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Port Moody Gazette May 23, 1885

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Port Moody.
"You art ill," be laid, gently, "although ynu do not know it. Tbe fever
which bad enabled you to bear, without
feeling it, the fatigue you hare evidently undergone, it burning within
you now, Put lhat to your lipt," he
continued p uriog out a glass of water
—"compose younelf for a few moment!, and thru tell me, is calmly a.
you can, what the disease of tbe pttieni
is, and how long be baa been ill. When
I know what it is necessary I should
know, to render my visit serviceable to
him, I am ready to accompany you,"
Tbe Hunger lifted the glass of water
to her mouth, without raiting the veil;
put it down again, unt sited; and burst
imo tears.
"I know," ahe said, lobbing aloud,
"tbat what I say to you now, teems
like the ravings of fever. I have been
tolJ ao before, lesa kindly than by you.
[ am not a young woman; and they do
lay, tint as life steals on towards its
final close, t he last short remnant, worthless aa it may snem to all betide, is
dearer to its possessor than all tin- years
that have gone before, connected though
■ li..y be with the recollection of old
friends long since dead, and young ones
—children perhaps—who bave fallen
off from, and forgotten one as completely aa if tbey had died too. My
na urnl term of life cannot be many
years longer, and should be dear on
that account; but I would lay it down
without a sigh — witb cheerfulness—
with joy—if what I tell you now, were
only false, or imaginary. To morrow
morning be of whom I speak will be, I
know, though I would fain think otherwise, beyond the reach of hum ,n aid;
and yet, to-night, though be ih in deadly
peril, you must not see, and could not
serve, him."
"Iain unwilling to increase your distress," said the surgeon, after a short
pause," by making any comment on
what you have just said, or appearing
desirous to investigate a subject you are
no anxious to oonceal; but there is an
inconsistency in you 9ta*em-nt which 1
cannot reconcile with probability. This
person ia dying tonight, audi cannot
see him when my assistance might
possibly avail; you appiebend it will be
useless to-morrow, and yet you would
have me see him then! If he be, indeed, as dear to you, ts your words and
manner would imp'y, why Dot try to
save his life befor" delay and the progress of his disease render it impracticable!"
God help met" exclaimed I ho woman, weeping bitterly, "how con I hope
strangers will believe what appear*, incredible, even to myself? Y"U will nol
see him then, sir?" she added, rising
I did not say tliat I declined to see
him," rep'ied the surgeon; "but 1 warn
vou, that if you persist in this extraordinary procra-itination, and the individual dies, a fearful responsibility
rests with   ynu."
"The responsibility will rest heavily
somewhere," replied the slninger.
bitterly. "Whatever responsibility tests
with me, I am content to bear, and
ready to answer."
"Ah I incur none." continued the
mii-ji-on, "by acceding to your request,
1 will see him in the morning, if you
leave me the address. At what hour
can he be seen!"
Nint," replied the stranger.
You must excu-e mv pressing these
inquiries,"   said  the   Burgeon.     "But
is he in y. ur charge now!"
"He is not," was the rejoinder.
"Then, if I gave you instruct! ns for
bis treatment  through the  night,   you
could not assist him!"
The woman wept bitterly, as she replied, "I could noil"
Finding that there was but littl.
prospeot of obtaining more information
by prolonging the interview; and
niixiou= to spare the woman's feelings,
which, subdued at first by a violent
effort, were now irrepressible and most
painful to witness; the surgeon repealed
hia promise of calling in tte morning at
the appointed hour. His vii.it ir, after
giving him a direction to an obscure
pa<t of Walworth, left the house in the
Hume mysterious manner in which she
had entered it.
It will be leadily believed that so extraordinary a visit produced a considerable impression on lb* mind of the
young surgeon; and that he speculated
a great deal and to very little purpose
on the possible ciicumstanc.es of the
case. In common wiih the generality
of people, he had often heard and read
of a singular instance, in which a presentiment of death, at a particular day,
or even minute, had been entertained
and realized. At one moment he was
inolined to think tbat the present might
he such t case; but. ihen, it occurred to
him tint all the anecdotes of the kind h<
had ever heard, weie of persons who
had been troubled with a foreboding of
their own death. This woman, bow-
ever spoke of another person—a man
and it waa impossible to suppose that a
mere dream or delusion of fancy would
induce ber to speak of his approaching
dissolution with such terrible certainty
as sbe had spoken. It could not be that
the man was to be murdered in tbe
morning, and that the woman, originally
a consenting party, tnd bound to secrecy
an oath, had relented, and, though
unable to prevent the commission of
some outrage on thn victim, had determined to prevent his death if possible,
by tha timely  interposition   of medical
aidl The ilet of such thiii'a bippenin.
within two milts of the metropolis ap
pearrd too wild and preposteioui io be
entertained beyond tbe inttani. Then
his original impreasion ibat the woman',
intellect! were disordered, tecuired;
and, as it was the only mode of riving
the difficulty with any degree of sstis-
ftction, he ohsii atelv ma e up bit
mind to believe that she was mad. Certain misgivings upon this point, however, stole upon his thoughts it the lime
and presented themsvlvet again and
again through the long du'l couise of a
sleepless night; during which, in spite of
all his efforts to the contrary, lie was
unable to btn'ih the black veil from hia
disturbed imagination.
The back part of Walworth, at ita
greatest distance from town, is a straggling miserable place enough, even in
these days; but five-and thirty years ago,
the greater po tion of it was little better
than a t'reary waste, inhabited by a
few scattered people of questionable
character, whose poverty prevented their
living in any better neighborhood, or
whose puisuilH ami mode of life rendered its aoltude desirable. Very
many of the house! which have since
sprung up on all sides, -.ere not boflt
until some ye<rs after.ards, and the
great majority even of those which were
sprinkled about, at irregular intervals,
were of the rudest and most miserable
The appearance of the place through
which he walked in the morning, was
notca'culaied to raise the spii iis of the
young turgeon, or to dispel any feeling
of anxiety or depression which tba singular kind id visit he was about to
make, had awakened. Striking off
from the high roid, his wiy lay across a
marshy common, through irregular
lanes, with here and tbere a ruinou
and dismantle.I cottage fast f,Hing to
pieces with decay and neglect. A
stunted tree, or a pool of stagnant
water, roused into a sluggish action by
the heavy ram of lhe preceding night,
skirted Ine path occasionally, and, now
and then, a miserable paich of garden-
ground with a few old boards knocked
together for n sumiiier-liouHp, and old
palings imperfectly mended with stakes
pilfered from ihe ne'ghboiing hedges
born testimony, at once to the poverty
of the inhabitants, ami the little scruple
they entertained in appropriating the
property of oilier people to their own
use. Occasionally, a filthy-looking woman would make her appearance -from
tlie door of a dirty louse, to empty the
contents of some cooking utensil into
the gutter in front, or lo Hcreem after
a little s!ip-iiliod girl who had contrived
lo stagger a few yards from the door
under the weight of a sallow infiint almost as big ns herself; bul, scarcely any-
ihing was stirring around; and so much
ofthe prospect as could lie faintly traced
through f e cold damp mist which hung
lie vily over It, presented a lonely ami
dreary appearance perfectly in keeping
with the object uehave described.
Afler plo tiling we-lily through mud
and mire; making many Inquiries of the
pi ice to which lie hid been djrected;
uud receiving ns many contra lictory
and unsatisfactory replies in return; the
y ung man at length arrived befor*. the
housr. v hich hail been poinled out to
him aa the ol.j ct of In- destination. It
was n sin.ill low building, one story
above the ground, with even . a more
desolate and unptomising exterior than
any he had y.t pissed. An old y«llow
certain was closely drawn across lhe
window upMniis, and the parlor
shutters wer* closed, hut not fastened,
The house na.detached from any otlier,
and, as it stood at an Htigl- of a narrow
lane, there was no other habitation in
When we sav that* the surgeon
hesitated, and walked a few paces be
yond the houHe, before he could prevail up .» himself to lift the knocker,
we say nothing ibat need raise a smile
up n the faoe of ihe boldest reader. Tbe
police of London was a very different
body in that Jay; the isolated position of
the suburbs, when the rage for building
and the progress of improvement had
not yet begun io connect them uith the
main body ol the city and its environs,
tendered many of them (nnd this in
particular) a place of resoit for lhe
worst and most depraved characters.
Even the streets in the gayest parts of
London were imperfectly lighted, at tint
time; and such places as these were left
entirely to tbe mercy of the moon and
stars. The chances of detecting desperate characters, or of tracing them to
their haunts, were thus rendered very
few, and iheiroffcnses nam ral I vine-cased
in bol tness, as the consciousness of com
parative security became the more impressed upon them by d ily experience.
Added to these considerations, it must
be remembered tbat the young man had
spent some time in the public hospitals
ofthe metropolis, and although neither
Burke nor Bishop had then gained a
horrible noloriely, his own observation
might have suggested to Lim h w easily
the atrocities to which lhe former has
ainoe given bis name, might he com
mitted Be this as ii mav, whatever reflection! made bim hesitate, he did
hesirate; bot, being a young man of
strong mind and great person .1 courage
it waa only for an instant;—he stepped
back, and knocked gently at the dour.
A low whispering was au 'Me, immediately afterwards, ai if some person
at the end of the passage were conversing
stealthily with another on the landing
above. Ii waa succeeded by the noise
of a pair of heavy boots upon the bare
floor.    The  door-chain  was softly un-
f.-teneil; ihe door tias opene I. mil a
tiii , I I ftvoreil in sn, with I.lack hair,
a in a face, as the surg. on often leclared
after nrl.s, a. imle ami hsgtf.rd as the
cciuiiteim. cf of any d'-ail iu.ii he evtr
s iw, |ire.rn|i;d himself.
'•Wilk    iu    sit,'' he sai I    m   a   low
The .urneo*! did so, and the mm,
having secured the door agnin, by the
eh in, lei the wiv to a sina I back
p,rlor ii the extremity of i e ptttaft,
" \w I in tin,el'
"Too soon'' replied the man. The
surgeon turned hastily round, with a
gesture of astonishment not unmixed
with alarm, which h« found it impossi
ble to repress.
"If you'll step in here, sir," said the
man who had evidently noticed the
action—"if you'll step in here, sir, you
won't be detained five minutes I assure
Tim surgeon at once walked intothe
room The men closed tho door, and
left him alone.
It was a little cold room, with no
other furniture than two deal-chairs,
and a table of the same material. A
handful of lire, unguarded by any fen
tier, was burning in the grate, which
brought out   the damp if it served   no
more comfortable purpose, for the un-
wholesome moisture was stealing down
the walls, in long, slug-like tracks.
The window, which was broken and
patclitc! in many places, looked into a
small inclosed piece of ground, almost
covered with water. Not a sound was
to be heard, either within the house, or
without The young surgeon sat down
by the lire-place, to await the result of
bis first profess onal visit.
lie hud not remained in this position
many minutes, when the noise of some
approaching vehicle struck his ear. It
stopped; the street-door was opened; u
low talking sue eeded, accompanied
with a hi n tiling noise of footsteps, along
the passage and on ibe stairs, as if two
oi three men were engaged in carrying
some heavy* body to the room above
The creaking of the stairs, a few-
seconds afterwards, announced that the
new-comers having completed their
task, whatever it was, were leaving the
house. The door was again closed, and
the former silence was restored
Another five minutes elapsed, and
the surgeon had resolved to explore the
bouse, in search of some one to whom
lio might make his errand known,
when -the |*00tn-door opened, and Iris
last* night's visitor, dressed in exactly
the same manner, with the veil lowered
as before, motioin-d liini to advance.
I'liir singular h-'ighl of her form, coupled
with the circumstance of ber iiiatspi-uk
ing, caused the idea, to pass a. ro>H his
brain, for an instant, that it might be
i man disguised tn woman's attire.
The hysteric sobs which issued from
beneath the veil, and the convulsive
attitude of grief of the whole figure,
however, at once exposed the absurdity
of the suspicion; and hu hastily followed.
The woman led the way up-stairs to
the front-room, and paused at the door,
to let bim enter lirst. It was scantily
furnished with an old deal box, a few
chairs, and u tout bedstead, without
langings or cross-rails, whieh was cov-
everod with a patchwork of counterpane. The dim light admitted through
the curtain which lie bad noticed from
tlie outside, rendered the objects in
the room so indistinct, and communicated to all of them to uniform a hue,
■ bat be did not, at firs1, perceive the
object on which his eye at once rested,
when the woman rushed frantically
past him, and flung herself on her
knees by the bedside.
Stretched upon the bed, closely en
viloped in a linen wrapper, and Covered
with blankets, lay a human form, stiff
and motionless. Tho head and face,
which were those of a man, were uncovered, save a bandage which passed
over the bend and under the chin. The
eyes were closed. The left arm lay
heavily across the bed, and tho woman
held the passive hand.
Tho surgeon gently pushed the wo
man aside, and took the hand in his.
"My God!" he exclaimed, letting
it fall involuntarily—"the man is
The woman started to hor feet and
beat her hands together. "Oh! don't
sav so, sir," she. exclaimed, with a
burst of passion, amounting almost to
frenzy. "Oh! don't say so, sir! I can't
bear it! Men have been brought to
life, before, when unskillful people
hfcTa given them up for lost; and men
have died, who might have been restored, if proper means had been resorted to. Don't let him lie here, sir.
without one effort to save! This very
moment life may be passing away. Do
try, sir—do, for Heaven's sake'" And
while speaking she hurriedly chafed,
first, the forehead, and then the breast
of the senseless form before her; and
then, wildly 'eat the cold hands, which
when she ceased to hold them, fell
listlessly and heavily back on the
"It is of no use, my good woman,"
said tho surgeon, soothingly, as he
withdrew his hand from the man's
breast. "Stay - undraw that curtain **
"Why!" said the woman, starting
"Undraw that curtain!'repeated the
surgeon, in an agitated tone.
"1 darkened the room on purpose,"
said the woman, throwing   herself before hira as he rose to undraw it
sir I havo pity   on me!
