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Array hie—
%nt SJflrif tedtc.
stuscaimux nr tost,
__|1 communication* ad Ireaaed to
P. I. HAW-TON, EflilOf.
Port Moody.
Or to tha Ocam-m* (Met, Hew Wtotmle-
iter, will r cerve prompt attention.
' - m
B..R11V k BOWLM,
Offl:e — Telephone Building,
Hahiii-Ti.k-at-I.aw,   Notary   Pi iii.ir,
Soi.itiroK_.M-' ArniKSKV. Real Kktatk.
A.IKVT      AMU       I'llWirVAMiKU,
■_X1_.rn.3r- mttme*,,    -   -   Port 2--oc_-_*-.
everv riecti.nl n( 1'ori   Moody.      Also,
go Durban Ifts,  by tire   Acre,   i leiliotuly
«dj»eent t" the Port M.-ndy mu-veyfldTowii-
Linda for sale on the Nurth side of, anil
having water fronta1*'' "ii. Port Mood)
Harnnr, finely situated and exceedingly
Ainu, Kirm LamU of superior quality and
on favorable tirmn, in Nu* Westminster
Carofully prepared Maps and Plain ex-
hibifcd, and the fullest information furnished, at Mr. Hamilton's utfira
.A..   3NrO-OI>ff,
Carpenter & Builder.
Sproialty.    Ali. Kiniihor JoBBURl
PltOMI'TLY Attkni.M* th.
POUT   MOUDV,   B.   O.
Port Moody seminary,
M-111 IAY sTKI.F.T.
"fl'-KMS can be had ni application to
Hong Sing,
I'rr.KV Stri-ct, VotrT M0011T.
QuUft BTBKVr, 1'i'i.r Mnowv.
/%7.0. XVlxixe
TT tint lie is 11 •» tboruoglily -ntali-
lidied in business at the Terminus uf the ('.
V. it., ami ii prepared to make and repair
Boots ami Shoos at exceedingly low rates.
Real JCst.de for Sale
The Thompson Property!
New WB-TKUnmHI lnsTHK-T.
Port Moody Town Lots!
OV*t_1-_.1.SIN<! a part of Dlstriet Lo.87»,
llroup L, only tu'i'iity-niiii' chains Irom
the shore of the harbor. No buildinn lots
more eligible than thete are iiuii'liam-aMc at
Port Moody.
tr The subscriber employs no nven.B.   _S
Apply to Mm personally, at bis ollice.on
lhe premises.
ll.l5 1'llHTHIKIoK.
(.nBKV Sthrkt, POM Moody.
ii 11 <;ium   .""
(from   fllackuooJ.)
"llHiMuai.   August.
'Deaii Marry,—Our |>lsna   nr*   all
furin il.    Wo surt fiuiii .Ins on   Toett"
• Uy fm Corfu, tth-re we 1 uve
a email ."Her of si,ine thirty    tnli_,     1
ii|"ni 'In- lliitish arnih over h low ilnm
wuv. Jt wus a very poor-looking turn
I'll down    In,us.-,     with   u    \er\    tinil
wooden l.uliony ovar the .lour, ilisim
X'H-!i'al I-i  u llu^'-luir, tn   Is-   doutltleM
do.'i.i-i.t.ai onoocarion l.y Um proud (In-.*
nf L-ngland.
__M_l_ag I   lOMOt   whn!    iiiii.^inn.-y
„,._,,-,„ IWMon   for   inquiry,   J   aDUred   aad
I,, I knocked Bt b door inaoribod "Consular
,   _B_«,«p-»co3-.wceL3S.tllr e-_ _i-lr-_L
Having imported a large stock of
Ready-made Clothing
"fcrrectt from the East, I am now prepared to
supply customers at prices that will
tr Orders will bo promptly attended to
Mid satisfaction guaranteed.
Port Moody
Moody Shingle Mill,  where the  best
ol Shinglea'can be had at the lowest prices,
wholesale or retail.
A supply kept constantly oti hand.
William Sincerbeau,
TRACfo for Clearing Land, Op_nia(r
no Town Streets, or mi're extended Rural
Highways, Constructing Wharves, Erection
of Buildings, or for any class of work connected with the construction of Railways.
tr Every Reasonable Satisfaction assured
i-1 those with whom he contracts.
Address:—" Rocky Point Hotel,'' Pott
ttexrlj, B. 0.
nInch we ine.11 in Or p 1 wn tne Al-
I'Hinan coist, iii-king whhIcoc!;* our >>h-
j.ct on all the dots pigs do not nil r,
u '<• a .' four— tl rani, Hope L-HKrllet,
sod my.el.-—of wti'.in you know all Inn
Lasceilrn, bul are »Dri- to il.e v_n»-ii yuu
un*»t lum. Wc «ant vou, ami will
tike no refusal Hop'- dei'lr.ri'Hon his
hoonr iinl Ire will uev.rpay >ou a hun-
dr* 1 v. u lent 1.rm if you I il us, and in
will — sldoll is more remarkable kiill—
I.mik lip t' c day vuu join ns. Serious
Iv, In, i-vet I enlri'ul mu lo lit one ■ I
11. Take no itu.ilili* aliout Runs, Ac
We ire amply provide.1. Wc only r.|,
yourself.    Vou s evei,
"Of.oiioe 0-Lk
"If y  u car.not jou; at Co In, »e >ha
•,-ndezvous MtPieve-.., s line town '.1
' e l'nki-li sh) . wee yoa cn  iddrelu
u-, to llie care of thu    Vice-Consul    I.y
Tlii" note re,icV,pd ine one i!,iv in the
lam autumn, bile I was H')ouruing hi
the Lamm, 111 Inii'piuck. It bad foi—
lowed nie from Putin to Muniih. to
B den, iln* AniUiergau, and at last overtook 1111 at Itinspruck, s me four «etks
alter it hud hem writt*-n. If I «;is .111
noyed ai lhe d' Is)' wliich lost in- buc
a pleasnnt companionship, for three if
tn8 foin Wire uld friends, a glance .,'
the po«tseri|it ree iicil.'d me at opce to
thu disappointment-PrsvesB, and (In
name Lvilva d, awoke very -al memo
lies, and I do not know uliat would
luve induced iin- to r ftesh theni by
s-emg eithei again. It is in t a story,
nor is ila scene, lhat I am about 11 re
lit.**. It is one ft'-o«e little incidents
which are ever occurring through life
and which serve lo remind u- how our
moral li 11I1I1. like out physical, is the
spoil of accident; and that just as the
[ifltsfng breeze may carry .in lis breast
a pleurisv, the chance meetings in the
wm Id may lie scarcely less lalal!
I have been an idler und a   wan 'erer
for years,    I lef, tlie a iny after a sho 1
experience of militaiy   life.   Iiuaginlnli
dial 1 could nol endure tim r<*«tr_it,is nl
discipline, ami slowly discove.el    after*
ivnrdfl th d there  is no such   slavt-rv   hb
un untrammelled  wili,   and   that   the
most iiks me bondage   is   n thing   in
compaiis n wiih the    vacillations    nol
unceitanlies of. purposeless existence.
1 nas [eft e.rlv in life my own ina-tei,
wiih no relative*.exoept   distant   ones,
and with means, not exactly ample, but
quite sufficient fur the   onli aiv   neeih
nf a gentleman.    I was free 10 go  any
where or do enyihing, w Inch, iu iny eas.
nt least,  meant to be everlaKtingly  pro
feeling and abnilniiing—now deteruiin
i»g on ^ollle pu-uit 1 ti it 1 hIiouIiI g.ve il,
hi, nlji'Ct 0' a goal in life, and   nnw as
nuring myself 1I1111, ab   such   .'etetiiiiun
tions were si iveries, and that to conform
to tin* usages by wbicb men S0ugh| sue
cos ill public or professional rife was an
i.iiob .. drudgery, and uiiworiliy of  I
- ho could live without it.
In ibis U'settled fram- of mind. I
travelled ab ul the world for teats — at
lirst over llie cognate parts of the Oon-
linent, wi'b which 1 li-'iraiiin tliiirriiighl.
familiar —km. ing Rome, Pans, Vienna, nnd Naples,». 1 knew London, I
1 lien ran all over t e H-tiiti's, cttis-mg
ihe llniKy Mniinutn". ami ipen mg
hove a y ar on tin- Pacific eoa-t. I
visited Chin 1 and In lis. 1 came—I
will iml ssv lioine fot I have none—by
Constantinople, and tbence to Belgrad-,
where I made the acquaintance of a
Tu kish Pitch 1.1 .euGovernor nf .Scutari
in Albania, ani relumed al ng wil'i
hun to hi. "eatof givi'innii'iit.
A Vice-governor of Prevesa induced
1110 to go liack with him to that unpromising spot, assuring nm how easy
1 sliniilil always Iind nmnns of reai-liing
Corfu or Italy; and that, meanwhile,
tho quail shooting which was then beginning, would amply reward me for
my stay.
Prevesa was about as wretched a
village as poverty, sloth, and Turkish
indifference co»ld accomplish, The
inhabitants, who combined trade and
fishing ostensibly, really lived by
smuggling, and only needed the opportunity to be brigands on shore. Their
wretched "bazaar" displayed only the
commonest wares of Manchester or
Glasgow, with Belgian cutlery or cheap
imitation jewellery. But even these
hud no buyers; and the little stir anil
life of the place was in the cafes, where
the brawny natives, armed to the
teeth, smoked and lounged the livelong day, and, to all seeming, fulfilled
no otlier duty in existence.
I suspect I have an actual liking foe
dreary and tiresome pluses. I believe
they somehow accommodate thi'in-
Belves to a something in B.y temperament whieh is not uiisftnt-iropy, nor
mental depression-, nor yet romance,
but is compounded of all three. I feel,
besides, that my imagination soars the
more, freely the feWer the distractions
that surrounded me; but that I require
just that small amount of stim a hint human life and its daily cares suggest to
prevent stagnation.
I was at least sii days at Prevesa
before I was aware that her Britannic
Majesty had a representative there.
It was in a chance ramble down 0
little alley that led to the  bay I came
honn from " und then u iBsndge ol
puint nblii. iming iln- feel und leaving
the impart in doubt. Not recoivinij
any answer to niy summons, I push, n
open llu; door and entered. A man in
his shirt-sleeves and slippers was
asleep on a very dirty sofa, And sn
so'ihdly that my e_rtra_Me did
not disturb him. A desk with some
much-worn hooks and .scattered papers,
11 massive leaden inkstjind, uml 11 large
iilfiriril s. tl, were in front of him; but
n paper .rt' Turkish tobacco, end a glass
of what Miuit to be gin, were also pre
lent, uml fi-niii the Bushed oheck and
Heavy breathing of the ileeper, appear*
'I irr have heen amongst Lis latest
It is riot necessary I should record
our conversation. In his half-waking
iml iml all snber BtBte be hud mis
taken me  .,r ;i liiitisb snilnr   whn   bnd
been left behind somewhere, and  was
importuning to be sent ou to Kngluml,
[but whose case evidently  had Inspired
I scant sympathy.
"I'll not   do it!" grumbled  out  the
Consul, with bis eyes   more  than half
closed.     "You were  drunk or a  disci'
! ter    I don't cure wliich.    My iustnie-
! dona are  positive, and you   may go to
Ithi'd forme.    There  now,  that's
your answer, and you'll not get ant
other if you stayed there tili du-k."
"I suspect you mistake me, sir,"
said T mildly. "I um 11 traveller, and
an English gentleman,"
■'I hate gentlemen, and I don't love
travellers," said lie, in the same drowsy
voice as before.
"Sorry for that, but must aslc you
all the some if iny passport permits
me to go into Italy?"
■•of course ii  duos.    What sort of
traveller are you that tines not know
that much, and that if ynu wanted a
vitit, ita the Italian thould give it,
and there's nn Italian or Frenchman
here. There's no one here but a
Russia.] Htmntoptky— d — his eyus
good inoi'i'itigr." anrl he ngnin turned
his face to the wall.   I cannot say what
curiosity prompted me to continue our
little-promising conversation, but there
was snnietliing sn (.range  iii the man's
I manner at   momenta—something that
j seemed to indicates very different eon
jdition from the  preeent*   that-I determined at all hazards to linger on.
"I don't Buppose the sight of n
countryman can be a veiy common
event in these regions," said I, "nnd
I might almost hope it was not aniiii-
pleosant 1 ;.-1"
"Who told ynu that, my good fellow.'" said be, with more animation
than before.   "Who said   that it gave
tne any peculiar pleasure to see one of
tlinsi' people that remind me of other
times und very different habits?"
"At all events I, as an individual,
cannot open these ungracious recollections, for 1 never saw ynu before.—
I do not even now    know your name."
"The _>\ O. list has the whole bio-
graph v. "Thomas Gardner Lydyard,
educated at  All Souls,    Oxford, wheie
he took first-class in classics and law-
was appointed  cornet In   the lM Life
Guards, 6th -18—; sent with Lord
l.uyeriift's .Mission to Denmark to invest His Christian Majesty with the
■insignia of the   Most   Noble   Order 0.
tin'   Garter.    Contested  Maroheston,
 IK—,   and   w»s   returned   on a
petition.' I'll finish what's not in the
book—backed Queen Mali ut seven to
two got n regular cropper had to
bolt, and lived three yours in Sweden
—took to corn-brandy and strong
cavendish, hnd ended as you see V.C.
at Prevesa. Is not that a brilliant
ending for a youth of promise' do you
remember in your exjierience, as a
man of travel, that you can match itl"
By this time he had risen to the
sitting posture, and with his hair rudely
pushed back by his hands, ami his face
grown red with passion, looked as
fierce and passionate as high excitement
eould make a man.
'I've heard your name very often,"
said I, calmly; "Close and St. Juhn
used to talk of you constantly; and
I remember Moresby saying you were
the best rider of a Hat race amongst
the gentleman of England."
I was better, ten times better,
across country. 1 could get more out
of my horse than any of the so-called
steeplechase-riders; and as 1 seldom
punished, the betting men never knew
when iny horse was distressed. Close
eould have told you that. Did he ever
tell ynu tliat I was the best cricketer
at Lord's,' What's that!"cried ho, suddenly, ns a MiiitJl door at the end of |
the room opened and closed again, almost instantly. "Oh its dinner! I
suppose if I hr.d any shame 1 should
say luncheon, for it's only two o'clock,
not to say that the meal itself will have
small pretensions to be culled a dinner.
