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Capital $3,440,060
Reserve $3,440,000
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VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER  B. C, SATURDAY,   MAY 5) 1906.
One Dollar Per Annum.
[The Editor's Review
Of Current Topics.
Tlhe Mayor   The Special Committee
Must Act.     appointed to report on
the subject of adulterated food in Victoria has completed
'Its labors, and found that the civic
iy-laws are adequate for the protection of the community, and only
eed enforcing. They find, further,
(that the responsibility for their en-
brcement rests with the Mayor.
iThis is a conclusion with which no
ne who has studied the question
will differ. When The Week first
drew attention to the matter, it was
pointed out that the Chief Magistrate was the one to see that the law
Vas enforced. One of the first steps
taken in the crusade was to interview and elicit the statement that
fthat Dr. Tolmie was the official to
'^attend to the necessary inspections;
ut this admission was coupled with
lie expression of opinion that Dr.
'olmie has too much to do, and,
urther,   was   insufficiently   paid.
'he responsibility for the present
condition of affairs rests first with
he present Mayor, and then with
his predecessors. Neither meat nor
milk have been inspected in acord-
ance with the special requirements
of the Act. The excuse that no suit-
'able Inspector exists, is paltry, and
|the suggestion that if a special one
is required, the city cannot afford
!:he extra expense, is unworthy of
'any Alderman. The remarks of Alderman Yates are in exceedingly
bad taste, and show that he neither
appreciates the gravity of the. situation, nor the responsibilities of his
iosition as a public representative.
he facts are as stated by The
Week, and as they will be re-stated
'until remedied.   Milk adulterated
ith formalheyde, glucose and
boracic acid, and diseased meat, are
being sold daily in Victoria. A
well known firm has recently hawked
i'a tuberculous cow for sale. The
civic by-laws call for inspection and
a report by the sanitary Inspector
jor Medical Officer at least once
ievery two months. It is now three
!years since such a report was made.
(The Week has offered to prove all
jlthese facts for more than a month,
but the Special Committee has sat,
investigated and reported without
falling on us to do so. Obviously
.Jiey regard this wholesale adulter-
jation of food as a joke. The Week
(went further, and offered to give the
|bame of the chemist supplying the
dulterants; it has not been asked
to do so.   The retort of Alderman
ates, who, like Gratiano, "talks
in infinite deal of nothing," is that
lie has only heard of one complaint,
nd that was from a person seeking
opportunity of proving the charges,
it has been abundantly shown that
the present by-laws are adequate
for the protection of the public—if
they are not enforced promptly and
effectively, the fault rests with the
Mayor, whose chief duty is to protect the health of the community.
Willie Duncan, alias George Lawrence, did commit a crime that
placed him beyond the protection of
the law, and the court is of the opinion that he got swift and speedy justice by Judge Lynch, whom we did
not have the honor of meeting when
he came to the little town of Oak-
woods."
,he position of Sanitary Inspector.
If ,
Has Alderman Yates ever heard of
[Mrs. Dennis Harris or Mrs. Wall?
'fhese ladies authorize The Week
0 use their names in support of the
Charges, and are willing to give evi-
Ijlence. Does Alderman Yates suggest thateitherof them is seeking the
|;he position of Sanitary Inspector?
■were, for this week, we leave the
Inatter; the evil has been pointed
jut, the Committee has shirked the
A Good The Canadian Mining and
Chance. Smelting Company is now
one of the strongest corporations in the West. It owns the
St. Eugene, War Eagle and Centre
Star mines, and the Canadian Smelter, Trail. The management is looking for a suitable site at the Coast
for a concentrator where ores of
various grades can be assembled
and reduced preparatory to smelting. Two conditions only dominate
the selection of a site, a geographical position convenient for the transportation of ores from many points
at the minimum cost, and cheap
power, which means electricity generated by water. Vancouver is an
ideal place, and commands both re-
suirements. No effort should be
spared to induce Mr. Aldridge to
qettle there; it would form a good
centre for Mainland and Island,
until the mines on the latter are
sufficiently developed to justify the
erection of one for itself.
The Mining Mr. George Sheldon,
Exchange. Williams is to be congratulated on the excellence of the April number of the
B. C. Mining Exchange. From a
modest beginning it has branched
out into a comprehensive, reliable
and interesting epitome of the mining affairs of the Province. In the
current number it justly rebukes
the "knocking" propensities of its
waning competitor, The B. C. Mining Record in a carefully written article on the British Empire mine.
It also has an excellent illustrated
report on the Windy Arm district,
and an expert report on the Mount
Sicker and Brenton properties.
Needless to say, the editor does not
use his exchange to vent personal
spleen.