M use, ami be is rrally dead; do not
expose that form to other eyes than
'Thii man died no natural or easy
dearh," aaid the surgeon. "| must sear
the body!'' With a motion so sudden,
the woman hardly knew that he had
slipped from betide her, be lore open
the curtain, admitted the full light of
day, and returned to the bedside.
" I here has le-fii violence here, ' lie
said, pointing towardi the body, and
gazing intently on the face, fiom which
the black veil was now, for the first
time, removed. In the excitement of a
minute before, the female had thrown
off the bonnet and veil, and now stood
witb her ryes fued upon him. Her
features were those of a women of about
fifty, who had once been handsome.
Sorrow and weeping had left traces
upon them which not time itself would
ever have produced without their aid;
her face was deadly pale; and there
was a nervous contortion of her tip,
and an unnatural fire in hireye, whiJh
showed too plainly that her bodily and
mental powers had nearly sunk,
beneath an accumulation of misery.
"There has been violence here," said
the surgeon, preserving his searching
"There has!" replied the woman.
"This man has been murdered."
"That I call Ood to witness he has,"
said the woman, passionately
"pitilessly, inhumanly murdered!"
"By whom?" said the surgeon, seizing
the women by the arm.
"Look at the butchers' marks, and
then ask me!" she replied.
The surgeon turned his face towards
the lied, and bent over the body which
now lay full in the light ofthe window.
The throat was swollen, and a livid
mark encircled it. The truth flashed
suddenly upon him.
"This is one of the men who were
hanged this morning' he exclaimed,
turning away with a shudder.
"It is," replied the woman, with a
cold unmeaning stare.
"Wbo is he?'   inquired the   surgeon.
"iff ton," rejoined the woman; and
fell senseless at his feet.
It was true. A companion, equally
guilty with himself, bad been acquitted
for want of evidence; and this man had
been left for death, and executed. To
recount the circumstances of the case,
ut this period, must be unnecessary,
and might give pain to some persons
still alive. The history was an everyday one. The mother was a widow
without friends or money, and had
denied herself necessaries to bestow
theie on her orphan • boy. That boy,
unmindful of her prayers, and forgetful of the sufferings she had endured
for him - incessant anxiety of mind,
and voluntary starvation of body—had
plunged into n career of dissipation and
crime. And this was the result; his
own death by the hangman's hands,
and his mother's shame, and incurable
For many years after this occurrence,
and when profitable and arduous
avocations would have led many im-n
to forgot that such a miserable being
existed, the young surgeon was a daily
visitor at the side of the harmless mad
woman:, not only soothing her by his
presence and kindness, but alleviating
the rigor of her condition by pecuniary
donations for her comfort and support,
bestowed with no sparing hand. In
the transient gleam of recollection and
consciousness which preceded her
death, a prayer for his welfare and protection, as fervent ns mortal ever
breathed, rose from the lips of this
poor friendless creature Thnt prayer
ilew to Heaven uud was heard. Tin
blessings he was instrumental in con
ferring, have been paid to him a
thousandfold; but, amid all the honors
of rank and station whieh have since
been heaped upon bim, and which he
has so well earned, ho can have no reminiscence more gratifying to his heart
than that connected with The Black
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Orders hy Telephone or Stage attended i,/
with promptness.
Tbe Pall Mall Gazette says: One of
ihe ablest and most philosophical
writers of our day discourses in the
"Quarterly" concerning the hollowness
of our so called age of progress. The
conclusion at which he arrives is that
there is very much of a muchness in
man, and that the "heir of all thi
ages in the foremost files of time'
differs but in a thin veneer from the
aboriginal savage. Says this melan-
chol> moralist. Like the savage, the
Englishman, Frenchman, or American
makes war; like the savage, he hunts;
like the savage he dances; like the
savage, he iudulges ir>*e«dless deliberation; like tlie savage, be sets an extravagant value on rhetoric; like the
savage, he is a man of party, with a
newspaper for a totem, instead of a
mark on his forehead or arm, and,
like a savage, he is apt to make of his
totem his god. He submits to having
these tastes and pursuits denounced
in books, speeches, or sermons; but
he probably derives acuter pleasure,
from them that from anything else he
D. B. BEAUT, Proprietor.
One of the most splendid collections
of armor is that of Mr. Stittert, an
Englishman, at Florence. It is
mounted -with great tast in a vast hall.
He estimates that for twenty-seven
years he has spent at the rate of £3.-
"Oh! 000 a year on it. He means to leave it
If it can. be of, to the city of Jlorence.
Just Received !
'PHJE  UNDERSIGNED  rrspectfully In
*■     foruis the citizens of Port Mnody ni"'
vicinity thas he  has just received a Iaiv*
■ui-i varied assortment of treasonable
Boots and Shoes
Ready-made Clothing'
Etc.,   Etc.,
Having bought the above Stock fur CASlf,
I am prepared to sell at tho lowest
Vegetables and Mte
First-class Workmanship UnraBtel
CSAB1ES moderate
Eagle Clock Swk, Coitanu Sn., K. V
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Che $ort Bnofcij ©iijtttf.
The citizens of Victoria elected a
Mayor and Town councillors pledged to
drain the city, and then declared, at
the polls, that the city is not to be
drained. Our neighbours on the other
side of the line are laughing at them.
Chloride of lime and othcrrlisinCectants
will be imported iu large quantities to
destroy the odours of the undrained
Reil has surrendered and is a
prisoner. If he may be judged by all
the testimony before us he deserves
the rope.and is a poltroon and a coward.
Alive in the hands of the soldiers he
is au encumbrance   to  the   politician-
ill. I "states a
Th   . syi ipatbisi
th.    ran nr- North-West a   I
i-i' iiillneiiei, may   infi-rli-r,
j ratiirr   rl. thr     u-r<\      Jl ,-    ill- .
I'-ioa* whv ■ a  n-
.1 iiriiHiiu face   will  viadt   'be  t
.turclay nigfai th people Hied
the Court House of New Westminster
and several prominent citizens de
nounced the Government at Ottawa,
and tbe home made sham called Responsible Government over which the
Hon. John Hobson is lions. All the
speakers declared ho is a deceiver,
and they hold him responsible for the
Order in Council which was described
as "a sample of Russian rule." The
feeling of the multitude was in favor of
going back to the old Hag. The
Squatters who have been robbed by
the local Government, and the Settlers
who are to be robbed by the Dominion
Government will make a splendid
brigade. Sir John Macdonald should
come over and see them on parade before he ventures to make law of that
Order in Council.
Tliat great defender of law and oral -r O'.iief Justice Sir Mathew B. Beg
Vie found ifnecessary to lecture an
ignorant jury last week at Victoria,
nn.1 the editor of a journal published
in that city permits an ignorant
scribbler to say—"the chief jusi ice did
not do his duty." In tbis . ago of the
-world any fool can bark at wisdom; and
the people seem to forget that perfect
justice is their only shield. The booby
(lint condemns an honest judge is merely mi animal that does not perceive the
.iiilerence between friend or foe. The
jury, sworn to do justice in this caBe"*
cimId not think, and the "Colonist"
says, "the jurors spent the night singing comic songs and dancing the clog
dunce." What is the difference between
«. jury of monkies and a jury of men?
l*"3l!i   e\n    ths.     railway     frnm    Pon
M(itxly to Savonas Kerry, is never idle.
«*,. U. Wright, by  telegram, says  to the
'v.olonist: "The sudden wash-out by re
cent lieavy'rains, caused the ditc ing of
ihe irain on the trestle near Ashcroft; a
brn'.icsman was killed and the  fireman
badly hurt."     And  now the  poets  all
over the country are singing—
"Our hoparsof Jnsrlcc .r. nil goo.;
Oat sure wo h.vi—the gr.it Str John."
The Globe's Ottawa corresponded
am s: "The members who represent Brit-
Mi Columbia at Ottawa, have consented
tn uii-e up manhood suffrage and allow
a Urge number of whire men to be dis-
<rincliised. And he adds: 'The British
<'oliiinbia members have displayed an
a ount of servi ity that does them no
the people in this province have
proved by the selections they make of
run to represent them in the local
ll'il'i-e that they arc not fii to be en-
I. ihted w th the franchise. The hon.
John • n'rson was the ringleader of r hose
a li i robbed us of the Capital. That is a
i ' known fact, and hi was elected
aifain I The more you kick and cuff an
elector in this Province, the more vou
rneril his esteem. Sir John has read
our history, and therefore he will disfranchise ihe sycophants. And those who
fawn when they're kicked deserve no
' mercy.
On Tuesday the Police Magistrate at
Ticloria decided that there is sufficient
evidence to justify him in sending Sam
Greer for trial to the Assizes, but a remand was granted until Thursday
Greer's counsel engaging to bring up
important witnesses for the defence.
united States.
against the action of federal officials.
Iu repiy he said: "It is my duty to
aee that the law is enforced; so far as
ny appointments I shall make are
concerned, I will endeavor to give you
men who will see that the Edmonds
law is impartially administered." And
the President smiled, as he finished by
saying: "I wish you folks out there
could he like the rest of us "
In Portland on Thursday there was an
immense supply of strawberries selling
at foui cenis per pouni.
The wheat fields in Oregon are described as "truly magnificent," and the
wheat crop in California 'a complete
failure" In Oregon, spring rains are
always followed by cool "growing"
wea lier; the sol is very rich; all (he
uncertainties of spring is past, and' the
Slate will have a vast surplus crop. I he
people of California should plant less
wheat and more vines. In exchange
for oranges, I'mons and grapes tbey can
get an abundant supply of flour. I he
farmer who tills large wheat stelds in
California is a mere gambler. He ni.n
get a good crop every fourth year, but it
does nol pay four years' expenses.
lu Portland on Friday night a hack
man was stabbed by a person who owed
him $3.00. The only provocation given
was a demand made lor payment. In
Portland at present demands of that dr)
scripiion are regarded as deadly insults.
President Cleveland appointed James
Hlackburn, lhe broiher of Senator Joe,
to be internal revenue collector (or Lexington (Ky.) district, and he was happy
fo*r a mon h; but a teller written by him
to h s wife in 1861 was preserved by an
enemy, who presented it 10 the President
last week, and he dismissed he col cctur
at once. The let cr is a blood-and-
murder document, but the writers ol
such documents are all harmless braggarts The President's advisers approve
of the d smissal
The German immigrants who visited
lhe rooms ol lhe Sta e land board al
Astoria on Monday last bad with them
in cash $40000. The immigration
agency in Oregon is no sham, and the
agent can give clear, concise information
regarding any unoccupied section in the
The Boston Sentinel savs: "We have
a large exchange list, and ihe news comes
from all parts of ihe country tha' the
Roman Cilholic I'ishops and Priests
have formed a  powerful  opposition 10 Till '
ihe liquor traffic."
Of the Dominion, the Oregonian, in
a leading article, ..ays: "Since 1867 her
debt has increa ed at the rate of thirty
millions per annum. On the 31st ol
March last it amounted to $257,000,000
This is about one sixth of the debt ol
the United States, and lhe credit of C 11-
ada is at a low ebb. In J.inu uv las1,
when thirty millions of the ominion
bonds fell due, a new issue of bonds was
made to meet the deb', and the best
terms that could be secured for them in
London «as  91  cents on  lhe dollar."
he an of gelling into debt is apparently
.1 pail   uf   tin.    I 'iiuiiii.'iaii   jioli..-!,    and il
the statement made by the Oregonian be
true Sir John is no: a statesman.
Lord Randolph Churchill declares
that Gladstone's great speech defying
Russia is all bluster, and that I e is a
coward. "Gladstone and his .Minis
ters, said the noble lord, "are mere
election agents and not statesnn n."
On Monday next fourteen firstclass
men of-war will engage in a sham fight
at Bantry Bay, which is one of the
finest harbors in the world. German,
French and Russian admirals will view
the combat from the grand old Irish
hills which shelter the Bay ou three
sides. The Cork Examiner says: "Fifty
thousand Irish me,, and women who
love the art of war will also oome to
see this magnificent display of power
and skill. It will amuse and delight
the Irish spectators, but it will astonish
the foreigners."
Within nine mileR of Glasgow, on
Sunday last, thero was a terrihle light
between the Orangemen and Catholics.
The Orangemen, marching through the
streets playing orthodox Orange aire,
were attacked by a strong party of the
others and stoned for an hour in orthodox style. It was worse than any of
the battles in the Soudan; a disgrace
ful scene; and every sensible man who
saw the tight declared it would bo an
act of charity to hang six or seven of
each party side by side in front of St
Mels Cathedral, to encourage the others
to keep the peace iu future. The ferocity of these Islanders ia a terror;
they have been quarrelling among them
selves for seven hundred years, and yet
they managed to get possession of half
the world1 If they had been wise
enough to keep the peace at home they
would have taken the other half long
ago. These Catholic and Orange parades should be ended forever by a law
that would declare such nonsense a
A correspondent of  the Pall Mall
Gazelle sends the editor a ballad from
which we quote a stanza:
"We do rot wsnt to fight,
But, by jingo, if we do.
We've Protestant and Catholic,
Turk, Infidel ind Jew.
We've '('rid' and 'Mammon,' 'Allah,'
'Buddha,' 'Brahmn,' and ' Vislum;'
We've collared all the Deities—
So what ctn Russia do?"
On Monday last, General   Graham,
with the guards, left Egypt and s-.iled
for England.    General Wolseley issued
a farewell   address  in which he  says,
"The deeds of the  British soldiers in
the Soudan have added another chapter
to the glorious records of   their past
Count Paul Vassali, a Frenchman
who resided in London for many
years, has written scandalous letiers
which he has published in a French
journal. He has named several English noblemen, who havo, he says, been
guilty of making love to Mrs. Langtry,
Laura B. and several other pieces of
soiled   candy.     The   noblemen   have
over to Paris and prove at the muzzle
of a pistol that the Count is a poltroon
and a coward.
