,u«'' wlllcl* "•
conclusive: leave the sleeper in peace, J"" £»•■*& *o need conversation^
• •it v„...-,.  .„ i™    ._   . „     i   ii Luisa, the   mule, carried me well, and
till Mature in her own time shall  un-   , , <• . ,., .
close his eyes. r 'Ven paC'' '      me       l'1'"'rt}' to en
ti.,.„ ...    Ji„. a. •   „».    j.    e jovthe sweet   air of these   magniticent
lliere was plenty to attend to; fur to ir* • .  ■ ,-.,   ,
,„„,, „ , . „.,,   . i   n Hondureian mountains, so little known
load a baggage, mule requires souiu skill ,        ... ,,       ,       ,-..,
„„,,    „„,       _        »i    i        a- to the outside   *orld, and so little ap-
ttiid   great   care.      Much   suffering   is , .     .. ', „ v,
s, j   .   _   •     ,    ., .   ° predated by those  wbo   dwell around
often caused   to animals through care- -T, '
lessnesH in this respect.    It was  very       ,. , ,   . ,     ,        ,
. ,r.. ,.       ',      Here, rock,   wood, tree,  shrub, and
interesting to watch the proceedings of       . I      i       ss
\r. „ ii r n     , i water are on a grand scale—all,   so to
Marcos.     How carefully   be arranged ,    .,    ,     . B. .,   •     , •   ,        , .,
,i     i  ,.       ■ . ■ b   .   ,      i       ,i speak, the best   of their   kind; and the
the cloths which an, first placed on the ,      , .,, a
.  • n   ,ii{        ai      i humbe wild flowers, adorning the   tar-
aiiimal s back, before   the   luggage   is    ,    . ■ .     r   .-, ,, C- u    i
i ,   , i       ,°    i stretching fertile   valleys which   slope
strapped    on,   and   how   cleverly    he ,   . , ». ' . ,
■  , ,   , .. ,     .        .      ' between the clefts,  are rich   in colour,
weighted every article, in order to give        ,  ,     , _. ti
,,     i      , J ,       ■    i    .,,   ° , and far from wanting in perfume,   lhe
the bunion au euuul   poise!    tduardo .       ,• . .      .,        ,■ ,
• -   , •    ... , r,     ,. ,    , varving lights—the   glimmering   opal
assisted m this, and Don Graciano look-       ,-., °   j ,7 ,.        J
,   ,        ■    ,    '     .. ,.,. ,   ^, and the   deep purple haze   alternating
ed attentively to the saddling   of   the      •.,  ,.    . •     in        c .i    i
,   .,   .      J   . ° with tup fairest blue of the heaven and
mule that was to carry me. .,     ,,    ,     ,    ,    ..      ,    .,      ,     ,
...    .,, i *. i    i .,, the blackest   depth   of   the cloud—as
"1 will now go and take leave of the , r .   .
0 » v • i ii,, <e . w" passed on our way, presented a
oenora, 1 said, and betook myself to r., ,., . , • -. , , ,
., j l ti •,,,,,-., scene, the like or whieh J never had
the verandah.     Ihe girl had   her little           ,   ,.             ,
,    i ,   , ,       °       i .    ,   •   r seen l*tore, and   never   expect to see
naked baby on her arm: I took it trom        . r
her,   and   kissing   it,   said, "You will ",                -,           ,              •.•, „_
,                    ,     ,             •            •        .i ■ I niav   write,   perhaps,    with some
have so much pleasure m   rearing   this • ,,-    c       i   . .i           •   .
....,                y»           ,   . ,,       ,°,      . partiality; for what the sea is to many
little one; and from what Dun   Gracia-  ', '  . .      , >   _-,
• . ,,                      . ,    ,   . the mountains are  to nie.    1 was born
no has told me, you must be iu the wav               • .i ._ »«,           j   r,
,      ,. *»   .        ,     ,      ,   -   ' amongst them, m tlie grand   Pyrenees,
of making a nice fortune ior her before       ,   ° T          ,u ■     i      v..          vi
° ,                    , ami sn I   am their   daughter.      \V hen
many    years   have   passei    over your • , c   u   , i * u
1 i ,, * sickness of body and sorrow of heart
,,„' , „ , , , fall upon me, I will arise and flee to
"Perhaps so,     she   answered,   her .,      r     ...     A,„     . „ ,•    „„.„,„
r. ,      ' ,   . '   .   .   the mountains.    Jlv   strength   surely
quiet equable   tones   being  somewiiat »        »u
?   i "*    , , . ,,,,,      comes from them.
broken, as i patted her naked shouldur      ,.r ,   ,    ■• i ,   ■      ,,.
, , f     ,      , ,      . We aseeniled    higher,    and    in    the
and pressed ner hand, to thank her for    ,   , ,, „ 7 „   _„r ., l«j
,'       Z >-.        . r   ,   ,, i elastic air the men  became   refreshed,
ner hospitality.     "I sha    nevei   forgot        ,      . .  j_«     i„ „_„„,i,„j
„   ' J   . „     "      and as hunger and iioniidav approached,
you,     she   went   on    to say—"never. ?  .     .   ,,      ti,».„   ...„„   „
L,   ' ,    . ■      c, , „    m   agreed   to   halt.      J here   was   a
lie sound ot your voice, nenorn,    ta Is   ,    ■    ,     ■ . .. ,„  i.,,u:„   „   i.e.
,.,    Tl   j s     ,, hacienda picturesquely   built in   a clott
like the drop „1 cold water   when   one    { ,,        ■ ,r   ,,'•   „.„ ,..„„,i..j „„„
.   . .   t „ of the ranges.     Io tins we wended our
dies ot thirst. and   wpre   k(1   to sep the  chest.
Ins elegant coinp niient,   expressed       ;. . ,"      „„ i ,„n , :„{.„„,
,?,,,',.        ,'       r nut-trees stretching gradually in tront
so simply in the  ove lirst   anguuge   m     ....    , fr,    „, „  ;i..u, _ {„_
,        ' -, ,    , ,   b       .,        of this demesne.     Here was s.ielter tor
the world, louche,   me much more than  ,, •     i      r     ,i         „   _.,j „i,„j„
.   „    ,     ', . , , I the animals,   tor the   grass   and shade
it flattered me.    It »,is the outcome o    W(,,.e d        all   around" and we human
woman s sympathy with woman.     1 bad   ,,„, „'„,,,  |tf )lftmmof.k 011   ,',,,
taken her hand with   marked    respect,   ,        ., ,       ?,,     «
, ±      .   ,, .,        . . ..r ,      lowest branches of the fine trees,
and treated lier as the mistress ot   the       tl   l. i j- i       ,
i , ., ,   . .   , , .   ,        Ihe liaggagr-niule was disencumbered
douse; and the avowal nr my   indebted-     ,        i i , .l     uUi     i        <
,, , ,       ;.,-.i      ot mv hammock  and tho   little   hag of
ness,    addressed   u<   herself   directly, '• ■ i
• . ,      ., „       provisions milv.
seemed to give lirr the u,m,ist sanstac-  '   ..,,.   i  i u    .   ••„   ,,   .-j
, ,.e       T,.    „   ,       . ,    . "Mohave   onlv a short   tune,   said
tion.    ': Va-cou L)ios,   s,ie said, after a   ,r , ,      ..    .   ,    ,
,       '    , .        ,' Alarms;   "and as   it is    her first dav s
short pause, and turned into the cocina,   ■ ,       ■,,       ,v       ■• ,    ,    ,' t
.,   ' , '   uiurnev,   she will   nut be   distressed it
evidently not venturing to   accompany   \    •        .      ,   , .•> „„i,. ,,
./ ", ,   '     •    she is not Uliladi'ii until night,
me to tlie   ii-ont   court.       A   thought       Q c,      t,     ,   ,        t ., _   ut,„„;
j    ,    , .   . .   , ,.,    ,.  , r ,       ,S„iiii   afti'r. the ladv   ot the   "haci-
llaslipd into mv mind   ike   igtiiiuiig:   i.i- . m'      ,    „„•„   .„,„
,..,,' , ■* 6,       enda   calm'   out.    "Alv   servants  saw
wonder it bad not oicurred Lo me    lie- _   „   ,        •.-       , u„_.„
, „. . . ,       , J       vou ,'aiuping.   slir said  wiih a   charm
fore. 1 Ins must be the case, Don ■„•,,.'. ..vi-,, hal.„ lllnPSS in the
Graciano is evidenllyai.ru, of superior ,,0U,P, a,„, sn „IV. ,„„,,•„ am| r havp
station   ami.education,   and   a pure  co|n„   (o our (,)mp|i„„,lts   here,
wh.to; the girl is unmistakably ot  In-  r t);a(.- , ^   Mk        UU(i,.r
diaa blood,    tint' is -ui examplfl or loi   , ,„ "   «.»
, ,      . ,    r „. . ,     ruv root,
lowing out "el costiwibre del pais ! (the 'Thf. vo„ , In,lv a)Iu(loiI t0 as ,.m,
custom of the country.) ^j,.,- VM R mMt    ,ovf>ly daughter 0f
Whether my conjectures were ill- old Spain, about fifteen years of ago.
founded or not (and I only based them shesaid little, but seemed interested to
on the State of subjection in which thia meet, for the first time in her life (it
young woman semied to live), I had no appeared l, an English lady, travelling
time for speculation, as the olrjrct of through Spanish Honduras,
my rumination was waiting, hat in This simple courteous welcome
hand, to assist me to mount. To lift <iuitp. relieved me; for I confess 1 had
a lady guest into the saddle, and to felt somewhat abashed at walking,
walk at the head of the mule and con- literally with bag and baggage, into a
duct it and its burden some way into stranger's territory, ami using it as if
the open, is one   of the duties of lios I jt WPrP an jnn
pitality in these far-off hamlets.    It is |     "I   w;n   SPnfJ   you some   milk and
remnant   of the   courtesy   of   the looffee," the lady said; "and   after that,
coimciiL HODSI
CiABJCz St., Nzab Docolak,
|port moody. b. <"'
Mrs. Williams
spacious premiM* with a barge and
well-assorted stock of
Dry Goods and Millinery
Fancy Goods, &o
A Cboice Absortmevt or
Everything New and
An I spection Solicited and
Satisfaction G-uaranteed.
Terms, Strictly Cash,
Qtma Strkkt, Pout Moodt.
that he it now thoroughly e>tab-
tftbad iii business nt the Terminus of theC,
i". IJ,, snd it prepart-d to make and repaii
Boot*and .shoes at exccedinirlv \oW rate*.
Saddlers a Harness-makers
Every Article in their Lint*
Always in Stock.
Front St    -    YALE  B. C.
Ml uhav Brunt, 1'oBT Moouy.
M. HESLOP, - - Proprietor
A complete stock of
Drugs and Patent Medicines
laTTrescriptioDS carefully dispensed.
pi'orable positions, close to the Tcrminus.
awn Lots and Land
fc* City A District of New Weatminater. |
1 lit, well to apply to
Land Agent,
- Rox > CfllanabU 6H, Mew Weatminater.
'»D.   )
vided with laaaoea tearing at full speed
on mule back after liini.
The first dance was the graceful ronda
ot the muleteers.
Thia ia called ronda, becauae the dan
eeri are surrounded hy their mules,
which are all decked with their gayest
trappings; some of these bearing panniers, sometin.es filled with babies.
These last generally accompanied the
band rooaily, sod ad nauseam.
It was very interesting to watch the
evolutions of tbis gracefuldance, and the
unerring precision witb which tbe men
and women mazed between the quadrupeds, waltzed back, formed a ring
in tbe centre, and finished sll by tbe
bead muleteer raising bis machete, as he
stood alone in tbe centre of the ring
and shouted, "Evrivs, Is ronda de los
mulaterosl" (long lire tba muleteers
dance!) After thst theie was some
very good waltzing, tbe step being accurately turned, although tbe men more
tbeir mountain boots, which are heavy.
The dance was held under two immense
I to an exact   oi specified hour,
minutes' "law" is  by no means   con
sidered to be a liberal allowance.
Doubtless the ball of the previous
evrningh.d been lale, and both Marcos
aud Eduardo might be sleeping the sleep
of the ''danced out," I renn-niber, too
that I have been young myself, snd
how often a servant has had to wait
up for me and mine till we should return fiom a friendly "hop" or a county
hall. Poor fellnwsl they have a hard
life, and a dance to thera only comes
once or twice a-year. Let them sleep
Thus musing, I refrained from tap
Ancirnt raws: th,' lowest as well as
the highest all rigidly observe this
Tlie last arrangements for departure
were soon made, and 1, a timid rider,
felt that Luisa the mule, and myself,
would travel amicably together. Gentle, handsome beast! It says well of
her that she carried me nearly one hundred and sixty miles without bap or
This happy result, on my part, was
more of good luck than of good guidance.