Texas
Lynching,
Not infrequently the
punishment fits the
crime, but it is a rarer
thing to find the verdict fit the punishment. The action of white men
in lynching negroes in the Southern
States is sometimes adversely criticized by those who have never
lived in the South, and who do not
know the negro. The people of
Dallas, Texas, have achieved all
that the utmost requirements of the
case could suggest in connection
with the following incident which
is related with a delicacy as commendable as the equity of the finding: "Willie Duncan, a twenty-year-
old negro, was lynched at Oak-
woods, Tex., recently. An inquest
was held over the body by Justice
of the Peace M. 0. Johnson, who
acted as coroner, and the following
is his verdict: After a thorough investigation, the court finds that one
Cry for A Fernie despatch ap-
Water. pearing in all the Coast
dailies, states that there
is something approaching a panic
in the Coal City at the action of the
C. N. P.C. Company in raising the
water rates to $50 per annum. Many
charges have been laid at the door
of that grinding monopoly, but if the
present report is confirmed, it would
surpass them all as an outrage on
public sentiment, and an infringement of the liberties of the community, which would speedily result in
government interference in the interest of health. Nothing could so
effectively advance the cause of
those who are more and more insistently clamoring for public ownership of public utilities.
Bad The Laurier administration
Form, has been singularly unfortunate in its dealings with
all matters military. The Hutton
and Dundonald incidents are still
fresh in the public mind, but on
neither of these historic occasions
did the Minister of Militia display
greater ineptitude than in dealing
with the transfer of the garrison at
Esquimalt from the Imperial to the
Dominion control. English officers,
who are gentlemen, even if they
have the misfortune to serve under
Sir Frederic Borden, have been kept
waiting now for several days without instruction or enlightenment
as to their future movements. Just
when it may please the Ottawa
authorities to order them to "move
west, and while it is permissible,
without being pessimistic, to suggest that we shall have bad harvests
again, and that one is about due,
the fact remains that the figures of
the Department of Trade and Commerce are such as to kindle a feeling
of satisfaction and pride wherever
they are known. Canada promises
to have a foreign trade this year of
over $500,000,000. Not bad for a
country with a population of between six and six and a half millions.
The United States, for instance, had
a population of 25,000,000 or more
before they could show a similar
record. The foreign trade of the
Dominion for the nine months ended
March 31st amounted to $396,-
859,305, or $55,750,000 more than
for the same period of the previous
fiscal year. This promises to go
above the five hundred million mark
for the year ended June 30th. The
imports for the nine months are
at $207,202,000, which is an increase
of $18,500,000. The domestic exports are valued at $176,394,000,
an increase of $31,500,000. Total
imports over domestic exports for
the nine months are nearly $31,-
000,000.
should have plenty of notice, so that
they may "govern themselves accordingly." It occurs to the average man that there are matters of
greater urgency and more probable
of attainment than to prevent Rockefeller or Carnegie becoming richer.
Why not begin at the other end,and
reduce the profits of the rich by increasing the earnings of the poor?
This would be a project worthy even
of a Roosevelt, and it has the merit
of practicability.
Poultry
Raising.
Indecent Attention has recently
Post Cards, been called to the sale
of indecent post cards,
and the police caused Section 179 of
the Code setting forth the penalty
(two years' imprisonment) to be
published in the public press. Grossly indecent cards manufactured in
Vienna are still on sale in Victoria,
and should be suppressed.
To Limit President Roosevelt has
Fortunes, been called strenuous,
and no one can deny
that he merits the appellation. Having expended some of his surplus
energy on treaty making, race sui-
Hon. Sydney Fisher has
been enlivening the dull
routine of his departmental office by experimenting with a
hennery, at the public expense.
Just what the Minister expected to
do with this harmless, but costly,
pastime does not appear, but since
it is known that indigent ladies do
make a profit out of poultry raising,
Mr. Fisher has successfuly established one thing—that any rancher's wife in the Dominion can give
him pointers in the coaxing of eggs
from the domestic feathered biped.
According to a facetious contemporary, whose methods we eschew, it
cost Mr. Fisher $2.60 to produce a
dollar's worth of chicken. No less
than $8,554 were spent on this little
hobby of the Minister, only to yield
a net loss of more than $5,000.
Even so, this pastime is both cheap
and harmless compared with the
toys of the rapacious Sifton, with
his North Atlantic Trading Company, at $200,000 a year, to say
nothing of Yukon concessions,
Northwest coal areas, and Saskatchewan land deals, By all means,
let Mr. Fisher have his chickens.
cide, and match-making, he is now
on" is entirely a matter of conjee- ■ turning his attention to the subject
ture, but even the most hide-bound of the limitation of individual for-
partizan must blush for his country | tunes. The details of his scheme
when he has to contemplate the;have not yet been published, and
spectacle of British officers being
treated with a lack of courtesy
which would be despicable, even if
it occurred, in the connection with
the discharge of a gang of section-
men, or lumber-jacks. The whole
attitude of the Canadian government towards the Imperial troops
and Imperial defence has been lamentable, but mean and contemptible as is its policy, there was surely
no necessity to descend to discourtesy and rudeness in effecting a
change, which, but for the Little
Englander spirit in the government,
would never have been made. The
whole policy has been "cheap," and
it is now becoming "nasty. "No
self-respecting Canadian will be
found to endorse it.
Canada The development of the
Growing, resources of the Dominion is progressing at a
rate which astonishes all who are
conversant with the figures. The
stereotyped phrase, "by leaps and
bounds," is hardly expressive
enough to keep pace with the marvellous expansion of our trade.