Rank, title, or fame, is not a shield
that can save poor human nature from
its own intignificauce. The eldest ton
of tbe Marquis of Ripon was married
lust we,-k to Gladys, Countess uf Lonsdale. She is a professioiml le-au'-y, and
killed her lirst husband by a scandalous violation of the laws of decency.
H**r present husband is the best shot
iu England, and will have to use the
pistol lo keep the young bloods at a
safe (Usance from his professional
charmer. No man in bis senses would
venture to take charge of such a jewel
ai this lady is reported to be. She is a
brilliant, beautiful, bewitching sample
of the noble rotten egg.
Burton and Cunningham, the dma-
miters, have lieen convicted and sen
tenced to penal servitude for life Tliey
were saved from the gallows by the
tender heart of the Crown prosecutor,
who refused to charge them wi'h the
crime nf high treason.
I he French and Russian journals do
all they con to provoke the old lion,
and if they succeed in getting his back
well up he will astonish the Gallic
cock and t he Russian lx*ar. The M*M
Vremva talks triumphantly of the lirit-
ish "retreat," and says that "Herat is
a ripe plum that will fall into our
bands in a year at farthest."
La Fiance says: "England gives
way. Lord Dufferin telegraphs that
Penjdeh is not worth defending; and in
a few months he will use the same
words in speaking of the whole of Afghanistan. The fact is," says the
Frenchman, 'the English Empire of
to-day is only a trading linn, a syndi
cate of merchants and a feudal association of landlords. The merchants wish
to secure trade, the landlords try to
protect their estates; the b.uior of
England is not represented, and the
nation quakes in the presence of a
national danger."
Austria is scared hy what her newspapers say. One of them declares that
England is of no more account than
Holland, and that the timidity of England will   increase Russian arrogance.
All over Europe the policy of Glad
stone is condemned.
and possibly one of the principal benefits will be more intelligent appreciation
of the Canadian Pacific railway.
Without this meant of locomotion tbe
half-breeds might have defied the Government for yeara. The cost and labor
of tuking men and supplies to the front
would have been enormous, to say
nothing of the loss of time. The
promptitude of tbe Government and
the commendable assistance of the
railway company combined to crush
what appeared, at first, to be a formidable rebellion, in a month, at not a
very heavy expenditure of men and
money. But wo must not forget ihe
most valuable result, which will be a
lasting benefit to the country, and does
much to belittle the outlay—the gal
lantry of the men and the consequent
glory it reflects on Canada generally.
That our citizensoldieis possess all the
British courage and bravery we were
always prepared to lielieve, but it
would have been too much to expect
the firm, soldier like gallantry thoy displayed at Batouchc. No veteran troops
could have excelled them in their dauntless charge on Riel s stockade amidst a
shower of bullets from the deadly rifles
of the half-breeds. The bayonet charge
at Batouche has crushed the half-breed
rebellion, and it will go far to convince
other braggarts that Canadian soldiers
can give a good account of themselves
when required.
On Wednesday, the people on Kearny street, San Francisco, were amused
by a fight in old-fashioned style. Frank
Pixley, the editor of the Argonaut, in
discharging   his   duty   as   journalist,
described   the    conduct   of    Senator
Sharon and Sarah,  his wife, in very
plain language. Tyler, one of the attorneys for the woman, stopped Frank
on the street and said:  "You are not a
gentleman."    Frank promptly replied:
"You are a liar."   Tyler attempted to
strike tbe editor, but he understands
the noble art, and warded off the blow;
then he let loose his  right hand, shut;
hit the lawyer on the nose, and while
he was staggering let him have the left.
The lawyer went down speechless, and
then got up and went to get his nose
repaired. The editor went to his
office to write another leader on the
divorce case.
We are glad to hear that General
Grant is recovering rapidly. On Tuesday night he slept well and rose at 8
o'clock on Wednesday morning and revised the proof of a chapter in his
book. The military critics say he waa
not a great General. It may be true;
but he proved himself a great man in
making terms with his vanquished
foes. This fact in the history of Iris
life will make him immortal.
On Monday a deputation representing the  Mormon  population of Utah 1 wives, sons and daughters, and it is to
wailfcd  «n   (lie  President   to  protest be bojml riinl  m.. of tht  a
We   have never  looked   upon  this
emeute  as  a very serious  affair, and
although a number of   valuable  lives
were lost,  the dreadful features of the
measure are dim in a great measure to
the fruitful imaginations of newspaper
reporters.    We have noted, from time
to time, very strong expressions touch
ing the capacity of General Middleton
to conduct the kind of warfare he was
likely to meet with nt   tbe hands  of
Riel's followers, and the great proba
bility of failure,   if   not of   disastrous
1I1f1.it.     We  never anticipated  rillier
the  one   or   the  other,   although   we
thought  it   probable   that   more   lives
would be sacrificed, owing to the vast
extent of the country and the improbability of the half-breeds making a decided stand at any one  point.    There
can bo no doubt that   the   lirst skirmishes   with   the rebels   hod   induced
these misguided   men  to believe that
they were at least equal to the oltUen
soldiers they had lo contend with, but
thoy  did not count  on artillery and
gatlings,   sith  an experienced  Boldier
like General Middleton to direct them,
nor did   ihey calculate on the   brave
and fearless charge of the soldiers at
Batouche, which  neutralized all their
prowess with the rifle.    It is quite evident that the bayonet has  let out  all
their courage, and that  they  are now
completely   demoralized,   no one  can
doubt, when Riel's condition is   taken
into account.    The braggart of a few
days before now displays tho miserable
imbecility of a cowaid, and this would
certainly have not been so pronounced
had he not been conscious that all hope
of help wob gone, and with it tin- possibility  of   any   more  resistance.    The
rebellion is completely crushed, and it
now only remains toj disarm   the  malcontents.     The   death   of   tome  line,
promising young men, and the maiming
for life of   a   number  of   others,   are
matters that  must  cause lasting grief
to the friends of the brave  mon,  and
sincere regret to the country at large.
But there are none—even great evils—
that are. not productive of some immediate or future good, be it in the form
of a salutary lesson or dear-bought experience.    The rebellion will do more
to secure the settlement  and pacification of  the  ill-disposed  Indians  who
have hitherto given so much trouble to
the Government, than years of unsatisfactory parleying, and the expenditure
of a great deal of money in the ar tempt
to satisfy a number of greedy, ungrate
ful savages.    It will also establish the
truth   or   falsity  of   the   numberle s
stories in respect to the injustice supposed to have  been  inflicted on the
half-breeds,    in    relation    to   their
land  claims.     It may  also assist  in
putting a stop to land grabbing, at least
such as the papers of the North-West
boldly  assert  is  prevalent  there,   by
which industrious   settlers  have  been
cheated out of their lands after having
been years in possession.    That much
good will result from the late rebellion
we liavi ■ in V.flieving,
Pioneer  Market of Port Moody.
Vegetables, Fruit, Butter, Eggs, Poultry,
Ccneml Shipping and < <immls*lon Mrrtbnntx      Ordtrs rn,
Interior I'rompil* Attended to.
trREMEMBER THE STAND—Two Doort Wett of the Caledonii Hotel.
It will be a long   time before  the
unfortunate victims of the cruel, heartless fraud  perpetrated  by the present
local   Government, by  means of pamphlets, issued at the public expense, is
forgo'ten.    Poor people   were  invited
here to settle on lands which the Government   well   knew    they   could   not
give, antl described   in a ridiculously
exaggerated manner.    While tiny were
deluding poor people to leave comfortable homes in the Eastern Provinces or
Europe, they wore actually giving away
the lands to alien companies or partizin
friends, in enormous quantities, so that
when the immigrants arrived there was
nothing to speak of lift but the railway belt, and that is not open for settlement.    In order to show the interest
this  valuable   Government felt   with
respect to the people they had, by mis
representation, induced to come to this
Province, they absolutely voted a sum
of   the public money  to  pay certain
settlers,   who were  placed  on land by
the Government   Agent, a paltry sum
for improvements on their locations in
order that the Government might give
them   to  a ring of   speculators.    The
immigration   humbug   and   pamphlets,
only intended   for electioneering pur-
prisr--., were of all tbe   paltry political
tricks ever  perpetrated,   the most despicable.    They formed   the  most cruel
act of impost mc ever  heard of.    The
fact is that  this Provinco  is not  by
nature, intended for  settlement   by an
agricultural population.   It is a mineral
country,   and the   people   we want to
come here  are men of capital.    New
population can only be absorbed as the
mines   are developed,   and   the mines
cannot Im opened  without a great deal
of money;   hence immigrants arriving
here in numbers  too great for the advancement of the   country,   are   very
lik' ly to suffer many privations before
they can find employment.    But, nev
erthelc s, we have a very rich country,
and one that is likely, in the course of
time, to be the most   populous  in the
Dominion.    The climate is del ghtful,
and the land, so much of it as can be
cultivated, extremely fertile.    Cereals,
roots, fruits and flowers grow to perfection in the grnitest  abundance.    The
minerals, including the precious metals,
are to bra  found  in every part of the
country, and will give employment to
a vast  number of peoplo when monoy
is sufficiently plentiful to permit of the
mines  being opened.     Being the  gate
of the Dominion on the Pacific, a very
large  number  of  people  will   be employed at the seaboard, in  commerce
and manufactures;   but that will take
time.    Every year henceforth, a large
number of peoplo will find employment
in a variety of   ways;   but for some
years the natural immigration which
will always go  on,   and  without any
lectures or pamphlets, will supply the
labor market.    We are under the impression that quite a number of people
will come here from the North-West
settlements;   they are those who have
mistaken their calling in  agriculture,
or who find the climate of the North-
West too severe for them.    There are
also, a number of tradesmen who will
coine here from the Eastern Provinces,
in search of  a  wider field  for their
enterprise.     This   province,  from its
being the point of departure for the
travelers and merchandise from Eastern
Canada and Europe,   will be a great
commercial centre.    Steamers will be
constantly   leaving   for   the  different
t?B*» Zealand Japan,
India and China, carrying all kinds of
manufactured goodt to these ready
markets. In return, the steamers will
bring passengers for this continent and
Europe, besides teas, spices, silks, wool,
and the ten thousand other articles
that will lie carried so much cheaper
and more rapidly on the Canadian
Pacific, than by any other route. To
those who can understand the immense
character of the trade to and from this
Province, some idea will be apparent
of the populations which will people
our cities. If to these we add the
metal workers, the shipbuilders in wood
and iron, the coal, iron and copper
miners, the smelters, and the various
branches of industry connected with
these trades, we see at a glance the
kind of immigrants that will come to
us uninvited, because there is a demand
for their labor. But these industries
will not be opened in a day or a year;
they will require time to ma'ure after
capital has been attracted this way.
They will not even make a beginning
until the present local Government has
been thrust from office. A more impo
tent, narrow-minded, incapable set of
men never attempted to rule even an
incipient Province like this. Their
government is a mockery, stained with
corruption aud jobbery; their own
manners are marked by hypocrisy and
snol.bery,and theynredetested rhrough-
out the length and breadth of the land.
informing the public Until
Hill, C.E., has become a memberaf.
which will In future be deaiguted
announce that tliey are Quito execute, with tha utmost d-a*-*
business pertaining to
Civil Engineerin
(In all b
Real Estate
Plans-, Specification!,
Estimates  careful
From tho beginning of tho Afghan mmMle
Mr. (-dadntone haa alwaya had aome very
good reason at hand why England tdiuuld
watt. K"r many months it wu-; becauao
Gen. ZeUwi, the Itnsaian Boundary Com-
miaaioiif-r, had not yet met Sir Peter L-unH-
tlen. The Ru -siHim advauced in force from
SarakliH into the diaputed territory and Englishmen grew impatient, bnt they.were told
that nothing could be decided uu il after the
durbar between A incur Alidm nilim an and
Karl DulTerin. Before the Duibar was con-
uluded (Jon. KomnnlT slew a-une hundreds
of Knuland's Afg-ian allies And ai-iz- d Penjdeh. The Bri'isn became fminus, but were
told to unit until the -.lii.-ul report-* were
received. When Komaroff rtpitrtwd that
the A Lrii ni*. wore the a^grea-iora, hia (Jov*
ernment loaded him witli honor*., aud the
ftritiidi U iverument said: ''.Let in u.iit and
see what Sir Peter Louiaden nays about it."
Sir Peter Lumsden a\id fl-itly that Kt-iiinroll's
report wat* a park of lies, and the people
again liecame very hot Mr. Gladttoue then
proposed tint an interna tiomil Commission
of experts should sift the c -ntrudietory tv
port*, and that Rutland should, of course,
await the result. The mixed Commissi'-n
wit* agreed to by Russia, although without
tho slightest hint that she would co--sider
herself bound to ahide by it-* decision, and
this jM-r.jt'.'h-ii d- Katun; club on the fi'"iitic!
received the pleasing title of au "ftrbitr.tiou
of the Ponjdeb alTuir." In the meantime
Russia holds Penjdeh, Zuttikar, nnd a dozen
other points iu the disputed zone, and li
uni-uestionnhly reach tit c out for Herat. The
I'.iiti'li public must lit; lulled again, and it is
told to wait until u budding dtnlomat enn
bring a despatch box 5,000 miles from Sir
Peter IjUtusden to Earl Granville.
<ar For artistic monumental work apply to
Georgs Rudge, "Victoria Marbl.- Works,"
D.111:1...--   Street, Victoria.
*>>*>i*a*a*-'a-s«M-_«    ,_ii-s«isbsbh«-      Iiubiimmmm
City Burweky.
Tbey bare on hand, Loiii
every part of the
Town, Country, & Subt
Throughout tht Uiitrlct of New Wi
Most reliable Information fre-lyi
All business intrusterl to tbem tl
prompt attention.
Agents for Caxada I.trn, anrl fi
Fine Imsokahoi Co.'s.
OFFICES: Wise's Buililinga, r'roril
Westminster. Luiiilbnm'il
Duuglii Street, Fort Mno.lt.
Clarke Struct,    •   -    -Pom
establishment, is now supplying many
■•u.tonier. iu the city with a firstclass
quality of
Lager Beer,
Which he furniihos in  Kegt mil Bottles at
Victoris prices.