Will you come aud look at it?"
There was nothing very hearty in
the invitation, as little was tlu-re any
courtesy; but the strange contrast of
this tnnn's shabby exterior, and the
tone in whieh ofa sudden he had burst
out  to   speak,    excited
as to iny right to be then Stall, 1 fnl 1 tt 1 "11 ml- I lire pri-nn-n,    a*id   fouid
lowed him as we walked into the inner ih*-m genersllj    r, god   an     ill-cla
i.s.iu.                                                    I •qnalid and tfiCb. in lb*extreme, moj
A young ;*irl. who*** pule   care-worn mithoiil  ►tn.knigs.    and    will,   haul.
(•oe and gentle  look street   tie atari rfwm 1   ih*-n ieet, bmm - hu  bs I   tin
than the elegance of features 1   after* B^oiblsBeeuf euvs'Mgos tbeeppe. part
wards recognised,   curtsied slightly ss uf theii (ei-t,soiua ahu h.d , o soles t
we entered,
"A distressed   B,   S..   Marion," said
the   Consul,    introducing    me,   **_uy
duughter, sir    I'm not   aware of your
"Lowther, then—Mr. Lowther, Mi-
Lydyard: that's the n-'-'ulrtr form, I I
linve. Sit down und let us bare nur
soup;" and as hexpoke lie proceeded to
ladle ..ut 11 shmky compound in wliich
rice uml fragments of lunib were freely
"This is all ynu will get for' dinner,
Mr. Lowther, and in secure whst solids
nun' to your share; and lure is such
wine n- we drink aero, ft _or_ei from
I'liliits, nnd has its fine flavor of
1 ate and drunk freely, nnd talked
away about the  plm" and the  people
nnrl at last inilur'.rl my bnsl to speak
of himself nnd his own habits, lie
fished and shut, he said, lotne years be-
iiit. but hehad gin 11 up both; In also
hud an Arab nag or two, but be sold
them—in fact, as time wore on. he b_d
abandoned everything like ■ ustime or
amusement, and now dron d away life ",l° a
in B semi -stupor, or betw len gin and
"Capital fellows thesi Albanian
brutes for letting a ina*i h ive his way.
No one asks how you li ve, or with
whom. The lings in a stye are not
less troubled with a public opinion.
l-'xia pt niii'o that the Pacha sent me
nn offer for Marion, I don ■ know that
1 have ever had a ttate communication
siin-i' I torrk up my post,"
The young girl's face fin died crimson
but she never spoke, nor bad   I  yet
heard the sound of her voi re.
"My Hussinn colleague," continued
be, with a savage laugh, "grew half
terrified at the thought of inj influence
here if my daughter becam ■ a Sultana,
and got some fellow to writes letter in
a Paris newspaper to denounce tho |
British intrigue, nml declare that 1 had
become a Mussulman: and tho I". 0.
people wrote out to me to inquire if
it were true; and 1   replied    that, as I
the'hoes, a d 1» eir bare lift were on
tbe ground. Tha. too, was In iln
depth t wininr, and during a mox: ;n-
ch'iiii nt »•••» n. The allowance of food
».| 11 t dine, I, hot its issue was pr."
canons, and dept-ii-.'etit on the  goodwil
f the   wulllsf.) Ill,    Who     lli-'ialjl'ii      out
J tbe
ihe portion.. 10 each according to tney,*, tud nol witl, weights ami me_.au-
r-t, no turnkey Iwwj* present. T „
much »as left 10 t e warJ-ni.n. It
was he who cnul 1 is.tie small luxuries;
he sulil lea, culfee, sug r, tobi.cco, although prohibited, a il extra beer. He
ch rged a w ek ly sum as ward r'ues for
lhe use of knives, f  ik.*, and   plates—a
perpetuation under amnher fc.rm of the
.id cl te.t-.ble custom uf garnish.    II.-
.rail powei where his exsoli 18 we e
resisted of tusking (lie ward m nt un-
. oiiiforiablc for the defaulter. He
could ttump up a false complain against
hit fellow -priaoner, and su gel him pu
n sheu; In might si ,-p him from the tin ,
or g ve him his uUp or gruel in a pad
nisii-ail ofa b sin. J'he aut oniy nl
these .ar sitien no improperly exalted,
_nd so entirely unchecked, degenerated
baneful dsspolloui. T ey bought
tin ir cilices from one mother, and we e
li.ua cutis.di-nd 10 have a ve ted lotcrest
in t li vim. Their original capiral h.d
lieen a few shillings,, ami for tins they
purchased lhe ng.t lo tax their fe| w»
lo the extent of pounii- per week. The
iiiilsinaii hml a lliolinpoli in-u|i|ilvin_
pruii-ioiis, gave dinner and breakfast
at his own price, and ai -ucli complete
master uf the whTi) t hat none 1 f its in
mates were sud'-. ied tu in .ke tea ur cof-
feefoi th insvlves leal it ibotrld inter-**
fere wiih his sales. He made c llic-
tiuns h 11 it suited li■ tn f.r ward purpose-, to be -p.-nt -s he ci.ose, in c ndles
alio H" forth.     When the ward-amm was
lu .11 of some   education,    w.lh    some
Knowledge   Meg I chicanery gained by
personal experience,  lie 11 i.hl  ilihl corf
-i.ieriblv tu his emoluments In drawing
In let's and petitions for Ins fellows.
I here was a recognised charge of 5-.
pi r br 1 f, f r a petition ol fr in  Is. di.
to Bs., accoiiling to iis len.ih,   and   bv
Mruaar Strift,   -    -    I'ori»ss or Q.u«i
1'<>HT    MOODY
Pacific Boarding House,
CLAkKi. Strket, Pobt Muthdy.
tttttt Uttktt - • Proprietor
IJattTfEH   VlMU.Vi;   l-OKT   MOODT
will Iind iv. iv   ".nv. nlen-e Slid 'a.m
r'-.i* at the shun Hotel.    Mealsst all hours
ral  dl.'i.'ln,
Mr kaav -11 j._rr lorn Moonv.
M. HESLOl?, - - Proptfieto-*'
A eutrr\\\-te tt*ieh of
Drags vA Ment Medicines
rf'TrePcriptioM"! ctfef-sttv iUr*penae4.
l?eul Estate Brokers/
Crrv ash Kaiim PnnPEKTt for Sal^
AT    TflK   TEB-U-TCI   OF    THg   CAKAI>li_#
IV.-ifii  Railway.
IteHt of reftreucc.    Information  willingly
B. Cl-ARKB, M   II.
D. S, (liiTIS & ik,
I^irect [mpOIten and I balers in1
Lamps and Lamp Goods, &c.
NEW WEnTMINSTI-R.   -   -   B.C.*
(Nest boor to the (xilorifal fiotel.)
..ail not owned 11 lint for Iiv--nnd-tliirtv ! " ''s" l">"" "ts •* winl-iuaii    had    bee
years, 1 wore 11 turUn wh-u i went nu'l j known lu sill ss as much as  XIO.    The
hut as that   was an event    that didtlt  l*M,n 'D'roated wil    this   'iiuinge    w ..
liBppen above twice   or thrice   a year    ften the inner gstecman, the   |in-oiier
thev 11 Int   mind it. and tied if'l.er official already mentioned, wh   held the
Ma], sty made a point of it, I'd not go •"'■' "f arrivHlsKs re<a.dn  luostion
out nn'v moro. "' 'lt'* ',ttn^B*    I' WiS " l s^ *n89  t'1 'l
"After that the official fellows, won'l,H ihuuH bu nines mi-uie Ins power;
seemed to have forgotten inebefore, 'P"1 wh n prisuners were not lo lie 0..-
never gave me any peace asking forI iole'* '»">»ecuiing his I.gal ►ervions,
returns of this and reports of that. I""1 b*'.l*n known to mploy fhreats, de-
How many piastres the Pacha gave his '•'••■'' '8 l,ial ''*' *»b oftea c n-ulted by
cook-how many kids went to a pilaff lh" 8 vern.,r a« lo pruuwr's character,
—how many wives to a small barem '" * <** ' "pesking tu it ,.t the trial
what was the least a liinli could I
in the   Knglish    service    and  wh«
keeping men poor and on the prowl
was not a sur- measure to secure them
of an inquiring and inqusitive disposition.
{To be contlntud.)
A new prisoner's fate, as lo location
rested really with a |iowerful fellow-
pii-oner. Tne inspectors found thai
prisoners had th-ir j,laces    as-igm d    n>
them by the inner gstesmsu, hi II   h
Convicted prisoi -r, and a    "wariUiiian '
Oi respollsih e head   of    a   r 001      Tin
•vardsiiimi still exact*, due., of   w  tell
more direcllv, and ibis piiticiilnt ofBcial
'onk excellen  csre to select as t- lidenii
fur his own ward those    in st   suilal 1-
from his 0,111 point uf virw.    ".Sogn-ai
a the uulliorltv exercised bv linn,    au
so numerous were his , -|,p..ri tin -lies   if   Icatuflli
show iug favorit am, thai all the prison-   injure In 1
• that he
v.-i liut 11
in \ ie«    f speaking tu it at lhe trial, and
(■ (Vli il    .i-;lv   ilu I 'I'll, a good tlilll—01
II ven-bud on-. The br ef-.lra.vmg
1* teaman or wardsuiaii st the lime ,,f
the imjiccto ,.' litst vi-u uiii-t have
been 11 particularly powerful personage.
Ile »\ s on II - im st iiiirunire and 1111-
I r..pi r v simliai l. in- ".nil rlic uirn-
k.-.s, h d a ke\ of bi ta tin' umsier's
side nii'l middle -nn- y rds, «riv thi mi!.
person nri-stiii ai in*' distribution of
beer, ami was trusted tu examine, and,
■ f r, chose ji.n- ill, mi pro. islulis, 11. '
ney, clnihi", and lelti r- nr ugh l»r llie
pns 10 is hy th 11 fit- ie1-. All the
Asrdsiiien sliSe weie mote or less ir-
r. Hpuir*'ible,    Tlie turuk va _ui_n.lained
• iiiieilv lh il Hi    old pus r> Im 1 more
power I an they ii enise .• - The gn-
vc."nn hlmielf adm tied that 1 prisoner
nf we.k intellect »r o h 11 been levcrely
beaten nml inucli injured by    1    \,,nilv-
III a 1, ni 1 nui 1 l.i c coin pin ti, lhe    \ id 1111
-a^*    hs ing   "mole
um ol the   »n il-niaii   1.1
ItHII Clllih'lelice in   lb'-   en-
till* CUi-l
tr 111.iv tie su d tu be in Ins power. It
a man is pour mil ragged, ho ever
inexpcrn need in r.iuiie, hi place i- us-
-igneil aiming lhe moat deli avid, llie
most experienced, and the must incur
rigilile offender' in the niuhllc-viril."
ll must be a- milted eo far nut Mil effort had been male to c unt-iact the
evjlsof imlisctimiiiate association. It
mis nut lilielv ihat iaysieiu which It ft
nun,cent men—fur the great lulk of
new ar ivals weie still untried — to b
pitchfoiked by chance anv where, into
anv sort uf company, within tins the
greatest nur ey ol crime in London,
-I: ■■uld exercise even the comni nest
care fur ihe personal decency or co.i-
furt of the prisuners. Theii tieatni m
Waa also a matter of chance. Tliey still
slept nn rope mats on the flour, herded
gilher in companies of four or mot**
keep one another warm, and under
the scanty covering uf a couple of drily
stable-rugs apiece. Su closely dkl tbey
lie toge her, lhat the inspectors* at 11 eii
uight, visits found it nitHcult in stepping scroan tin* ro in 10 avc-d trea ring
I On-hem. 8o.lietin-.e8 two n als were
.liolled to three sle-pirs Sotnitiiiies
four *rc|>i oii.ier Hie same be riling, ami
left theii mals unoccupied The ruga
used wer- nevef wanned; an order existed lhal lire bedding sliould lie taken
inlo ihe yaids to be aired, but it was
nut very punctually obeyed The only
convenience fur pen*, na! rv'utions were
pump-in the yard, a d the f r-off
bath, in the condemned or press-yard.
Water might not be taken Into the ward
for washing purposes. Theie was some
provrsi n uf clothing:, but it waa quite
nn   intense I insufficient, and nothing at all waa given
curiosity in me to see more of liini; aud I jf prisoner, had enough of iheir own to
though I was not without some scruple j^ovcr ilieir   nakedness.    The inspect
lerliol's pi'WC   In protect   l,llll."     These
'vaiiismcii, besides thus Hiring the roast,
had 1111111 r..u- sp clal 1 riyilegss, if >u-h
lln-v ciii he Called, Thev were nol j
ie ligetl lo attend chip. I, ind Be 11, It,, f j
ev-i, w.nt; "prison rs " said one nf
them under exaluinati 11. 'Mlil Ho. like
the trnu le of going to oha el.' Ihev
had a s:a ding beiislead 1 sleep on, ami
a good 8"ik ma tr ss, ihuhje allow nc ■
of provisions, filched fllllll the COIIIIIIOII
lock. Nlibodv interfered >vl.h th 111 or
regulati d :his connuct. They might
getdiiiTik hen so nispov d.-aotl did-o
fr. queiitiy, al ne or iu eompsny. Evidence was given liefore the inspectors
of igbt or ten prisnne a -een ''eddy
diuuk, n> t able 10 sit upon forms." The
female vvardswonicn were also given to
intemperance The matron epnsed to
having -een the gateswoman "exceedingly drunk," and having been insulted
by her. There was no penally attached
t ' d'tinkennesR. A wardsnlan did not
necesBSriiy lose lira -.itualion for il Nor
wa- dn I; the onrv creatu.e enmforr he
might enjoy. He con .1 indulge in
snuff if a ir-ifr-Taker slid migli'ulway-
smoke his pipe undisturbed; for »l-
th ugh th- use if tot)ac_o had been
p ohibited sirtce the r. port of the Loids'
CutPmiltee it was still freely introductrd
into the prisou.