The modun was a little tiresome to
start, and he danced about vigorously,
with Kduardo on his back. It then
transpired that lie was a young, liigli-
couraged animal, and that Matvos was
taking him this long journey in order
to tame him and ooniplete his education. It came out afterwards that
Marcos intended to sell him on the re
turn journey, and   would no   doubt be
..V.MO,      aD'e   '0   ^0      S0   '*''   a      n'Bn     PrlCe' I   W(lS
Forty  S'af' t0   near t'l's'   *• ''   secured good
oon. treatment to the animals: not  that   1
think Marcos was naturally  cruel, but
he was   a hard   man,   and I do not do
him injustice in saying, that   to make
money by the service of his  mules was
his first and paramount consideration.
"Marcos is   a good   muleteer,"   said
Don Graciano, in   allusion  to  him in
our  parting   woods,   "but  he dearly
loves money.    Mind every thing is included in his contract with you; and be
sure you do not  give him   a cuarto to
pay for for-age or stabling of the mules
in the places you may have to stay in.
He will try this, probably; but be sure
.._.,.. .*...-. ««m~   in  ..in ujr 11117.,  j'liM'mM , uur uo sure
ping on   tbe wooden shutter,   beneath  there is generally plenty of grass and
wbicb Marcos was stretched on a bench,
prone and motionless.
Presently there arose sounds of hurry,
scurry in the little piazza in front of
Don Graciano's house,—a stamping of
males, added to the chatter of some
four or five women who were full of
gossip, probably about the preceding
day's "ficjta."
water, and   the  animals   are   always
better when they feed out at night."
Marcos and Eduardo then came up,
and received from me a peseta each for
their daily expenses; and it was agreed
I should dispense this sum to them
every morning on starting, and thus
I save difficulty in the accounts. We
J were now fairly on our way to the moun-
1 would reoornmend you to take a
"siesta." You seem to have good
guides and animals. Ah. you want
them in these parts!    Adios."
The milk and coffee, so liberally pro
mised, came by the   hand of a  "mozo''
of the place.     He told us that   his mistress possessed larjje herds of cattle; in-
I deed, as far as   eye   could    range,   the
I field and   slopes were   dotted   thickly
with kine.    Then after helping me into
the hammock, this "mozo'' laid himself
down   between my  two   companions,
and the   whole   three   of them   slept
soundly, with   only the fallen   timber
for a pillow.    I, in my more  elevated
position, simply   rested, and   bestowed
a benison   upon the soul who   first invented the hammock.
Exactly as two houi-s had
Marcos, was on his feet. A muleteer
is warranted to awake at any moment
and so he almost always does It is
tho only action of punctuality in the
whole republic.
The "mozo" gave us a helping hand,
and we started at a good round pace
for Arimesine. It was nearly dark
when we rode up to the principal house
in this place. The village was merely
broken square of thatched and
yellow-washed hovels; the principal
one was "posada, general store, and
for-age "emporium'' combined. Nothing of interest here, as my journal
"Reached Arimesine at seven.
Passed a fairly good night, as the woman of the house possessed somenotions
of propriety. Quite in clover, for I
had a railed off space, wherein to hang
my hammock, divided from the public
room by my travelling rug and a shawl
hung on a high clothes-horse. The
men slept in the verandah. There was
a white basin in the establishment, and
Eduardo got this filled with water,
snd in a manner I managed to
Port Moody
*      first-class
Four-Horse Stage!
Between New Westminster and I'ort Mooiy;;
leaving New Weetmlniter overy morning
returning, will leave I'ort Moody between
3 and 4 p. in. These stages jjo over tlie new
road to Port Moody direct, carrying both
Passenger! and freight.
Port Moody
Moody Shingle Mill,  where the   best
t Shingles can be had at the lowest prices,
wholesale or retail.
A supply kept constantly on hand.
boot km sm©s
Uuder  the   new Oddlellows'  Ball,
60  TO  THE
San   Francisco
Boots & Shoes
(From an Infant's Shoe np to a Man's 15
Repairing Neatly Executed*
Highest Market Price paid tor
(To ba Continued.)
MR. P. S. HAMILTON haTia^ .
ated his connection with taia saasasr.
is no longer authorise,', to collect aoooaasla ft*
transact any bnsinssa ptrtainiitg to rtst fwsur
Tort Moody, Matvl- 15th. ISM Cfc sfni Bnoiiij tBajttte.
SATURDAY. Al'til'ST 23,  1884.
An important case came op before
Judge Crease a few days ago, Dr. Mc-
Leod the plaintiff and Arthur Welling
ton Ross, M. P. for Lisgar, the defendant. Koss was arrested on the 4th of
August and gave liouds for ffUiOl.OO
the full amount claimed The reporter
nays McLeod gained the action, and an
execution was issued at once. In the
lodgings of defendant no property was
found, and Judge Crease, bound him to
appear in Court on the 2nd, and to give
an inventory of his property. A receiver will be appointed.
A Dr. McDonald lectured on matrimony, in Victoria, last Saturday. After
the lecture, six young "ladies" anil as
many gentlemen went on the stage ;
tbo doctor examined their heads, and
matched the dozen in pairs fit to live
together as man and wife. The penny-
a-liner says, "the lecture was full of interest and the amusement considerable." The ladies displayed very little
good taste. It is quite possible we
shall have here in this Province the
baby-3how, and the parade where young
ladies will be trottsd out like young
colts, and examined by connoisseurs.
Dear old Modesty is dead and Decency
is dying.
Oi» Saturday last after High Mass
at Misoula. The Rt. Rev. Bishop
Brondel, late of Victoria excommunicated John McGuire a member of the
Roman Catholic Church. John had the
audacity to iiwifce Bob Ingersoll, the
infidel, to lecture in Montana, and
John is in a bad fix now. He is a
good humore'I fellow, and was popular,
but Catholic ladies shun him: not one
of them would venture to say good
morning to the man that ventured to
introduce Bob Ingersoll.
Annexation is the order of the day.
The Dominion Government are now
considering the propriety of permitting
the Island of Jamaica to enter the confederacy. The Island contains 600,
000 colored people and 15,000 whites;
they c»ltivate the sugar cane and
tobacco; tropical fruits of every kind
are produced in great abundance. The
idea of permitting Jamaica to come
ra appears to be Quixotic; but the
idea of coming in is evidence of extreme folly. Jamaica will be plucked
as bare as the jay in the fable if she
links hcreself to the Dominion. The
colored people of that country never
heard of our Island Railway.
The Colonist says the name of the
new city to be built at Coal Harbrr
will be "Vancouver." In the year
1900 the question of christening that
city may be considered. The Coal
Harbor city of the future will rise
em the ruins of New Westminster and
may lie called—John's Town.
Fifty years ago an English statesman
said "It you allow me the newspapers
that htwe the largest circulation
amongst the people I can give you a
very accurate description of their habits
and manners and. decide at once
whether or not they are fit tegtsard
their liberties." If he were to read
the Colonist and Columbian what would
he say?
cat report of Minnesota proclaims a re
duction of seven and one half per cent,
in the area under crops ; nnj the diminished supplies threatened by myriads
of bugs.
At West Point, on the Nashville Railroad, a few days ago, while boring an artesian well, the workmen struck a pop-
lai tree seven feet in diameter and 550
feet below the surface. I he timber was
perfectly sound. The geologists will
have a long job on that nee ; and they
will try- to prove that it was decorated
with leaves the year before Moses was
Three years ago Hush Tevis married
the daughter of General Keesc, of the
U. 3. A. Two years ago she was involved
in ar. unfonunate affair with a man
named Inglehart, who was shot by her
husband. Then he obtarned a divorce,
but in two months after thev were married again. On I'riday, of last week, ;i(
St. Louis, Tevis walked into his w fc's
room and said, "It is better for us Ixilli
to die" She fled, screaming, >nJ lie
sent a bullet through his own brain. She
was a great belle, an insignificant son of
beauty, and he was a hot-iciffpcrcd, kind-
hearted man. Any man that falls in
love with bonnets or high-heeled boois
is—a lunatic Modesty and common
sense arc rare ornaments and never noticed by the geese who wear hats.
"Ttxt fat ! Cleveland is too fat!"
That is one ol the insinuations put for
ward by republicans to damage the
democratic candidate. Hut he has submitted 10 the test by weights ; and now
his friends triumphantly announce that
he weighs "only" 225J lbs. It is a'so
stated, on good authority, that he was in
love with an Irish girl thirty years ago
and—didn't marry her I The portraits
of the fat candidate, made by republicans, are not flattering. They present
him as a prosperous whiskey slinger, a
retired slugger, or a New York alderman. But il they wish to ruin him entirely, they will hire men to swear that
he could have stolen a million and—
didn't 1
A negro who had grossly outraged a
white woman at Tuscaloosa, Alabama,
was executed by the mob on the 10th
inst. He was mutilated, then half
hanged and disemboweled. The details are horrible..
On the 5th inst., near Hyde Hall on
Otsego Lake, Chailes Steers, described
as "a promising young man/'was one of
a party pic-nicking. A Miss White was
there ; he popped the question ; she
saK1 "No ;" and now, said he, "suppose
I shoot myself." She said, "Don't."
But he did, and fell dead at her feet.
That was a tragedy produced by—a lit
tie too much whiskey. Men and flies
appear to be blood relations. Poor
Charles was only a fly in a flutter.
In digging a well to supply the railroad tank at Palouse Junction, Washington Territory, the workmen passed
through a strata of alkali and basalt rock
to the depth of 185 feet, where water
of great purity and limitless quantity
was found. In digging the last fifty
feet of the well, the workmen had to
wear heavy tlothing and wrap their fee
in gunny sacks to keep from freezing,
while ihe men in. the open air worked in
their shirt sleeves. Water left suspended in a bucket within five feet ofthe wa
ter in the well, is turned' into solid ice
in ten hours ; but the water below does
not freeze, because the well is a rapid
stream flowing under a glacier.
From. Ihe July report of The Agricultural Department at Washington, we
glean the following statements : Wheat,
all over the' Republic, is up to the standard of tooi Winter wheat is 94. There
is an increase of two per cent, in the
area of corn ; the total average seventy
million acres I These is a reduction of
three percent in the acreage of potatoes, and an increase of t«r» per cent, in
the area of tobacco.      1 be stare siatisli-
On the 14th inst. Parliament was
prorogued. The Queen, in her speech
said : "I sincerely regret that an important part of your labours failed of
result in legislative enactment. I rejoice to observe constant proofs of loy
alty to the throne and respect for the
law. These indications inspire me
with full belief thut the grout national
aim will be pursued with order and
moderation, and the best securities for
such a settlement as may conduce to
the happiness and liberty of the people and the strength of tho empire."
In every part of the United Kingdom,
iTipperary included, the people reply to
her Majesty's speech by singing in chorus, "God save the Queen."
A lot of English sailors on the spree
were arrested at Ottenscn on Saturday
last, and handed over to thn Prussian
Police. Socialist papers were found in
their trunks. They hud been am using
themselves with the ravings of the Berlin levellers, and therefore tin, Prussian
authorities pretend to believe that the
sailors are socialists. The tars refused
to answer questions and laughed at the
green detectives
Bismark and the Austrian Minister
arc in deep consultation and preparing
to lecture England and France on the
impropriety of harboring anai-eliista.
The great chancellor may do a little too
much in the lecturing line. France
would be charmed to catch him deeply
engaged in delivering insolent loctures
to old John Bull.
Oapt. Pollard, of the "Defence," has
been tried by Court Martial und dismissed. The reserve, or Coast Guard
Squadron, had been manoeuvring fluting the afternoon in three divisions.
At 8 o'clock the Admiral signalled to
form in two divisions for the night and
retire to Bantry Bay. In performing
tho manoeuvre the helmsman of tlio
"Defence" put her helm to starboard
and brought her bows on the hull of
the "Valliant." Both ships were badly injured, and Pollurd proved himself
unfit to be the captain of au English
war ship.
France is resolved to hold what sho
has in China and to take more. Earl
Granville gave excellent advice to the
Chinese Minister; he said, "pay at
once, and get the French fleet out of
Kclung." The Chinamen kept on
peddling about the indemnity until the
hour had passed. China has appealed
to England, Germany, and America,
but these powers have declared that
they will not interfere, and, therefore,
it is quite possible the Chinese will
learn to speak French. Millions of the
Hindoos in India, speak good English,
and it would be a great act of charity
to make the four hundred millions in
China speak French.