Tho Beer will he left at the houses of
pitrnni free of charge.
Orders left with COON, THE DRUGGIST
will be attended to at tlie time rates.
All kinds of Rough tnd Dressed
Furnished on short notice tnd at
moat reasonable rates.
Kept constantly on hand.
JOHN BURR   -   •   Manager
patronage bestowed upon
opening my Bakery, I beg trr
friends that I am still prepared
the custom with all articles in n
short notice, and on the mortt libs
and respectfully solicit a contimiu
i^l all persons arc forbirldi-o >
from iny person or persona .nyl
interest in tbit certtin scotv no*
occupieal by the underttgnc.i anil
lying in the waters of Port Moot
T. B.I
Port Moody, B. C, April 17*
Contractor & Bil
m kilb;
F18TIMATE8 by Mail, orotM
A   isheil on the shortest in t*
Also, Plans and SpecificationI
on application.
fty th7"Mainlatf
The Best
m ad it or
Spring is only half owner of the Clarke
scow at Fort Moody, at I own tht other half:
and uid T. B. Spring haa no authority to
tail said scow.
The  Mainland
Columbia Street, New W«
Employ! only white labor,
cetvad ai-ery encourigenn-nt <
hii isciory, bagt a ooutinuio**4
to the public that h* *T
hii new Bakery, and sol''1''*," L
of tht patronage of Port Mrx»fJ
LEIE   1
jy!7 Bttwoen Clsrs-*|
For Sale or
Wagon, in good or
of large, well broken Ox
Chains.    Will ba sold a
or will be a-ichanged for
Apply to       T.
i> :• fjjt^ort5fioobij©njttte
"c.P. Railway Time Table.
i,th irrlT a H todays, W dtim'lavi.. antl
■ •'■*' I'- n1-' *"'' '■'■v' •* * u Tu4-adar ,
m,»ui* »***t-*rd»)S, »* 6 ** •*"*
ffl(fn ruftrin-f   train*   with-, t  tickets, at
j*Veft. tit-k»*U ara aolJ, ■'111 ta   11 ijeet lo
1 cb*-J*„« of T5 cent*.
milIK>NK. <** ii.'ISnpt.
Otn'l X-inagtr.       ^____i*1*
borrts R. McInnks paid our city the
fatal ol a visit laat .Sunday.
^ British  Columbia Market ia  doing a
uiuuJitii'l steadily increasing   business.
\ym, Insley la making some taatev Im
aeoUi"   connection   with   the  Elgin
p^. J. A, Clares hai nearly completed
detring of i building aite for hia elegant
.ire informed tbat Meaare. Taylor k
Jry are planuing to erect a residence in
uiUru portion of the townsite.
j, Jos. Aksdceli left on laat Saturday'a
for Whonnock, where he expects to
, [or a aeaaou.
Coolthard, o prominent real eetate
ir bare, but reaident of New Weetmin-
uid our city a flying visit on Tueaday.
l Bunr ia aucceaaor to E. K. Kargiaon
e editorial staff of the Telegraph. He
imong our visitor* laat Monday.
it io the   "Georgia Sea Gull Co," ia
a premium, aud has been withdrawn
tbe market for GO daya.
idame De Haiuea of the Royal City haa
med with a party here for clearing aome
vitb a view to building—ao report aaitlt.
■hips with steel rail* from Engl md
„. C.P.R., are long overdue at this
tudare, therefore, now hourly expected.
fiareulad to note that Supt. McKinuon,
ing fully recovered from tbe effects of
accident that befel him a few week* ago,
returned hia duties once more.
.veranda extending along the front and
tildes of the ''Winnipeg house" ia being
cted, which enchaucea its appearance
j materially.
■Thk steam shovel waa put in operation
tagaiu last Monday, and, we believe, it
lie purpose to prosecute the work vigor-
iy until fully completed.
lUrfce Dumber of men from up country
ied at Port Moody Tueaday—most of
am, we believe,  secured immediate em*
Kr. W. B. Little ia Improving in health,
ich many will be pleased to hear. Ur.
irow of New Weatminater prescribes for
i at present.
Lot Clearing.—Negotiating for tbe ulear-
ofieversl Iota in different parts of the
unite have been closed thia week, yet
lie was done in the way of burning, on
mint of the frequent rains.
Keun. Connor* Cook & Nelson have
ied Mr. Geo. Annands building known as
Vinperance Hall" with a view tn the ea*
iliihmoiit of a green grocery forthwith.
ewiah them auccesa.
Wwlnosday'a train wan only five hours
le! There were upwards of 100 bead of
tt!e aboard. Departed 8 a. in. Tuesday
th railway freight-), constating principally
klegreph poles.
Str. "Western Slopu," Capt. My-jrs, ar-
ed Wednesday with freight ami passen-
fi. Messrs. Johu Burr, P. Carey, and
1. Carey and others took passage on her
parturo for Victoria name evening.
rbe steam shovel is among the curioaitica
1 attraetiens of the terminal city this
ek. At the present rapid progress mak*
: with it, together with day and night
ce at work witb the construction trains
i road will soon lie in a first class con-
ion in the vicinity.
I'he public school was cloeed Monday on ac*
mt of the illness of Mr. Fates' daughter.
itens feared that her complaint mitcht
*eto lie dipthuria, The apprehension,
i, however, ill-grounded, aa the young
y ii again in the enjoyment of ber usual
"e take especial pleasure iu nailing the
wtlou of our citizens to the "Port Moody
rket." Mr. C. S. Winds-r, tho principal
'o* firm, ia an old reaident of the country
I has established a good business relation, and therefore he will doubtless
it with merited auccesa.
(omlay's train did not arrive until Tucs-
' fuulouk a, m., bringing inaila aud
waifera <tnd catle. Thud nay was cMUed
■wip*lly by tlte en trine jumping off the
* above Port Hammond. Mire heavy
«• are a-riously apprehended on account
toty rtiina.
i^Carkv, the rnterpriaiug proprietor of
Winnipeg Houae, has erect-'d a frame
2' feet, with awning overhead, ndmira-
emted for dancing parties or skating
'for the auinmer aeaaon. We underwit ia hia purpose to give a grand party
••*■   Laprrhs,  a   Winnipeg   gentleman
I hm invested largely in real estate here,
wgiin to make nis presence felt in a
in*r that speaks volume for hia eneruy
foresight. He is now erecting one of a
"or of buildinga he contemplates the
traction of in a short time. There is
0 for more Winnipeg^ers of  his stamp.
II account ot the railway accident a*
••"h the train did not arrive till 10:30
i-Saturday. An extra came down at 1
*■ a. m. Sundays hringing A. .J. Arm*
m& mail clerk, who woe injured in the
^-"ophy. Ho ia now confined to h_n room
gander thn care of Dr. Cooper, of New
"°J ins ter.
**»ow Escape.—Onr   towusman, Mr.
* Brett, whilst corraling a brood of chick-
oa Monday laat, waa savagely attacked
™B mother, which resulted in a most
''ul wound, and almost cauaing thi; loss
*-e °f his eyes. Dr. Nelson being absent,
■- the druggist, atitcbed  up tbe gaah
* wth her talons, and the patient ianow,
**» happy to »ay, in a hopeful state of
8* celebration of Her Majesty's birthday
•*«e place at New Westminster on the
1 lest The public ia respectfully invited,
** have no hesitancy in aaau ring all who
he circa instanced to attend, ihat the
" will well repay the effort and outlay
^•d thereby. Let Tort Moodians show
'patriotism by a rousing turn out on
* L, R. McIkxes has leased his lot onr-
H on Clarke and DourUs streeU, to Mr.
Jf**d*ux, ol Emory, f^r tbs purpose of
t,Q« a hotal, bath-house and barbershop,
"•ostzon is sminently adapted io tbat
***, and ths gsntlsman wbo proposes to
tap-rate ths enterprise being highly
^Qtended, wo *po aauured of b:a ultiruale
i inHe ft ht>.
A Rich JoKU.-The new jail quartera
have, under tbe skillful supervision of
Messrs. Noou A Lehman, beeu improved by
the addni'-n <-f two new cells. We understand that the lir*-t prisoner in eare of tbe
keeper vaa Mr. K. A. Sharpe, who inadvertently went iu for iaipectiou, whereup-m
the ' eye were turned ou hinv, and he waa
finally releas-d only on hia solemn promise
to "set Vm up."
Nearly a Fike.—A boanlar at the Caledonia hotel <m Tuesday night very neatly
caused the building a being dentr >yed by
fire. It appt-ars the man retir.d t'i b d
smoking a eigaretU, the fire from winch
cotnnititKc-iU-d tn the b«d clotbin:.'. 'lhe
smell of burning ci 'thing attracted othei*
from adjoining ru .n.a and tlie fire waa thus
fortunately checked barely in time to sav- a
heavy loss. Another warning to cig.-ii.-tt>'
smokers It is safer to am .ke the 'Main
PvoBiiKRV,—On Tuciday night   a railway
ttOOtOMM naiiH'.l Mii.kin OTOO roblasdSjtth
Elgin houae of sum of $178—$55 in epecie,
and bank notes and balance cheeks on VVells'
Fargo and Co. I'ortland Ogn.; tbe result of
an over indulgence of the O he jovfut. One
Boyle waa arrested on following morning and
searched at the instigation of C. W. Miller,
and two other roughs, who are themseJre*
suspected of the deed, aa no treasure was
found on tbe person of aaid Boyle. Miller
and Mackin were both arrested by Con-
stable Shennan ou charge of drunkenness
and disorder.
Northwestern Cracker Co. —Capt. David Uilmore, of the Northwestern Cracker
Co., Seattle, Washington Territory, viaited
Port Moody laat Sunday. He informa us
that hia company haa the capacity of man*
ufacturing fifty liarrela of*flour per day iuto
crackera; that his trade ia largely on the in
cress-'* that the trade ia aolely wholeaale,
and that it ia rapidly building up in British
Columbia, the atcamer Idaho bringing ovi-r
consigninenta weekly. The company haa
our beat wishes for continued prosperity.
"A Thin« of Beauty—A Joy Forever."
—All are compelled to admit as well as admire the additional grace that paint lend-*
tothe face of even the most nrataftTf looking individual of the female Bex, but when
applied to an object that combines the qualities of indispensable utility and oriiaunut,
the pen is taxed to its utmost capacity in sn
adequate portraiture. Thia latter task falls
to our lot iu the n dice of a row boat built
after tbe latest model. The natural charm
of utility is heightened by the application
of a oat of elegant colore from the skillful
hand of Prof. Silas Jones. And to >>eho d
it swiftly bounding o'er the placid waters of
tbe bay is a ideas'ng sight. Mr. <»•■'-. Lewis,
the energetic agent of the Roy al City
Planing Mills, is proprietor of this h>uda une
property, and employs the sain--* in the pur-
aiiit of hia rapidly increasing business. Exhibition free.
Caught in aKhaft—Wednesday afternoon us Harry Smith, sawyer at the
Pioneer Co.'a milt, was adjusting lotto
machinery, his coat was cnught in a
shaft. Hi-.wam thrown down and every
thread of clothing torn from him in an
instant. His back and arms were very
Severely wrenched uud brumed, but it in
believed he sustained id very serious
injuries. Luckily the mill wus Just
shutting down, or the result would undoubtedly have been fatal, Thut this
is Mr.Smith a first noch.eiit in over JD
years1 experience in all departments oi
mill business, speaks much for his carefulness. This is the second quite serious
accident that has occurred at thia mill
within a week, Milbcrt Mutlers.iu having had one finger sawed so that it hang
by a thread, and three othets partially
off, a few day*ago. He bad plenty of
''sand " for when he saw the bloody
hanging digit, hesitid to the assembled
operatives, "Wei', that's u tine-looking
thin;.   Cut it off, boys.''
The People in Earnust.—The fact is now
patent to all that the people of British Columbia arc awakening to their true situat'ou
aa aubjecu of the Dominion of Canada.
They begin to realize* that the misgovern-
nient at Ottawa, as well ae at home, ban
been a gr>*at factor in btingim,' about a general stagnation in buainea.--. Tlio disposition
of our rulers at the Dominion Capital is one
of greed, and indifference to the wants and
requirements of the Province. They nrc
exacting undue revenue from our rc&ourncs,
without, in any way, returning a comparative remuneration; thus crippliug, instead
of fostering our industries, aim actually
driving capital from our shores. They have
enacted obnoxious and inapplicable land
laws, and persisted in keeping the lands in
the railway belt locked up from settlement
and purchase, thereby discouraging immigration and the improvement of the same—
driving many away and discouraging many
others from coming to settle in the Provim-e.
From one session of Parliament to another
the people have waited patieutly for relief
Petition after petition haa been aent up, but
no heed has apparently been paid to them,
until now another session is almut to prorogue without having made any progress t-at-
i f.o-t.'iy to the people. The sontiinent of
the people as expressed in thn resolution-*
adopted Tuesday last ia the sentiment nf the
great b idy of the peoplo of British Columbia.
ValeB. U. May ISth 183fi.
two   victims of the   late railway  dis
ss Ur were brought down and buried in the
Vale cemetery no Sunday last. Their
funeral wai largely attended b tb by railway employees and residents of the t-iwn.
The Rev. Mr. Wright of St. John's church,
officiated at the but ial.
Mr. D. L'reinhton, late proprietor of the
Oriental, Una -told out to Mcst-re. D;*riing&
Keam-t uho purpose going into the h tel
boiioem Mr. J. McLennan has opened a
ledtaurint, opposite the station, where the
hungry epicure may secure the latest
On Saturday morning considerable oxritp.-
ment waa caused bv the report that during
the night a man had been bunged to th<-
roof of the Express Co 's huildiug. Upon
hearing tbe report people rushed excitedly
out ou the struct**, and soon larg-i crowd*
were hurrying alouu tbe sidewalks in the
direction of the gallows all eagerly enquiring
who the unfortunate victim could be. To
add to the excitement a sign board was seen
hanging by the body ti|K*n which was printed
in large diameters. "No trial. Fine $50.00.