As an illustration of the brevity and clearness with which a great question may bo expressed, this remark from the Ale/ticul Tim.cs
and Gazette ie w.nth noting: "In London
duriug last week '2(15 deaths occurred from
Ereventable diseases and 47 from more or
,88 preventable accidents. That is to say,
if our sanitary legislation had been more efficient, and individuals more careful and attentive tn their responsahilitios, the death
rate might have beeu under 15,0 iustead of
over IS,0"
Special facilities for the Jobbing Trade.
Real Estate Agents,
Conveyancers & Accountants,
J. Hi iLu.CE & LO.,
—IHl'OItTKKS  ANL   D_t_>l-tBI   IS
PAINTS, Qrjk*5( Wt
(Irnrln-r I.und. >lnklnir ItoiiiU .v. strn-l« •
unit  BENKKMj   UnliK*- Miitt-cl to
Ibe wjiiitn nf 11   l*li.in. i- ToWIIb
m\\f Hotel, l.i\rr\ Bt»bW, iin.l l-1-.'Umitfy
Bhop in prograu, and will toon l.v rwd) tot*
•coonUn<Kt«Qon uf oustdlhoii.
rcr.T  Ssirc:=-_r, 33. e.
Soda-water Manufactory
CAN srm.V TIIK   CITY   AM>   Yl
rl.MTY   v.nli sod.-, Wets r (plain and
sweet), Qtnger Her, p;in^t.T .Vie,- flanapa
rillu;    Lemon,   Knspberry,   Anil   all   oth.f
Syrups) K*j_encc of ulngvr; v\,ek-tail Mi-'
rures, etc.
Oet'ERS     FROM    THK   for.NTRT    tARKFTlIV
. Harness-niakers!
Every Atticle in tneir Line*
Always in Stock-
*tWE   tRADE   SUPf*LtEO.
ftont St    -   YALFa fe. C ■
BeBIK IM. & %,,
Rough and Dressed
J. A. CAL3ECK, A«ent
_ £j)t $ort Hnobij ©offttf.
We learn from a reliable source that H.
M. S. Heroine will -shortly visit Port Moody, to remain, here for a very cousiilerable
period- It ia understood that the He*>iue
will be engaged in a thorough survey of the
fcftrbor, it* approaches, and surroundings, all
of which seema to plainly indicate that Port
Moody li thortly to become the b'-a<l quar
ten for Har Uajeaty's ship* of wm in the
North Pacific
A glove in aim factor)' i» tu In started
forthwith in our young nnd rising town. \\ <■
believe that the arraijg* nirflU for that purpose are all but completed.
We hear of a nundnr ut puuple who arc to
arrive here, from the Kust and South, al>out
the first of March, to coiiuiuuce biuinewi
o[M rations.
There was a strike among the men engaged Up<>n tl"' rnjliuud, the lirst of the
Week. Ihey have been getting $1.75 * day,
and trtntrtM tor, we understand, |*J.OO.
Arrivti* at If o*.tky point Hotel. Port Moody, Feb. !7tlir-T>avid Stewart, John Hus
■ell, William Edwards, James Kdwinds, ||.
(,'. Cm* in, James Joss, Kd. Kelfethcr, (Jhiw.
Taylor, and A. H. MaXtitt, from PortUnd,
Oregon; E. A. Shaw, Untie, Mon.; Peer
(Moid, Kobfc. Mcl/eati, Port Moody ; James
K. C'halton, Yale, B. C; Peter Casaidy, Yakima City, W, T.; Nelson Prior, Nova
'Jhe irrepressible Chinaman is always
Joeing intruded upon us. When the white
laborers upon the railroad recently struck
for higher wages, a large gang of the fotmcr
were sent down from up Country, to the
terminus; and some of those moat active in
the anti-Chinese movement have found
themselves under the disagrcable necessity
■of "bo»siiig" these Mongolians.
Notwithstanding the unusually cold weather, of late, our harbor continues beautifully
free /from ice, whilst the jb'raspr-* we understand, is entirely closed, aud not likely to
■be navigable for weeks to come. We are
aoxty iox the good folk of New Westminster,
but they have now aomethiug to think ahout
besides playJUtHy ttf-ufliyg pUuti:.g parties out
to Port Moody.
The steamer l*_*ince__s l_-onise, from Victoria and Granville, arrived at the Railway
Warf, at about half past six o'clock, mi
Tuesday evening, bringing a large amount
of freight (or the Railway and for private
individuals. She left here, iu due course,
on Wednesday morning, on her return trip.
Dr. Heslop was made tiie recipient of a
"surprise party", on Monday evening last,
that being the anniversary of his birth. The
visitors were courteously and sumptuously
entertained by the Doctor aud Mrs. Heslop,
and enjoyed a very pleasant evening. Danc-
,iu_g waa kept up until au early hour of the
following morning.
One result of the "fdaq-bip^" recently
.done, on the Webster and Beaven proper
(ties, tm\X which Kill be highly gratifying to
.At lejwt weiy tomrint, i. that, from .ev.qry
part of the newly opened Firnjt and Front
^trectq, .tfcc-Bt i» aflWed fell iinobetriicted
wiew of the beautiful harbor of Port Moody
with its backing of picturesque and suu-a
clad mountains; and of the whole awcep o*
iJuirard Inlet, with tbe many wooded pro*
moutorijp* whieh jut into it, as far down as
MoodyviUo. As there is now ua early
prospect of Vxott% atreet being opened up to
the Railway Warf, this part of the shores of
Port Moody will hereafter Income much
more a source of interest than  it  has been.
Witli the approach of Spring, what many
people foresaw, months ago, has become
obvious—that is, there is a daily and pies
i-i11 ; demand for bouses by intending lessees.
It would now iii'.s the best energios of the
owners of.tu.wn lots to 0X00% houses and shops
as rapidly as they would become occupied;
and this demand will unquestionably in
crease as tlie season advances.
Eighty-five feed cattle and twelve horfics
were shipped a% ,M\c wharf fpr Victoria on
Thursday night.
ilycRtvLSKi) -SHii-fiNQ Facilities.—J. A.
.Clarice telegraphed to Ottawa as to required
iacility fur shipping cattle at terminal whurf
and received the .following reply :
Ottawa, Fob. 21, 1SS4
Onderdonk has telegraphed Hiuiey to. con
■tract a alip. J. A. R. Homir.
\Ttum\ tim Ui.ttiltn.l (hi.irilian.)
;rriuuAV, Feby. Vith.
Mr. MeL%rae moved for au enquiry into
the removal of W. Livingatou. Tho minis-
ten and the jovial eight at once went after
Mr. McLeese, who waa probably probing in
a tender place. The attack waa so determined, that Mr. McLeese was fain to withdraw hit motion. The Estimates came up
in Committee, when Mr. Beaven showed
very plainly that their calculations for a
surplus were perteetly illusory. Of course
aueh a truthful description of their quackery
was not to be permitted, and several speeches from Smithe and the jovial eight resulted, ftiundry clauses were passed, of course ;
any attempt to interfere w^h the arrangements of Government w%s too absurd.,
Reckless extravagance or unjust prqf<*£pce
oould jiotfcbe called by these names eo long
as the honest John Government controlled
the jovial eight. A question arose about
the Port Simpson land grab, which, to listen
to the Government and their partisans, waa
no grab at all^but a perft-ctjy legitimate
transaction. We need hardly say that some
bold fibs were told by the Oovernment party.
In reply to Mr. John, Mr. Smithe said they
were going; to erect a lock-up \it t*Jew Westminster tins year and a Provincial gaol at
Victoria next year. _Jdr. jBeaven showed
*ery clearly that our Government was taking $40,000 ont of the Dominion Government for the Dry Doclf, piore tlian they
were entitled to ; but as that waa ..none of
his business, honest John weq£ after him, to
the great delight of the jov ial eight. A t, the
evening session the estimates w-%ro fqrtjier
considered, and some unimportant business
wound up the sitting. In discussing the
grant to Caspar Phair it was clearly shown
that money was being paid to oblige political supporters. In order to tickle tbe hon-
sst John Government. Mr. Dunsmuir says
something now and then, generally on matters that he knows nothing about Honest
John, sure in his jovial majority, made use
of language towards Mr. Beaven which
brought out his vulgarity in flaming colors.
When Mr. Beaven would have replied, the
•-"'hole Governmtiit.combincd with tne hearty
co-operation of the jovial eight, niadea horrible hubbub. 'Jinn it the Tactics of the
present (iovernment and should   be noted.
The people for whom they are supposed to
legislate, have'not the slightest consideration ; it is merely a question of the interest
or convenience of the honest John quartette.
Tbe bill to consolidate the land laws was
read a third time and passed. The nu usage
asking power for the Government to boffuV
£$0,000, and the bili read a first time J hi-
is a most dange.-ous measure, and  if putted
»y the House implies undoubted corruption,
Honest John not only Ijoafctcd «f a mii-phis,
but ins)tted, by usiug words w_ii<*h he evidently does not comprehend, thut the revenue was very elastic, and would pr< ImMy
■KSttd the cstimatv* in every particular.
The Attorney-General, to pteaM tin* Vj.-tor
ians, moved for an address to the Lieut.-
lioveruor, that the Utter urge ujku tin- ho
minimi   <o-\ eminent the propriety of  dear
ing out the oijs'ruetn.ns in victoria harbor,
H« | Mi- D-Mrfe) knows very well tli.it oathhtg
'] Im- .iotie, t'llt   Ktj-'li   t-lifUll    Hl'-ll'-n*,   |i,n,,
the dust supposed to blind the public to
their qusek onmtmtO *d l.ovi-ihinent Mr,
Pooley, to earry ou th'-joke, said tlmt I.*,
ijiiiniult « as undoubtedly the hailtor of the
future. Tbe *'aiil.oo ud K**nh» >pi Eleilwa)
lull tame ii (i tor MPOPd rtiiliug, but the pro
moturK, no doubt from s*eiug the earn- with
whn h other .ipplieiiiit"- bad rrejvcd hug,-
grants, aaked for too D«u< h, and tin* hill was
thrown out. The same f.ite attended the
Okatingau sud Sbuswri)) Itailway 'ill. The
heek ofthe pruiiiot<*ra wus so qptregeous
that the (iovernment, although nni-h in
c!iu-'l to fuvor the bjll, wero conjl-elled t-■
let it slide. Th,.; house udjoumetl till Thurs-
Tin kmpav, Feb. 14th.
Honest John, having secured the 1800,•
000, think", no doubt, that charity begins
ut bome, ho he has brought in a lull lo give
Ministers their sessional allowance, which a
former GovenUft-Mft, having eome conscientious scruples, had abolished : the UU was
read a first time. Wt* shall look with curiosity at the manner in which this ahfjucful
bill is to lie carried. The New Westminster
bill to empower the citizens to sell the
squares, etc., was reported complete with
amendments, The Loan hill was read u
thin) time and passed. The fact is, that
Ministers can do just as they please. Mr.
Pooley rated Mr. Heaven because the latter
suggested that McNamee & Co."a claim,
Ithoiigh lllegul, yet, in equity, he thought
nmethiug should be done for them, and insisted that although the (.loveniment was
making a good bargain, it was no reason
why they should satisfy every claim that
was brought to them ! Honest John made
one of his characters tic speu^Jios, in which
he strained ut an effort Lut ouly produced
an aborlioji. "ti'lie Similkamecii una Thoi»|i-
eou lliver Ittufway bill was v ithdnpvu.
The House adjourned till JYiduy.
J-iui^y, .Keb, 15th.
Mr. Mol.eesc, with commendable perseverance, at last obtained leave to have the
correspondence between the Provincial Secretary and Mr. Livingston, on nn order of
the House : we shull preeent it to our readers as soon aa we obtain it. The following
billB were read a third timo nnd pa._-.ud
(Jutting of Timber, Jurors bill, County Court
Statute! ami Journals bill, Methodist Churcl
bill, Municipality Act Amendment bill, the
New Westminster City Land bill, and the
Storage of Kxplosive. bill. The Attorney
General moved the second reading of the hill by
which the ministers will take $400 a year each,
beginning this year, out of the poor people*!
pockets. Mr. Semlin d:a-,in__ui-lie.l himaelf
by speaking up hi-;.- an honest man against
such unwarrantable ^reed, M**. Allen, who
is no doubt too deeply iu w;ith the iniuiatr)
,to recede, wept "in te$r« of anguish at
the defection vi _yY. Nuu.yn. Mr. Martin
also, repaid the initiators for t\\e:X kin^lue^
to him, iy fidelity, The vacant portfolio
having been temptingly dangled before the
eyes of sundry others that we shall not at
present name, they abandoned tbo cause *of
the people UQU *oted for theministeia' grab,
Mr. Smitnc said that when they g-*t the addition they would not he receiving what they
weie houttii/y entitled to.    If Mr. Smithe
would oik the people that question, he would
receive u reply not ao agreeable aa ho might
wish. Mr. Orr was quite hysterical about
it, and Wished to make it $1,000, Haa the
vacam portfolio been promised to him? He
would juat puit the present ministry. A
bill waa ninmil-ictured, read three times, and
pussed, otteiing a bi/iuis of three thuiisuml
dollais for the erection of a woollen mill. Of
course it is clear th.il, such a mill would not
puy on the Ialand, so the bonus is made us
small as |*OBsihlc. Ministers having taken
ail they conveniently could out of members,
dismissed theni till Monday — brcaking-up
MoNUAy, February 18th.