Three good harvests have set the
seal on the prosperity of the North-
it may be with this trouble, as with
the birth-rate, that the President-
Reformer can do no more than
point to an evil which defies any
remedy. Still there is occasion for
alarm, especially among editors and
newspaper men generally, lest he
should impose any absolute limit to
the number of millions they may
acquire. It is claimed that a heavy
tax on large fortunes, or on their
transfer, would be a restraint to
thrift. If this gloomy foreboding
is correct, we should certainly vote
against any such proposal, and if
the zeal of the strenuous one is likely
to run to legislation,  the public
Why Neglect The Victoria Day
the Children ? Celebration Committee has done good
work in the Capital City, and prepared an excellent programme, but
there is at least one important omission. Where do the children come
in? On such a day, when the memory of the best of Queens is being:
honored, there should certainly be-
some place in one programme for
the school children. In all Eastern,
and at any rate some Western,
cities this is made ajprominent feature of the proceedings. Why not
in Victoria? This is not the only
respect in which the children re."
ceive less attention than in other
cities. Why is it? Surely the teachers are not less considerate, or less;
anxious, to instil principles of loyalty, and reverence. All that ia
needed is a leader and organization.
The reverence fitting to the occasion
should not all be allowed to evaporate in fireworks and sport.
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Condolences to Sweeney.
The chairman of the General Hospital
Committee is strictly up against it and condolences are in order. He has to propitiate
the Woman's Auxiliary, a voluntary organization that has done a vast amount of
good, and has in return been treated mith
scant courtesy by his board. There may
have been a little excess of zeal on the part
of the ladies, but that is the most excusable
of all errors, and could never justify the
ignoring of repented letters, and tho ultimate easy acquiescence in the dissolution
of a useful, if not indispensable, organization. If The Week is not greatly mistaken
there is moro in this than meets the eye,
and it will yet have to see daylight.
Seats for Women.
The Vancouver daily press has now
taken up the subject first broached by
The Week—the providing of seats for
shop-girls. All that is necessary is for the
press to expose the evil fearlessly, and it
will be remedied instanter. Public opinion, expressed through the correspondence column, should jog the press.
A Daniel Come to Judgment.
Joseph Martin, K.C, says: "It strikes
me as nonsensical to say that the British
Columbia Board of- Dental Examiners has
the power to prevent members of the dental profession advertising. If there is such
a power, it should be annulled at once.
The benchers of the Law Society undertook to stop advertising once, but they
are not doing anything at it now. There
are lawyers who are advertising, though
you will be told by some, if you inquire,
that it is very unprofessional." This is
the opinion of a sound lawyer, and a man
of common sense; it will be endorsed by
the general public. The dental "profession" is giving itself airs.
Touch Not, Taste Not, Handle Not.
t This is to be the motto of North Vancouver, and outsiders will watch with interest the attempts of the pioneers of a new
city to keep out "the accursed thing."
The only effective method would be to
people it with Mohammedans, and to this
there might be objection on other grounds.
Vancouver Theatre and Drama.
The Week is in a position to state that
arrangements are under way for the appearance in Vancouver very shortly of
Sarah Bernhardt, the celebrated actress.
Mme. Sarah is not allowed to play in Trust
houses, as she is managed by the Schu-
berts, and as they have no local theatre,
she will play in an immense circus tent
while in Vancouver. The same programme
will be followed in Seattle. Thc official
list of the cities to be visited by the French
actress and her company includes San
Francisco, Portland, Seattle and Vancouver. What reception will be given
this actress after her well known slurring
remarks concerning Canadians, made recently in Montreal, remains to be seen.
In Texas thc huge tent was Ocrowdedto
capacity every performance.
The Pringle Company is playing tonight
at the Vancouver, this being their closing
performance after a very fair week. The
Pringle Company can be classed only as
fair, and does not touch the last stock
company which played at the Vancouver.
Another company will open here on May
14th.
The improvements to the Vancouver
Opera House are already under way, and
bricklayers are busy at the back of thc
theatre. The interior will not be touched
until the stock season closes, in about
eight weeks' time.
Work on the new East End Theatre
seems to be suspended.
day on the streets of Vancouver and Victoria. The Winton people have just opened a garage on Seymour street in Vancouver, and the Waltham-Orient cars will
soon be stocked by a new agency in Vancouver.
The roller skating rink, which has been
closed for repairs for ten days for repairs,
was reopened yesterday. The new floor
is of hard wood, and is a pippin.
Mount Pleasant is certainly after the
championship in the B.C.A.L.A. Scotty
Williamson is their latest addition, and
Scotty is a valuable addition to any club,
Williamson played last year with Seattle
and with Yorye, now in Victoria, and Eddie Milne, was one of the mainstays of the
team. There is a hint going round that
Eddie would like to get back to Victoria,
and if they can secure him, the Victoria
team will be fortunate.
If the report be true that Mount Pleasant
is offering money contracts to players,
steps should be taken at once to put a stop
to it. The writer is well aware that they
have approached at least one city player
with a strong financial talk.
Cranbrook will have a professional lacrosse team this summer. Sandy Cowan,
late of Seattle, signen a contract to play
there this summer some time ago; and
Walter Matheson, of Vancouver, now announces his intention of going to the Interior town. Last fall a certain Vancouver
player and Sandy Cowan, of Seattle, each
received $100 a game for three games
played in the Interior town. Who says
Cranbrook is not sporty?