Get out of town you stiff." Every one
seemed to think that to hang a man without
trial was heinous, and caua**d the Puritan
blood to boil with indignation. The excitement waa becoming intense when some one
in front more cool-headed, or sharper-sighted
than his fellows cried out. "Re jtbers boys
its an iffigee! ! " True enough it had simply
been the image nf a man that bad caused
the excitement, but t<o well had the per-
petrat trs done their work, that one of our
business men on viewing it from close quarters exclaimed. "By mighty, this minds
one of olden times, it looks just like him
The Express Ag*-nt soon appeared upon
the scene, and securing a ladder proceeded
to cut the image down. No sooner hid it
fallen than it was seised by a croud of small
boys who packed it to the river bank, placed
it in a large dry goods box, labelled it for
Chilliwhack, ana shoved it out intothe
current. It is believed the effigy was intend' d for some utan in that town by the
name of Wise, at that was tbe name written
on it. 	
Fine trout sre being cansht ai Coqnit-.
lam river, now-a-days. We were shown
one taken from tbat stream lately,
-erhicn vetgbffd V
Pursuant to call, a meeting of *piatters on
Dominion lands in New Westminster district,
waa held in Williams' JJali Port Moody, on
tiie l'Jth inst , at 8 o'clock p. nt.
Mr. S. W. Lehman called the meeting to
order, and BSOrsd that Mr. A. Noou act as
Chairman, which mot'.m prevailed.
On Is-kia-a,  feist  Chair  mu\  thanking tlie
aasetipg i'.»r the boMf smf-nrsd  bi
Mr. N»-n, iu a few well ilniaen ntmarks, »et
forth the obje;t of the meeting, vi/..: to take
. i.:t,un tb.* boeitaofl oJ
IXimiuion l.uiil, in liriti-li f'olii i.1 i i; tlnir
ticatuieut ut tli.* hands ot tli- g .» luaeBt,
and the proper itep-t to take to briag tin-
matter be!oie thu Guvvr-jui.iT. Ui obtsifl a
PSlil ■ M "' p MM I
On notion oi Ur. John Bbeojuui, Mr. N.
w,t*t slseted ttoorotary.
The f6Uowio|  rseoliitioM
by Mr. L'mi.m'i. totamaail by M.. J
and uimiiLinoj-ly sdMtod
U'/ur-ii4  at bait   1500  httodt *»f  familio.,
«  a   ••!'*'l oa  J-ominiun  lmJ*.  iu   l'..it!*ii
(.'oliinil'ia; and
W'A**rea»i theae people bave aettle<l upon
these lauds, many of them yeara ago, with
theaasuranee that the Hns should l-e placed
in the market without del iy, at the uniform
price of one dollar |>er acre; and
Whereat incalculable injury hat Iteeti done
ami is being done our province, through tbe
painful :.u -pen*-** in which settlers have l>oon
placed by keeping the lands locked up,
thereby discouragiug the settlement of tbe
country,besides proving ruinous to individual
Be it therefore Rewired, That it is essential
to the welfare of this Province that the terms
of the "Settlement Act" between the Dominion and Provincial Governments, be forthwith complied with, so far as relates to tbe
claime of fcttlers on such Dominion lands.
Tbe following resolution was moved by
Mr. N. Fraser, aeeonded by Mr. Shennan,
and unanimously adopted:—
Whereas it ia obvious that the "Dominion
I^ands Act, 1383," is wholly inapplicable to
British Columbia, and never could have been
intended to apply to it; and
IfViereaa settlers upon Dominion lands in
this Province bave been led to believe that
amendments would Im* made to that Act
specially applicable to British Columbia, but
cannot leant tbat any movement bas yet
I.i**'ii made with that end;
Be it therefore further Resolved, Tbat it is
indisponsiblu to the welfare of this Province
and the interests of its sottlefl upon the railway belt, that such "Dominion Lands Act"
be forthwith duly amended.
Moved by Mr. T. Pogue, seconded by Mr.
Wilson, and unanimously adopted:—
Whereas tho settlers upon Duniinion lands
in this Province, have repeatedly and respectfully petitioned tbe Dominion Government to confirm their claim*! upon the lands
tliey occupy, but have never yet received
any definite or satisfactory reply;
Be it therefore Resolued, 'I hat we, representing, aa we feel assured, the whole body
of settlers on the railway lwlt, now, still
respectfully, but Hrmly, demand an immediate continuation of our rights as such settlors.
Moved by Mr. E. W. King, sucouded by
Mr. D. Lake, and further
Renolwil, That these resolutions be immediately transmitted hy telegraph, through Jas.
Rein. M. P., to the Briti-tii Columbian repre-
st'iitativos in the Senate and House of Commons now in session at Ottawa.
Tiie meeting then adjourned tine die.
The trial of Rykov, once, manager of the
ifafWMt Wsnk of fflwptno. who. by the t-nor-
mtty of bts depredation-i, unmatched even iu
Russia, obtained an almost European notoriety, took place aome little time ago at the
ssasoov A-uiizes.
Ths il n i of Sk'ipine.   founded  iu   L803,
wid a coiijti'Uiial. not s itii-jtly UoysrnJinrot
in.Htinitio i      Etyfc v wm ipf» nt*-d mm i,-.- .
although tie had besu guilty, while hold :i, a
priyioas appoinUnsnt, ot ea i
tion.     But tbe oftraos vavs otmtaokod, i***:
tyojft ior a tootan asagsyartod hy to* fta««taii
Hwrswb, 'Only li>- woo bai oat ain» I
Oo I .ui *, -t mbbsd tbs Gear.'    Tan awvsf
saHuas of t il- as-nAager and his
itas   won   raakoaad at li,UU0.iMJ0 roubles
—probably Um big^ssi robber]  srsr parpa-
ti i-  d, -•vun in the empire of til
rbe Chief ol Polio * was Lu Kykoi - pay.
kJhdtt ui-lr rl,   li- local Jusii .       '
■ull'*d ia d  ri -l-'ll   It . kOV* '    I   in".',    PS    :lv     I
fruss th* Bank 100,00)r -ubles sods itipt nd
o- t, si r.iu-'-- i v ir. H mas H -', I. ■'; irefl
**as put on a simihir botVa^. Tht oomaiv.
aiica of the smaller ottieisl fry. sucli aa the
Postmaster ami the inferior police, waa «•■■
cure I iu lik-- fashion, as also fcbs Benbata of
the force wlto sotad hs tbf BMHSnp's spies.
Having thus l>>ught the entire local admin
tsttatioi), Rykov bo'-atue as titucb tbe autocrat of Skoptue as the * zai is of All the
the Ru**ifift . cftrirr several letters on tlie
atlairsof the Bank ut Skopiue. The jourual
that did tbis good «ervi<*c for the community
fa One of the tew liberal organ•> b-ft, aud it
lias \h.wu harried and p;*-^-<ut d by the Guv-
ernir- nt t ■ the verge Ot *-xtini:ti »n.
The letters in tlie ('outier wc-ie tl:-* death
SSSMSSaOS »f the Slcpiue Bank, t redi'or-
raahad trom all part- of the ooautrj t * vith-
drtw their d-p'jn t-; but the run e a*i d sl-
rti "t ai aaoa a* It l>; :-'!i- f'jr |
(.oat ott •■' oootsiaing lbs twelve inftliau
j-iiln*ii -ii the btlaoos she-ot, wan
e;n ty, and tbe bill ca-tet were tilled with
bogtti psaar. Th« lank Eatl, and jr.-at v>n'-
th i fml 1 hereof. T.ie scandal aud the fainif
id far sa i      p; -.
wa-. at an sa '■. an-1 tsaWO MTSI a 110 I
era?)   aonHoanal baak  m  basaia.    A  few
ato "i th- t it. h it i fall d ■.•I--, gams to tba
itrun 11, and wfoao tl.-tr sllaiss woto I-- k d
. w r* IouiipI to ij** pretty tneefa in
tha saass conditi.ii as tbo** of toe liiiik o:
Oh m i,-.
ll ri i| R/b v's trid bs ■ r tested wa •< y
and '-it -u sosinsl what he sailed ths tajas'ws
of th* pabiio and the praaa. "'I iov. my th .t
I am ■ io nit <; tl >i I bavs stolao ail mill
basts It ie a gro-a calumny. I sweai- b-foi--
you, gentlemen of the jury, that I rtolfl b it
one million—one million only," he protested,
w ith indijnaitt gesture and unconscious
humor. This was quite ttOai aa his young
advoc.itt- triumphantly p'»ved. For his per-
sonil use Rykov had taken only a million.
But he li id heen enulded to take that million
In    1SGS   there   waa   a d ficit of 54,000 ' only by upending four millions more as huah
Mr. Jus. Spiers, rec»Mitly of Spiers &
lleaton, of New Westminster, n first-
dues machinist, hu beoonic a resfdetnt
of Port Moodv, ami connected with the
Pioneer I.unil>er Co.
A laroro-Hizud p'uner ofthe  moat, improved pattern, haft just arrived fur the
It will   be put in
Pioneer Lumber (Jo.
position ut once.
Severn! m-nt e dtugeH are being erect*
e.l nt tha Pioneer Luiuber Co.'s mill for
Ibe use of the employees,
Mr. John Johnston in clenriiiff and
slushing on his brother's estate in the
western portion of the townsite.
It end tbe udvertifenent of Mr. TL
Rie-terer. of tbe City Brewery. He
manufactures a g">'d article.   Try it.
Messrs. Falcs & Soon bave been awarded the school house contract.
Dr. Cooper, of the Royal City, has made
seven! professional visits since last issue.
If Instead of wanting time in attempting
to construe Mr. Gladstone's Delphic outgivings, wc fix our eyes upon the facts that
repn-si ut the uot outcome of the recent crisis
we in iy perhaps detect the motive which has
all along Inspired the notion of the British
Uovernm.-nt! May it not b- thut the Cabinet
whose position three inmtlts ago seemed
desperate, has managed toslnpe evt-nta to
ita private Slid partisan advantage, while by
c mceding everything to Rua-na iu the Af
gban boundary dispute it bus sacrifice*
grave public interests and exposed the Britiah nation to ridicule in Kurope and to dia-
respect in India?
lhe result ol all the olamdr about. Muscovite aygrsttdon, su i about tbi duty of resist*
sous iucumboni npou ttugUud, Is that the
Ru**ai;tiiKiii*iMu to bo linnly planted iu At*
ghanlatan, whereas the British an* seottUog
•ut of the Soudan. Ths halting c*mr.>e
which Mr. (iladatone pnrsusd Ust year
diowed boW unwelcome to him was the task
of rescuing QorJon and the baaisffod Egypt-
un gtirna -n-, and after (Jmtlou was slain
Mid Khirt-iuin had fallen, tho necessity Of
farther action to retrieve British prestige
was doubly odious. Yet tb.re was apparently no way of esc ipe front a galling re-
Sjion:il-i!ity. and he only SVoided censure
for.he misosrrian ofthe Wolseley Qampaiagn
by a distinct pledge th it the advance f out
Korti against K bai toum should bs renewed
in the autumn, and that, meanwhile Hen.
Uraham would put down Osraau Digm-v aud
con-tract a railway from Suakim to Berber.
The distasteful work thee promised was l>e-
gun, and proved s » oiicmus that a cousider-
ahle part of tbe large credit aaked for uu the
'-■fe gtnrding Engl**"'1'" iw*■■■■"
ly ueeded to pr>
eawmditure in the Soudan MrioOsi
The sudden alarm excited in Kngland by
the Russian encroachments on the Afghan
frontier was a singularly lucky hiddent tor
a Minister then at his wit's end ior an ei-
cuae fee shirk obnoxious events whichoccun ed
in the Nile country. Time will show whether
his enemies are justified in imputing to Mr.
Gladstone deliberate iutention of aggravating a pantc, under ever of which he
might extricate himself from the Soudan,
while at the aame time he was determined
to escape a war with Rossis, no matter at
what cost. Time will show, because, if
England is not to be obliged to 6ght in Asia
after sll, why should not the recall nf
(iraham's soldiers from Suakim and
Wolseleys from Dongola be countermanded?
Wbv should not the Government be held to
the Nile region.
roubles. Kykov drew up a false baUii'-e
sheet, ami of so satisfactory a character that
it drew dep -sits from ali parts of the country. From this date the affairs of the bank
went from bad to Wufsa*) but the more desperate became its condition the more brilliant became its balance sheets. Though he
was d-.ii._- no legitimate bulking business
whatever, Rykov, by the oiler of 7J per
cent, interest on deposita (while other banks
w< re payiug 5), procured funds iu abundance.
To show haa his unexceptional profits were
catnicd, Kykov entered in the bank's books
divers ingeniously contrived financial Optra*-
tions. There were fictiti «s disannul -, lip'
titimis loans, fictitious purchases, and ricti-
tious Salei. Au old man in the pay of the
bank, ao illiJerat- that h-* cotld hardly write
his own nam-j. llgnsd every D •c-mber a contract for the purchase of several millions'
worth ot imaginary securities, aud this
traii-tacti-in, ami the rejuitiug imaL'inary
profit thereon, always figured nn the liogu1-*
balance sh-*et presented to the Minister and
published in the GatttUo,
Kykov not only paid his depositors a hii.h
rate of interest, he gave a-wiy large sums to
charitable institutions, supported schools
and auhsi lized churches, thereby MOUllng
the good will of the cle-gy, and ac piiriug a
high reputation for piety aud philanthropy,
good work* and right views. All these gift-*,
as well hs Kykov'sown p<:is nial expendituie,
which was on a lavish MSSiif, were taken
from the bank's coffers and entered a» pay-
inents to dummy customeis. The r-maiuder
and greater pari of the receipts and deposits
were simply stolen, e ther f.-r the manager's
ow.i purposes or to buy the silence of his
confederate-*. Paper was made on sn extensive scale and with littleSttomptat di-gui-e.