The members weri_-.aU in their place*., snd
the Lieut.•Governor, after the usual forumb
itiys, dismissed them J » their homes by
reading a piece composed by the fopr pre*
cious niinjdtcrs, which,praised -.their beautiful acts of spoliation. Thu boys then made
the best of their way to town, where the
jovial eight no doubt„did ample justice to the
good cheer to he fouml there, exeunt omnet.
m <us body uiu«t be forthwitlj u-s m 1 ly
the taxpayers. M. Ferry pointedOSt, first,
that tbe Paris artisan could find a plenty of
employment in the provinces if he *iluld
bear with the somewhat lent attractive mode
of living which prevails outside of th _ <u-
pital; aud secondly, that, the eii-.ii in the
buihling tndee being directly tra. *
'iver-construction, it would be an act of
stupendous folly for the (iovernment to
aggravate •still further the cause of t{Ouh)«
by erecting new buiMiii;.i_ hi the MlbHc
OtmMTnjt, Uut, Uluii-r the prean'ir*-, u)>\ iouslv
of tho threats of tbe chunpioiis of labor, a
large fraction of   the   Ministerial   D
evinepig the Saiilc pu**?illaliilllit)   ttlir- (l RWlt*
•d tbeoocflpeiiteol tbe Hiia Wo the Con*
Velltioll,  rOted    With     the     .   ■ ti.-u.*    !
m.i   ;i..oidingly   M.   r>tiy   WaqtfBtecod   a
.1. bai
This may loyk at first sight diaciurs^iutr,
bot there hi n  fpnrtawwital '!irt« n n- ■   )w
tweeli the  pn -r tit    r. 1 ,ti..u u|   the   n.tip'iiil
OovMnmenl   to  tbe  Peril  BBbb and tlmt
w Inch it ...   ii j,,, .j at other offttieal  jun.   uie-*
dnriog the tan bondrt -I >< art, Tbe i iti/.-r^
"t tbe IV'-neij .1 i*.11 sre now unorganised
and   unnrm-'d.     'Ih-'e   ;tr.-   it'   Rooti  D . \m
than were in tiie days ■>] Herat tod  I; boi
i-ifire; there n ijO N,iii..u_l Cuar.l, li then*
wm wben Louie Philippe uree overtbrown.
\il tbe military foroe tn I i u oe, oadot th *
lystem of. onscriptton, is in the keiidi of the
lainlaten for tbe tune befugj snd it is probable that fof tbe gartiM.ii ..( I'.i'i*. m,-n have
Ik4U1 selected w lut ur-- lynnt Ukolj to 1..* w ,m
Oftt or overawed by an urh.iu prohtai hit.
Ae to the intention of the Kqgliih Coo
servativestodenou^so the act) d taken by
th*1 Gladstone Ourernn ent «ith refer- nee
to thefk-udan C(UnpUeation*j nml f,he general
DUUtsgepient of Egy|t, the  n-.-edt of this
  e dspeodi io a  Euge  rr^wgnrn  on   the
•venta whnh iiny take place in thf Soudan
daring the coming week, and new* tt( which
may p HMJh!y reach Kir/hud rioting the de-
bate on the *ddreas replying to tin. Qtoeu'l
apet-ch. Should Sinkiit be taken and t-i
garrison be maaaacrod through thu failure of
the HriLi-.li authorities at Cairo to forwar I
re-enforoemontej should Baker1! long-delay
ed attempt to anooor that place meet w\"
the fate whioh befall the Hfcks expedftii
r ahould Oen. Gordon he killed in hi-j effort
to reach Khartoiiin and to retrieve a situation which the blunilers and vacillntion of
the British Foreign Office have, perlia.)***,
made irretrievable; tlien it Ig by no menu
Impossible that the credit of the Gladston
Six months ago it was supposed that the
cpurse imrsued in Topquiu woidd prove fatal
to the Perry Cabinet, and there was equal
reasuii for believing that the Gluilatoiiu Ministry could only bu successfully assailed
in connection wiLh its large projects of i i-
ternul reform. In point of fact, however,
M. Ferry, who has withstood luoocoafatty
all criticism on his aggressive policy in Farther India, was on Saturday defeated upon a
motion really involving the expediency of
giving State aid to Paris workingmen—a
defeat which, though ic may not involvo the
tunned in. .--j lesignat.ou of tne _\innsteis, is
certain to provoke other contests that will
in an eipphatic sense be recognized as Cabinet ujjoatiqns.
VVe*qb.*.erve, too, that Mr. Gladstone's
warning the devotees of electoral reform to
be on their guard quite as much against in*
,dii;t.et ua against direct attack, and his
pieaniug is ipade clear by the declared) in ten-
tion utthe Conservafives to arraign,the (»o-
vernmen.t at the very outset of the session
for its irresolute and inefficient treatment
of the Egyptian jjitficulty. These incidents
corroborate the opinion that the ^-anst'er of
the republican Government from Versailles
to Paris was a blow to its stability, and
that English Liberals, from tho nature of
their professions and obligations, are incapable of a bold, persistent, ami rigorous
foreign policy.
It has been repeatedly asserted in France
sinco 1870 that the sole means of seeuring
the ascendancy of moderate republicans
over extravagant and headlong .revolutionists, of the provinces over the capital, of the
bourgeoisie over the proletariat, was to
place the seat of govenipient ftut of reach of
the Paris rabblar-at Versailles, tor instance,
or, better still, at Fontaineblcau, since even
in the first revolution,, and before railways
had heen invented, Versailles proved too accessible. The present French Parliament, if
once removed to Paris, would run, it was
predicted, the same downward course that
was imposed on tbe Convention by the Parisian populace; aud the first demonstration
of mob rule will, perhaps, be recognized in
the bluster of the delegates who last week
informed the Chamber of Deputies that
300,000 unemployed workmen stood behind
them, and that the cost of feeding this choi-
ed attempt to anooor that place meet   with
peditioni jc.suf this kind have
Th'* ua- of nun*ing bottles for children is
strictly prohibited at the Paris Maternity
The French Chamber of JJeputies has rejected a bill releasing srticles belonging to
poor people from pawn.
'J ne Kreueh Oovernmeut has suppressed
the Journal Powtt owing Vj it--, printing caricatures of Miainter Feiry.
Two m-n-l.-t- of a party of burglant re*
ceotly apprehend. <l in London were women,
wbo, aftired om men, baraled with tlieir
male   "pd-.
**JU ofL a eanoQ bro -I . repreenitinf Venus and Adonis walking in S-tinkmount
[near DaUia] on Bnad^y l_wt," apj-ears in a
Dublin j
On.■ ot L i ; ntSWiUism'a daught-TS 00*
in .iinieii un-i      Btisttod bttOttflg iitely  urt-r
bai iug becq fragged ia tbe ■■tnrup.
l_ord Walter ' au.plH*ll, SOQ >d the Ouke
nf Arj> il, enj-tys Um distinction^ brine the
Bret lord to become a Luadon broker.
'I he-   i hi-i |r /<■  iu the    Paris   Deonrative
Ant Uneennj i "-.r>, vala«d at ^jo.ooo,
waa drawn ia [y !.> aaervantgiriat lion*
'J he Qomto <!• ! u //• <i<it'\i'*, Vaienoia, re
I port* i 11 of trfebiocets in i i^'ii
teen driya hy uhu , i aloubol iu aix to nine
ounces in tweotj '->ui  h< urs.
The tfpauieb Connci) of state bai rejectd
the pi-qin-ieii \\i:w treaty oioomniMve witli
j-.iiL'i.inti, pn tin- lo..und thst England did
pot %ton\ otiough in return fur the advant*-
ges given her.
In Wurtemberg the Minister of the interior lius ordered thej-olite auth .ntiesto take
care that in- one of either sex under 10 is
permitted, e^peptat wedding festivities, to
Qanoe in places of puldtc amuacmeut.
A Preach writer*, who eatiniatoa that the
world cunUiiw lUSfOOO doctors, complains
tliat two of our in-mt exasperating atfectioos.
asllpna and eat.uili, ddy their utmost
On Cbriatmai I'ay a London bridegtoon
waa not ioithcoioing, and it uas foUUO that
he hail comnii ted alii. ide.    .Se. i ral   instan-
enrred tn the caae of
biidegi'i.outH, hut, hrtdes seem less timorous
of tlte plunge.
Mr. C;isatta, the eminent Neapolitan coral dealer (who gained ti.e first piise at the
Fisheries  Exhibition),  estimates the   value
. . ol the coral exported Irom Naples by aea
M,,,,,.,T •„,■.,t be M Kcri„'i»ly .liak™ .!,„„„,,,, uca,'| , ;,,,„„ ,,,.;,„„. ' T]le
rhtbarofpabUoopl.ilon_.Ddln tbt Hotue | mmfloat yuu lti,IM!nlmt ,!X_,,.,,i t,„8.
has been repeatedly <iug up at Pompeii.
It need to be the fashion in Paris to lunch
. nt ...    ..        _■ ii    ■ i   ,        ' at one of tlie cafes.    Now, after tlie JtnffUsh
Asm,i illurrtrritioii of tlio luevity ami clear-, l.l„tl„    .,„,„, L ,uil x ,       <Uv a,„,   «,,
„|.ss,wtl,«l,ichaHiuati(.,esUou„m l,u ex-;. t,}-_, w irioi.JMl.o riutlL of bilk,   tbi
ns a il  braceli te, uud
I pluvious year   it
of ( ommons, as to compel its  immediate re- j j, .
tirement from office,—AW York-Sun.
tinkling ol gohl    -j
the accQiiipuimnyut ot   merry  Inn. h er,  ti
o   o'clock   tea   is   made   tne   excuse tor  the
m.'St charming of reunions.
In -i pluyhiil, dated just [00yean ago, of
Badlers Wells Theatre. London, the follow
ing notice api*earai "A horse petrol will be
aent in the New road at night tor the protection of thu nobility and gentry visiting
this theatre. Putroia, bone and ftiot, are
stationed from Sadten Welle gate, along the
New road, to Tottenham coon turnpike Ijc-
twi-en the hoOfs of Sand 11. '
The British colonies receive more and
more notice at the hands of the imperial Government* l-h-- Barry, tiie new Primate of
Australia, was consecrated iu Westminster
Abbey (instead of the chapel at l.'unbetli,
Herocoloui.il prelates are usually consecrated), evideutly with a view to giving great
eclat, and immediately afterward wmton a
visit to the Queen,
Nubar Pasha is not a youngdnpktng man
for Ins ,"»!) years. He ha.* a frank, strongmCC
ispecially marked by a heavy gray (nous*
taohe aud largeeycs, He married a daughter of a wealthy Egyptian laiker. and has
a a >u—l^ghos Ue) ui.l two daughters.
i'he son slu-iinj f..r >'o:n.' tit^ •• in I'.n.-l indj
but it is not yet knowu wbetner he inherits
hi-s father'i talents or noi. Nubar himself
is the best linguist in Egypt.
Sir George Wntnbwell haa [ust placed a
hirge stone tablet over the principal entrance
ttinband) Hall, at Coxwoid, in tin* Noith
Eliding of ^ .ih hire. It beats the following
in crlptioni "Here dwelt Laurence Sterue
for many yeara Encumbent of Coxwoid.
II re he wrote 'Tristram Shandy* and the
'Sentiment, 1 Journey.'   Died in London in
17'iS, agtd   •"."'   ;> ears "      fc h.,tuly   Lull    has
beeu coi.vorted into cottages, but it retains
all its old feitures, and is practically just
the same as when Sterne lived there.
The ni. a* honored guests in a Swiss hotel,
tays a writer in i J mJon piper, are uuquoa*
tim,hu the oon iers, For these gentlemen
are reserved the choicest wines and i he lineat
cigars. Thev get a liberal commission on
ihe amount of their employers1 bill*., uii/,1
when out of place can bav£ free (piasters
wiih auy innkeeper uf their acquaintance.
Tin* population of London haa almost exact!) doubled itself in the courae of forty-one
years, whereas tbe population of tne rest of
Kni'laiitl hat taken I'tiy neveu years to multiply iu an equal degree. At tb. beginning
ol the present century  out of every nine in
11   Wales  one only
the  proportion haa
pressed, thi-* rcu;ark irom the MedUuti Times
and Uoxette ia worth noting: "In London
during laat week _i0j deaths oc,..uri;ed from
prcvciitablu dis*'asea and 4" from more or
leu preveutalje a<-eidenta. ^J'hat ia to any*
If our sanitary legislation hud been more of*
tleient, and individuals more careful and attentive to their resffuii/il ilities, the death
rate might have been under 13.0 instead of
over 18.0."
fcjeveral of the directors of ljiinUs and
joint stock companies in London ureovorbO.
One well knoMii shipping firm haa on its
direction an octogenarian Admiral who
il.it.'s back to the dayi of Nelson, and u hoac
name waa mentioned In despatches for gallantry at the battle of Algiers. Ni jay-seven
years after Lord f-XtttoUtfi'l battle was won
a survivor of eighty six is still iu lutniess,
not only on the Board of one of the largest
English steam companies, hut also as a di-
rector of a ooloojal bank, thus aborting tho
atufl'olil aea do^a are made  of.
«*V case of triiiiLc has lately ended in Gla|-
gow. A woman .'.."> year,*) of ago hadlai;i since
dune lrst iu ti state of coma, motionless,
with closed eyes, » pul.se of about fiO per mi-
nute^ untnr'al hnipi ratine, an<l 'normal
breathing. CoiisuiobSueSI WfeO entirely ah
sent until, ut the end of November, she **mi-
deidv uw-'kc, and ia now recovering her
wonted strength, I hiring her long sleep
she vtus fed dally by » stomacli tube. The
case is wull-nigh unique pn accpunf of its
duration. These trances ure the pur.lc of
the physiologist, iumI simulate death *■" closely that |iutieuls have been iu ^aJigcr uf
burial alive.
The i ih rase "tears of bio .d" has ofte.i
be i used'(n a metip epical « isej ibut It appeals to hu a v.eil-juoved lad th.it hlopa
may drop from the ayet. There seems to be
ho ays diseaae in these oSfM, an.y more than
hi thac of Louisa Latesu, thefiolgiau **atig-
jnatic," waa there any disease of tbe skin
Where the bleeding marks of the so-oalled
"crown of thorns" were seen. The "bleeding
toara"ooour, as a iule, in nervous, hysterical
young women) but we may readily see how.
in such cases, the addition of a little religious mania or superstition wonld easily converts physiological curiosity into a "modern
At the hist meeting of the Academy of
Sciences iu Paria, Mr. Paul Bert gave the
results of sumo rci-carches which he has recently made respecting the administration
of chloroform, ; artieularly ti» persons of
weak heart, in BOrgical operations. Mr.