The multitude in Hyde Park, denouncing the Lords, raised England
and themselves in the estimation of
A French journal, the Timis, Bays :
The fact that 300,000 men were able
to manifest their opinions without being interfered with by the police, conveys a lesson Frenchmen should not
The Pays, Bonapartist, observes:
"Those who saw in this great meeting
the beginning of a revolution, must
now perceive their mistake. The inul
titude in London represented order and
La France says : "Is not this people
in spite of its many vices and its proverbial pgotism, a great people 1"
The King of the M.iories and the
chief of the magnificent savages who
owned-New Zealand, waited on Lord
Derby at the Colonial Office on 22nd
of July. There was pathos and force in
their short speeches ; they spoke of
wrongs and oppression done to their
race, of ingratitude for their loyalty,
and despair of obtaining justice at
Wellington. The- "Times," in a leading article, says of the King, "He was
dignified and calm ; he is- no mere grotesque savage ; and if English sympathy can secure him a hearing when he
returns home he will not fail to gee it."
The King said to the Minister, "I
am a king, but I acknowledge the supremacy of Queen Victoria and claim
her protection." The age of chivalry
is past; the glory of England is no
more I His majesty asks for justice and
is promised—''sympathy."
ttt For artistic monumental work apply to
Cleorg9 Rurlge, "Victoria Marble Works,"
Douglas Street, Victoria.
J. BAGMALf I CiJ Vctoria. B. C. tha onl« axclai-
ivs Music House in Burnish Columbia.
The largest stock of Pianos and Organs fn the Prov
luce. A comple e assortment of everything pertaining
te the Music Business.
From what wc con learn, the honest
John Government, or some of them, are
beginning to hesitate in the reckleta
path they had adopted in giving away
the people's land for purposes of their
own. The shameless manner in which
they have been trying to barter away
the reserves at Burrard Inlet for a few
miles of railway, In order that one, at
least, of their number may be enriched,
has at last aroused public attention It
would appear, however, that the 23,-
000 acres offered to the Agent of the
C, P. K , did not satisfy tliat gentleman, even supplemented by the blau-
dishmenta tt Mr. Smithe, lhe Premier.
Mr. Van Home was, no doubt, well instructed with regard to the generous
character of our Government where
they had the public lands to deal with ;
the Fort Simpson Grab, the Kootenay
gift, the Wright road donation, the
hands,,rue present tu Huntington,
Crocker & Co., and the gift to the Federal Government. What was twenty-
throe thousand acres of laud compared
with seven hundred and fifty thousand
acres of mineral and timber land to the
Kootenay Company, who are nursing
it until they can sell out at a good
figure; or two millions of acres to
Huntington, Crocker & Co., ofthe best
coal lands on the Pacific; or three
million five hundred thousand acres to
tin; Federal Government for refusing to
give us compensation? It is true that
Mr. Van Home wanted aliout all the
remaining lands in the Province, and
that our Ministers were not agreed as
to the bargain, but how long will this
disagreement continue ? They arc, and
have boen, constantly in communication with the C. P. R. Company'sdirec-
lors, which it was not deemed necessary
to mention to the public, and having
taken the power to dispose of every
acre we possess, without asking leave
from the House, they can leave us without un acre to bless ourselves with.
Under these circumstances they are not
likely to hesitate long ; they are determined to have the branch railway to
Coal Harbor Cottle qui Coule, and honest John is working away through his
paper to have our squares disposed of,
that the proceeds may beapplied in aid
of the Coal Harbor railway. Surely
the people of this city will never allow
our beautifully laid out town to be reduced to tho miserable condifibii o?
Victoria, which has no open ground but
the'park at Beacon Hill, and honest
John is doing his best to have it turned
into an immigrant corrall. When
Port Moody is a great commercial city,
many of the people will come over to
this city to reside. They will build
handsome residences around the squares
and make this thn fashionable city of
the Province ; peddle our squares off in
lots, and good-bye to all hope for the
future of New Westminster. From
being one ofthe healthiest towns in the
Province it will be the hot-bed of fever;
its gradual rise from the river to the
rear of the city, which would
mako a well built town city so
effective, will only spread disease more rapidly through the porous
strata on which it rests. Happily,
however, for our people, the sale of
our squares, if attempted, will prove a
failure, because the Council cannot give
a legal title, or at least that is the common impression, so that no one will buy
what he must know, so far from being
productive of profit, will only plunge
him into'endless lawsuits. Notwithstanding the ufctive exertions of honcsi
John's aj-ent here—truthful Jnines —
our squares will remain to us and with
them the health and lieauty of the Roy-
alCity. The miserable curs who follow this man, not out of respect for
himself, but his supposed wealth, and
who would vote away the daylight to
oblige him, will soon be rendered harmless by the influx of a new population ;
they will long be remembered with deserved contempt and will be avoided by
all who respect what is manly and
straightforward. The speculators at
Coal Harbor, although backed by the
honest John Government, and the power taken by that valuable quartette, to
dispose of our lands as they please, have
in their midst tWe source of misfortune,
honest John.' j No matter what advantages he may possess, of position, power
or apparent influence, his unlucky star
is always in the aseendant, and brings
misfortune upon everything he is connected with. The- present Government, although fortunate in securing a
servile following, composed in great part
of mainland members, is unable to do
anything in a proper manner. To show
what these valuable members are pre
parerl to vote for, they absolutely
passed the celebrated land law of Mr.
Smithe, by which they gave that gentleman and. his colleagues the power to
do what they pleased -with all tlie lands
of the Province without asking tny&ne's
leave. It is said that some hungry
youth recommended his father to say
grace over a barrel of pork in order to
save the daily loss of time before commencing dinner. Our Ministers had no
difficulty in carrying any measure they
might bring forward, no matter how
unjust or ruinous to the country ; but
they came to the conclusion tliat by
taking power to do what they liked
with our property, and so save the time
of the House, they were doing a good
thing. But what about the creatures
that conferred such apower upon them I
The people's representatives, the men
who were supposed to I* watching over
rights, privileges and interests of their
constituents, these men betrayed their
trust without a moment's hesitation,
and langhed with derision at the few
honest men who attempted to stay
their progress in ruining the Province I
The members who acta*] in this way,
may be without conscience, honor, or
honesty, but they will not escape unpunished ; they are marked, and will
henceforth lie pointed at as the men
who gave away the people's heritage.—
It is well known that in order to secure the votes of our city elector* to return tho honest John candidate, they
were assured that unless ho was returned, nothing in the shape if governmental improvements would 1, mcler-
tnlwn '.hisyear,and that, especially, tne
construction of a new city jail would lie
the certain result of his return. The
horrible condition of our present jail
was glaringly patent to everyone passing by tho prison, the odors emanating
from its walls, disagreeably affecting the
olfactory nerves of those having business in its vicinity. The desire to save
the city from an attack of typhoid fever, no doubt had its influence with
many, and then the necessity of providing employment for some of honest
John's immigrants, was another important object with many, who would otherwise have cast their votes for the opposition candidate. How are these promises to be redeemed. Wo are told
by honest John's paper that the plans
for the now jail will be got out some
day soon, but that they will require so
much time lo prepare that nothing can
be done this year; that, in fact, the
promises were made to secure the election, and that having been accomplished,
we must wait the convenience of tho
Government. That, in fact, we were
iiupoord ujXKi by promineH which wero
only election dodges, and we have
elected a representative by fraud. We
are acquainted with the predilections
of truthful James for the Chineso, we
know how ho recommended the Council to employ Chinese because they cost
ess than white men, although it was
nt tempi ed just previous to the election,
to explain away this undoubted fact.
If we wero at all misled by the statements of truthful James and the clique
in this city that supports him, we must
accept recent events as confirmation,
admitting of no question, an to his liking for the Mongolians. The Chinese
Commission sat in this city, and invited all our leading men to give evidence
as to the grievance inflicted on this
Province, by the importation of immense
numbers of these unfortunate creatures, who not only take the bread from
our fellow citizens, but become a serious charge on our people, in our jails,
hospitals, and even the lunatic asylum,
and who, from their neglect of sanitary
laws, aro likely, sooner or later, to
bring a plague amongst ub. Did our
valuable representative study the well
being of his constituents by standing
up manfully, aud stating to the commissioners the horrible nature of the
incubus which is being forced upon us
in spite of all our protests ? not at all.
He entered the room where the commission was awaiting the evidence of
the man we have chosen to represent
us, and after a few minutes slunk away,
afraid, no doubt, that he might be
called upon to give evidence. 01 tern-
pora Ol mores. This is our representative ! this is the roan for whom' our
electors cast their votes in preference to
a gentleman who, at the commission,
fully demonstrated the folly we have
committed in rejecting him. He stood
up and gave, as the Hon. Mr. Chapleau
stated, the only valuable evidence on
the subject of the investigation, which
"has yet been adduced before the Commissioners. Mr. Bole, in a very lucid
speech, pointed out the heinous character of the creatures who are brought
here by the shipload, to compete with
our workmen and their families for
their means of living. We trust that
our citizens will look at these two pictures—truthful James, the protege of
honest John, who is elected to protect
the interests of our people, sneaking-
away from the only opportunity he
will probably have of serving them,
and the gentleman we rejected] who
nobly came forward to tell the truth
on behalf of his fellow citizens. If
we sought for an example of the worthless character of the men who support
the present Government, wo could not
find one that so perfectly conveys the
idea as our own representative. His
action in the Council, where he involved
the corporation in an expensive lawsuit
to gratify personal spite, is another example of the man, and must surely convince our citizens of the impropriety of
electing him to represent them in any
capacity whatever. It is, perhaps, fortunate that the honest John Government is on its last legs, and that the
reign of the truthful as our representative in the Local Legislature, will be
short: otherwise it might be advisable
to invife him to resign.—Guardian.
Bv the recent death, at the ago of 97, of
Mr. l'lnIii,(.'In than, ofitocLiiorl, the Masonic
body in England loses one who's claim to tba
distinction uf being the oldest member in
Kngland haa been clearly established. In
October, 1811, he was initiated s member of
the Lodge of Peace, No. 422. He had been
a I'. M. since 1841. In his youth Mr.
I 'li, than, volunteered to serve in the navy,
aud he was on board of one of the frigates at
the battle ol Trafalgar.
The Hritish Meilieal Journal learns that
tbe Government has the intention of intiuct-
ing an eminent pathologist connected with
one of the London hospitals, and whose work
in the investigation uf minute organiain related to disease is of recognised authority,
to proceed to India for the purpose of investigating the pathology and causation of
cholera. A communication hns been addressed to the Government uf India on the
The royal African coal black family of
Assab, Italy's new colony, is being lionized
nl Turin. Queen Kaliza is aweet sixteen
and has taken a great fancy to European
garments; Prince Amadous sent a modiste
tn   ,Ir, '.h   her   up.   and the Queen kept her
 11 aolid hours fitting on and   trying  the
current fashions. Her sons Ali, 7, and Mohammed, o, run about the streets and are
great pets of the public. Italy is showering upon the disposaeeaed family sugar candies and jewelry with an idea to extend her
colonization in Africa, in view of the rapid
headwuy mode by France.
Hchwob Brothers, of whose watches and
jewelry the customs officials made a seizure
recently, at Montreal have placed the case in
the hands of Mr. Girouard,Q.C.,andwillshow
that tliey made the entry hi a bona fids
spirit, anl in the belief that they were acting entiroly in accordance with the Tariff
laws. Tho goods seized were shipped by
Joseph Kahoy k Co., of New York; anil
.Scbwob Brothers and A. k A. Sanders of
Montreal say they had no knowledge of any
trickery resorted to by the New York firm
in making out the invoices. Tho department has resolved to confiscate every dollar
due Kahey A Co. by the firms where setsures
have been effected ns the law hero directs,
as no firm can legally collect money due on
goods that have been fraudulently entered
on a false invoice in the Custom  House.
One of the paragraphs in the local news
column of a recent number of a Peruvian paper consists of an account of a robbery committed on tho premises of the Prime Minister. "The thief succeeded," we learn, "in
carrying oft* some gold and silver ornaments
and the Minister's portfolio, containing speeches, drafts of acts of Parliament, and other
papers of no value." Tlie Minister must
have felt highly flattered when thia sentence
met his eye.
rpHE UNDER8IONED is authorised
1    to offer for Bale, in Shares,
LOT 104, GROUP 1,
port moody !
MOM OB Laas.
This property ia centrally ait
i-toil, about three quarters of
mile from the harbor front, at >
ther the Machine Shop Reserv
tho Railway Wharf, or tbe end
the North Road.
It  is nearly level  land, sasii
cleared;   the North Road   ru-
along one side of it, and Clarke -
Road close to the other side.