Anti-ff, a man nf straw, dfow on SatouelT,
eipnlly ^ man of straw, for fifty or a hundred thousand roubles, disc 'tinted the hill,
and got the money. Then tbs operation
wouhl bu rever.-ed, and Safonetf get tho
money. Purely fictitious bills with imaginary names were discounted, and tho p rt* rs
and nirt**seiigera of the bank figured In the
books as debtors for tens of thousands of
roubles taken by their mut'ers. "K*ory<
thing Was done en J amide,"1 said one nl the
But to pmfit by ttU thii profurfin it was
necessary to belong to the olft}tie, to be e-rh r
a prot-ctor, a kinsman, or an aceonipliee.
Lists of sup tlanfes were laid regularly before
Itykov, wh", aooording to his caprice, wrote
opposite seen name "g-anted'* or "refused."
Woan a bill f• -ii dut tne acceptor was courteously requested to a. cept another, including the discount, which, it is hardly nccei-
lary to any, nobody ever thought of paying
in c.iin. But after a Wh le even tin-so formalities ceased to be observed. When the
favored few waited (POuey they asked for it
—loinettm s too'.t it without asking. "They
took money front the cash b >x without
counting it,''said one witness. " 1'hey canm
with a pocket handkerchief, filled it with
bfenk notes, and went home," tastitied another.
Buoh was tho nnthod of dotn^ Imsinoss i-i
t!ie fiim-nis Bunk of Skopfpe. And ihe swindle w nt ut. n it for a few weeks or months
mer-ly but for something like fifteen long
yc'irs, an astounding fact even for llins;n,
and elsewhere unimaginable. In a smill
provincial town, where everybody knows
everybody else. Rykov's doings and the
bauk's position could not be secret, and
when the crash caine, thu entire province
(Krasur) produced out nineteen unfortunates
who hail intrusted their savings to M. Kykov
and bis fellow robbers, ami among the ti.Of.W
customers of the hank not one dwelt in
Skopine. How, above all, did the IrreguUw-
itios esoap* attention? For the law plucea
communal banks under the Inmediats super-
vii-ion of Muvo-s nnd municipalities. It is
th-ir duty each .nouth to examine the books,
C'.uiit the cash and overhaul the securiti-B.
The answer is simple.    They were privy to
(Fr-ni our retftilsr curra-ipoud-nt.}
Washington, May 8th, 1885.
Tlie city ia now full of Democratic politicians who are here for the purpose of carrying the Administration by force. The
throng of mere office-seekers have boon coming in within the last few days. As a rule
theae men are not asking for appointments
for themselves or their friends, but merely
demand that the party lie recogn_2ed. They
do not denounce the administration publicly,
but whenever th y call on the President or
meet a cabinet officer they urge the policy of
making wholesale removals of Republicans
and tilling their places with Democratic
Considerable significance is attached to a
conference which occurred between Mr.
Uandall, Chairman Burnuin, and Secretary
Manning, during which Appointment Clerk
Higgin-t was scut for and consulted. It is
alleged that the effort is being made to reach
the President through Mr. Manning, The
so called Democratic stalwarts have tlie ut
most confidence in the political sagacity of
the Secretary of the Treasury, and also iu
his influence over Mr. Cleveland. As the
question of party recognition was discussed
ut the caucus of the above notable trio, it is
the impression that many changes are to be
made very soon.
Some recent removals of chief clerks of
Bureaus and of chiefs of divisions in the
Treasury Department havo caused much perturbation among officials of that grade. They
bars claimed that because of their peculiar
fitness for their positions through long ex
perieuce they were not subject to removal.
There are about seventy of theae officials iu
th* Treasury alone, und since these last discharges, they eotnpl-uu thut they cannot
rely upon good records for retention.
The -ixth Auditor of the Treasury is credited with having gotten up a "health report*'
showing bow sickness has given place to
health among the clerks under him. He has
prepared a record of the sick leaves of the
three hundred and seventy employees of hia
orlicc for several months past, from which he
draws the inference that sick leaves vary
with the supposed necessity for making good
records. In times when changes and dismissals are to \m feared it is assumed that
there are few sick leaves nnd that they increase in proportion as duties cau be neglected with impunity.
The conscience fund of the United States
Treasury continues to BWell. During the
two months of the new administration eight
persons with consciences have rendered up
their big and little thefts, varying in size
from five to nine hundred dollars, and amounting in all to 12,203.80. The last contributor was a Wafihingtonian, and the amount refunded was ?3'J0. Every now and
then you read that some aimonymous person
haa forwarded some conscience money to the
United States Treasury, and you may suppose there is a fund in the Department made
of contributions from this source. This however, is not the case. Such contributions
have always been conveyed into the Treasury
under the head of miscellaneous receipts.
The term originated in this way. About
twenty years Bgo Treasurer Spinner teceived
a cluck for.*?1,500 from a man who said It
represented s misappropriation of tho Government funds of which be had been guilty
while acting as quartermaster in the United i
States Army. Mr. Spinner said he would
announce the incident in the papers, calling
the money a contribution to the ''conscience \
fund," perhaps it would incite other penitent rogues to refund Uncle Sam's money.
The contrihution to the conscience fund was
duly announced all over the country, and
the Treasury Department promptly got more
*" I ine answer is sunpiu. i ney wej-e privy u* From that tune on for ten years the contri-
d the frauds and participators iu the plunder, i buttons were very numerous. During tbo
All robbed the bank. Mayor Ikonnikov : past ten years they have been growing more
roblied, Mayor Ootschinuikot* robbed, the I infrequent, and now again there is a revival
Town Clerk robbed, every member of the J of conscience. The largest contribution ever
r<>bhed.     Tho monthly  audit
money.—Loudon Times.
matsbtous  spirit,  and   w'rr hi " EmderaVj
numb--rs   bdlowed    Mr.     Fursu-r    and   Al*
• on'.heii in Open n Vbis  a^inst the  Cabin   ;
w h'-n the fiob.-e   divided   on ibe  nio.ion   is
I   the   Soudan   thooaa.     Duly    eig1 *-
Whig vote* saOM were  nted**d then fee 0*0
throw tlie Mmig'ry, and it wuuld be strany
indeed ir the iulifch crituunn implied in Lor
Dud. r as rssigaatf' n ah*<uid uot uow *uth< -
t - yi-.in the-h.
It ta bird to sfi * I ih- statement that t
AtiM-r his rsftileti >B tthemt i tb
cessions nude hy Kjtglaud to Ku-hi-'i n I
i:. Itt ■ ■■• th .'*.■... ui ii -ir-l-vy Why th
Abdurrahman occupy PmjdeL a y m a^
ti he Dow m -nid to SBfTCSSsW Out md tf:
pli'e, bat otlier pcrfwtl Stdl /"'t : r" t*. th
s -utti and   of rro i' i I ia   "•( I
lasaataftiM Hufghatf, the Kudik, ;.nd ti.
Bari I'.-l, all ■•! wnieb suigna at v.it,t-b
woald bs lost by se^aleaefeg in .h- L
saf froit!** * I.i h*r ba !*•-* nnd'r...
wit-bio a twelvemonth » sasiu i us than;'
-i i ii .;'■;, hi nn.I inteiri *o, f-r whip
BrOsMt grsMub -r bs bas be.
i m neiving su   Qatsuai  \n aa«..'nt  W
s whii ii u • ra ii. rapoanaul to b
tsand himself.     The tmn is that, ;i
regardt tbe fssHngi   ottstooeto the otofm
sion. of Abdurrahman as well a*   Mi* uiea-
ure uf control  which he  exercises ov.-r  tn *
trilies   near  Herat, the linti-h   pubic  hu*
been kept in the dark, and nothing short   '
the disclosures that would  be apt to fdlo
L .id DutTerin'a resiguatiuu wilt be  likely r I
enlighten it.
Mr. Cladt-tone's skill and good luck io tthd
manipulation nf the  present House of Com'
UMW have given him the  semblance of u.
i iii'.ibility.    But he has i>-en beaieu   man1,
times in the course uf bis career, and ne no **
be beaten now,  should themes  Wh ) of/.
men is beat qualified to pronounce ju t^tm-nr
on   the   subject   declare,   by  refuaiug an.
longer to   serve as his accomplice   or opa*
gi*it, that the policy pursued toward   Ba
has shaken £nglaud'a hold  on India.—A'. _t
pret*mcis of safe-guirding England's interest ' the youth was exiled hy administrative order.
iu Asia ia rea'.ly  ueeded to provide  for past   ••pne police of Skopine," said  the  witness
Lanskuy, whose evidence was quotedh) the
Was a farce.    Tne I
at, the cash was never counted, snd the balance   lhaSt   Mas   signed   w ithout   buing   ex-
amini d.
llvkov eould do whatever h • liked, and
conducted himsolf with all the ins buice of
the ignorant parvenu. There dwell in the
town a doctor of the name of Bttni. t mm
of good repute ami highly eeteemed, but.
being SO unfortunate as to offend Etykov, he
waa one day ordered by the p lice t-< betake
litnise-f to the town of K.issunvo and there
abide. N« reason for thi- arbitrary pnswart-
in*j was assign*'d, snd it was only when the
day of reckoning came that Dr. Brtui learned
that his expulsion was due to Rykov, who
had ivutiuk'.d to the Chief nf .police that I he
Doctor was nn "aviMnteUtioned man." On
this hint th" Chief »t Police bad So ted, A
young fellow nam d Sokololf was so ill-
advised as to whistle while pissing the man
ager iu the puMlc garden of Skopine, Ry.
few oboes to look on this as an insult nnd
wasexded by adu
said  th<*  witness
indictment,   "wns ready at any monieut te
execute Rykov's leastd*sire."
Nor was" this all. Rykov counted ro confidently on the support of the local representatives of the tJoverutn-nt that he lorded
it over everv body, openly rated the lire
brigade bectuse they did not conduct themselves to hissati-fai-'tion at a fire, and. vexed
by some «how of independence on the part
of the Chief of Police, told hitn that he had
better taku care what he was about. "You
are nob-dy very particular," said Ry nv,
"and I have only to say a word to hriv>> sent
down on y-mr pl.ee a wagon load of Chefs
of Police." When, in order to ruin M.
Diakonor, who, unfortunately f.>r himself,
owed the bank 10,000 roubles, he had this
gentleman's house seized and offered for sale
by auction, not a single bidder appeared on
the scene, so great was the fear inspired hy
sent was $4000 forwarded from Chicago by
.in internal revenue guagcr na the amount oz
the bribe he took from distillers, who desired
to defraud the Government. Thr smallest
contribution ever received was nine oenta,
forwarded by a Massachusetts man whose
conscience had been burdened lor yean with
S camelled three cent postage stump, which.
Whan a boy, he had carefully washed and
a-ied on a letter to his sweetheart. He
thought the nine osnti would adequately
cover the principal and intorcst involved iu
the theft. Most of tho contributions have
been made by women who have successfully
evaded the custom laws in smuggling some
feminine finery through the custom bouse.
Occasionally the Treasurer gets money fr< m
some offender through a clergyman who ie*
ceived a death-bed confession, but ordinarily
they come from the annonymons offenders
themselves. The total amount of such contributions amouuts to about $3.>0,000.
There are OOnfiicttng reports of the v'«W
taken by Lord Dufferin of the course pursued
hy Mr. 'Gladstone in the Afghan bonndaiy
dispute. The Minim Post, a vehement
expounder of Conservative opinion, says the
Viceroy of India has n-signed, while the
Daily Notes> an organ of the Government,
declires that he heartily concurs in the set
tlement agreed upon betweeu England and
Russia. The Prime Minister, questioned on
the subject in tlte fi.-uee of Commons, refused to mak* any categorical reply, but he
had previously asserted that the agreement,
far as it- related to the new delimitation of
frontiers, had been arranged hy Lord Dut'ein
with the Afghan ruler.
Lord Dufferin has an enviable reputation
for loyalty to his party frieuds, and he is so
far from' being a rich man that according to
rumor his expendirure continually outruns
his income. He would be likely to think
twice before throwing up the princely sal-try
ts pledges with respect t
if all its loud talk about the paramount duty   m
of protecting Herat is to go fp>r nothing? We the all *p iwerful manager. This was exactly ■ allotted tothe Viceroy of India; and h-
may be aura that all these question will be what Rykov desired. The house was worth wonld, n* doubt, be honestly reluctant
pressed upon the ministry before the pres- 30,000 roubles; he made the complaisant put by resignatton a potent weapon in the
ent session of Parliament is ended, and if I police value it at 9.000, aud had the unt.-r-I hands of Mr. Gladstone's enemies. These
there shall be reason to believe that the [tuna'e M. Diikonov cast int" prison, whf-re ' well-known facta would give great force to
Afghau difficulty has been used as a he remained for eleven months. In this way bis decision, should he be compelled by
scarecrow with no other object than to en- j „*. almost illiterate man—for the min-iger duty and by honor to repel the imputation
able Mr. Gladsft ne t<> slip out of the Soudan, conld only just read and writ-—became ub- of approving the action of the Britiah Gov-
there may yet baa bitter reckoning for the : solute maater of Skopine. "God alone could ernnient in the Afghan boundary affair. Hia
Grand Old Man.—.V. Y. San. j enntend again*** Rvhov," said one of   the  r«*tiremeut tr m office for such reasons at
: witnesees. this time could hardly fad to powerfully in*
It was only in IKS'2 that some e-*nllcnv-j   fineoaa the   Whig   members of  Parliament
Tho,  MAINLAND CIGAR  (9   Of tho
f)noytVu;*itfiAb-3fi> Wnvgnnj.
to oinstttai sur^oedM to g^*
atod fa   «*ho for   -on-ari  a?a year have evinced a
Advices from Cabul say thst th" Ameer'
has ordered troops from Caudahar to QSOOi V
the guns presented by Kngland to Herat.
Croiratadt is in a state of feverish activit .
The woik of fitting out war vessels is gob $
ou .unceasingly.
Col. Ridgeway will take command of tl
Ihiti-h boundary Commission in plvje of &
Peter Luuisden. Capt. Vate will be "cent.
in command.