Bert is of opinion that the quantity of an
ontesthetfa is lew Important tuo^Mervo than
the tension of tin -vapor inhaled and the pro-
Pi rt ion a of air with whieh it ia ini\eil. He
lias eou-<ti'iieted an apparatus With whieh lie
administers a proportion of eight grammes of
chloroform to a Hundred litre! of air. Kx-
!"■; im.an . which bu has mude with this have
shown that not only in a saving of ehhuo
form t^ectodt but the dyo-g^r Is eouhi<lernl.)y
UsMpod- The pulse of th-patient inhaling
the mixture U calm, ami the t-'inpeiaturu of
tlut body is U4|t sensibly lowered, while in
only four cases out of twenty-two wus the
slightest uppturancc of usut-cu proihn < <l.
A correspondent sends to the Patt Mall
Gairttt the folbwiug account uf thu original
source of Holloway's ointment iml pills us
related to him by bis father, who w.is a
well-known London physician: "The person
to whom Mr. lbdloway acted as secretary was
an Italian ijtuiek doctor, who eiune to l,..u-
don about 1880 In order to establish a business for the sale of au .liiitv'eni .tii.l pills.
Hu endeavored to obtain te^timonti}ls for
his preparations from the recognized medical
practiti <nura ot tin; metlVpoils, and among
otiters received a favorable report on his
ointment from tho tjurgeou to the Dread*
nought Hospital. The Italian doctor did
not succeed iu business, and died about ISoT
leaving his "recipes" in thu hands of Mr.
Holloway, who then proceeded to push
them by means of advertisement. I nnder*
stand that there was nothing remarkable
about the ointment, but that it was 'as
good as ninny others' approved and entered
in the British Pharmacopada. Concerning
the coropopitton of the pills  I know ^loth-
The well known writer (iregorpvius has
just published in the January number of
Unsere. Zcit uudtr the title "A Kide to the
Dead Sua," an interesting,sketch of the
fanion*- hike. He f-uthstuntially confirms all
thetr»d timid ehur.-tcteris.K,'.; exuOptao-tn the
app'aiM,uee nf the tai\dicapfl and some other
minor p-jiticulars. lie declares that no
SidJ.au bay nor the (iu.f of jpurihth presents
more varied or beautiful coloring, or the
water seems darker, as if of molten metal.
He denies the genu il   statement  that  no
bird Hies over its waters, and that ita shores J^' ti,js poopedHW of compelling jw>ons to
are without vegetati m. Hut lie confirms hve t.igctlier'is preposterous- It _jas„ there-
tho tradition that no living thing is lound fore, suspended any .pu'uis'iment of ^lr. Wel-
ln it; fish coining dowu by the Jordan die don pending un .appeal be bus made. So
at One-) on coming within its bounds, flic impatient, however, -is the ladv, that she
water is ao "thick" that he moved in It actually applied to the Lords Justices of Ap-
with difficulty; ita bitterness was terrible, ■ ^nl to get her husbands aopeal taken out
the bottom ia slippery, like soap, and mio j 0f jU tUrn, which was refused. He has of-
canscop.pup with the band a slime like | fered her $'2,500 o year, but in vain. She is
mortar. The touch of it causes great smart \ a notorious litigant, always carrying cn a
to the eyes. While the temperature of the au*t flgainst some one, and nothing pleases
atmosphere was 60a Fahrenheit, that of the , ner better probably than a suit against her
water in the Dead Sea wa. 04°. On coining j husband. Sho had a marvellously beautiful
out of it the body was thickly mcrusted with I voiCc, and was vPrv much i'i •.octetv some
cry*d-al**nf silt» of magnrsis and soda. I yean ago.
HichardSt., \ewWBstminster
MainifHiluri'i's imd lleelon in
ill kind, of
Rough Hi Dressed
Orders from the Country
Promptly Filled.
of quantity ami c.)st  of matrrial  for
buildiiif;   carefully   pre]i»raa
toe nf charge.
Brain-Edged Flooring
A. MENNIE   -   -   -   Agent
And Wholesale Dealer* in
>ti;aiis. svimp-
,\I'*J.A*-.-K--,  VJNJ_<i/VH„      :■■,
h" r H   A»—
PLUMS,       PRKNEIi,     APPLE8,'
RAISINS,     C-',^H4NT8.
(Oook'i Friend and P.AM,J
EXTRACTS (AsjiortedJ    ;
- BUI U  AS—
;;reex PEAS/
LOBSTERS, OYMffiRS,      .,
■Fi&KK -ie-BEANS,.
MEATS, Etc., Etc.
habitant! ui Hnglaiiu
ji' uil iii London
Il.-tll   til   Mill*  Hilt   'if U VCU,
St, MaikV at Venlct n not, it would ap-
I'.'.u, tia! only  fuirous buildlog vrhero the
Ll notafo li fort perishing. M. Bdmond
About, who wan lately In Constantinople,
reports thtt oubek of mossio onmtsntly lull
-i sre picked nut of tin- wall* of St. Bopbis
an'I Hull to itrangers.   Thn trbole mosqns i»
in a had Wty, BOOufding tu lum ; the arcades
snd walls in*' rungbly shored np, and no*
thing bul B th t> pgb ''I'niiscivutivc rcstora-
tion tan streei iht- tvil.
Tin- longevity »f medics 1 men in well lllus-
trsted.by sotde figures in the London /.«..-
'•<(. The year rtow drswtng.to a olose hiui
wltneescd the d'ath of thhty-live more or
Ins i niiiiciit members <»r tin; profession, of
whom two were 00 years oi age, two *M, two
IK, nn,. 01, two M, one BO, three 88, tlmv
i*->7. live rip. two B5, three ^t, fonr H'd, one
82, mid four HU. 'I'he two Heniorfi in this
list hpgau their career as army largeOOS, ami
si-iw.iI in tin- Sp14i4u.l1 and Im-Luii wars.
A temperaooe orator in ICnglantl related
the gthftr day that a frwud who took tlw
pledge found that iihstineiu-e did not agree
with him. His dootor reoommepded a alight
alcoholic stimulant. "How can 1 violate
my vow?" said the sick man. ."I have even
forbidden my servants beer, and am going to
preside at .1 lilne Ribbon meeting next week
week."' "Well, it is positively necessary,"
said the doctor* "\ou had better get a
bottle of whiskey, hide it away, nnd when
your shaving water comes up just mix yourself one tumbler of whiskey and water."
Meeting hi. servant a few days after, the
doctor inquired how his master was getting
on. "Oh, finely in health," was the answer,
"bnt I think tbero is something wrong in t^c
head—he has taken to shaving himself SUE
times a day,',
Mrs. WehUjn is a lady who wants the
English Iitvuivq ■'■'.ourt to oorapel her husband to live with her. She has liroasb-G a
suit for "restitution of conjugal ligiit*," and
the Court has^,0 option bivt to compel Mr.
Weliton to live with ber or send him io jail
fi.r conteinpt, llie Court, however, sym
(utilises Wyjh  Mr.  Weld-m,   auij  c^jisiders
_B.   O.
With the N. W. & P.
M. Telephone Co.
Lots.offered in every
portion of the town-
;site; also a few desirable Estates in
•the irpinediate yicin-
i*ty of Poi-t Moo _ty.
Front Street, New Westmin.tcr
I'l.inu. ]-r:\iu RAKLEY,
SAOO. BICE (N». !,& 3,)
CHEE81.,  R.'TTER,
SMOKED    HKl.Rlt*.''.   IN,
ONIONS,    ETC.,    ETC,,   ETC.
Wooden and Willow fair
i'lNS, WRlNdKH.-., 4.1..M0N
MEA8UEE-3  (P»ti*iit,)
ETC., ¥TC,  ETC.
TOBAOOO. riOAT.l'.rrj-.s,
PIPI'. STEMS.        • • s
Cigars from $S7 (p $150 per M
Coal   Oil,   Marches,   Shoe   Black inj^.
Stove PoKshv, Straw  Rapier, Paper,
Paper Rags, Second hand Gj-ajj- Bagti,,
Cotton  Twine. Candle  Wick,  Can
Opener., Demijohns. .
SPHJES^WljoW .and Gromntl, iin Ub, '■
Mb,  lib, 2Jth and 51b Tins, , Dried,
HerJ.s, -JB) tjns; Citron Rec|| (Scotch)
in 71b tins: Sultana, Raisins.
     .   -■   -   :       ,1
Comm«nJ*-«_lon   ,, llh   rirj*
i	 £j)r fut Mnnty (Bajrttr.
We are about to make mention of
one of many facts which afford earnest
*t( the great and prosperous future of
this Dominion of Canada. It may not
be known to all of our readers that in
the magnitude of the tonnage of its
•hipping, Canada ranks as the thiid
«o»mry in the world. The first is. of
course, (ireat Britain, apart frum Canada; the second is the United States of
America. Even an compared with the
latter, this Dominion is rapidly crawling
eo to the neighboring Sta cs, an i, at
lhe retenl re alive progress of the two
countries, ui 1 soon have Overtaken ami
distanced the great nation of Vankee-
timl, in her mercantile marine. There
was a lime when Italy led, in this re-
»pect, the combined Provinces whicli
now constitute Canada; but that time is
long past. Again and more recently,
Norway had a larger mercanli'e marine
ihan Canada; bnt Norw.y, oo, has been
left behind in the race. When we corn-
It ire the different Provinces of the Dominion one wiih another, we find that
Nova Seo ia stands first; New Brun:
wick,'second. We shall not encumber
our space with any tedious series of sta
links; but it is a fact tha the little Pro
vince of Nova Scotia owns nearly as
much shipping tonnage as all the other
Provinces of the Dominion taken together. Further, Nova Seo ia, in proportion to its population, owns more
shipping—and more by far—ihan any
other country in the world. And her
people are still, yeaily and vigorously,
building vessels.
Our object in making the foregoing
remarks, was to lead up to rhe question
as to how far British Columbia may,
with a reasonable prospect of profit, enter into this immense business of manufacturing ships. As to the building of
wooden ships in the Atlantic .Maiiimc
I'rovin.es, it is undeniable that the principal material requisite has become
scarce and expensive, comiarcd with
what it was in the past. It is true ihat,
with the development of certain other
natural resources and with the enlarge
ment of capital, the ship-bui dcrs of
those Provinces may turn their attention
to building iron ships. When they cin
do so, they will find no lack of material,
for enormous deposits of iron ore, and
of the very best quality, abound both in
Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, but
especially the lormei. The prospects
indicate that the lime must come when
those Provinces will rival the mo her
country in the manufacturing of iron
ships. Sii 1, lhat time must be years
To return to British Columbia,—there
is no part of the Dominion of Canada
which offers greater facili ies for the
building of wooden ships—no matter
upon how large a scale—than are offered by this Province. The quality of
the "ship limber" here can scarcely be
lurpassed hy any to be found CISC'.here,
in any part of the world; and in quantity it seems all but inexhaustible. It is
regarded as a drug—a nuisance—by the
agriculturist who wishes to clear off the
land; yet nearly every slick of it could
be utilized. Why, mer ly arounil this
Uurrird Inlet, it would lie easy to find
Ihe raw ma crials to build a flee'. We
cannot but w mder thai st.mel.idv does
not embark vigorously in this business.
Of course, a new beginner would ha\c
to "creep before he con'd walk;" but,
if master of his business, he could
icaicely fail. If one of lliose experienced ship-builders of the Eastern Provinces
would come over here, with some capital, bring a full gang of the required
mechanics with him. and open a shq-
yard, it would he still less possible for
him to fail And there is room for
scores ol such men. Let the reader
think of what an immense demand
there will be, on the neighboring Pacific, for everything in the shape of a floating craft, when once our inter-oceanic
railroad is opened. And when the
British Columbian bui ders feel disposed,
through any cause, to take to the construction of iron ships, here, too, they
have the requisite raw material in incal
eulable quantity. "There are millions
in it!"      	
Yes; a very grave question it is.
What is to become of the bodies of us
Port Moody people when we die ? We
have the making ofa pretty large town
planned and suiveyed,—and, take it for
the most part, very well planned, too.
There is a due proportion of what will
be broad, and airv, and—we trust-
handsome sireets,—some of them so
broad that they might be dignified with
the name of avenues. Still, we haveno
provision made for what have been metaphorically called "the lungs'' of a large
and populous town. We have no pro-
Vision made for any public squares, pub- j
lie (gardens, or parks.    Indeed Captain | brains, seiiiru. aside conscience,  would
Clarke his reserved, out of his propeoty,
a quite central block, of eight chains by
aboul five, which on his plans he has
designated as "City Square," and which
has n t been put in the market; but we
presume that the shadowy design is to
make that a square on wliich City buildings—Hall, Court House, etc.,—can be
erected and have their airy sunoundings,
and nol to ha. e it an open square for
the recreationtof the public. Thai no
such provision has been made for lungs
for our future city, is a great mistake.
But where are we io fix the blame ? The
original proprietors of lands hereabouts
could noi, any of ihgin, afford lo make
a donation of ten, fi ly, or a hundred
acres, for furure public squares, parks,
and gardens. II our precious Provincial Administration h,m given us our
Civic charter when we legally sought lor
it, last year, we might soon ha.e made
some tentative efforts in the al ove described direction—efforts that would
cven.ua ly have been su_ce__l»l. Thai
Administration did not give us our charter;—ami still Gastown is noi a cily.
Nevcrlhclesn, the future city on the
shores of Port Moody will he obliged, at
a not remote future  time,   lo shell out
never attempt what this man is doing,
and he doei these things simply
because he has neither brains
nor conscience. The extraordinary impudence of his measures lakes people
a-back, and the mischief is done before
proper steps are taken to foil them.
This slate of ihings, however, cannot
last long, and ihese members of the
House who have become fxtrticeps crim
tins by voting wi h honest John and his
colleagues, must be held up to public
obloquy in all future lime. It is well
lhat honest John and his colleagues have
ul.cn the power to raise a loan, and
voted themselves ihe sessional allowance; ihey are making lhe best of prcs
cm opportunities.