The adjoining property is hei
at from $600 per acre, up. Pric.
$800 per acre, in shares of not le,
than 6 acres.
For terms of payment and othe
particulars, apply to
Land Agent-
Columbia St.,  New Westminste
New Westminster B C
Gents' Furnishing
We have/the finest assortment of
T xv :es :q id m
Dasimeres,   Diagonals,
From $20.00, at Short Notice.
Good Fit Guaranteed.
firessmakiiig &MiliinBrj
Hardware, Faints and Oils,
wit* parties building, to supply
them with'all material in the above-named
Orders by Telephone or Stage attended te- -
with promptness.
Land   Surveyors
OFFICE: Front Street, New Westminste
Opposite 0, P. N.  Co.'a  Whar
r. o. box 61.
Valuable Town Lots.
D, B. BUNT, Proprietor.
Just Receired!
TBS* UNDBK8IGNBD respectfully i
forma the citizens of Port Moody S)
vicinity thaa he haa just received a lar
and varied assortment of seasonable
Boots and Shoes
Etc.,  Etc.,
Which can be  bought at  Reasonable
Vegetables and Fruits
0 B. HasrD. r* *•• .**'**
ifteal   Esfate   Broker*.
INSURANCE     AGENTS,    at <"
OoIombiaSI., Opposite Pee*"-*-*.
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Be ***m
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% $ott ^oofy (Skjttte.
Tm*""   Pfcitic  ja**ua.*w«L*y*
T1«Q«    Tm'clai.
Ulitd trtu arrtT f Mond -yi * W«di»« Ity*.«.36 p.iu
Imvm Tu «<!»>• ft Ti.uif »y». 6*»l«.ai
rrtlcLttnlaarrlvM avary FnJay  flJUp.m
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. 6.00 a.ia
PMMM*n e»»t«riDi( traltit wltLo t ticket*, at
iU tl"HJ »ha*a tickets ara aold, will be -u'/'ett tu
tt svddtii-nii ebarf a of 76 canta.
Tba above ttiui t-Ue k- ikkc effect an aatgr-Jij,
;«u ifctu, imt.
U. I.   HaUlaVY,
A. OVDKaCOOIfS. 0«.'l »upt.
Oeu'l  HaDf.-*.r Jell
Tiffin's ah In ale mill la now running full
mt*, and with increased power and machinery is turning out ft firtt-clsxu aitielo of
OnDU.—Thtt ft well-known citiaen will
•-jortly »rcure » large intereat in one of tlie
ott valuable propertiei in   Fort Moody,
t hold* bis head very high ftlresdy.
Fboh Victoria. — Tha str. Dnnimuir
.rrived with freight from Victoria ftbout 11
m., on Tuesday. .She left on Wednesday
loniiog with ft oftrgo of ihingles from
'iftin'a mill.
Thi plftuk-wftlk to Uocky Point hns been
•paired, and the pedestrian ii protected
•om falling overboard by a ■ubetautiftl rail*
ig. Mr. Murray has erected a commodious
itfaing house in the rt-ar of his residence.
Tm new I-'-*! down to the Klgin House
ou been completed as far nt it can be, hut it
•'ill not be opun for travel until Mr. Wise
.icides on ft location  for his stable.     Mr.
oo. Annaud has made a good job of the
Om of Mr. Godfrey's Chinese gang, while
•riving a dump-car on Friday last, was
.irowu between two oars by ft runaway
■rata, and sustained ft fracture of the right
.'gi just above the knee. He was conveyed
') his tent, and Dr. Lsngis set the broken
Powi-er tor the C. P. R.—The steam
'if Lottie arrived from Departure Bay
Wan 4 imo) early ou Wednesday morning,
jiving on board 108 cases of giant powder
•aligned to A. Onderdonk, Yale. The
jowder comes from Ban Francisco, being
hipped on colliers to Nanaimo.
The Ccuur d'Alene "Eagle" makes this
rank confession; "Never in tho history of
lining excitements in Idaho territory has
'lerebeen so flats collapse as prevails in
itaur d'Ab'iio at this writing.' Au old
Vhstcom boy, Albert Ismert, came back
iagusted yesterday.— Reveille.
Our suggestion of last week, ia reforence
9 holding union religious services, has met
'ith the approval of & good many people,
ut an yet no definite steps have been taken
i the direction indicated. A public meet-
ag of those interested would probably
ring matters to ft focus, and we suggest the
tiding of such  a meeting at an early date.
Ritpt. McKinney of the B. B. 4 B. C. in-
irms the Reveille that the first locomotive
jrthe road will arrive about September 1st.
'he Une hfts been located permanently by
tie surveyors as far out as King's place, aud
lie grading has been done two miles from
hs wbftrf. Track-laying will be resumed
'hen the locomotive arrives.-^Reveille.
,<-n ^v atw-nrtv *.f *p- "o?1tw*'isTV v •■;
orne fanfaronade, the "Colonist "sees
loal Harbor as tho terminus and "goes it'
,;verftl miles better, and "shown down" Victoria and Nanaimo as the real termini of the
P. R. Tiie "Colonist" plays a very good
iimeof ■•Han,    but Port  Moody's  "royal
ish'' Iwats its "small pair" by a largo ina-
Somr.—Some of the British Columbia pa
-ri are expressing their confidence that some
■motion on Chinese immigration will re
lilt from the inquiries of the commission
mt will really find out something as to tbe
latns ofthe Chinese question in the Pacific
Vovinoe; but we  very much doubt if any
itrictive legislation is to be looked for
bm Ottawa, at least until the Onderdonk
untracta are finished.— Winnipeg Free Press.
Tut big slide at Maple Ridge, reported
tft recont  "Columbian," was  very  small
lUtona, and was cleared before tho train
krived at Hammond. There was a large
•ok-slide above Yale the same duy, and it
lu found necessary to transfer freight and
insengsrs. The same paper also stated
C at the recent picnic was held in the North
Arm. Rather a damp place for a picnic,
'-»t, and quite deep, too.
Pituonal.—Misses Emily and Charlotte
idlip, of Victoria, who have been visiting
ith Capt. Clarke's family for some time,
It for their home on Wednesday evening.
. .Miss Van Volkenburg and Miss Cum-
*inga, of New Westminster, fUited Port
1 oody oa Tuesday.... Mr. A- W. Gilbert
turned from Victoria on Wednesday...,
ir. Pat. McDonald, ths pioneer   ferryman,
i again in Port Moody Mr. Clarke ia vi-
'ing in Victoria.
Oh Sunday last Port Moody was fairly
'erflowed witk visitors, many of them
lite dit.tinguisli.e-i, if we are to judge from
it hotel registers. Amongst others we
oticed:—Lord and Lady Hamilton, the
aird O'Cockpen, Wandering Willie, Wen-
ill Phillips, Hanford Fleming, J. B. Snow-
ill, Senator Sharon, and Cyrus Brown
whoever be is). Besides those there were
wut forty ordinary individuals and their
iron, whose name* we have not space to
ention. The day Wkt beautiful, the tide
IS high all afternoon, and trouting and
thing were the order of tho day.
Railway Notes.—The track has reached
■ynock, and trains will run through to
snoe't Bridge by the first of September....
■rgo quantities of railway iron aro being
ttn from Port Moody by every train. In
id so large have been some of the loads.
U it was with great difficulty the  train
-ended the steep grade to the summit	
id .Austin is oace more at his post near
»throttle*valve of tho Nicola, and that
sly locomotive is made to bump herself
:ordingly.....The work of cutting out a
Tiage read from tbe wharf to Douglas
'set is drawing to a close.
Excursions —fja Saturday last the steam-
■w Rattler arrived from Moodyville with
large private excursion party aboard.
*y disembarked at fife railway wharf, and
°ok In" the terminus,* amd ftbout 2 p. m.
de sail for home. On Monday the tiny
ainer "Leonora" brought up from Hastings
arty of New Westminsteritos, principally
list. They spent a few hours in Port Moo-
• and oa the arrival of the train all got
•ard and were taken to the wbmrf. where
1 Leonora was in waiting to convey them
* to Hastings.
•<ul has been  discovered in the Turtle
-mtain region north of the boundary, al-
Ugh ibe extent and quality of the deposit
re not yet been ascertained.     It is ptob
■V however, that ihe quality at least will
respond nearly if not exactly with thaf'on
Willow River valley, while the quantity
••M.'not on expert authority it is true, to
My unlimited.     Tbe Souria coal,
'Mid; the people of Manitoba have been
■'-.I1- .ooking. has been pronounced to
liffereut   quality   of lignite, not
ally valuable as ft fuel; but as the denes developed it is not Unlikely
found similar in its properties tothe
^c Mountain1 coal.-*- Winnipeg Timet.
A Warm Reeceptios.—When President
Harris of the Northern Pacific was out to
Seattle aud Tacoma ten days ago, on a
friendly visit, he received a very warm reception which will not soon fade from bis
memory. Beeidea being nearly talked to
death st Seattle, he had notice of eleven law
auiU seived on him while at Portland.   One
controversy. France should be cailed upon
to ahow at least its much consideration for
neutral Kuroptau and American States aa
ion the AsfsOC   Coveruuient.      There haa
ice control in tlie U*M*d States Mony to the
people."    lu a little while the syndicate who
own  the  Great Canadian Pacific   KaiWd
will find  that the coal fields of v**nM*«V-Sff
lalftnd  will be used tu direct tbe aapfaarva I seldom been a stronger motive for joint   dt-
of the Kast to Puget tenet    The Yank****   plomatk pressure on tbe part of all   tbe po
have outwitted the  Dominion Ooverdiuent. | wets   concern*!,   whi-.h    would    constrain
aud the syndicate, by purchasing the  Island ] France to submit her tritvance, if  she   has
suit was for $*4.000 for the killing of eleven   from our local government.    1 he wonder of IRoy, to ft duiilttf*aftad   or  an   intcruatioiial
Chinamen   by  a collision ou   the railroad,   wonders  is  that Kngland, witli all her wi-*-   tribur.-il. — S'ev York Su*.
Four thi-uaand dollars apiece may seem a   doin, did not discover long ago ihat tho "-al
pretty steep price for dead Chinamen when   Acids of Vancouver Inland  cjuUiu  t'-e  ma-
you cau buy herds of them in Son Francisco   term) that will command the north ru coast
f--r*'J per head; but then you know ft dead   of tbe Pacific for five hundred vest-* to BOOM.
It belongs to a stranger, au *
Chiuamau is probably worth  more than a
live one.
Too Highly Colored.—The article pub-
lisliW iu the "Ofdsmbtan" Iftst Saturday, re-
fen ing to what Mr. VouHorne said, is looked i.pt>u hers as very highly colorvd, and
rendered ro-e-hued, to use a mild phrase.
Mr. Van Home, tt is alleged, did say that
the lifty thousand dollar* offered aa a b-iuiiM
could uut be accepted by the .Syndicate, wiih
a view of extending the line to New Westminster. The road had uot a cent of ith
own for such expenditures, and the Government would nut permit the spending of a
cent for branch linen. Van HufOO was very
oftrof ul in gauging his ststcments, and all tbat
oould be inferred was that Port Moody could
not be interfered with as the terminus, by
any branch line. Port Moody property ih
holding linn. It ia alleged, also, that the
method adopted to raise the $50,000 at New
Westminster was au illegal oue, and could
not have succeeded, as the Municipal C<*un
cil could not give any title to the tots they
proposed to aeil, and which have since been
withdrawn.— Victoria Times.
THE Picnic—Twelve boat loads of Port
Moodians spent the day ut a shady nook in
the narrows below Bonson's on Tuesday lost.
It wus the largest "nd most successful picnic
ever held in thia city, and everyone present
contributed their quota toward the day's
enjoyment. Tho ride home In the cool of
the eveninif wns very pleasant, nnd the flot
ilia of twelve boats loaded with excursionists gave the bay a very animated appearance. The ample provision of good things
to eat and drink provided by the ladies, left
nothing to be desired, and an occasional tune
from Sam Cormier's violin gave variety to
the entertainment. The day's proceedings
closed with a social dance at Cape. Clarke's
residence, which was kept up until "the
wee aina' hours ayont the twal," and was enjoyed by a large number of both sexes. Mrs.
Clarke, Mrs. -i. S. Fraser and Mrs. Norman
Fraser are entitled to the honor of getting
up the picnic, and its primary object was to
furnish a good time to all and to promote
that good fellowship and sociability for
which the Port Moody people are already bo
The Chinese Commission,— The Hon.
Mr. Chapleau and Judgi Cray, accompanied
by a number of satellites, arrived in Port
Moody on Friday evening la r, and took .Saturday morning's train for the upper country.