In the municipal elections nt   M   I 'id
coalition of   the   Liberals nnd   1,   , ;n-
was triumphant.    The   B-SpubliiMii  Jon i,
consi ler the elections a gauge oi   t,i: .- i   q
triumph of Castelar, anduthei R d--.d ■
The fifth of May being  the fete day uf H
George, and therefore the  nan e iiar   of t
King of  Greece,   the  Greek   Inhsb'tsnts    .
Philippnpulis  publicy  displayed t!    i   u
in honor of the occasion.     The (Usui 1J   g<
offence   to the   Bulgarian   inhabit tuts   a   ,
rioting ensued, during which tho fi gs *e
torn to pieces, some property WSS destroy ■ ,
and several persons were wounded.
The Prince of Wales opem-d the   W
Expositiou of  Inventions.    Th') (hi   **-
Wales, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Dr.Li
Cambridge, Earl Granville, and Sir Willie*
Vernon-llarcourt   were   sinon.; the  "i'*-ti- •
guished persons present.    The attendance i
tbe general public was very large.
The Cork County Club has expelled fro ri
membership the well known Irish phyaiciao.
Dr. L.   G. X.  Tanner, l-ccauae in  i-ompaii
with John O'Connor, Home Rule memo-ei
Parliament for  Tinperary, ho  tn.ir. I* -;
the head of the  Nationalist pkooession  tfi  '
followed and hissed the Prince and iii....-
of Wales during their visit to Co k.
Deputy Shenfl'   Mosher of  C i  igo
Franz November arrested snd brought b
fore a police  magistrate at Toronto on   '.
obergs of forgery committed w die  he w
working   for Heigel &,  Co.,   Chi-n.o.    '1
forgery was done iu  a rather p'jcu'ial w..
November made coats for .Siege , and   m
delivered them, received tickets -.im   bigi
amount of work done.    He alte ed C ■- i 'i
beis on the tickets, and in this #aj    h *J
his employers out of a large a u unit.    T
ease was adjourned for further u,,,      .-, i
prisoner being held for extradttii m,
Despatches from Tientsin say thai thu u
puts between   China   and   Ruiiia   I      -   .'
the frontier i>f Mancbooria has becom-i icyi  ,
owing to tiie   non-arrival  of  the   l.n *>    i
members of   the  Delimitation  Coin mis
and the constant postponement ul    ..    d   •
of their arrival at the   place of m    t    ..
settle the boundary     The Chinese ■
sioners have heen ready for the pai;. *« v
months to begin  the  work pfdeliuil    ti
and the failure of the   Russian Co        • i
Sioners to meet them has caused tli
Government to  fear  that  the  ■*>■ i
pursued  hy Russia respecting   - .-    .:
rentier will be followed in tin ■   '■*
that the difficulty with Frsno   i •
Tonquin has heen settled, Chi.u it     hw
more   courageous  and   bas  ii   , ■    i
Russia  fulfill  lier part of   t1:
which led to the appointment    r the
mission.    It is said that Chios has al«o
tlmated that she is quite prepned to snfoi
her claims in regard tu the front er ■ -i Ms
choorifl.    The Chinese allege that  the Ro
BJuns have been constantly en iroaohing Up H
Chinese territory ever since  the  a&reemeu
of ISM).
-   Prof. Huxley is in feeble  health, and  ht
beeu obliged to cease work.
Advices received at Cairo say Kasials W« -
still holding out on April#12.
Prince  \ ictor Napoleon has drafted at
rithsr manifesto  fobelsvued nn the eve   *•
the   coming  election  for   members of tH>_-
b'rench Chamber of Deputies,
The Knglish Caofbet decldeffto relax t^?
striugeney "f some ot the provision*- of th' <
Crimes in Ireland net.
Leave of absence for two mouths has bee's
grant.-d to the Duke of Cnnnaught.
A commission of Rnpsian   savants has pr .
pared the ennc-spnndence of Petri*1 the (mj, i
f r publication.  Tho Commissioners criQatt
S.OOO letters and docuint-n's iu their w-.rk.
A h:md car, nn whioh   were  a man  and ;
boy;  went   through   tho  open   draw,   ot i
bridge   en the Canada   Southern   Kailrojo
across the Dp-troit River.    The matt and 06?
were drowned.    Their names are ttnknow;
The    Swedish    Government   haj   plaei
torpedoes at both entrances to Faro Sound
The northern entrance   has been cloaed  bu-
the southern is accessible to pilots.
It is reported   that Prince  1-ob.inotT-fia ■
towski '8 to succeed M. do Gfers ss Minist. '
of   Foreign   Affairs.    The   Prince,  who   ;
Russian  Ainhssimdnr to  Austria,  was sur
moned'from Vienna last March to advise tl a*
Russian Government in irgurd tothe Afglir i
frontier.    He is known lo hold strong am
English views.
It is reported that tho order? for the   d t*
patch of troops, to   the   trans-Cnepia£ t---
ritnry  hftve   been   rescinded'.    The  troop-..
however, will still be held-in readinesa.
The military organ   Sottt,   expresses   dt--
content at the settlement of the .(Vnglo-Rti***'
si in difficulty, and- proposes a partition  <" '
Afghanistan between Russia and Englan-'..
the boundary line   to   be the paioj-ainid'
The Novoe Vremya continues to give Accounts of extensive war prepsrations.
The stock market closed depressed, Omiv $
chiefly to the news from Teheran of the R?"
sian military oocuiwtion of Penjdeh.      I* s
oontidsuce prevailed tn regard to a   a.itiar■-■■
tory settlement of the Angjo-Ruaaian   d;
i-ul-y,. Bears were less animus to close   0>
counts. Numerous romors-were in  cir^u';
tion, emanating chiefly   from  Berlin,   0***
rumor being that Mr. GladStoBa *?as   r.t: '
to resign. Trio« &n^are4   ii- C£>a$^n*-nt- -
although the   rumors   wetfe   not <credite
Rniehui closed } It wer   aad  X^taj** §.
7 Queen Victoria is attended during her
excursions by George Brown, t brother of
tbe lite J. B., wbo sua ttlten into tbe royal
service after tbe death uf his relative. He
tttracts much ttteutiou, tnd he il invariably
clad in the Highland garb.
The Indian Medical Uaiettc record! the
deathi of .even shepherds in the Belgium
district, from beiug struck by hailstones of
tbe size of cocoauuts. A large number of
animals were killed by tbe storm, which,
trom tbe account*, produced missiles ouite
ts dangerous as the Kussiau cannon ball*.
Tbi Earl of Selkirk, * hoae title hit become
extinct by hit dettb lately it .St. Mary's
lilt, Scotland, was sou of the founder of tbe
-Selkirk Settlement iu Canada. I'aul Junes
once dropped diwu on St. Mary's Isle and
carried on the family plate while the Earl
wat twty. It wat recovered, tnd the family
have it to-day.
The average strength of the European
troops in India in 1883 wai 55,525, among
whom the death rate waa but 10.88
per 1,000. 'ihe native army allowed au
tverage strength of I14,830, with a death
r itn uf 14. 31. The most fatal diseases for
the Indian troopt were thoie ofthe respiratory   organs.
The preseut Duke of Bedford, head of
the home of I'nasi-H, who is held np in t
rather nnpleisant form just now by the
London press, is t continued cynic. There
it no member of l.nnd ui society who tayt so
many good things, who Is tbe author ot to
uiauy biting mots or who impresses oue. with
a deeper notion of his disbelief iu human
nature generally.
A Loudon paper p..int. out that the
■tnugth of the British army Ilea largely
ia Voluntary enlistment, whioh gives
fighting men fnr fighting men tnd
leavei the rest for peaceful pursuits. In
England it has always been fouud that a
rumor of war brings any number uf recruit.
needed, whereas the (Juited States are full
of men who have left tl eir country to avoid
the army, many of whum are suited for
nothing but the army.
The old notion of "combating" with
medicine! such diseases ss lung inflrimina-
tion has given place to more enlightened
views. The system of the late Dr. Hughes
Bennet is described as "treatment by restoratives directed to further the natural pro-
greti of tbe disease and supporting tbe vital
strength" The Lancet states that the Doctor had 150 cases of uncoinplicated inflammation uf the lungs which he treated ou
this principle, without a single death.
A Mexican historian makes a new attempt
to show that America was discovered in the
fifth century, A. II., by a party of Buddhist
monks from Afghanistan, of whom one,
Hwui Shsn, returned to Asia after an ab-
teucc of forty-one years, A short account of
the land which he visited, supposed to be
"I li-o, 'vatincluded in the official history of
China. There is proof that Hwui Shan ac-
■ ti illy vidted some unknown Eastern
regi ri, and the traditions of Mexico contain
i< . j.-count of the arrival of monks.
.\i-c r.luig tothe Pro/jres Medical, tho
tn.utility among children "brought up on
I'm buttle" is frightfully large. Of 4,510
i ifaiits under one year who died of gsstro-
i.r.-H.iiial troubles in Paris in 1882, it it
f ii nl by recent investigation that very
i.e irlv tbe whole number were victims of
a t ciilalimonta'.iirn wholly or In part orliad
been fed prematurely with solid food. At
Ibt dispensary of the Societe Philanthro-
pi>|Uf not a single ease of the disease was
found in infants fed in conformity with
n.it ii nl lawi.
England is the largest importer of wood
in Europe, requiring 290,000,000 feet per
aiiuiim more than she produces. Inasmuch
as in ither Canada nor the United States can
much longer spare large quantities, and since
no European country can now produce much
in re than is required for home consumption,
wliil-r almost all of them are importers,
lira Britain must ere long depend on her
own resources. There are extensive tracts of
land in Ireland and Scotland that might be
profitably devoted to forest culture.
Rjgarding the incomprehensibilities in the
fn in of slaug and local expressions daily
making their appearance among the words
which go to   form   the   English language.
English people aredrinking more beer
tnd lets spirits. Tbe revenue is leu
tills year by tl,300,000. Beer pays a
liglil tux compared with liquor.
The lawyer who obtained for Senator
Fair tiisdi vjn-e from bit wife, by which
he wasobliged to pay her (4,500,000 it
now suing big client for $50,000 tbe fee
charged lu the divorce case.
Chinese doctors induce faith in
their preacrlptioua by making them
nf gigantic size. A writer in llie tort
Seheitt describes one of them two feet
long and calling for twenty different
Marin, Miircliioneiitof Ailetbury, long
a celebrity of faabionulile I/indun (the
I-udy Bertie and liellair of Disraeli,)
payta Paris dreeainnkcr so much a year
to dress her. The gowns art worn half a
dozen timet,and thea go back to Paria,
and Lady A. gives ber maid consolation
The following lately
London duily:   "will uny
another at a drawing    roon
appeared   in   a
lady   pri-seiit
In   May?
11 ig hunt references   uud   good   reasons
Liberal lei ml   Address C.  H
George A Sala suggests that it is about time
we had a society for the protection of that
language. He ia moved just at present to
ibis conviction by the introduction of such
an uncouth piece of verbal coinage as "ves-
trify," by Mr. Chaplain, in the House of
i '.amnions. It is asahhorr. nt a word, Sala
any*, as "interviewer." The 6rst thing to be
done hy the society should be the publication of an "Index Expurgatorious," in whioh
such detestable innovations as "veatrify,"
"inicrviow" (al a verb) collided." (for
to cine in collision with), "cloture" for
closure), tec, should be gibbeted with the
im.ii h of the offenders who most persistently
coin words or seek to fatnih r z tbe public
iv 1.1 unauthorized expressions.
Dickens has been much critisized
fur his apparent uccepta ice of the fact
•>f spontaneous combustion, but Sir W.
drill lately testified to a surprising case
twfo e tho committee of tlio House of
fjords on intemperance. A large,
li'iinti'-l inrin, who was sufferingfrom dill) - il: v of breathing and great disten-
itin nftli. venous system, died atGuy's
I" .Intnl. Attbe post mortem of the
)'U. wing day there was no sign of decomposition, anil the body wus distended with gas. "When punctures were
made into the skin," said Sir William,
"and alighted match applied, the gas
which escaped burned with the ordinary
flame of carbnrretted hydrogen. As
many as a dozen of these small flumes
were burning at the same time."
The Prefecture of Marseilles has issued
a voluminous report on last year's
cholera vistatiou, profusely illustrated
with maps and plans. The leading
physicians, taking up different departments of the subject, describe the introduction and progress of the epidemic,
I ho iiienmiros adopted for withstanding
it, and the results obtained. The infection is clearly traced to Toulon. The
aggregate number of deaths was 1,235
in Jiily,380 in august 114 in September,
and 43 in October, the total being 1,772.
fn 1866 thero were 1,101; in 1805, 1,863;
in 1855, 1,410; in 1854, 3,060; iu 1849,
2,252, in 1837,1,526. in 1«35 2,576, and in
1834;860. It should be borne in mind
that the population has increased.
Among the numerous presents received by the Kmperor William on the occasion of his last birthday was a simple
farthing of the year 1797, that being the
year in which be was born. This
curious present had been sent by
gamin living in one of the vi"
round Bruuswick, who also wrote a
letter congratulating the Emperor in
the best language he could command
nn havin • reached so great an ace. The
other day, to his intense astonishment,
this lucky youth received an acknowledgement from the Emperor in the
shape of an autograph letter thanking
him for his present, and, what was probably more valued, a twenty-mark
piece, bearing the date of 1885.
On the subject of color-blindness, a
correspondent writes to the Pall Moll
Gazette; "A very large proportion ofthe
cases ofthe so-called color blindness is.
T am convinced, due to ignorance, and,
in confirmationof thisopinion, there is
the undoubted fact that it is rarely found
in examination of femalo candidates.