[Fr in llie Mil laud Uu.r.ll.ii I
Although our precious ministers repeated, tinie after time, their conviction
thnt the Siltli'iiii'iit bill would lie passed at Ottawa, there in every indication
thut rhey think quite the reverse. The
flonrilhing ■ppWMUM given to the es
tinmtes, which is quite fictitious, was
simply to make the introduction of the
and I'Uichase, and improve, and decor- Loan bill balatal,le, not to the taxpay
aie, lands where the citizens can go and icrs, because honest John _. Co. care
breathe hea.rh giving air, and enjoy nothing about them, hut to their own
themselves; and ihey  will then  doubt-  partizans in  the House, and to give
less have to pay at a very high figure for
what they get,—unless some wealthy
plulanthro| hist should happen to slep
this way, and humor Ibem. Wc not
only, as ii appears, have failed io make
provision for prolonging life and making
it enjoyable; but we have failed to make
provision for the disposal of our defuncl
Ijodiis afler we have done with them,
lliere has been no movement amongst
us towards providing a cemetery. If
people Wil. insist upon having the dead
bodies of themselves and tlieir friends
buried in the ground,--and doub less a
larije proportion of our population wil
give wai to that weak preference—they
mtis. look up some spor on which lo
make a cimeiery. Wc must say thai
we think it a misia'.e, however. The
most time-honored, the most decent, inexpensive, and—considering me hearth
ol those still living—-die only light and
proper wai ol disposing of our dead, is
by cremation. For years past i has been
vigorously advocated by a hosr of scientific men, especially as applicable to ihe
case of great centres of population.
Port Moody could not better advance iis
c aim io "advanced opinions," ihan hy
some of its cn crprising townsmen,—or
a company of lhcm«"Conslructing a i
cremation furnace,
(From tlii* .'ilaiiiliiml Gnai'ilUii.J
Oui valuable Government, apparently,
quite sure of their positions by the
powerful aid offered by the jovial eight,
are carrying measures through the
House, that no previous Government
would have dared to suggest. They
pile on taxes, and secure a very large-
temporary revenue; then hey ask and
receive p»rmission to borrow $250,000
and then vole themselves = sessional allowance. We insist thai theie was no
necessity lor the Loan bill, if even the
Sertlement bill was disallowed because
honest John made it appear that there
was no end to the resources of the Province for income, and he looked for a
s irplus of $100,000 But we contend
t*hat the precedent admitted by this bill
is of a very dangerous character. In
future, Finance Ministers will make out
bogus reports of income, and then take
power to negotiate a loan. But lhe extraordinary fact that lhe (iovernment is
run by honest |ohn docs not appear lo
have occurred lo anyone, perhaps, but
the jovial eight, who are nol in a position to make any demur. Nay, so completely are these noble representatives
under ihe thumb of the Government,
that they r.oi only vote for anything
emanating from the Government lhat
is thrus, before them, but applaud everything that is said In ministers, and di-
nounce everything advanced by the
Opposition, no matter how reasonable
and proper it may be. Look, for instance, at the sessional allowance lo
Ministers; it will be carried, to a dead
certainty, Of one thing we may be
quite cerjain, thai honest John will sell
ihe public lands in any quantity to everyone who will come ?.long with the cash.
Why, then, ask for power to negotiate a
loan ? The sliaKge part of the matter
is, that no one raised a voice againsi it.
It was very evident lhat honest John,
unless he had been telling untruths in
his budget speech, had no necessity for
taking the power to procure a loan at
this moment. But he knows that his
Government is hated and detested
throughout the Province, and the only
way to retain power is to buy votes, and
for this purpose he must have lhe loan.
Bit what about the people of British
Columbia, whose lands honest John is
selling or giving away as fast as he can
find a customer; and whom he is now
taxing right and  left ?   A  man of any
thi-e last the key-note upon which to
sing the praises of their leaders, if
ministers had had the remotest hope
that the Settlement bill would pass,
they never would have introduced a
loan bill. Now, in the event of the
very probable failure of the Settlement
bill, the question arises, as to how far
it will I e prudent to permit the continuance in office of the present Government 1 They are detested throughout the Province ; their only haven of
rest is in the House, where their faithful followers will support them, if need
he, in the entire ruin of British Columbia. It must be remembered that they
have done nothing hut import from
Ottawa a "policy" wliich cannot be designated as anything hut a public robbery. Whatever they have done he-
sides hus only tended to give themselves additional facilities to dispose of the
public domain, or to increase their
political capital by turning the laws to
the purposes of favoritism. Let us
then suppose for a moment that there
is some favorable feature about the
Settlement hill, then, in the event of
its failure, being the only redeeming
point in their favor, their nerviees
should be at onr# dispensed with, and
an entire new House elected. There
can be no question about this fact, that
they do not represent the people. That
they ore not only very unpopular in
this Province, but the Act upon which
they plume themselves so much—the
Settlement bill—will he voted against
in the Dominion House by every representative from British Columbia!
What a .hooking parody, then, on responsible government, is this Parliament of ours, wliich is carried on by
four of tire most unpopular men, now,
in the Province, and supported by a set
of men who (R ready to do anything
they may desire : these last knowing
wall that Ihey will never enter Parliament aga'n. But we contend that our
present ministers staked their reputation, or rather their status, on the success of the Settlement hill, and if that
proves a failure, they are no longer required at James Bay. We know the
peculiarity of honest John. He will
say: "Ah! hut we are here for four
years, anil you can't put us out except
on an adverse vote, whieh is impossible
with our present faithful followers."
True; but. you are the people's se, "ants,
and the people can discharge you, one
way or the other. Of OT-ant, perfectly
legal means must he adopted ; but it
should lie done right away. The. loan
will place a large sum of the people's
money at their disposal; they are voting themselves sessional allowances,
and they will go on before the four
years elapse, until they won't care a
jot about thoir places when their time
is up.
[From tbe Main!, il Ou-rdiin.)
In recent papers from England, extracts were given from a speech made
by Lord Randolph Churchill, in which
he compares the political measures of
the Gladstone Government to chips—
nothing hut chips. If the policy of
Mr. Gladstone results in nothing but
chips, wltat shall we say of the proceeds of the. policy of little pinchbeck ministers like our own, particularly led by a political fraud like Honest
John ? Tli« policy of Gladstone produces nothing liut chips, Honest John's
policy produces nothing but chops,
tluvt ts, cliauges. He swops the Graving Dock with a half million subsidy
for two hundred and fifty thousand dollars cash ; he swops two million acres
of coal lands, worth ten millions of dollars, and gives seven hundred anil fifty
thousand dollars besides, for seventy
five miles of a railway which will never
pay its expenses ; he sw ops three and
one-half millions of acres of land worth
three and one half million dollars,-and
a claini for two million dollars for com-
pensotion, for the seven hundred and
fifty thousand dollars, which is to be
handed over to certain "smart" Yankee
speculators. Surely the people of this
Province have all gone crazy, to permit
a political impostor like Honest John to
make ducks and drakes of their property. How they will feel whin they
come to realize the results of these
"chili's," it is easy to foresee; they will
call Honest John and his colleagues
hard nunies ; hut they cannot complain
if they are tin nihil vis called iisms.
We know they ore extremely gullible;
many instances are on record. One
will suffice for the present, "patent
■tone, People who reud the Vol mist
and Honest John's pap. r in this city,
must be eternally discovering for themselves that these papers advertise
themselves and then one another when
they have uothing else to do. The
chief writers for both these papers have
made the little progress they have accomplished, hy constantly advertising
themselves, and they never think of
anything else. Tho idea of any man
making his way by honesty or merit, is
to them only to be found in novels—
something as far away from practical
life as the Nebular theory. In the
matter of advertising himself Honest
John is like Gladstone, but as a pea is
like the Globe. Honest John has
cracked himself up so long, tliat the
man absolutely believes in his own
praises; his intellect is so weak and
small, that he no doubt convinced himself that he was lit for the position of
Prime Minister of British Columbia.
He found, however, that there was
some little divergence of opinion in
that respect, so he contented himself
with another portfolio. But it is suid,
there is nothing like conviction and
earnestness of purpose iu leading others
to believe any fiction that a man may
desire to dsseminate ; and Honest John
having both thesn had overpowering influence with his colleagues who were
not endowed with anything like strong
heads. Their weakness in thus allowing themselves to become the victim of
a man who rests his title to preferment
on his own self praise, must be now,
or soon will become, very apparent,
as, if they wero mean enough to declare they never believed in him, no
one would believe in theni. The disasters of their mock administration
will soon begin to tell and he felt in
this Province, and it will he found
that so far from conciliating CViada
with the notorious Settlement bill, we
have irritated and disgusted her; the
first because she will appear before
the world grasping, selfish, and, from
the way she has yielded to tho Yankee Coal Syndicate, remarkably neglectful of her own and her children's
interests ; she will feel disgusted with
us because we had sueh an empty-
headed set of noodles at the helm of
our little state, as to allow her to
ooinuiit herself in any such wav- All
this mischief has been done, and a
great deal moro, because the people
of British Columbia don't understand
the merits of advertising. The Culomst
says, in Tuesday's issue : "An eventful session was brought to a close yes-
terilay. Since the date of confederation there has been no meeting of the
House when so much legislative work
of a practical eharuetcr was accomplished." In other portions of thepa-
per may he found the equally inter-
eating facts that the boots and slioes
made, the photographs taken, or the
pills sold, by so and so, are the finest
on tho continent. Rut the fact is,
tliat the Colonist is uot so far wrung
as people might be led to suppose;
the session has been a most eventful
in the Settlement bill having been
passed, which gives away our property, our money, and our privileges for
nothing. In the Land bill having
heen passed, which gives to our precious ministers the right to sell the
reserves, and to speculators the power
to obtain as much land as they like
in a round-about way, besides handi
capping the small coal proprietors. In
the Timber Cutting Act, which imposes a tax, but places no limit to the cutting down of timber from the people's
lands. Iu the permission to the men
comprising the Houest Johu Government to borrow $250,000, and in allowing ministers to add so many hundred
dollars per annum to their salaries.
We defy any session being produced asa
parallel to the one just closed, in practi
eal injury and misfortune to the Pro-
The (Str. Ai,ki_vidi-.—The r__triction«
placed on the movements of this steamer by
the marine authorities, are now removed,
and as it is said t hat she -raftered very little
damage in her late adventure and is well
above the reach nf ice, .he will be able to resume her trips to .'or; Moody aa soon as the
river navigation open*! —O/ianlk/n.
IXCITrMEM IN Tilt. pacific reovntct. AKin
{Correspondence ofthe Toronto Otobe. Feb. I.)
Nik,—Allow me space in your valuable
paper for an account of thia iniquitous bill,
which has raised aueh a storm of indignation
in British Columbia, particularly in the ilia
trirt throng-, which the Ialand Hallway ia to
bi- built. British Columbia by the Carnarvon terms, haa claimed for years that the
Iliiiniuioii iuivcrniiii-nt waa under obligations to build the I.land Railway aa part uf
the Canada I'acitic, with a ferry from the
mainland to some point on the ialand, with
Kscjuiuiault aa the ti-nninua. Thia waa
what .Mr. lie Cowniw ami otlier Britiah Co
lnuil i.i politi.Una fought for during the laat
.I i"
Uut January a new Qavenussal came
int'ipMUir in Ilritiiili Columbia, anl uvgo
tiii'iona were re np.-m il U-tw. cn the two
.lov.rniiieiiti. 'f'he lliiiuiujiii, Covernmcul
• li.'t..:e,| to the (.overnment of liiiri-h Cn-
llillllriil the ferine which auitcd tlli'lnaelvea;
snd although there weie aix lawyera in the
lirrti-li Columbia I_f_ialature, they could
not ilniw up an Act embodying tliein, con-
atrijuciitly tlte hint .Settlement Bill proved
i.bortiv,'. lu the meantime, Roliert Duna-
muir, a, coal monupi.li.t, and a few Yankee
.harper*, formed a syndicate, and offered ^to
build au isolated piece of railway 011 Van-
soever Island, wnirh waa accepted by the
Dominion Government, and lately ratified
by the l.oi'ii) Lcgifdaturu us part of the new
Settlement Bill. The cuuho of diaaatiafac-
tion mi the jmrt of the people of British Columbia with thia hill   ia,   that   Dnnmnttir  A
Co. and the Dominion tfovernmenft eaeh haa
a good bargain, whilo British Columbia is
literally rubbed. I will relate what each of
the iiai tie* to the contract gets in order to
allow that the people of Britiah Columbia
have juat cause to complain of the outrage
about to be perpetrated  on   them    by   the
I .oral ('overnment, who are but the tools of
the Dominion Government.
For building 75 miles of Island Railway,
which will coat 82,000,000, anrl be their own
when built, Dunsmuir Si Co. will get 2,000,-
000 ncrea nf land on the east roust nf Van-
oa.liver Island, worth 810.000,000 in the
market tn-day, containing all the coal mines
really worth working aa far aa kuo-vn in
British Columbia; $750,000 from tho Dominion; all the timber, slate, marble, clay,
rock, coal, mid other mint nils on or under
the above reserve, free of taxes forever;
free of u royalty on coal forever, which
oughi. were the mines properly worked, to
yield to British Columbia an annual revenue
of 1100.000, Will not the above-named Syndicate bu .ii-ll paid fur building a railway to
haul their own coal on? The Island Railway Syndicate is to sell the mere surface
right for fl per sore.   I wondor who wants
II hare cxiatence 0,1 the surfaoe of land from
which tliey dare not take   a   troe,   load   of
f[ravel, clay, rucks, or dig a well, without
saving themselves liable for damages to
thin preciousayndioate! Farmers are wondering how deep they enn plough without being
liuhle for damages. In fact, according to
the contract, they cannot plough at all.
The Dominion Government get. clear of
H,000,000 compensation claimed by British
Cnluiiil'ia for delays in railway construction;
they get 8,500,000 acros of land in the
Pence Kiver country, worth S3,500.000; a
hidf-iini-hed dry-doek; $500,000 of a dock
British Columbia gctB back what she has
spent on the dock; rid of 5,500,000 acres
f Crown Lands; a gigantic cod monopoly;
clear of a lialf-linisheiT dry dock; the supposed beiietttn to be derived From the construction of the Island ltailvay by I'hiucsir,
who send ell the money they save lmine to
From the above it will be seen that Mr.