The action of the Brockton Point Club
in asking 40 per cent of the gate receipts
for all lacrosse matches played at the
Point this year will result in the club losing
that source of revenue, fur it is now practically settled that both the Vancouver
teams will play at Recreation Park this
year, and by next season will have grounds
of their own.
The Pacific Coast Baseball League has
passed into oblivion. It has been tottering for the past three years, and the Seattle club dropped about 850,000 on their
team, but they have been reimbursed by
the sale of their park. A new league will
likely be forme at once, Seattle and Portland going into the Pacific Northwest
League, and the schedule of that league
being rearranged. Certain Seattle capitalists are also considering placing a team
in Vancouver, but the great question is,
Where will they play? For Recreation
Park has already been arranged for lacrosse.
Sporting Comment.
I wonder if the American papers will head
the great victory of William Sherring, of
Hamilton, Ont., in thc Marathon race at
the Athens meet, as "America Still in the
Lead"? This time it was Canada in the
lead, and Sherring, one of the four Canadians at the meet, won this race, which is
probably the feature of the entire program of sports.
More automobiles are appearing every
The Vancouver Jockey Club has secured a renewal of their lease of the Hastings track for five years, and will hold a four
four days' meet during the latter gart of
this month.
A bicycle-polo club was organized in
Vancouver this week, and practice will
soon be commenced. It is hoped to arrange to form teams in Victoria, New
Westminster, Victoria and Tacoma, and
draw up a regular schedule of matches.
A resume of the rules of the game will be
published in these columns in our next
issue.
Entries for the Vancouver Dog Show,
which opens next Wednesday, closed on
Wednesday, and a fine lot of dogs are entered for empetition. The show promises
to be one of the most successful in the history of the club.
-CANUCK.
VANCOUVER SOCIAL
Mrs. Williams returned on Sunday from
Southern Califordia, where she spent the
winter months.
* * *
Mrs. George Soames, a well-known society leader of Winnipeg, accompanied
by her daughter, Miss Honor Soames, is
at the Vancouver, on her way home to the
Prairie Capital after a visit to Victoria.
* * *
Mr. Alex. Haggart, a well-known business man of Winnipeg, accompanied by
Mrs. Haggart, is spending a few days in
the city.
* * *
Mr. Stuart Livingston, of the firm of
Messrs. Livingston, Garrett & King, returned on Saturday fro m a business tirp
to Toronto.
* * *
Mrs. J. S. Emerson and Miss Jean Wilson returned on Saturday from Bellingham, where they have been visiting friends.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest A. Hurst, of Swin-
ton, Yorkshire, England, arrived here on
April 26th, and will make their future
home in this city.
* * *
Mr. Joseph M. Mackay and Miss Mackay left for New Zealand by the steamer
Moana on Friday.
* * *
Mr. James W. Evans, brother-in-law of
Mr. T. J. Hunter, bookkeper for Messrs.
Webster Bros., has arrived here with his
wife from San Francisco.
* * *
Mrs. Thomas H. Mackay, recently of
Heather street, but now living at 2532 Ontario street, will not receive again until
the first Wednesday in June.
* * *
Mr. F. C. Gamble has returned to Victoria.
* * #
Mrs. Thomas Wilson, wife of the fruit
inspector of this city, is staying in Victoria.
* * s
W. C. Thompson, of Vernon, is paying
a business visit to Vancouver and other
Coast points.
* * *
Mr. O. H. Becker, travelling freight
agent of the C.P.R., passed through Vernon last week on his way to the south. Mr.
Becker is looking into conditions in the
Okanagan in order to size up the crops.
* * *
Miss Amy L. Inglis arrived in the city
on Friday's train from Oakland, and is now
staying with Mis. Simpson, on Nicola street.
^   *   H:
Mr. Justice Duff retarned to Victoria
on Saturday.
* * *
Mrs. James Macaulay and daughter,
Miss Dorothy Macaulay, have returned
from a six months' trip to the Motherland
They were met at St. John by Mr. Macaulay about a month ago, and have since
been visiting friends in tbe East,
* * *
Miss Strevel, who has been visiting
friends in the city since her return from
California, left for her home in Winnipeg
on Sunday afternoon.
* * *
Mme. Glendinning, soprano, and Miss
Helen Munro, pianist and vocalist, both
well known artists located in this city, recently gave a recital in Vernon, which was
much enjoyed by the residents of that
town.
NEW] [WESTMINSTER SOCIAL.
Mrs. Edgar Duthie entertained at tea
on Friday afternoon. She was assisted
by Mrs. A. E. Graeme, Mrs. R. E. Walker,
Mrs. Fowler, Mrs. Doyle, Miss Charleson,
Miss Clute, Miss Martin, Miss E. Homer,
Miss Corbould and Miss Grace Corbould,
Among those present were: Mrs. William
Wolfenden, Mrs. Dickenson, Mrs. Creighton, Mrs. Payne, Mrs. R. H. Gordon, Mrs.
A. H. Gordon, Mrs. Holt, Mrs. Gaynor, Mrs.
Davidson, Mrs. Morrow, Mrs. C. E. Lewis,
Mrs. J. C. Armstrong, Mrs. Macgowan,
Mrs. Fletcher, Mrs. McBain, Mrs. Charleson, Mrs. J. Stillwell, Mrs. Clute, Mrs.