If color blindness is an organic defect
nf the visual apparatus, surely it ought
to exist in somewhere about the same
ratio in the male and female. I don't for
a moment deny the existence of genuine
color-blindness; but I do contend that
tbe genuine defect is a rare one. My
sugggestion is that instruction in colors
and their names ought to form a distinct
item ia the curriculum ofall elementary
A French chemist has invented an
armor for those who fear assaults from
vitriol throwers. It is in the form of a
collodion ointment, which, when spread
over the fuce, forms an invulnerable
In a paper by Dr. Vurick, read before
our County Medical Association, the use
of simple hot water as a dressing for
wminims strongly recommended. During an experience in its use ofsix years in
cases of acute surgery, such as railroad
accidents, dec, he has had no deaths
from Hi-piiciciiiiu or primary or secondary shock.
A few years ago, says the London
Standard, the young people of England
In- rune iriilmed with the roller skating
craze, ami rinks were built all over the
country. The fever, however, was as
brief us any other vagaries of fashion;
the eiithusiusm died away, the links
were deserted, the investors lost their
money, and roller skates ilissuppe.ired in
the land,"
Osman Bey, the favorite Chamberlain
of the Sultan, followed au Ottoman
practice of choosing u mechanical trade
in early youth, as the SiiUans do. The
trade Osman Bey took up wus that of a
printer, and ho acquired such a liking
for it that it became a favorite amuse-
ini-iit c ven during his court career. With
the view of encouraging the printing of
Turkish works, he set up at great cost a
large printingofiice, with the best machinery, and employing 200 men. He
is now devoting a considerable sum to a
great paper mill, anrl, as hlsattendancu
on the Sultan no longer allows him to
give adequate time, hu has turned over
the management ofthe whole concern
to his grandson, Jevud Bey who shares
bis tastes.
At a recent parly in Florence, given
by well known and popular people, a
lady, when leaving, said to a friend, an
they wont down stairs: "Never was
more bored in my life." The host, n bo
chanced to be just behind chimed in
witli:"Sorrv to hear -thut .1' uniti-ss, but,"
looking at bis watch, "it is 12:45, so
lhat you might, easily huve gone at least
au hour ago."
A now alimentary substance, tho seeds
of the Bolivian cotton tree, has attracted theattentlon of the Academic des
Sciences. It is rich innitrngenized sub-
htairees, nnd contains 23 per cent, of fib-
rine and 6 of casein. M. .•■nee thought
thut flour from the seed would he very
suitable for pastry und sweets. It is likely in be used ill sugar making as a sub
stitute for carbonic acid.
The catch of codfish ofTthe Newfoundland banksduring 1884 wsb the largest
on record. The French take annually
360,000 quintals of cod, worth $1,440,000,
Americans taxe a large quantity, but
no returns are kept. The whole amount
taken during the year was 1,830,417
quintals, showing Newfoundland to he
the largest and most valuable cod fishery
iu the world. Next to it comes that of
Norwnv, with an annual catch of 700,-
800 quintals.
The letters appearing in the English
journals relate tbat the Egyptians whose
courage has been so often doubted,
fought like lions on board those armed
river steamers on the Nile; iu fuctthi-y
never broke down save once, and tbat
was when thev heard of the fall and
sack of Khartoum. Then their hearta
sank, anil even Kaabu-el-Mur and bis
officer prostrated themselves on the
deck and wept like children. In the
disastrous retreat from Oukdul to Korti
tho wounded owed their safety to the
Egyptian soldiers, who carried them
every step of that weary way with a
patience, tenderness, and fidelity whicb
secured Lord Wolseley's praise.
According to the Medicinische Zeitun/j,
Dr. Scbultheiss graduated in theology
in Berlin in 1837, and went forth to convert the heathen in Southern Africa.
In his sixtieth year he undertook some
scientific journeys, and in 1881 he returned to Berlin, where he commenced
'.he study of medicine. Having now- ■
in his seventy-fourth year—received
his doctors degree, it is his purpose to
settle down in Africa as a general practitioner.
Italian nntiqiiiiriiins have discovered
false teeth in nskuli which has been
excavated in uu ancient Etruscan ceni-
metery with many other curiosities at
present safely stowed away ut the museum of antiquitiesat Corneto, InTuscany
The sepulchre out of which the skull
was taken dates, according to expert*,
from the fifth or sixth century B r:.,
and the false teeth are nothing but
animal teeth attached to tne human
teeth by means of small gold plates.
Platinum has been discovered in
New South Wulcs in connection with gold in the Ophir
district. It bus been found in the
form of small grains in the Hunter and
Macleay districts, and a nugget weighing 298 grains was obtained from Wiseman's (reek with alluvial gold. The
sand of the seacoast near Richmond
River is also found to contain this precocious metal
At the recent conference ofthe societies of the Red Cross, the Emperor of Germany offered a
prizs of $1,000 and a gold medal for
the best model of a barrack and field
hospital. American inventors were requested to compete, The barraok must
have twelve beds, be easy to transport,
and capable of being taken down and
reconstructed. The design, should reRch
Antwerp by Sept. 1.
Queen Victoria fulfils the biblical
description of taking np her bed and
walking when she changes her residence. It appears the Queen always
sleeps in a bed of a particular shape and
made up in a special way and whenever
her Majesty gnesto a strange place a bed
and its furniture are despatched from
Windsor for her use. Two were sent off
from the workehopat the castle, theone
for the Queen's cabin in tbe steam
yacht Victoria and Albert, and the other
to Aix-lesBain. There is already one
of the Qneeen's beds at Dramstadt. It
was sent out when she went there last
Port Moody, B.  C.
THE UNDERSIGNED, successor to the
lute W. 0. White, is now thoroughly
established at the Terminus, and, having devoted his life to his trade, is prepared to
supply the public witb the best work in his
line to bs bad in tbe province.
The Winnipeg: House
(Formerly called the Thi Delmonico Hotel)
Ccr. Clarke and Kyle Sts.,    - Port Moody, B. C.
New Fall Goads!!
The Cash Tailor!
Lytton Syr-AiiE, New Westmimbi kr
Has opened out his FALL STOCK, and is
now prepared to execute orders.
(■".Satisfaction Guaranteed. s5
@0©T km, SMOi
Under   the   new Oddfellow.'  Ball,
Fred.   Eichhoff
.Dry   GVoocls
BOOTS &   hoi s,
la"-*-.,    &O.
Of First-Glass Quality,
Moderate   Rates-
Cm ner of Front   and Begbie Stieets,
One   Summer"
" facts concerning an inland village of
his Provisos and its unique inhabitants.
The work has all the fascination of fiction.
Don't rest till you lead it.
New Wash House
sinsra- sonsra-
* *     that he is prepsred to do  Washing
aud Ironing on short notice,  and  in first
class order.   Calls Solicited.
Laundry opposite C. P. R.,  near Queen
Street. j»3i
Has commenced business in
Holtooolrt. Stone Building,
Where he will keep on hand a first-c-lsss
Stock of
Adapted for the Market.
Suites for Parlor, Dinii
room may be obtained at
rg-room or Bed
short notice, at
I     height, is hard finished throughout; has a bur well stocked at all
times with a good selection of the choicest
wiues, liq,tjo:rs &■ oxo-j^rs.
The ('cmtinmen's Sitting Room is a model of neatness and comfort,
where will be found, for lhe use of guests, the Canadian, American
and local newspapers. The Ladies Parlor is elegantly furnished. The
Dining Room is large and handsome, and the tables will always be
supplied with the
The House has tho capacity for the accommodation of 50 guests,
having over 20 rooms furnished with
First-Class Spring Beds and Bedding,
and has a commanding view of the beautiful harbor. The House will
be conducted on first-class principles at Moderate Rates.
Open  for Guests on and after 13th May.
Patrons may rely on receiving every possible attention from the
proprietor and his attendants.
IF. GJ^JEbttlT,
Clarke Street   Port Moody,   B. C.
TI_E3_E?._ISr_A."_r & T_A_"_rri_iOE/,   -   l=l"iC-E?El_BTO__^S
1   ' his old friends and the general public that he is prepared to
furnish guests with
and desires a liberal share of the patronage of the traveling public.
Grocery   and   Crockery   Store,
u. _m:u^,oi3:i_e_,
in his line, whieh he offers
Anrl Im r. spectfully solicits the patronage nf his friends,  and general  public, assurinn
This Great Household Met
cine ranks among the la
lug necessaries ot Lite.
Tues. famous Pill„ purify In- lil.Ofj
and act must poni'ifully, yet -OOlii
in the
iinl   IKIWEI.S, gume mre. em----,
hoi lu   il.e.e gri-ai   VUIX   MT.lN'i-
llti 'Ih. v aie tuli.-;iii,ll, rt-t-i it.1,..,. ,
- nwvel failing r- m^-.'y in ah rule- »i.t.t
-iiiiH.itu.i.iii, iia.iu .hiite.i-r !•■„. . im,
rutiie in-pnirt-il nr weakened, .hi) ,
Ir if n Iiv i -fTi.-iit-luiiH in »ll iiilinenl- n.rdtj
o Kern.I.-s <.i al- nge«; nnd   a. h IlkMH
A.IILV UHiKJIM,. .1.   uin-uii,.,.,._,
Its searching and Ilealii
Properties tre knot
throughout the World]
l*...l ihe mre nl fJAi.> USl'.-,,Ui,i l),ti
Old Wounds, Sores and Ulcen
st3TTwi* Doors West of Coon's
>rug Store, Clarke Street, PORT MOODY.
't1  ■■-      ■-■ i   ■■■mi ■■     mi
In the Province, fnrnishid with the fini__
The BAR will ho provided with the best of
Wines, Liquors and Cigars
Billiard Room,—the latter the Hnmlsnmest Room
n th<i Province, fiirnuuVd with the finest CAROM and POCKET TABLESevor imported.
I he   BAR wil    he nrnviHml uill. tl,u k~_f ..(
THE RESTAURANT is now open to the public; it ia conducted on the most
modern improved principles by a first-class Cook.
WILLIAM INSLEY, .      '    . . .       Vat-mmo*.
B.   KELLY,      ~*-~   ~        -
in announcing that tho House is now completeil with every convenience for the traveling public. THE TAIILE8 are well supplied
with every article iu 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 wilhin a few
minutes walk of the Railway Wharf aud Station, and just at the terminus of the new road.
Guests may depend on receiving every attention and a hearty
welcome from the undersigned, whose long experience is a guarantee
of everything being comfortable and satisfactory.
•       J. T. SCOTT, Manager.
SAWMILL CO., Limited
■^C*EL_*}_._E-a_D   STiR-EHST,
IDT_E_W   "Vv^_E3ST-M:i_l_*TST-E_!_EL,
rpo PERSONS WISHINGJO BUILD,   the   Company   are   now
prepared to offer
special inducements in Lumber and Material of all kinds,
Doors, Sash, Mouldings and Finish
The Company wish to draw special attention to their stock of
This Department is conducted on the most improved   Drincinlea      411 th. ■_____.
designs are produced iu the choicest material. V    «  principles.     AU the latest
le hii infallible remeily.   II, ffenuall; i
-.t-H mi llie neek ami el Mt, nn i-hU iuin
Une- .-il   li I llitti iT, Bnnehil..,
CiiUgliS, and even A.vi ||UA.    !■• r Bit
*e linn", Ab-I..*,, |i|,» i-i-iiii.s,
Audererj kind •>! SKIN HIKE.  K. ll
•■Vei been Mu,.,,, in fail,
■ ll- • I'H'b and Hiiilinenl   i.r»    Vla-.l-M
..Ij al
oan OXFORD STRKKT  !..!\'Iiii>
And nn- vod by nil y niloi.  ef   « !
brougboul rlreeivili_,.ri «n IH.witli.Hlii
lor u^e rn n inns! ■ veiy unen-iga
Tlio   Tmde Mnrlis of liieae M.. .r   •
r-cistrieii   in   llniiw,,.      Hr,,c-.-,    an-
hri.UgProiil the Kriii.li Pos>Mrioi" ■ 0
i.e.p the Ainericiui I oiiinei , j|. (,, „ e,
he prosecuted.
HTPrirchane » shnulil loos lu  ' 1.-  1^
or. itn- I'ois and Hexes.    Il ih. adilrr»|
••33, Osloril Mn-,1, London, ii„y sis iff
Bab-.ibti-k-at-I.aw,   Niitakv 1'i-sul
_~X-u.rrs._r E3tr«t«t,    .   .   Fort _u£oo*l
Suburban I.i
every section of Port Moody,    st
.ts,  by the  Acre,   iiiinieiiiia]
adjacent to the Port Moody survi-vr' il *
Lands for sale on the North sidr
having   water   frontage   nn,   Port   M«
Harbor,  finely   situated   and   exceeifrs]
Alsu, Farm Linda of superior niisliljj
on favorable terms, in New Wistnm*
Carefully prepared Maps and I'lawl
hibited, and the fullest information '"•■
ed. at Mr. Hamilton's otflee
To Brickmakers, WooH]
Manufacturere and other-
most beautiful spots in tbe
there are inexhaustible beds of clay,
adapted for tlie manufacture of ■
There is plenty of water power to rli'T
mill, and any quantity of fuel to l""0,!
bricks. For a Woolen Mill the I'1*"*
well adapted: tho streams are col"
throughout the year, and tbere ia pl*'_J
power to drive machinery. The ha-h*
excellent and land-locked, to that no*
haa any effect on shipping lying in tbe
For particular* aoply at
PORT moody'business direcM*]
Annand, Geo.   •
Brett, J amis,
Coon, C. E.,     ■
C'LAllKE, J. A.,
FaiiKS A Co.,
Grant. D. B,,
Hamilton, P. S.,
Huguir, M.,
-Ntu-T, Wm.,   .
KiLBr, E.,
Kelly, R. B.,. -
Lanois, H. E.,
Mennte, A.,
Mr/RCME, —,   .
Nelson, F. F.,
TmriN, J. B.,   -
VauVolkenburgh Broa.
Trokmer, Lorn
Propr. Pacini*«
Lumbar Msr"^
Druggist and 1*}*i
.      .      .   Basil
.    tiaa't'
Barrister A Real -
•    Pmpr.
Propr. CaMo
Lumber I
Groceries k C
Shingle Man*.'
Meat I


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