Diiiisinuil' -t Co. have the boat bargain of the
three. As coal monopolists, they can contrul
the markets on the whole coaat. They are
bound, it is true, to furnish coal to the C.
I'. II. Syndicate it. the sauic rate as to otlier
parties; Imt Mr. Ihinsiuuir's American partners can eillirnntie all the coal they may be
lisposed to dig, and charge tbenftelves an
rxni'bitant price, sn that the C. P, Syndicate
limy he at the mercy of a huge coal monopoly on this coast. In charging themsi'lvea
an exorbitant price, the DuiiHinuir Syndicate
will merely be taking their money out of one
hand and putting it into the other. The
British navy in the Pacific, the mercantile
fleet, and every fireside in British Columbia
will be at their mercy without any alternative,fnr no other conipany.cveii if tliey could
get coal lands, can ever hope tn .minute
with one thut lias had so much wealth literally liestowed to them. The Dominion (Iovernment makes what may prove eventually
a doubtful gain; for the residents of the
northern part of the district to be given
away, have held meetings, and decided to
fin in u laud league; to appeal to the Imperial Government, and to take up anna in defence of their rights, in case nil peacable
in. ap fail. Should the Dominion Government have to send an army to put down s
rebellion in the disturbed district and maintain them in the held for any length of time
they may lose more than they have gained.
The Dominion Government ahould form no
more monopolies. If they do uot pause be-
fore it is too late their monopolies may goad
both Manitoba and British Columbia mtn a
rebellion wliich may leave the Dominion
shorn of half its trrritory. 1 wonder that
the I'. P. Syndicate does not object to the
formation of another monopoly, which U
to have the power to cripple their operations
nn this emit for evor. What lamcfits the
advocates of thia iniipiitous bill expect to
derive from Ihis isolated piece of railway,
along the shoro of one of the finest water*
atrctchca iu tho world, are hard to see.
Through its entire length it will pass through
m mountainous country, unlit for cultivation or roll leu,mi, Lut rich in cost, which
ia to lie given away for its construction. In
cuae it ia constructed, uothing ii ever
likely to ho carried over it, aa everything
can lie shipped much cheaper by water; besides a -anmil steamer, making weekly trips,
cau carry eveiything tliat js ever likely to
retjuire sliiniiicnt to V letoriu. Thieves in
British Columbia have no need of stealing—
all thev have to do is to form a syndicate
and offer to do some trifling thing for the B.
C. (.overnment, and be granted millions of
dollars' worth of mineral or agricultural
land. The B. C. Governiiwmt have lieen requested by the people to aubtnit to the coun*
tiy their agreement with the Dominion
Government. This they refuse to do, well
knowing its fate if they did.
Mr. Dunsmuir still hohle a seat in the
British Columbia Legislature, over wliich
he seems to have complete control, although
his cnni.iituc-.ts limy: almost unanimously
requested him to resign. No hoaourable man
wuuld hold a seat under such circumstances,
but monopolists seem to have very little regard for public opinion. If this gigantic
coal monopoly is sanctioned by the Dominion Government in its present shape you may
expect to hear of ructions in this Province
before long. In my next I will give you an
account of further developments.
P. S,—To show' how thoroughly Mr.
Dunsmuir is bos< of the B. C. Legislature I
might state that he has the privilege of
speaking while seated, and of Bitting with
his feet on the uext seat whilo he dictates to
the Government. __,  M.
British Columbia, January 21st.
The Lyon Medical says that the mortality
in the French army ia 8,65 per 1,000 for
France and Algeria, but for the marine infantry the rate ia 70,7 per 1,000; in France it
is hut 18,9 but in Martinique it is 32,2, in
Cochin China 97,0, sad in fienoeel 146,6,
per 1,000.
Mawsif <£>
the public of New Weatminater i>
Dictrict, that they bave commenced boi
And an now prepared to receive inelnct
ions iu their several branchee.
All Business plaoed in theii
bauds will receive Prompt
Office: Front Street,
OPP. C. P. ». CO.'S WHABJ*.
Valnalle   Town   Lot*   ml
Pert  Moody.
Office: Front Street,
_R.ES A. L
fire, J,i.8 5 |eoiieot
S-3T Particular Attention .given
to the transaction of Heal Estate
Business, ia New Westminster
City aod District, and the Town
of Port Moody.
On Cood Seonrity. :;2S-SSt-
*__* H jec
Mills Co.
Take this opportunity of thanking their
numerous patrons for
past favors, and respectfully ask a continuance of the same
in future. Having on
hand a large stock of
Rough and Dressed
of various kinds antl
grades, they are prepared to give
Jargaiaj fo? ||$J
for the balance ofthe
They have also to
announce that they
have opened a branch
of their business at
and will keep a full
supply of
Sawn # Split
and all the necessary
furnishings for buildings at the Terminus.
Parties who intend
building there can
count on obtaining
all the requisites for
that purpose on the
The Nanaimo
is now in operation
under the superintendence of MR. A.
HASLAM, and will
keep a full  supply of
>hn Hendry,
Wben 'li** Mm ■--.it-h d    »rotttoth_tl
lh-- ..uid. wcic .itUi-ktiitf the Copt* in
Kgypt a ;*>lii*eiJ'ui_ onnwentnti a convention ki <J_.8cu._s tbo probability of a call
on the eity force to help the K^yptians.
*\Ve helped tir. Ottawa copa," Jie argued, ".ind why shouldn't we ba liked to
give these other copa a hand 7"
Bishop Huntington is out in an indict**
mont o. ihe puhlie Mthool oyotom on the
loot* of iu aiii'^.-d Inability, u tblngi
are iiLina-'L-d ik.-a, tn impart to the tin-
injj ur< nerutitin anything like moral ei'u-
cation. "Tbi Supreme iinlivh.iuil and
national good,1 tayt th" Iti**-ln.p( "im
rii.ii.utcr.      ( 'hat.u-ter     include*    ele-
in--nt** tbit an moral and nllgioai a***
■oil m the Lote l--c.ti.il; it iicliM'- pon*
. H&cti-oD, awi will. Morality,
u* veil m religion* ytvei way he fore th*-
Idolatry oftbe brain), and w« ar.* thai
brought to confront Ibe -ran defect ■■!
our piii'in* aeboolivmin." ht t<» Han-
day ichooU, tb« tilth a htm hm lltUv
rdpecl for Mum ai utonl agiiit*i vbllt
:i- to part*  tn, "lluv are not moral ibnu-
p; ibay l.it-k tba care, Nkiil. and
ability to dittthargtf thin chief pa ran til
i niHt." Tite «''piK'liisi"ii ar rived at ll
thai ili> i )ni,-li.i i lile is iurti-parable
Ir.iin ■ hti-liaii dogtni, antl lli.tt fell
gmiiM freedom thn.a not miio frlldom
Iroin rulijiipiu.
Bil nurclc, tii.ai__li he haa always hated the prr.-s, lias always iboWQ a due
imiiM-i.iu-.il.--.- ol it** p iwer, and Una tim-d
it an auccettsfiilly   an any   KtateBninn   in
Kurope; ho (hit it ih I ute mating to know
that bl served his tune, MtO Mpeak, an
iipprentiee inj-uiiualisiii, and fora eon-
Bicfirabia period eo.it ri bated article-*
nearly every day to till Knuzteituny,
still, an early ua 1850 ho said: "I cannot deny, Ilia EChallf Oniar, I have a
certain lonitiiift., imt only to annihilate
ad books except the < iiri-tiaii Koran,
but also to tlestr. y the me Him of NUt-or*
liigtbetn. 'J he art of printing is tiie
choice vveap'Mi jjf Antichrist." Hut more
than hooka, or \ustria, or even the revolutionists, Bllinarck objected to tbe
corrupt   ImreauciMry   U hich   paralys-ed
the action nt Prnnla,ami, indeed, mmt
ofthe lii-rmaii States. It in e-'sy to mi-
dcr.-tand how he must have felt among
the "periwig dtpminutilU who at once
put oil theiroHieial -rillge if I merely
Beg a light for my cifcttr.*' Hut, concluded the yoiinj man, writing from
Frankfort in 1851: "lfever I come to
stand on my own logl here, I shall
either cleanse my field of weeds nr go
home again—more than suddenly."
The ladies of Berlin aro painted in
most unflattering colors by M, V'asili in
his paper oo Berlin society in the present number of tbe Nouoetlt Bttuo,   As a
general rule, he aays,the Herlin woman
of the upper olafc.es neither reads nor
works nor occupies he Tie If in any useful way. She passes her existence in
gossip und in the frivolities of live toilet.
She has not two serious ideas in her
head, nor two elevated leelings in her
mind Her preferences are vulgar, her
influence Instgniflcaut. Hhe lacksgrucQj
education, and tact.   She  tries  to ape
French women as well as she can ; but
ibe only succeeds in reproducing their
defects. It is impossible to mane ber
couveise, so Little does she know of
what ia going on in tiie world, eo com-
ple'ely is she absorbed in admirin-
herself ami criticising he ri villi. The
morality of thfl married ladies lnrar>
cording to M. VaslH, no higher than
tbe standard presented by the average
French novel. In short, Herlin society
hup, if we are to KCcept this account nf
it, ail the vices of tha French society of
the lust century, without the redeeming
wit and grace.
After the Ootn-tfl de Chum-bord died
the usual discussions arose as to whether lhe doctors had done the best tliat
CDUlU have been done for him. A
French medical editor, believing that
he hud at last heard the end of the
matter, ventured to dine one dny with I
a lady, a very old friend ; but she, also, |
started the topic. The gentleman,
thinking it onlv right to entertain her
in her own way, told tn return the s orv
ol Pindar, '•Poor, noble-hear ed, great-
minded Pindar; now, alas! dead) and
the doctors, perhaps, might have saved
him !" The hostess shed a gentle tear,
the medic**! editor resorted to his handkerchief, the hostess broke ci>mplet«ly
down. The little chocolate girl, almost
a constant companion of the h istess,
entered and learned thu particulars.
She also wept. ' Oh, monsieur," sbe
sobbed, Myou say that he—he, too—
Wi u d be alive if the doctors had done
ill thev could ?" "Well, bo, tm; not
exactly alive now,"' said '. he gentleman.
"And wheu," naked th* hostess, "did
your friend PI Hilar tlie V" The medical
man covered bis face with his hands,
"Poor poet," sai.1 he; *he died 443
years lief ire the Christian era !"
In Dakota them are great numbers of
Norwegians who have been att meted to
tlie country by the flaming atroulirvol
the railroad aud lam) cou***p.ii.ies. and
wt ill more by letters from IrVeuds already nu the ground. They are not dis-
appoiotud, i n they are ciuteiii to begin
very humbly At lirst a house "f trod*
of one room il Ktiiihfartory, ih nub the
plglfltt fallow oi-cup.iu . lhe in.-' improvement is a hty el'.se by the ("mill
floor, uml the pig only e.iters the hom.
occiiHionallt at* a visitor Next, tin
home-made sod stove must in ike wn *
for au i on on. , Slid tht*sod hnuie is de-
mtiv.I for a dwelling all wo id, and cn-it-
Ulgparhlplll much hh tSVO. When
tins h.aiHe, with its window** ami [*|
shingtml ioof, is finally (mint**.! white,
the climax is reaehed. intlgtuatiou in
its wildest flight can picture nothing
moro luxurmu** or beautiful.
During the past year the Professor o!
-I'.Hthctics iu the University of Munich,
a proverbially wearisome writer, delivered his lectures to a somewhat exiguous umlreuce. There were five students
in all, wliu week by week melted aud
grew beautifully less, until at last bnt
one* wne left. This solitary individual,
however, seemed to concentrate in his
own person all the diligence, application, and punctuality oi his frivolous
f-llows. At the conclusion ofthe last
lecture of thfl course the Profctsor approached bim and praised him for these
admirable qualities, and proceeded to
enquire of hi >-: "What is your mime,
my young friend ?" No a..swer. "What
country are ynu from?" Absolute silence. Tbo matter whisoou elucidated,
for it wae diseove ed rha* the patient
and persevering discrple was a pjor
deaf mute, who had taken-refuge from
fhe severe c*.hl of. winter in the warm
lecture rooms of the university.
The draining aud rapl tttfing ofthe
Camp*_ma has been a favorite idea of
the Italians since Home became the
capital of United Italy, and now the
attempt is going to h« made on a large
scale. A certain amount of drainage
work has been madu compulsory on the
different landownc.s, an 1 no less than
eighty irrigation companies under Government control Inive -.etc, set ou foot
to reclaim the waste of centuries. One
or two minor experiments have been
fairly successful, and among other
things plantations of eucalyptus havo
rtain lonsr-dpaerted spots habit-
[abb-, notftblj lb ml «. Paul ontsWe the riage
wai Iih 'paid.
'1 i    Pn i tut  o   tne  goijatj   of   Pvfaflo
•iiuiyiti   ni   i.n.i tad no uti..  -•■
•amp'ica (<f milk m Loudon,  und found   l!03
of tijuti either skimmed ur   watered.
The Moscowgirl»are attracting sumo at-
tcutiou fruiu ■etanttfe Kurctpe. A so-called
epidemic ut cliorea, or tit. Vitus'* dance,
broke eut iu a yirls' school there, and now
various member* of eighteen families iu the
neighborhood Oi tbi Kremlin are trytUj- to
keep their features sitaight.
A clt-rgymaa in l)ui l-.iin, Kngland, s me
t-hort time binco taught aa old man in his
parish to read, and t-.ui.d him SO apt pupil.
Att-r hi- llMOOl WttO tniii_lii.d he was not
able to call f.r Home time, aiel when he did
only found   the   wife   st  bom.      "Ib>w   Is
John?'' ••o;i, OAOoty, o\t" "Ah, 1 Nippon
ii. "II rend his Bible \t*ry c**rr,fortably now?"