Briggs, Mi's. Malins, Mrs. J. R. Grant, Mrs.
Hill, Mrs. F. J. Couthardl, Mrs. G. E. Corbould, Mrs. James Leamy, Mrs. Diamund,
Mrs. W. J. Armstrong, Mrs. McColl, Miss
Wright, Miss Doherty, Miss Leamy, Miss
Lewis, Miss Clute, Miss Maritn, Miss Corbould, Miss Grace Corbould, Miss Charleson, Miss E. Brown, Miss Helen Macgowan,
Miss Freese, Miss Fletcher, Miss Burnett,
and others.
* * *
Mrs. Arthur Malins feft on Tuesday for
Victoria, where she will be the guest of
Dr. and Mrs. C. J. Fagan.
* * *
Mrs. M. M. English entertained at tea
on Saturday, the guests being Mrs. J. S.
Clute, sr., Mrs. J. Stilwell Clute, jr., Mrs.
Corbould, and Miss Wright.
* * *
Mrs. A. S. Graeme entertained at bridge
on Monday afternoon, the guests being
Mrs. Arthur Malins, Mrs. Duthie, Mrs.
Holt, Mrs. Gaynor, Mrs. Bert, Gordon,
Miss Corbould, Miss Wright, and Miss E.
Homer.
* * *
The closing meeting of the Musical Club
was held on Wednesday afternoon at the
residence of Mre. Homer, Third avenue.
Those taking part were: Mrs. J. A. Diamond, Miss Freese, Miss Brown, Miss
Lewis, Miss Clute, Miss Charleson, Mrs.
Watson, Miss Peele, Miss Vera Corbould,
Miss Alice Rickman, Miss E. Homer, and
Miss Constance Smith. Among those present were: Mrs. C. E. Lewis, Mrs. J. C.
Armstrong, Mrs. Holt, Mrs. Yuengling,
Mrs. Duthie, Miss Corbould, Miss Wright,
Miss Cicely Gault (Rossland), Mrs. J. R.
Grant, and others.
* * *
Miss Cicely Gault, of Rossland, is visiting in the city, the guest of Miss Vera Corbould.
There will be another fine line of club
juggling next week at the Grand when the
Burke Brothers will visit Victoria. It will
be remembered what a splendid turn was
given in this art a few weeks ago, and the
Burke Brothers are quite up to the mark
of the last experts. Frederick Roberts
will sing "Dear Old Hills of California,"
with illustrated pictures. Tom Ripley,
whom everyone should hear if possible,
is one of the cleverest minstrel comedians
on this Coast, and the Gregsons have a
great reputation as singers and dancers.
Perhaps one of the best features of thc bill
will be found in thc novelty musical act
of the Clemenso Brothers. Altogether
Manager Jamieson appears to have secured a first-rate company for the second
week in May.
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VANCOUVER, B. C. THE WEEK, SATURDAY. MAY 5, 1906.
I MUSIC AND     I
I     THE STAGE |
On Saturday last the Magpie Minstrels
repeated their entertainment at the Victoria Theatre, Victoria, for the benefit of
the San Francisco relief fund. As on the
|t preceding Wednesday, the house was
t thronged with an appreciative audience.
[(Undoubtedly Victoria has much to be proud
[proud of, in being able to raise such an
bxceptionally talented company within
Iner own bounds. There are few cities
[(where every character which goes to make
I up a successful minstrel troupe could be
Iso well represented as in this product of
Jthe capital City. There is no need to cri-
tticize the performers, or the performance
tin detail; this has been done already, and,
l.besides, every one who takes any interest
tin such matters went to either one show
or the other. It is an open question
[whether "Harry" or the drum suffered
I'most on the perilous exit after the turn
[of McKillican's Band.   What a fortune
THE   APOTHEOSIS   OP   THE    EQO
(With apologies to Kipling and "L'Envoi.")
Whenever we get up to heaven, and stake out our
vacuum space,
We'll run it by law and order, and study the
ethics of grace; *,
We'll put in all modern improvements, and do
it in first-class style—
Just eater for high-class tourists, and keep out
the rank and file.
We'll   start   an   Association   to boom up our
Paradise home,
To gather in straying angels, oondemned for a
space to roam;
We'll show them our marble houses and beautiful golden streets,
Our homes for busted aldermen, our charming
drunkards' retreats.
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VICTORIANS.
SUPPORT
THE........
OF
THE
"Fred" could make on the stage as a female impersonator. The whole affair was
an immense success, and reflects the utmost
credit on all concerned in it..