They went only as far as Lytton, returning
to Port Moody by regular train on Monday.
No evidence was taken before the C minis
sion during tbis trip up country, but judging from the tone of their conversation, it
was quite evident that tho many persons interested in the employment of Chinese labor
along the lino had not been idle, but had
managed to present their views to the Commission without thu formality of ftppoarfng
before that body ss witnesses. In fact,
would appear, from the puhlished reports of
the sittings of this comminsion, that the
anti-Chineae men are not pushing themselves
forward enough in the matter of giving evidence, while the Chineae people are not
losing an opportunity to advocate the cauae
nf the chpap-working Mongolian. In favor
of the commission luten mere is little to Oe
said. Mr. Chapleau has never visited the
Pacific Coast before, and kuoua practically
nothing of the evil effects, h -th financial and
moral, that accrue to thia Province through
tho Presence of tho Chinese. On the other
band, Judge Gray is known to hold strong
pro-Chinese opinions, and hia appointment
on tbe commission was, to say tho least, a
misfortune, 'i he true sentiments of British
Columbia as a Province, ou the question of
Chinese immigration, aro perfectly well
known to tho powers at Ottawa, and the
appointment of this commission is very fnr
from being complimentary tothe intelligence
and honesty of purpose of onr people. Mr.
Chapleau will undoubtedly learn much that
ia new to him, but the bitter experience of
twenty yeara can produce only one verdict
from tho people of thia Province—"The
Chincso must go !"
will be us"*.'! as a
lever tu destroy the power of the Dominion.
In this essay we give a short hUlm) of what
WO know, and wa believe thai ..1-u Ork
with the Bifltd eafl Ml OB thlh p^g,- the Shadow of future event*. In th-* hands if bVm*
land, Vancouver Island would be tbo QtbroX
tar of tiie Pftcitic coabt. It ia gom-; f-di t,
a stranger by the mousing owls who m rpo in
Victoria and imagine that they are ruling a
Province. And isn't it awful to kuow that
such men are the makers and moid lor-i of
fotors events? The modem ta-aar ia a very
insignificant maggot.
moid nu $4Ukatcmmwms\»
Locis Riei. is visiting all the seUlem-.nti
at Prince Albert und the South .(ranch, but
ao Ur has given no public utterunces of hia
intuitions. Itumor, however, has his work
i ut und dried for him, and telegrams from
Prince Albeit to the ea.it g.vc as oM
/round for tbe agitation that the Government refuses to recognize tlio claims of the*
early settlers to the land taken up by them
long ago, and that in surveying the country
all their rights have heeii i^noied. So far
from thia being the easts, the (iovernment
has put a hint on thu gMOfftl system of survey by laying out their ulaima in narrow
frontages us tbe Bettleis deaiied. Iu an interview with the Sun Kivt.-r (Montana) Sun
jii-it lidoru ic started lor the north. K d
Siid "he whs an American eitizen. And that
"he considered the land over which the
"stars ami stripes waved his home, aud
"now only went north to asaiat hia people
"an much as lay in his power, and after
"which, be it much or little, be would return to Montana." If the programme as
laid down by a South Hranch man is to be
acted on, we doubt if he will accomplish
much. Our infoimant aays the old settlers
only require that they aliall be confirmed in
their present holding-, that grants of land
similar to the old s-ittkrs' and Half-breed
commutation in Manitoba shall L: given
tlh-iii, and that all the wood and hay lands
shall be reserved for their use. Modest, but
we do not think the Government will grant
the demands, even when urged by Louis
It is said that only one small herd of buffaloes remains in Texas. This has been
feeding on the Pecos River, in the Staked
Plains region, but a baud ot hunters is hovering about it continually, killing the animals
as fast as the meat can he cared tor, and its
daya are numbered. This ia tho remnant of
what was known a few years ago as "the
great Southern herd."
It is understood that Mr. James A. Gra-
hame, who has been for tho past forty two
years in the service of the Hudson's Hay
Company, during the past ten yeara of which
he has filled the position of Chief Commissioner, tendered hia resignation to tho Governor and committee of management nearly
u year ago, uince which time he has been
urging ita acceptance. It is further understood that it has nsw been accepted, and
that a Mr. Wrigley will arrive from England, during .Tuly, to assume the duties of
tho position.    Mr. Grahaine left on Monday
for Montreal, aud, shortly after his return.
will remove with his family to Britiah Columbia, where it is his intention to retid* in
The   new   programme   outlined   by   Mr.
Gladstone on proposing an ap propria* ion tor
the Soudin Qipadllluti amounts   to   a   com
■lata revemal of the polk , i,it- i rto pursued
by ibs Britiah Oovornstent     lb   hid,   ha-
datstj previously oromiood that (ie*. Ooodoa
■diouhi be rescuea, bat this   concession   was
coupled with a stubborn  adherence   to   the
purpose of abandoning   the   wboli
■i-Mth 0l Assouan.    Now, on tin. othe: hand,
he says in an B—ijMlTOaoJ way,   thai   meas
urea will be taken to   B00WO   | >"i   |OT0n
meut in the .Soudan, and tbat the evacuation
ot that country will   bfttioeforth   be looked
upon aa out ot th** que-it.on.     II- SO
it is true, to pr* serve a MnMttOa of ironalat
eucy by protesting that he has  no   intention
-■: in  .e-iin.' th*- Mahdi. vbiofa   only   means
that   the  Talse 1'roph't will be loll iu un-ii-
*'uib.-d possesii >n of Kordofai. au 1 Dftrfouf
Hut   nobody   except   tbo   instigators of the
rash movement under Gen. Hi-La  has   ever
advit-ed tlie rtconquest of   those    prprlnoaa.
an I the plan to which the   Premier   has   at
laat dvon ii is assent is that suggested by Lord
Dufiarin,    and   urged   ni->re recently by Sir
Samuel Baker.    This project, vast as  it   is,
will be limited to the  inflexible   defence   of
the wh"le valley ofthe Nile, aud of  all   the
country   lying   between   thai rfvot snd the
lied Sea, these territories being regarded   as
inseparable   parts   of   the   Khedive's dominion-,.
Now tliat the expedition cont'-nipInUs the
lastiug occupation of an immense region, instead of a hurried dash t> Khattoui i and a
swift return, the n'inil.*-r ;md character of
the troops   despatched   wiil   be   materially
"Coming events cast their shadows before." That is the opinion of a famous
Scotchman, and every man who can think
knows it is geometrically correct. Men of
little minds never look beyond the present
hour; their vision is completely obscured by-
self-interest. When men of this class are
elevated by the multitude to fill places of
trust, the results are sure to be fatal to the
interests of the majority. Tho United Kingdom of Great Britain ami Ireland is ths
greatest country under tho sun. Compared
with the power it represents, the power of
aneicut Koine was insignificant. And that
power was created hy tbe pride and tho
wisdom of the rulers. In the breast of every
Knglish minister the honor of England occupied the first place; and tho Irishman ur
Scotchman selected to discharge inij>ortant
duties proved himself on all occasions lit. to
represent the imperial idea. Ami what is
the result ? Take up a map of the world
and behold—the Empire.
The people of this province are said to be
"chips of the old block." Look at our local
ministers. Is there on this earth's surface i
to-day a more insignificant set of rulers?  bly greater, both on account of the far larger
The report that the Pekin Government had
agreed to make even the small compensation
ot four million dollars for the Lang son affair
proves to have been unfounded, and France
lias boen compelled to make good her
threat of war by ooounyiltg tho town of
Soiling Ob the inland of Formosa. Hut for
the adjacent coal mines the place captured
would be of little intrinsic importance, aud
the demonstration will have answered ita oh
vious purpose it it eeiivineos the Council of
Mandarins that the lusa of far more valuable seaports can only Im averted by promptly accediug to the demand for an indemnity.
Tho defiant attitude which haa lately been
assumed by the Chinese authorities indicates
that the influence ofthe diplomatic and commercial representatives of other Western
powers in the Middle Kingdom haa been
quietly exerted agaiust the d'-siyns of Franco
A knowledge of this want of sympathy with
its attempt to browbeat China may account
for the alleged refusal of the Ferry Cabinet
to accept the offer to refer the question m
dispute to American arbitration. It must
also be well known nt Pekin that the bombardment of a large treaty port like Foochow,
which would inevitably cause considerable
damage to the property of foreign residents,
could hardly fail to plunge France into serious difficulties with Great Britain, Germany,
and even the United States, all of which nations have too great interests at Bteko to
brook the interruption of trade, except upon
tho strongest provocation. This is made
clear by tlie French experience in Madagascar, where even the occupation of an insignificant coast village like Tautntavc provoked sharp remonstrance on the part of tho
English residents, ami an actual encounter
between French and Britiih Mar vessels was
only escaped by a hair's breadth.
The risU of such collisions iu the event of
an attack on Foochow would be   incompara
Tbe report oa to tlie death of tbe I»uc
d'Aumale, which lately spread is Pans, was
traced to a reporter's having overheard two
members of Parliament talking about the bad
health of the member fur Toulou, Mr.
A Milanese cabinetmaker BMsad Pelosi
died suddenly on July b from tmot
sequent on a priest's communicating t-< hiiu
tbat bis wife was entitled to |40,OOQ indor
tba wni of a relative who had daod ifl
Lio XIII. has physically deteriorate I in
consequence ti hu [sag Vatican imprison
MOO) Prior to h.s election his life was an
out-of-dour oue at Perugia, and he was fond
of huntiug aud Maaoiflg about the -.ountry,
whioh u MMtataooa aid healthy.
L>r. fao, it) tha Ifodfafll Times, recommend* the "natural doucht" for Cfttarrh.    !•
nat-fts in standing ankle deep in the surf
and allowiug it to dash over one. Plunge*
andswiinnmy a:- n t go d f jr the purpose
required, whidi is to obtain a bracing abook
to the -surface."
Siguor Denretis, Italy's Premier, has oc
eupied his ofisSa longer than any of his pre-
■OOBBBBfa since the establishment o! tba D*»
kingdom, lleo ntiy he remarked t ■
Iiia iri'nds that he was thorougnly tired of
power. Hi« opponent* declare the utterance
wan meant in a Pickwickian sen** exclusively.
'lhe Lnncrt can see no rational basis for
the popular belief that natural
waters are l-etter than the artificial. One of
its writers mentiona the carious fact that
waO enormous trade la aerated waters has
arisen since Byron, in 'Don Juan, commend
ed the virtues of soda water."
The latest novelty in the show business ih
an exhibition of noses, which has receutly
been held in Austria. Eighty parsons com
peted for the prize offered for tiie most ex
traordinary   nasal   protuberance    in    form,
nao, and color.   It was swarded to a com
petitor from Vienna, who is the possessor of
what is aaid to be a gigantic nose of deep
violet hue
A medical journal congratulates fashions*
hange 1, and the methods of communication { ble ladies 0D Mving pilod 10 inud. mttOf-U]
will no d*>ubt be adapted to the new exigen- i on the bead tliat they are liable to escape
cies. Ii order aud security are to be firmly sunstroke ; but it warns them of the day
established in the Soudan, it will be neces* j when fashion shall remove all the trimmings
sary to nlace Britiah or Anglo Indian gar-i but a bit of lace. Then, says the writer,
lisons at certain atrstogifl p-dnts  and   trade j the tender scalps of the exposed   heada w-ill
Wa venture to say No. We had in this
province all the materials required to make
a nation, and all have passed away through
the hands of the knaves and fools selected
by tho people to discharge the duty of rulers.
The Dominion Govcrnmont, in the first instance, gave to a syndicate th? fee simple of
all the lands from Port Moody to the far
Bast. It is evident that the owners of tho
railroad can charge what they please for
freight and fare; therefore, they are the
modern landlords, created by law; and corporations have been in all parts of Europe
the very worst samples of the landlord class.
The conditions made bv the Dominion Government with the syndicate aro a disgrace
to the genius of the age. Let us look at
home. See how our local ministers sold the
Kootenay country to a syndicate. It in a
well-known fact that one of the immortal
twenty-five went into the local House a
beggar; he owed three thousand five
hundred dollars and hadn't a dime; no real
estate, no balance at the bank. Immediately after the Kootenay country waa sold
this man paid his debts, and invested seven
thousand dollars in tho purchase of real
estate? Where did he get the cash? Ains
worth & Co. may tell, because he was their
principal agent in carrying the bill through
the local muse.