"Uil.l*-. ir! BI--H-* you, he WIS '-ut of tbe
BUdi and tabu tlo* oonrtnonott |oa
Tun nrtbfSS years IgO th'* IMSlt itia.le
by tin! ('■uul d<-  l'i  ii. . v . in..'   KM   ab-ui
'pi * ii, na th tt ruioohtihfs .'""I pngawious
JoomalUl, Mi. .-.un-h n >c'n*ll, wil HM nine
hoirtt" womh-r t>f the 11 .ul ■* .mil A It -w
d-ty-t fince Mr. Si-h'jll pnli'i-he.l a very of-
I -uruvt: ur n.li- in tlie hm W ''.• si on tie- ■ .mi.t
[Who vioa p. nt to prism lor bis ><-*.iult), and
i iii>l wi:h hwoi-Is folluw-fd mi thu Long*
.hviip* noi ooer-M, when Mr. Sell -11 was
align.ly w.pimiled.
On ull I em id.* servauts in Pruiiia and Al*
me-Lornini whu have nniutermptodtjr M*
intiiel ii thi vi-iiu family for f*»riy years,
ilie (iunnm K npivs.i cjid'er* a g Men Dfd-H,
with au ailt'^rt[.h iliplonia, and bfltWHB
lh* Ut of Jami try. 1S77, when the order
wat f 'Ufiied, and the end uf December last,
tho distinction Iui*. basil best >w»d "ii uo
fe-ter thau 1,027 pcr-iiis—1 creditable and
ml. r.-itiiig fact.
One day early last month pen-ons passing
by the Place de la Concorde nbout *J o'clock
hi the morning wer.; surp'i-ied to w*e tlie
eel-br.tt.dstatue of Strasbttl-g (whi h alnios
all tlisyewr und it hung wi h flng-t ami
Other emblems of Krmi. h paftrlol mn) decorated with I large white banner, bearing the
Jtmra\dedntt which rsprssmt the aiun-nt
lmmarcliy o( I'Vanc*. This dt-eoratimi being
considered seiitious, it was removed hy the
Mr Shields, hy laying pipe-i perforated at
interval'. lOtni banarsa* of yards out of
Polksstoas h/irhor, and (.living oil through
them, sucoes-fallv carried our, die otherd.iy.
his invention for calming stormy Wltl* and
making niy ihe eutranc lor t csscls in dis
tre**s. As the oil f«>r the purpose cm bs
procured for nix pence s gallon, Old as lift en
to tWttnty gallon*, completely calmed lhe entrance tti Kolkc-tono iu a very still' breeze, it
i-t manifest how easy of appliance and cheap
t.ie plan is.
A-unit two years a ; i Queen Vfotoril erected I Vio-y pn tty Strut ehal t in Balloch-
htii' forest, itear Btlin >ral. It h<is uevi-r
yet bun i.O' upied by li*r, and she has only
vi ited it once or twice in order to drink tea
there. The Queen hus sent onl is to her
head forei-eer at Balmoral to have the chalet
taken to pices, au the proposal t > show it
at the Intern tli und Forestry Kxibitiou.
which is to be held at Kdinburgh. Sim will
also exhibit a number of speei-n mts *'f Scotch
firwood frum Balmoral and from Ballochbuie
Au old actor, Robert H l bl.'ley, left long
a'to a cottage near Loudon, f .r the use ol
"four po -r c nnstUaiii u it lUsiaoliuifd to live
toget'ner;" sud llsu £500. the interest 01
wliich was to provide a Twel th cake, wit ■
puiicli, fnr the Idnry Lane pluyeri '*n
Twelfth Nigh*.. Thi custom has been perpetuated, large siibse'Tpt.ens going in aid of
the original beipi-st, and the ooosiioq is
intd' a gala one for all the eniployc-s of the
theatre. Baddeloy 'n said to have been the
last actor who appeared st rehearsal iu the
royal garb of learllt and ijold, once worn by
actors as "her Majesty's seiVAtUts."
During last year Sheffield, England, turned out armor for one Russian Ironc ad and
for till Italian ironclads Italia and is panto,
t'omp in nd armor has betui supplied to
I'Vaaee. It su])plied plalei also for the
H'ar.jiit'', C lluig.vo nl, an>) Edinburgh of
the Kiiglith 11 *et, and now the firm of l'.uu-
inel it Co. of Slietlield hive concluded a
contract with the Bust-fen (jovcrnnient under whioh works are to be set up at lvoipino
for the maiittfactore of Sheffield armor re
* j ii red for the next lei> y^ar-*,  to   be   turned
out half it Kulpi.io sad half at Sheffield, so
that in the even; of a naval war Sheffield
can look on with  Impartial eyes.
A certain Herr Sam r hns prodnoid 111
electric ba tery whicli will Work in the sunlight and not m the shade, The , oiut is
tint the -uuiight, whether by ehsinioil ei-
feat or in some other way, is made lo he'ii
wurk au cleci-nc hatt ry. 'i'he object will
Ih to get the suulig it to <L> as im-ch of the
WOt'k fs possible, and tci reduce the eo t of
ih : ether elemeat* eu'^loyed te i tnbii .>nn.
The.i, sapposini lhat ehe >n n.ul portable ae-
cuunilalois can be Lnvilis I, iir.Lead nl tlie
oumVoss sud expensive appliances n w in
c.bo to.' storing electricity, fo.ofl enongh may
'ie "htarijc.l ont of the kOlilbltie of a Kin :lc
ismtnir to drive ail thfl mills and railway
trains in the count.y for years.
John Harris, the furnish poet, who was
th'i author ot oue thousand and one pieeo of
rhyme nnd proee which wore highly prftlsed
hy I-ongf llovv, lii>» just die', ot Fab
month, uud t\b\ Tho tea of a mi u*.*, he
ot't.-u in bit* early days of p \eity. used mk
lUlds of the juioe id V^ackin-n ies. In ISiil
111 got t 10 ptilH for th" beet poem on thi
tfli cint.iuiry ol >.li;.keHpearo. "AI-.Im.ii  h," in-
iiys in h s autnbi igrapby( "my liii  hat
'tetui one ofh ird etrugglei! 1 have bmhi  ■	
tut. A c.ust and l>*0| are bettec th ui r
id Uin ami p^i-oau." Six year-* a m I.or I Boa-
loiihlio 1 secured bin a grout of l),00>0 frmn
t e Ho al ft idnty fund, bi't ino-it of it was
lott by the siMpeiisBin-of the Cornllh h;.uk.
M.. ti\ '.d.tt'Miu thin hi .-1 ■ hini a -^raut of
-Viim fimu the civil list.
MM.  Bantu and   l)e Pin.ra-Santa,   who
have Hiudicd the matter in the cppir working diitrioti id   ffrsnoe, nesntly   mads a
i muiiication to the   Kretioh  Aciub-my  of
Sciences on the acti <n of metallie copper on
th - human system when breathed in the form
of dust iu the foundries. They state that
i.i a Workshop where yell >tv e ppcr in great
quantities istu-rncl. and _hc air is thick
with copper dust, the workmen experience
no ill effects from breathing the latter,
though the fame dust mixed with food sometimes give* rise to slight gastrointestinal
trouhle and general malaise. At Tarn (Dnr-
tort), a colony of copper workers, living
twelve hours a day in an atmosphere impregnated with copper oxide and iron oxide,
o: red coppor dust, do not sutler from it.
T.iere appears to be no'spceial malady due to
copper inhalation; and, on the o*her hand,
any immunity from typhoid fever or cholera
has not been observed, though the people
are in some ins an -es yel'-iw m the skin aud
eyes with copper taken into the system..
M. de Foy, the great Paris matrimonial
agent, has jwst retired into private life, refusing to part with the good ttill of hi-j pro
fessi'-n to any successor, but taking with
him*to his country s.*at an enormous fortune and a proity daughter. His modus
operandi was cautious in the extreme. He
carried ou his profession in a handsome
suite of rooms, at one end' of which was a
mysterious chamber, so- constructed that his
clients come in and go out without over
meeting one another. On entering the great
man's sanctum the would' be Benedick or
Beatrice gave full particulars of his or her
position,- fortune, &c, the correctness of
which was inquired into, the client paying
a thousand franc, as a preliminary fee; No
such vulgar means as photngnmhs were used
but the exact requirements being mastered
the parties were brought together to meet
their fat-e in the ordinary course of social
life. His list included princesses, duchesses
snd many Americans,   On ligniug I
foit Jfoody toil)
Head of North Roac?, I'ort Mood).
fri'iid-. tlut he has recently tak» n the
above house, where lie i- prepared t'i do
everything possible h-r  thi  accommodation
of   glK<"t*.
NIK TABU is always sure  to  lie supplied with all tin- d-hc'u-ii-8  of   the   Beat-on ;
the BEDU are of lhe most c.infoit...bl..,   und
I'lpb- and comfortable bTABLlN-t.
on the pn nil i
IV IV. )A I S always obtsioiUl on Hm btf
b ,r in tr-nt nl t!ic pri iniscM, by  applying  at
th   hud
Arlington   Hotel
Now Wostminstor,   -   B. C
l.-.t   ci'ii'lini.al   Hun I-  in   tlur   Ciiy
The Tal,lo is *ui|ipli"-l   witli  tb*  ln*t tim
Mai kirl allbnU.    The liimt (.uiilitl. „ of
Sujiplii'il at thi* Bar.
I-OM-KT (AMl'liKt-L.
Tu. 8, 18S3. Soli Proprietor.
Toys Toys
R-'nt of T(-lephonc per month, including (notion of wires -9C.00
For every me»i«.i)je for every person not
being a monthly tenant, and not exceeding twent\ -live words 25
Kvery additional ten words 06
All dr.Iiverie-i within a half mile radius
ofomes ,..,...     .16
Beyond the above distance, per mile.,     ,26
Thai*. W,A P. M. Telephone Co. are
prepared to erect private lines in New W*-nt-
minstar and Port Moody, nr between these
|ilaeen, and to nnmcet the sanic with tht
Central Tele;.hone Oliice, if desired.
Partin wishing Telephones should apply
to the uud.r igned.
Dec. 7, 1883. -Sec'y-Trcm.
&*--., .te.
Of First-Oiass Quality,
Modei-i-re   l.ates*
Corner of From   ami  Hcc-bio Streets,
**%7*y IX.iI_.IA.apa:     INSLE"S
Han now i .m-il.teil tl;c KAR AM. BII.LIAIU.   ROOM,—the latter the   Hail.'..,,
Kuom ill th« i'roviuce, fiirni-l.el «i'!i the KINKSI CAKOM and  POCKET TAb
K\ 1.1. lMI'OKTED,
The Bur .-ill lie pruvided tftk the lest uf Wines, liquors and (it'-
the bed eiiwiiis m mwm
When computed,   vbiefa wi'l  be  i'i the oonree of ■ few dive, will offer to the r*\
-tri-oiiii latiOttS whhih thay eamot hnd exc* lie*I elsewhere in lintmli C'olumLu
WILL AM INSI.KV, .... l'o|irl.i
" — •«
Rocky Point Hote
_F»0_FI.T    MOODY.
Kirsl-i'lii-in Slyli', nml U ihhy Ihir BESX HOll'.L ut lli.i TirMlllWW.
Willi .'very llolicuty of thu Sen-Kin.
T s~t 13      BAR
In  »i.|iplieil  with  the BEST WI.MS,  LIO-OB*. »od ClGAfcS to be found
thu Market.
Tho   Beds   aro   Carefully   Attended   to
Anil (lut'-ls mny depend en ri'iiiviu.' every Convenience and Comfort,
"incerbeau  «_*. t urrav,     • Prcprietoi
Caledonia Hotel
R. B. KELLY,      -     -     -     -     Proprietor,
1     allium.icing thntthe Houbo in now cniii*ili'ti.(l with every come
ence for the traveling publio.    THE TABLES aro well aupplieil
every article in Bonaon, ami THE BAB is provided with a well-sekd
Stock of
THE FEDS are well aired, ami THE STABLING is extern
and the best of Feed always roadv for Hothcs.
lt may Vio well to remind visitors that this Hotel is within a t
minutes walk of the Itailway Wharf and Station, and just at I
Terminus of the New Bond, now in course of construction.
GUESTS may depend ou receiving every attention awd ft liea
welcome fiom the undersigned, wfaote long experience is a gnaran
of everything being comfortable and satisfactory.
J. T. SCOTT, Manager.
San   Francisco
Boots & Sn:i_8
(From an Infuit'i, Minn up to a .Man'-. II
Repairing Neatly Executed*
Highest Market  I'rlce pntil for
Under  the  new OtMlellowV  Hull,
is going on a visit to tho East, for a
short time, ptnrling about the 1st of March
next. He woulil like tb gquar*-* up all his in-
debtfetlnen before that time, and to receive
the small amounts due to hitn.
Port Moody,* Feb. 0th, 1884.
Direct Importation
i*. ;0:-       i.    a
ill.US to  inform   the  residenta of  New  Westminster a
)    vicinity, that, he i„   const-Httlv  recei -tng from Euro
tihipiiients of r-bo.cc
Which  ha will supply
fi&SHN BONO   or   J)U1Y  PAID
In quantities to sn;* jmrchaserg
* ■- ■'       .       ■     i        i. i      i   ,
General   Merchandise
Chas. McDonougrh
DIlY (iOODS.        BOOTI.&8HOEH
Men's tto Boy's  f vtlts
And agrenl vmietyol articles nccussarr for a huuMhold.    lie lias also
N. B.—Fann Produce bought at market rntcH or sold ixr or)iniiiis.*.i
_R*E"OrdorB from the interior piomptly iitleoded to.
P. T. Johnston & Cc
(HuQC-8ii«r to Mitohell _ Jnluiston)
Nurserymen & Florist
Ounningliain & Co,, Okas, McDonouJli, and James W:
t3" Priced Catalogue of Nursery Stock,  feed   an*!   GraenhoTtse   Hants,   sent
free on ap plication.
Bodensttirit supplies the following Russian
estimate of the relative smartness of nations,
which has pvised into a proverb there •
Two Jews are  . Russian,   two
American, mto A»eri has to out *'U*ek,
New Fall GojdsII
The Cash Tailorl
Haa opened out hia FALL STOCK, ami ia
now 5i-'ipiired to exe-
i^ATISl'Af in»N UfARA^TREl*.-
A. M. Herring
WiiolKsale A Rrr-.il,
The Largest Stock in the
-•'M:.\T ll. OR TO UOX80NS.


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