Next week there will be no performance
iat the Victoria Theatre, but on Friday
['booking will be open for the Albani con-
I cert, to be held on the following Tuesday,
the 15th inst.   This is the great artiste's
|» "good-bye" visit to Canada, and it is a
1 matter for much congratulation for Victo-
I toria has been chosen as one of the places
1 where she will sing.    Born in 1852 at
IChambley, Que., Madame Albani com-
Tmenced to sing at the early age of four,
jceiving her first training from her father,
Moseph Lajeunesse; her first public ap-
Lpearance took place in the Mechanics' Hall,
[Montreal, when she was only eight years
I of age, and a few years later she made a
j successful tour of the Canadian Provinces
['with her sister.   Her name of Albani was
['given her by her singing master, Lam-
Iperti, it being the family name of an ex-
Itinct Italian house.   Madame Albani will
|)be supported by Miss Eva Gauthier, con-
I tralto, who is also a French-Canadian, and
[has studied under William Shakespeare,
La pupil of Lamperti; by Mr. Albert Arch-
l deacon, baritone, who first won renown
I in Grand Opera at Covent Garden, Lon-
Idon; by Miss Verne, solo pianist, who has
I accompanied the prima donna on her tour
j to this country in 1903; and by Mr. Hay-
dyn Wood, violinist, who has achieved a
[great success in London both as a virtuoso and as a composer.   Mr. Frank Wat-
[kins will act as accompanist and con-
f ductor, having made two journeys in the
I past with Madame Albani.  It is claimed
I'ihat Mr. Watkins has no equal in the
[world as an accompanist to the voice.
The concert is to be given under the auspices of the Victoria Musical Society, who
will supply a chorus of 100 voices.
The Grand Theatre, has returned to its
I form of a fortnight ago. Nothing more
I could be asked for in the way of a vaude-
I villc show, when such turns as thosegiven
[ by Rapoli and Geo. Yeoman are to be seen
[ for 25 cents. As a juggler, Rapoli is mar-
[ vellous, his best trick perhaps being the one
[with the billiard ball and two cues. A
I pretty sight is his juggling with flaming
I torches on a darkened stage. All through
Ihis performance runs a certain vein of
I humor caused by the by-play between
Ithe chief and his attendant. The Grand
lis worth a visit, if it be only to see Rapoli.
fYeoman, the German comedian, is extremely funny, and sings a remarkably
Iclever pot-pourri of popular airs at the
"(conclusion of his turn. The comedy
liketch by Lewitt and Ashmore partakes
|af the nature of the old comedy, "The
•ivate Secretary." There is really nothing in it except extravagant burlesque,
but none the fess one is bound tolaugh.
Irhe antics are so absurd that it is impossi-
lile to git with a grave face, and after all
lh is the business of comedy to create a
laugh. Frederick Roberts has introduced a change this week in the illustrated
long; instead of the sentimental ditty all
Ibout the "Old Home," etc., he is singing
l'Rufus Rastus Johnson Brown," with
omic glides. The effect is good, and was
Jrell received. Mildred Manning gives a
■urn as a soubrette, and the moving pic-
lures depict the adventures of a modern
Oliver Twist.
And-
- shall sit in his office, with his halo of
burnished gold,
To boost up the joys of Heaven, as he did in the
•.''!      oity of old;
'  And he'll draw his meagre stipend, and nip his
ji      little tots,
g£ As he lures the Heavenly phantoms to buy
Celestial lots.
'?,
His office shall be in the forefront, slap up against
the throne,
And as each good deed's recorded, he'll claim it
for his own;
He'll stand right at the entranoe, wearing his
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A Splendid Programme at
Popular Prices.
Catching the sinners with money, and trying
to force them in.
If business ever should slacken, he'll go on a trip
to hell,
And boost up the joys of Heaven by telling the
sinners it's "swell";
He'll lecture on marble fountains, and the ice-
cold storage room,
And put Lucifer out of business by starring a
Heavenly boom.^
And those whose wings are damaged, whose
halo's a trifle bent,
He'll provide with seeond-hand copies—at a
modest ten per cent;
And he'll ship them up in thousands to the
City of Joy Complete,
Till he works up a corner in halos, thut chokes
up the golden street.
L'Envoi.
Then they nil will be sick of	
move from the Heavenly Zoio;
Purchuse some  brimstone and   matches,
start up a plar - of his own.
anJ he'll
and
A doggerel bard, who has some ideas,
has forwarded The Week the above
verses, with the request that we would
publish them. He offers a leather medal
to the first person who correctly unearths
the buried hero. The Week is entirely
at a loss to know who the person referred
to is—perhaps some of our readers can
help us out.
AN EXPLANATION.
Hope is like the sun, because it bright-
Ins prospects.
Captain Clive Phillips Wolley, one of
the valued subscribers to The Week, has
called our attention to the fact that several
poems have appeared in our columns without the author's name, the most notable
instance being "At the Church Gate," by
W. M. Thackeray. In that case we must
plead guilty to an oversight, but. having
gone through our file from January 1st to
date, we find that of twenty-eight poems,
sets of verses, printed, the author's
name, or initials, as the case may be, are
attached to twenty. Of the other eight,
the Thackeray one is the only one of which
we know the author. Not being able to
afford the luxury of a poet laureate on our
staff, we have to crib all our poetry from
the exchanges, and it is often the case that
no author's name appers there. It would
hardly be reasonable to credit the exchange, which has obviously copied from
somewhere else, so we have simply inserted it as it appeared in the paper from
which we took it. However, in future to
avoid the appearance of complimenting
our own staff too highly by leaving it to be
supposed that Babette, Monica, The Lounger, or Bohemian could produce anything
which could be mistaken for Thackeray's,
even in Clubland, we beg to announce that
no verses appearing in the pages of The
Week are by a member of the staff, unless their name is appended. Meanwhile,
if any of our readers can tell us the author
of either of the following poems which we
have recently printed, we shall value the
information. "A Persian Rose," "True
Love," "Kindly Omit Flowers," and "The
First Blossom." We are open to receive
original verses of merit at all times.