Every man in the Province who owns a
grain of common sense knows that the Island railroad is a mockery, a delusion, and
a snare. It may be built, but it never will
be used. The money to be expended on that
work represents two million dollars. All to
be wasted! And to what purpose? To coi*
ceal the knavery of our local rulers, who
dare not sell tim Island, bat gave it as a
bonus to the knaves who wished to secure
the finest and moot extensive coal fields in
the world. The Imftves paid our local knaves
a good price for th? Island, but the purchase
may end in the annexation of the whole Dominion. Crocker, the Califcrni,in millionaire, did not attempt to concea) hit opinion
of the position he occupies aa o vner of the
Island. At Victoria he said of the Island
railroad. "Tki* U the only one i« manage
that we can coil our own,-   AU the
amount of English property endangered and
because the impression is   widespread   that
the Frenob effort to extort money from China
is a blackmailing performance.      If   Franco
has an  undername grievance—if   she   can
show a plain  violation by China i f international law—an arbitrator,  however   unsympathetic, would havo to recognize it. No
wonder, then,   that her rejection of the pn>
posed mediation should be construedas a tacit
avowal that the French were the real aggressors in the Lang-sou incident, aud  that the
Chineae garrison was ju-'ihY.l  in  maintaining the status quo until officially notified that
the agreement to evacuate Tonquin had been
ratified   hy both parties to the treaty.    We
have  before pointed out the gross inconsistency of the French averment that China was
bound to execute in advance a compact which
Franco herself did not sanction until   weeks
after the repulse of Che attack on   Long-son.
We send a Mini-tor to Pekin as well as to
Paris, and China ia entitled to   exactly   the
same international comity at our hands aa is
France.    Moreover,-out commercial interests
in the Chinese porta arc large, and the American people will not without earnest protest
see them imperilled by tfhe wanton agression
of a European power.    It is probable   that
Great Britain and Germany, which have still
more to  lose,   will  be more forward and resolute in  remonstrance.    Uut all   Western
nations are deeply concerned in   preventing
interference with the China trade, which it has
cost so much to creaW, and which   would he
seriously   checked   by onerations certain to
rekindle the native prejudice against foreign-
era.    France has no right tfl jeopard a great
international benefit like the opening of   the
Chinese market to European and American
commodities, without previously exhausting
all pacific means of demonstrating her grievance and securing its redress.    It   docs   not
look well for tbe French Government to oppose recourse to arbitration  whtel a country
like the Middle Kingdom, so recently   admitted to tbe comity of nations and traditionally suspicious of the outside world, is v*t
in thia case so confident of the justice of   her
cause that she is willing to accept   the   verdict of a Western power on  the subjeot   of
centres,   Uko   Dongolo,   Roroako,   Barber,
Shendy, Kiiart-um, Senna.ir. and Kassala,
They EOOst he letaiued there, too, for an indefinite period, or until Mt native Egyptian
army can ba ihoroughly reconstructed by
the substttuti'-n of negro "r Arob Midler*
for the material whoM worthlesaness was
demonstrated at Td el-Kd>r and has since
beeu repeatedly confirmed. It ii als I evi-
dent that neither of the three caravan track*
from Korosko, Suakim. and Kn*->-a!a, nor
the droultou* river route, Ia available from
the moment that the Britiah Government
determines to hold the country permanently
instead of confining it-*clf to a fiirood inarch.
A railway must ba now adm tied to ba ln<
dispensable, and uiat*-:i;tl*i for ita construction are already iu oottraa o\ collection at
Suakim. Bat tha ooorso of the road
probably bo modified, lino* it will have a
commorei'ii as well as a Olilitarv aim. Instead of striking the Nile at Berber it will
probably be diverte 1 to a point SOQth of
Shendy, so as to meet tlie river above the
last oataraot.
Of course England, one; committed to the
picservation of the Sou Ian and peeuni*inl\
interested in the development 01 the rioh
Brain and cotton te lb; mratotad by the Blue
Nile and tlieAtbara, is nut likely ever to re-
linqiiiah bar control over Egypt The refusal to disturb tlie Muhdi in Kordofftn and
Darfour will itself supply a pretext for continuing to protect the Nile settlements
i*ffniust rn-'iirsi -na lr<-lo the Wuat.      Uut   now
t ial the British GovertUDOnt has manfully
rcsolveo toahouldor tho wholo load of res-
ponfdbilit. whioh it incurred by tho overthrow of Arab), there la nnt the slightest
danger that the Continental powers will try
to thwart Ita operation* or give any bead 11
tbo joaloua ana angry attitude of Fran a,
Prince Bilniarck haa said trom the first that
if England ohoao to bear tha brunt of defending the Khedive's poaaeaaj >oa, her authority
would not lie oon tea ted, What hoi provoked
objection ui on hia part was Mr, GladaBonea
effort to ahirk responsibility and Lwd Oron*
ville'* projxrasl to cul down the tntereat
due the bondholders without offering in ie*
turn the pledge of absolute leouritv for their
principal, which would be afforded by tho
frank assertion of a Britiah protectorate.
Although for a time Lord Granville ma)
attempt, for diplomatic reasons, to disguise
its real purport, the new policy announced
by the Premier a in lead bo nothing but the
relegation of Egypt to a position uf mttoh
more complete dopondaiios than that of the
protected States of India. British agents
will assume entire charge of tho collection
and diaburaement of the publia revenues,
and In the overdso of their discration, they
will ultimately offer juat such B rate oi in
t rest on the foreign debt as tha Bgyptlana
can ufTi.-d to pay. Hut the positive redaction in the weigut of fisc-al burdens, and the
relief from illicit extortion at the hands of
native tax gathon % will not be the sole advantages which an K. "lish protectorate will
confer upon the DolVA In the Englieh
hands the Soudan will become of great pecuniary benefit, instead of loss, to Egypt. Its
fertile districts have always yielded a surplus income, and thia will materially aid iu
meeting the public debt when it is no longer
wasted in the outlying Western provinc*-*.
but on the contrary, il signally increased by
bringing the valuanlo products ol Scnnaur
and Meioe into quick communication with
the markets of the world.—A'. )'. Am.
give the luilies sun sli"irks from wtuc-h tliey
in. si r be nlile to v»li illy free themselves.
Two Krenchnien, tbs brothers Forre
have in,elite.I a new kind of harp, nrailc entirely of wood. Insta-ail of strings the inventors use .Iron.,' .trips of American fir.
Ths horrnil f, ji'o'lriceil, as in tbe ordinary
harp, by the contact ol the tinkers; bill tbe
player wests leather glovs, covered witli
rosin.    The tone I f tire instrument ia said to
be remarks bis in purity.
Sim.; ,-iir l!ichrird Wull.-icf, luis come into
j i"„ of Hertfurd House,  London,  the
scans of so much lile in tbe davs of the
Regeaey when Theodore Hook wio, un
habitue there, nnd -'Becky Sharp" per-
fiirmsd in private theatricals, the famous
"."ip mansion, deserted by the lute Marquis, has
' Ireen ri habilitated, uud looka quite bright
nnd chcTfiil. Sir Kii.h.ird is not. however,
me. h there; naturally preferring bis Pirisisfl
paradise, Bagatelle.
A Herman gunboat i.s pursuing in the
North Sea tin* English drilling smacks which
r (Gently pillaged a provision cutter from
It is reported that Sir Thomas Brasaey
ll.*?., SOd Mr. Samuel Moilcy, M.l'., are
to be created l'eers after this session of i'ar-
liameiit is over.
(Germany has rejected the proposal of
Portugal for a Eurnpean conference for a
discussion of the question coucciuiuti the
Congo country.
The Belgian Chambtrof Deputies recently
adopted by a rota ol 78 to 44 tba bill provid-
ing for a renewal of diplomatic relations witn
the Vatican.
A ben coop has been found in the Bay of
Biscay, upon which two dead men were
I\i11/■ It is Hiippi-sed that tho men were
from the Laxam orUijon, tha steamers which
collided and sunk arrme time ago off < 'orunns.
The prospectus nl an electric sweat band
for men's hats declare, that "it stimulate,
the imagination, strengthen, the memory,
ind greatly augments the working p.,wer of
thi brain.'
The experieuce „f' Mr. Justice CJrore on
circuit in .North Wale i? unique. He found
absolutely no prisoners the other day at
three aaaisea, sud received three parrs of
white kil glovea.
Tbe Russiai vernmenthaj ssued a cir-
r.iiur to the principals of the ■
Kustia, In Iding them responsible for any
revolutionary tendencies their - liolar. may
have, and adjuring tbem to maintain strict
■upsrviaiiai over theii pupils, in order to
dissipate the slightest favor of Nihilistic
Mr. Gladstone has beeu assured tha'
tHere will be no opposition m Parliamer* t*/
Australian federation.
The IaUroationat African Aaaociation refuses, from want of fund., to aaeiet the lie*-
man eipeditioo to the Congo.
Tbe total numlier of persons drowned bj*
the sinking of the aieamer I>ioBe in th*,
Thames waa twenty three.
A conslstorj will bo held at the Vatican!
about the middle of SempUrtnl-er. The Pope
will deliver an allocution, and will create,
-c-.eral Cardinals. The new Cardinals wil!
be Italians. The Pope «ill also noniinSU
several Bishop.
The Portuguese Government has arranged
ior a cable Irom .St. \ incent to Cape Verde'
and from .Senega! to Guinea, St. Thomas, and
Mr KuLly, a uativo of Swittsrland, aud
an exesiitor of the Pari. PetM Jom-neil, ws/
lately conveyed by two officers to the Swiss*
r, by order of the Trench Minister of
the Interior
A movement is now under Way for the
building of a railroad from Callander, on the
' T It , to James'Bay. The proposei rouse
ii from Callender, on the Canada Pacific
Railway, along the west side of laike Tends
- iinnigue, the western extremity of Lake
Al.l.ibbe. aud down the valley ofthe AbitibTifj
Kivcr to the water at Mooae Foot—a total
length of 350 miles There appear tn be no
ei.i-inc'.Tiiu' diltu-ulties of great moment to*
l»e encountered, and the Chief Engineer bt
the Company estimates that the cost ot t
well equipped road will be only |1«I,H81 per
Mooae Port on the Bay In only seventy
miles farther north than Winnipeg; its'
winter, us shown by the Meteorological Service records, are much the same as st Winnipeg, with, however, less intense cold. The
springs are late owing to neighborhood to'
James' Bay, but the seme cause makes the
autumn long and October wanner than at
Winnipeg or sny part of the North-Wesl
Territory. The summers at the Fdrt are-
like those ot the south of Kngland, and the
period of continuous absence of frost is only
eight days shorter than at Winnipeg.—
Itrandon  Sun.
Picnics have suddenly become unusually
popular in Germany. Large parties havl
made a practice ot hiding themselves in the
wood", and always returned ex],reusing great
-.-I ifa -tion with their day's ticufsion. The
chief peculrarity attending these junketings
was tne larr-e Dumber of men in comparison
with the number of woAsrl and children who
tnok part in them. It was also noticed that
the excursionists chose the most secluded
spots, and wen, uncommonly careful as to'
who formed the party, The subject at
length attracted the notice of the police, who
detailed detectives to discover the mysterious nature of the assemblages. It then'
came out that the Socialists, who, in consequence of the minor state of siege and the
activity of the poHoe, have been debarred
from meeting in Berlin or other cities, made
use of this subterfuge to meet and discuss
their plans. Various picnic clubs have beer
formed, and the succcbs which attended the
excursions until their csject w.is discovered
has tended not a little to the spread of so-'
ciahsm iu Germany.
It must not be supposed that England's
pressing military occupations in Kgypt pre
vent her from giving attention to her Asiatic
duties. About a month hence she will move
| two columns of troops under Gen. Tanner
anil ll,*,i. Kennedy into the /hob valley to
punish the Kakars. ' Ono column, starting
from yuctta, will proceed through Kowai
and over the Hurnai route to Thull; the
other, starting from the Indus, will enter the
valley by the Gomul pass. If it were not
for lur continual duties in disciplining somebody, in one quarter of another of the globe.
Great Britltin might never be able to keep
her troops in trim and diilled in practical
Henri Rochcfort is at present the idol of
Belleville, the centre of radicalism in   Paris.
The C7jir abhors pipes of all kinds, hut
gets thruugh tour packages of cigarettes
every day.
No. .',0 Berkeley square, London, the house
so long reputed tn be haunted, has been taken
by the Earl of Selkirk.
During the first twenty-four weeks of the
present year the eighteen chief English railroads camel almust exactly a million a
For the first time since the reign of James
IL a Roman Catholic priest will sit iu the
house of Lords, in the person of Lord  l'etre.
Picric acid is now used an an adulterant
hy European wine dealers. It is so intensely
bitter that a few grains will acidulate a hogs
head of sweet wine.
The King of Denmark has in his library an
uicirant volume containing the [day of
"Hamlet," translated into Danish and annotated by his Majesty's own self.