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VICTORIA   SOCIAL
Automobiles are becoming established
on a popular scale in Victoria, and no one
wishes to hamper them unduly, but it may
not be amiss, apropos of a tendency to develop a thirty-mile speed in the city limits,
whether there are any by-laws governing'
this matter.
A six weeks, engagement will put a lot
of conceit into a man; but six minutes of
married life are sufficient to take it out.
Mrs. Rhodes entertained at luncheon on
Thursday at her home, on Rockland avenue. The table was very artistically decorated in shades of mauve, this being the
color used. Those present were: Mrs.
Fagan, Mrs. A. Malins, (New Westminster), Mrs. Hamfield, Mrs. D, Rogers, Mrs.
Little, Mre. B. Tye, and Mrs. Sprat
* * *
Miss Phyllis was hostess at a jolly little
luncheon party at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Ambury, Moss street. Amongst
those present were: Miss Eberts, Mrs
Bert Langley, Miss Chipman, Miss Foster,
Miss Geneveve Irving, Miss Violet Powell,
Miss Flumerfelt, Miss Todd, and Miss May
Mason.
* * it-
Mrs, Carmichael entertained on Thursday at the tea hour, in honor of Mrs. J. J.
Shallcross. The table decorations were
lilac and lily of thc valley. Those present
were: Mrs. J. Shallcross, Mrs. K. C. Cox,
Mrs. C. J. Fagan, Mrs. A. Malins, Mrs.
Beauchamp Tye, Mrs. Berkley, Mrs. Innis,
Miss Maire Gaudin, und Mrs. R. Jones.
Miss Ethel Brymner, who has been visiting Mrs. Hollyer, returned to her home in
New Westminster on Tuesday.
* * *
Mrs. Arthur Malins, of New Westminster, who has been visiting Mrs. C. J.
Fagan, returns home tomorrow night.
* * *
Mrs. G. Courtney is a guest of Miss
Brignall, of Vancouver.
* * *
Miss Gibb is visiting Mrs. Fleet Robert-
ion, of Rockland avenue,
* * *
The marriage of Mr. Stanley M. Johnson and Miss Helen Clute is arranged to
take place in June in New Westminster.
* * *
A large number of friends of Mr.
and
Mrs. George Taylor and family went down
to the "Charmer" to sec them off on Wednesday, when they left for Halifax.
r
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of perfect life; but a drop of whiskey
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a very different spectacle. Stillness
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to a drop of water and place both under the microscope and what a sight
was seen. The little creatures that
had been swimmiug about seem anxious to find a way of escape. Convulsions seized them and death toon
ensued."
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Currency
and Banking.
From far and near we have received requests for a continuance of our articles
on the above subject. Our readers need
be under no misapprehension on this
point. Having put our hand to the plough,
we do not intend to! stop until the ground
is tilled and fertile; ready for the great
harvest which we foresee coming to British
Columbia. Just as a stone, or even a
breath of wind ruffles up the surface of a
lake or stagnant pool, so is it the duty of a
newspaper article, by calling attention to
evils or weaknesses, to ruffle up what frequently is stagnation in public affairs.
To the unobservant, the stone merely
sinks to the bottom, but to the thinker and
observer the little pebble has done a good
deed in nature's laboratory—it has put
life into stagnant water; its ripples extend from shore to shore; it has assisted,
in however minute a degree, in preventing
the surface becoming choked with a rank
growth of putrid and useless matter.
Next week our fourth article on the
topic of "Currency and Banking" will
appear. Meanwhile, let us see whnt good
has been accomplished by our little pebbles. Readers of The Week may rest assured the articles have been carefully
studied and scrutinized, not only by the
heads of the branch banks in Victoria,
but also by the management and directorate of these Eastern institutions in
their faraway headquarters. They have
called forth a half-column article published
in the majority of the Eastern papers, and
copied into our local press as words of wisdom and warning from a banking magnate
in the East. The literary effusion we call
attention to, took the shape of a warning
to the West in connection with the establishment of new banks, drawing attention
to the fact that years ago a number of new,
hastily-constructed banks had met with
disaster, but absolutely ignoring the additional, and all-important, fact, that
these failures took place before thc present
banking laws of Canada were established,
whereby a new bank gives every atom as
much security as the older institutions.
Before it can commence business, a new
bank is bound to safeguard the money entrusted to it in exactly the same manner
as the wealthiest and strongest bnnk in
Canada.
The article in question, when dissected,
was merely n clever attempt to hoodwink
the Western public, and if possible prevent
the natural and absolutely essential desire of Western men to control their own
banking institutions.
Coming nearer home, we find our little
pebbles productive of good and immediate
results. The bank returns are being published more regularly, and in a comparative
form; also resolutions have been tabled
at the Board of Trade for these banking
returns to be included in a systematic
manner in the Annual Report, and kept
ready for enquiries at the Board of Trade
offices. These are most material points,
■ because in the new era of prosperity which
has struck Victoria our banking returns
will compare with lean years; wc have had
to stand the odium of the lean years, nnd
itis only justice that weshould reap a little
advantage from thc comparison.