Maraschino is made by fermenting the juice
of Dalmatian prunes and peaches,   and   dii
; i Hing over from the broken stones,
wasser is made by treating in   like
the juice and stones of red cherries.
The Pope has received with special distinction tha Nun of Kenmare, who came to
him to seek a benediction for an institution
of her order which she has established at
Nottingham, England.
Contrary to precedent aud expectation the
Ciir has appointed no governor for his heir,
but will himself act in that capacity. The
hours wfcWr his father gave to reviewing regiments he gives to his boys' studies.
The plajrirc, fresh from Persia, recently
carried'offSOO of the Czar's subjects in the
neighborhood of Kars.
Turin now> makes the finest church- organs
in Europe, and Bresoia claims to have an
organist equalling Beethoven in power.
The proposed world's fair at Rome haa
been postponed until 1894, as France has set
its heart on having ono in 1889. the centen-
nial of toe revolution.-
Tbe Chines, are rapidly learning Enrol can
way-.      When  an accident lately befell the
machinery of one of their largest Iron
tire engine was taken apart and put tog,
solely by native i nginei rs an I workmi n.
The English Chancellor of tbe I'm he , rei
got a rare windfall by tl„-,leat:i ll thi ..it,
I hike of Buccleueh, as the suooessiou and
legacy duty paid by bi, eldest sou m n speol
to the .--cotch properties alone ami
io riling to the present saramgementS,
Miss Beckwith «ill attempt to nri i .
tn ■ British Channel from Dover in tba second week in August, when the tides and the
temperature of the water are considered
the most favorable.
In ls.",4 Mr. PeeroJtHfk re»L.„c! it Ostend,
a bather Who had been seized with giddiness,
and wns in danger of drowning, arid placed
him in charge of a doctor, but, being ODrtfed
to leave next morning, never saw- him again
until a few weeks ago the gentleman publicly
thanked him when they met at Km- Tin-
rescued man ia now Emperor of Germany.
John Gilby, of Beverley, England, r well-
known turimau, with a hobby for BrAtrOflO*
my, hanged himself lately in his observatory
He had lost a comfortable independence long
si ,ce amassed. He was known as "the
devil on two sticks" from his skill in steering, crippled as lie was, through a crowd at
race meetings It was he who coached up
Miss Braddon in the racing phrases, &c, ol
"Aurora Floyd."
A much-needed step in the right direction
has been taken by tiie establishment in Calcutta of a zenana er woman's library. One
ofthe stock arguments against the educatron-
of Indian w-omeu is that, arhen educated,
there i> difficulty in providing them with
book, tit for female reading. The library, it
is said, has already been a great success.
A Dr. Carriek has brought some Tatar
mares to London, with the purpose of introducing real koumiss to Western Europe. The
koumiss ordinarily sold at the dairies, it is
declared, is simply fennented cows' milk ;
koumiss proper is fermented mares' milk.
Koumiss is used largely in cases of consumption and wasting diseases; while mares'
milk, unfermenteu, is used as a substitute
for mothers' milk.
The Ottoman Porte has fdken in hand the
preservation of ancient monuments. They
are not to be disturbed, to be used as building materials, or worked Sp as lime. A useful provision forbids the erection of a kiln
within some miles of such remahis. Many
a sculptured or inscribed marble haa gone
into the kiln. Excavatlohs are now put under regulation and the- inspection of the museum authorities.
The American man-of-war Lancaster,
which went ashore off Hurst Castle and warf
subsequently floated, has arrived at
Southampton   in charge 'of a pilot.
The horrible crime of mutilating women
by cutting off their noses is so common ic1
Bombay aa to coll for most stringent repres-'
sion, anrl nothing, we imagine, will repress
it but the free use of the lash. Ill the Ses-
sions ending lately, Mr. Justice Scott had to
hear three—we might say live—of these
eases, one after the other. He postponed
ntence for a week, aud we wer, iu
hope thai I e would in each case order the
criminals to be llogged within an ace of their
Bvi ntually. however, he sentenced them
■averally to'what he had ascertained to be
thr usual punishment, three years' rig
imprisonment. Wc are inclined to regret
that the learneu'Sessions Judge, m.-v ns be is
to the country, did not throw- pieced, rt
over altogether. Surely these are r-aseb in
which the lash would be at once the most
fitting punishment and the best deterrent.
Estimated by tbe misery inflicted, even
the most severe penalties would seem too
trivial, and if the law does not permit of
ri sririu in the raaea or sir, h cruel BUtilatiatl
tlio law should lie altered. The miserable
women who are Watflsted in thufway are,
of course rendered hideous ever afterward,
snd, because tbey are wumen, it is simply
ible to ealcttste thsj misery and de-
.. i nn.ni that they will experience during
tlnrrst of their livos. No amount of im-
pri.onment will eradicates .rime that is still
'iili'iitly a customary form ,it marital pu
iiisliinenr among tbs lower classes. But m
i.i lesome terror of the oat-o'-nins-tails Is
cormnon to tbe degraded classes of the world
over. —TiFiiM of India.
The following , \l-rii>r-iiir.iry circular,
which has recently recti issued at St. Petersburg bv the Department of Roads and
Communications, curiously illustrates the
reverence with which the Czar and all his belongings rre regarded by all good Kussians :
"The owners of passenger steamers who have
been granted permission to name their vessels in thi names of t|ie imperial family are
bound to keep their boats in ^xcellenf order
and repair. If, however, any sttth nnun-d
steamer, consequent on commercial opera-
lions, should be employed in any manner'
likely to make the carrying out of the above
iiistrtictions'difficult, the owners are hereby,
notified that they must re-name the vessel''
and declare this change of name to tho Inspector of Marine."
The imperial name, it wouH seem, is sc'
sacrosanct that it must not be profaned by
being prefixed to a dirty cargo boat.— I'at!
Mall tjazelte.
damage suffered by the
At the conclusion of the hallelujah banquet
in Breed HM, Monday, night, some 300 per-'
sons repaired to White's" Hall and partook of
refreshments, after w-hicn followed "an all
night of prayer." The prayer and experience meeting was' kept in tnll fctce nntif
long after sunrise, some tarrying until 8 a.m'
Tuesday. The declaration of Mrs. Capt.
Shirley of 1 «wre«ce. Mass., ttat plumesanri'
finery were a barrier to the full enjoyment
of full sanctification, so affected many of the
well-dresserT persons that fli'ey took off taSeir
expensively trimmed bonnets from their
heads and tore from them their ostrich'
plumes, the attractive flowers, and the
rnches, and threw them to Major lu1oore,-wnV
crumpled the costly finery in his hand and1
The I threw it upon the floor, until there was a'
essel is as yet un-1 pile sufficient to fill a half bushel basket, re
presenting many dollars in value.
1   I
Ricliapd St., New Westminster
Manufacturers and Dealers in
all kinds of
Rough & Dressed
Orders from the Country
Promptly Filled.
of quantity and cost of material for
building  carefully   prepared
free of charge.
Grain-Edged Flooring
A. MENNIE   -  -  -   Agent
]Q.  O.
With the N. W. & P.
M. Telephone Co.
Lots offered in every
portion of the town-
site; also a few desirable Estates in
the immediate vicinity of Port Moody.
There Is an old nouee in Devonshire,
England, which seems to hare been
built where It is to evade parochial
dues, inasmuch as it aundsou three different parishes. In 1769 this house occasioned a dispute between the parishes
of Farway and South Leigh regarding
tbe maintenance of a man who had lived in it and become chargeable as a
pauper. It was decided that he belonged to the parish in which his bead
rested at night, and consequently Far-
way had to maintain him, tin,ugh part
of his body had lain in South Leigh.
Some of the Ticbbome claimant's
friends visited him in Portsea convict
p ison the other day, and told hi,,, of
the proceedings in the colony nf Near
South Wales for the release of "Arthur
Orton" from tne Paramatta Lunatic
Asylum. The claimant said he did not
mean to slumber when he came out of
prison. He will be released on the 24th
of October next from Pentonville prison
to which place he will he removed
lbouta week previously. Klevcii members nf Parliament have signed the memorial to the Home Secretary for "Arthur Orton" to be brought to Loudon at
the country's expense.
The palace which the city of Marseilles presented to Napoleon III., and
which became the subject ofthe famous
suit tw i years ago between the ex-Km-
prefis Eugenie ami the Municip,litv, is
now devoted to cholera patient*, and
rows of beds are placed in saloons of
splendid proportions, whose richly
moulded ceiling and panels are ready
for the finishing touches of painter and
gilder. Thus the palace rubied for the
rulers of France in 18*4 finds in 1884
a fate aa different as they probably anticipated for themselves in the present
On the 21st of July, 1809, died Daniel
Lambert, at ihe early age of 3D. What
his actual weight was at the time of his
death is uot exactly known; but three
years   before   that   melaucoly    event,
hen he exhibited himself at his house
63 Piccadilly, lie weigher) according to
one of nis exhibition bills, 1,222 pounds,
London weight. The colfln enclosing
bis remains, which waa with some difficulty deposited iu St. Martin's Churchyard, contained no less than 112 superficial feet of elm, was 8 feet 4 inches
long, 4 feet 4 inches wide, and 2 feel
4 inches deep.
In the Boulevard Mootmartre, next door
to tha Varieties Theatre, in Paria, Is the Cafe
de Suede, a place much frequented by actors,
directly opposite to the Cafe Madrid, where
Uambetta aad other rising journalists and
lawyers used to drink absinthe and cheap brandy in the old daya. Io the basement under
this Cafe de Suede a diamond market ia held
every afternoon, and sometimes these sales
run up into many thousands of dollars. But all
the wealth of precious stones that ever was or
ever will be bought and sold in thi. sub cellar
of a drinking plate, where you can buy fiat
beer for three cents and play billiards at
fifteen cuts the hour, will be almost aa nothing compared to a lot now in view. Kvery
Kuropean country haa its crown diamonds,
with the exception of Switzerland. Republican Prance haa come to the conclusion that
it wiil be wise to sell hers to the highest bidder. It is true that certain of these jewels,
those which have great historical value, are
not to be put up. The State is afraid to sell
the greatest jewels, for experts have declared
that the Regent, although worth at least
12,400,000, would not bring more than
$500,000 under the hammer. It has not yet
beeu decided what shall he done with the
proceeds of the sale, but in all probability
the money will mnke a fund for the enrichment of the art museum. The priclessgems
lie ou purple velvet cushions inside a tall
octagonal case, each aide of which is formed
of a single sheet of heavy plate glass set in a
steel frame. This will he made to sink into
a vault defended by steel two inches thick,
hacked hy two feet of brick wall aud closed
hya steel door with burgle! proof locks.
The raising and lowering of the platform on
Since the death of Lord Beaconsfield,
Queen Victoria has insisted on always
keeping one Garter vacant, so that the
late Duke of Buccleuch's stall has not
yet been filled up. He was senior
knight of the order, having been appointed by Sir Robert Peel iu 1834.
perhaps in return for the subscription
of £20,000 which he give to the Carlton
election fund before the dissolution of
the Reform Parliament. It is said that
during the six years that Lord Beaconsfield was in power only two Garters became vacant, and he took one for himself and gave the other to Lord Salisbury.
A band of the Pope's enemies took
food and drink outside the walls of
Rome on a Sunday and then entered
town through the Angelic gate, within
a stone throw ofthe Vatican. On seeing
the policemen and soldiers guarding the
Vatican entrance, the band of lire-
eaters shouted: "Spies, assiiBsinR, death,
away with them!" and set to work caning them and stripping of their cockades
and epaulets, but were finally arrested
and imprisoned. Such rowB ure frequent in the neighborhood ofthe Vatican, and Leo XIII.. would certainly be
attacked by the roughs if lie entered
the streets.
It was believed the other day that a
skull found among the curiosities of
Dentre, the late publisher of Paris, wus
that of Cardinal Richelieu, but inquiry
proves this to be an error. When the
tomb was desecrated in 1793 a hosier
named Cheval, taking advantage of the
temporary absence of the workmen, ran
off with the Cardinal's skull, which ho
subsequently gave to a friend named
Armaz, in whose family it remained
until 1866, when, nt tlie urgent solicitation ofthe Government, he gave it up,
and by order of Napoleon III., it was
reinterred at the Sorbonne. A cast was
taken by an eminent moulder.
Lord I'almerston, riding in the New
Forest, asked a limeburner his name,
and learned that it was Purkias. He
then asked if lie was auscended from
the lime-burner of his name who carted
away tbe corpse of William Rufus, and
Pumas said "Yes." Mentioning this,
Palmerston said: "I have had the
honor of conversing with an honest
workingman who is descended from the
oldest family and hears tbe oldest surname in England." Subsequently, however, he admitted that he was in error,
and that the Wapsbots of Chsrtsey,
Surrey, were antecedent to the Pur-
kisses of Hants. The Wapahots are now
extinct, but their house, the Almnera
reiimiiiH, and was in their possession up
to thirty years ago. They had held the
estate since the reign of Alfred.
The London Inner Circle Railroad is
a marvellous feat of engineering skill.
It runs throughout its entire distance
under the busiest centre of tbe largest
city in the World, and the operations
attending the excavation and construe
tion bave proceeded without serious injury to or interruption of business or
truffic. Quicksands have had to be pass
ed through, beds of old rivers spmned
lofty warehouses and massive buildings
secured while their foundations have
been undermined, and an intricate network of gas and water pipes sustained
until supports had been applied to them
from below. Added to tbis, the six
main sewers had several times to bo reconstructed. Day and night the work
has been carried on for eighteen months,
and now the engineers are able to announce tnat their tunnel is complete.
The laying of the rails and the building
of the stations are the only portion of
the immense work that remains to be
done, and in a very short time trains
will be passing over tbe whole of this
wonderful subterranean road.
M. Claretie, in the Paris Temps, men
tions a rather sensational case of recovery from cholera during one of the earlier visits of the epidemic, due to the
skill of Dr. l/)rain, a well-known physician of the time, The patient had
sunk into the last stage of collapse, and
the hospital physicians had stopped the
treatment as useless. Dr Lorain, happening to enter the ward, determined
after a hasty examination of the sufferer
to try an experiment with the object of
restoring the circulation, which had
practically ceased. He first performed
the operation he contemplated on a
rabbit, into whose crural rein he injected a certain quantity of warm water.
He then repeated it on the dying man,
—nearly a pint—ofthe same fluid. The
heart began to beat at once, though so
faintly as to be hardly perceptible. The
operation was repeated with still happier effects. The pulse could now be
felt at the wrist; the patient recovered
his sensibility and his voice. In ten
days he left tbe hospital perfectly
which the cose rests is managed by uieana of
counter-weights, and though the whole affair
weighs over a ton, it moveo noiseleasly   and'
without a jar, and with the precision of clock
The action brought by M. Alexandre
Dumas ni. against M. Jacquet, the painter,
who represented him as the Jew in a water-
color drawing, called "The Jew Merchant of
Bagdad," wus concluded the other day in
favor of the plaintiff. M. Jaiiuet was forbidden by an order of the Civil Tribunal of
the Seine to exhibit in any sale or public
exhibition the picture which M. Alexandre Dumas fi's had found so objectionable.
The tribunal, however, rejected the plaintiffs application for tin, destruction of the
picture, as well as for costs and an order to
make the defendant insert the judgment in
twenty newspapers. According to the terms
of tbe judgment given against M. Jacquet,
it was not denied that he had, while obeying
the impulse of personal animosity, represented M. Alexandro Dumas jils, clad in a caftan and keeping an oriental bazaar, in a picture which was publicly exhibited at Paris.
Bnt, even if M. Jacquet had represented the
lineaments of the distinguished dramatist
with no hostile intention, it was held by the
Court tbat the plaintiff had sufficient ground
for an action, inasmuch as his permission had
not boon previously asked.
The Reverend Arthur Robins writes to the
S. James's Gazette from Holy Trinity Rectory,
Windsor : "There is so general an interest
taken iu all that concerns any competition
in which Oxford aud Cambridge try conclusions, that I send you 'the state of the poll'
from the beginning, exclusive of this year, as
it stands between the Dark and Llitht Bines
in regard to all events at Henley Regatta. Of
the Grand Challenge Cup, Oxford has sored
fi: teen wins and Cambridge nine; of theHilver
Goblets, Oxford si.i teen anil Cambridge three;
of the Visitors' Challenge Cup, Oxford
eighteen and Cambridge fourteen j of the
Stewards'Challenge Cup, Oxford fifteen and
Cambridge five ; of the Diamond Sculls, Oxford fifteen and Cambridge nine ; of the Ladies' Challenge Cup, Oxford thirteen and
C'umbridge sixteen. The result read thus i
0::ford, in ull, nintey-two wins and Cambridge fifty-six, showing a large and significant proportion of victories scored by lile
a.ni„r university tn the great naval battles at
Ifeiiley-on-'i'liaiiies; and one of them, moreover, won with seven ours iu an eight oared
Jules Claretie, in his weekly gossip in the
Temps, dilstes on the mnrvelious leap forward that the racing interest has made iu
France in tho past twenty-five years. It is
scarcely twenty years since a Froncli writer
ustly said that while a race meeting in Eng-
and excilcd a whole county, in France the
interest felt iu it wasscarcely experienced by
half the town where it occurred, and al most
but a few thousand francs cnanged hands,
whereas now one day's event ruins a man or
makes his fortune. Thefirstrace which excited
widespread interest in r'rance was in 1720,
when the Marquis de Saillens hct the Marquis
de Courtanvaux, C'apiain of the Swiss Guard,
that he would ride from the gate of the In-
valides to thut of Versailles in thirty minutes,
Mine. d„ Sailleus, in alarm that lier husband
would n ee1 with an accident in riding at
fullspicd d.iwn Sevres hill, begged Louis
XV. to fo i>id his doing so. De Suillons's
valet consequently rode in lieu of his master,
and came in 2 minutes 30 seconds late. There
was very heavy betting. The wager was for
Laboucherein the London Truth says: "A
lady of my acquaintance recently came from
America with the intention nf passing a few
weoks here. Having heard of the cholera, she
determined to take medical advice, and paid
a visit to one of our best-known physicians.
An investment of 2 guineas elietcd the following observations: That the cholera might be
expected in the month nf August, as those
running away from it on the Continent would
take refuge here, bringing it with them; that
the Atlantic boats weiilii then stop, and,
consequently, hnr best plan would be to go
back at once to New York. On this she
took her passage and returned from whence
she came, as a consolation, the physician
informed her that the cholera would reach
America in about a year. "
Some of the Italian papers sre crying out for
a return to tho death penalty ou the score of
economy. "Lifers" have, it is urged, their
lives actually prolonged by the kind care the
Government takes of them. Such prisoners
are not assailed by the troubles which befall
men mingling in the battle of life, and have
nn other occupation than to cat repasts which
they know will never fail them. They thus
lead a regular life protected from the excesses which abridge human existence, and it has
been found that prisoners for life live to an
age far beyond that of other prisoners.
C. D. W. writes to the London Timet
concerning the expression "a rope round the
neck." "The origin of this expression, aa
well as ita meaning, has lately been varioua-
ly explained. The practice, according to
Demosthenes, prevailed in the popular assembly of the Greek State of Locri, in Italy.
There,according to the constitution framed,
it is said, by Zaleucus, any citizen wbo proposed a new law did so with a rope round
his neck, and if the proposal failed to obtain
a majority of the votes the proposer was at
0 ice strangled. This practice kept ths constitution in its origi' al purity for 200 years.
From a paper contributed hy the veteran
scholar, Dr. Edkins, to a recent nnmber of
the Chinese Recorder, it appears that about
B. C. 2200 the Chinese possessed a knowledge of tbe art of writing, a year of 366 days
with an intercalary month, the astrolabe, the
zodiac, the cycle of sixty, of twelve musical
reeds forming a gamut, which also constituted the basis of a denary metrology for
measures of length, weight, and capacity,
divination, and a feudal system.
A grandson of the composer Bellini haa
just committed suicide at Nice. He threw
himself out of a window on the fourth story
of tbe Hospital St. Roch, where he waa a
patient.    He was a shoemaker.
Chemistry begins to play havoc with the
mother tongue. Thn latest compound announced from the laboratories Is monoch-
lorodibromoparadinitrobenzol. The discoverer's name is not given.
The tea plant haa lately been introduced
near Soukgotim Kaleh, on tbe Black Sea, and
the Russians are confident that they will
soon be able to do without either Chineae or
Indian teas.
"Wid"      nVfil"   I'V   HA8  N0W  COMPLETED  THE  BAR  AND
TT 11X, S .lilluLl M. Billiard Room.—the latter the Handsomest Room
in the Province, furnished wiih the finest CAROM and POCKET TABLES ever imported
The BAR will be provided with tbe beat of
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
T     -   '   ..    „
THE RESTAURANT is now open to the public; it is conducted on tbe moat
modern improved principles by • first-class Cook.
WILLIAM IN8LEY, - -      Pbopkibtob.
The London House,
F*. !F\ JVBI-.8QIV.     J?:roprleto.r
Groceries, Provisions. Dry Goods, Boots & Shoes
Confectionery and Tobacco of ali, kinds.
RTO.i '
f Montreal.
FALES & CO., — - Proprietors
-ootfiimrifo or-
Cutlery, Hardware, Glassware, Lamps, Willow-ware, Etc.
Inspect our stock
Terms Cash
Caledonia Hotel
B. KELLY,      -     -     -~ -      Proprietor,
1 announcing that tho House is now completed with every convenience for the traveling public. THE TABLES are well supplied with
everj article in season, and THE BAR is provided with a well-selected
Stock of
THE BEDS are well aired, and THE STABLING is extensive
and the best of Feed always ready for Horses.
It may be well to remind visitors that this Hotel is within a few
minutes walk of the Railway Wharf and Station, and just at the
Terminus of the New Road, now in course of construction.
GUESTS may depend on receiving every attention and a hearty
welcome from the undersigned, whose long experience is a guarantee
of everything being comfortable and satisfactory.
J. T. SCOTT, Manager.
that l.o is constantly receiving from Europe shipments of choice
Wines,    Spirits,    Liqueurs,
London and Dublin Stout,
J BOND  or   DUTY  PAII>«-&g
Of Halifax, Nova Scotia, and late of Kansas City, U. S.,
New Westminster uud vicinity that he has opened a First-Class
And hopes by strict attention to business and courtesy, to merit
a share of the public patronage.
Imported to Order.
&c,   &c,
Wholesale Dealers in
Provisions, Lipors, etc.
Tbis Great Household Med. I
cine ranks among tbe le«|
ing neoessaries of Life.
These famous Pills purify ihe BLOC
and act most powerfully, yei soothing, I
on ihe
Hii') BOWELS, fP'iii-r. ion*, merry,
vigoi lo the** great MaIN SPRINGS o|
1.1 J* K. The, are coostaiitlj rewoioiended *
a never failing r, medy iu sill case- where tij
coiisiituiioti, trom whatever chub,-, has s«j
oome fn,p«,red ot weakened. Ihey are »
drrfnlly efflcacloua in all ailment, ine'deut,
',, Kemales ol ill ages! and s. a QENKRi |
r AU1LY MEDIC INK, are tiuearpeata>d.
Its searching and Healing
Properties tre knowi|
throughout the World.
For the cure ui BAD LEGS,Bad Bretu I
Old Wounds, Sores and Ulcers I
Ii is an infallible remedy.   Il effectually rub.
bed on the neck and ol est, as sail iui,, rnesil
il Cures Ml  E THROaT, Bionobilie, Loid.l
Coughs, aud even A .VIIIMA.    for Glsadul. |
dwelling., Abs, em.e«, Pile.,, Jr'islulas,
And everv kind of-"KIN DISEASE,  il h.
never been known to fail.
Tbe fill* aud Ointment are Manufacture
only st
And are sod by all vendors of M. di in, I
ibroi.ghoul ihe civilized wo M.with direoiioo-l
for uae n h most , very nuguage.
Tb>' Trade Marks of tl,e«e Medicines sr.
i-ciaii u',1 in Onawa, llenee, my on'
throughout tbe British Poa-esrioti* w o ma
,» p the American (Jounierieita fo- sale, wi',
>>e proteouted.
fJfPirrchsse'S should 'ook lo tb Int
on ibe 1'ois snd Boxes. Il lhe addrese ia uo
'■33, Oiford Street, London, they are apari
DUO   KBIUKT. fc-viU.,
Rough and Dressed
Port Moody
Keeps constantly on hand
stock of first-class
Veal and Pork,
Cobn'd Beef, Etc.
j. H. PJ.EACE & CO.,
Fresh Vegetables
Soda-water Manufactory
CAN SUPPLY THE CITY alND VICINITY witb Soda-water (plain aad
sweet), Ginger Beer, Ginger Ale, Sarsape
rilla; Lemon, Raspberry, and all other
Syrups; Essence oi Ginger; Cocktail Mixtures, etc.
Orders   noa
The Cash Tailorl
Has opeaed out bis FALL STOCK, ane* le
now prepared, to extsoute orders.
>**rSAtI»AC*10* QcAaUVTlBD. *t


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