As afready mentioned in The Week,
the gist of our articles was brought before
parliament during last session; and getting down to material accomplishments,
we are glad to learn from two of the leading printers that they have recently received quite a number of orders for printing "Verbum sat sapienti."
We are glad to note that within three
months of the appearance of our articles,
a Western bank, established by Western
men, with Western ideas, commences business in Victoria. Naturally we should
have been all the more appreciative had
this great reform emanated from the Far
West, and included a number of our foremost business men on its directorate.
Time will, however, work wonders in that
direction. Meanwhile the new institution
may rest assured that if it has come to Victoria for the purpose of advancing local
business, and not for the mere purpose of
securing local capital to exploit other
cities and Provinces, every active and
thoughtful man in Victoria will bless it
with good words, and do their utmost to
make it a living part of our community.
(Copyright.)
Invest at Home.
The following editorial from the Revelstoke Mail-Herald is so excellent that we
make no apology for reproducing it. We
will only add that what is true of that city
is true of many others we could name in
British Columbia. "Invest at Home," is
a good motto.
"Revelstoke has been a playground for
the fakir, and that too under the cloak of
citizens who should have had more sense.
Marconi agents came along, and with a
get-rich-quick scheme which will never
materialize raked in thousands of dollars,
people even borrowing money and mortgaging their property to get into the wildcat scheme. An insurance promoter came
along, and with the story of big dividends,
sold stock to the value of $30,000. Fakir
Phillips, of the York County Loan, sent
two young men here, who, with promises
of remarkable investments, filled up passbooks galore, till the subscribers found
they had really been making charitable
donations to Phillips and his numerous
'lady' friends and associate schemers.
The fame of Revelstoke as an 'easy' town
even reached far-off Persia, and a dark-
skinned heathen anglicsed his name from
'Petros' to 'Rev. Dr. Day,' and changed
his occupation from a rug merchant to a
Christian missionary and philanthropist,
who sold Armenian flesh and blood to
citizens of this and other towns in exchange for a few thousand dollars' worth
of bank bills, on the proceeds of which he
returned to Persia to live in luxury during
the term of his natural life. The object
of these reminders is to show people thefoily
of going into these wild-cat and get-rich-
quick schemes, and to remind them that
Revelstoke affords the best and soundest
investments, which, with sufficient capital, will bring as good returns as can be
got anywhere. There are here, right at
home, where their investments will be
under their own eyes, opportunities for
investing in the shares of mercantile and
industrial pursuits, lands, buildings, fruit
farms and other enterprises, which cannot fail to bring large and profitable returns. It would be a good idea for Revelstoke and its people if they would recognize this, make their investments at home,
and realize they can get as good investments here as nny where."
TWO VERSIONS
Sing, and thc world's harmonious,
Grumble, and 'things go wrong,
And all the time
You arc out of rhyme
With the busy, bustling throng.
Kick, and there's trouble brewing,
Whistle, and fife is gay,
And the world's in tune
Like a day in June,
And the clouds all melt away.
Shmile, und the vorld shmiles mit you;
Laugh, und the vorld vill roar;
Howl, und the vorld vill leaf you
Und nefcr come back no more.
For all of us couldn't peen handsome,
Nor all of us vear goot clothes;
But u shmile vas not exbensive,
Und covers a vorld of woes. —Ex.
A child's extremity is the parents' opportunity.
Does a bride feel cheap when she is
'given awny"?
Thc heat of passion is of no use for cooking purposes.
BADINAGE
By BOHEMIAN.
The Victoria Day Celebration Commit
tee have done good work, and prepared a
splendid programme. The only regret is
that they could not see their way to include
the contemplated military display. If
Victorians enter with a zest and unanimity
into the celebration, it will be a huge success.
I	
I went to hear Frederic Warde at the
Victoria Theatre last week, and enjoyed
the most intellectual treat of the season.
He is one of the best living elocutionists—
almost, if not quite, the last representative of the old traditional school, of which
Sam Phelps was the shining light, and
Charles Dillon the last star. No modern
methods are at once as satisfactory and
effective as those employed by Mr. Warde.
No superfluous gesture, no redundancy
of manner, no tricks of speech. His is the
"art that conceals art," and one has to go
back to the days, now long ago, when Walter Montgomery recited Shakespeare's
plays with all the skill of Frederic Warde,
and an added touch of humanity that
makes the memory of his portrayals one of
a lifetime. J. C. M. Bellew followed, but
did not possess the dramatic instinct in so
fine a degree, and was more effective in
Dickens. After the lapse of years, came
Samuel Brandram, who made a greater
popular success than either, his Falstaff
in particular being a unique creat on, and
easily the best since Charles Calvert's
palmy days. Brandram, however, had
not the delicate artistic sense of his predecessors; he lacked their musical voice
and intellectual conception. Now, we have
Frederic Warde, who ranks higher than
Brandram, and is not an unworthy successor of the other two. I wonder if perchance any Victorian has heard Montgomery. Many may have heard Bellew,
but I should be interested to know about
poor Montgomery, who met with such a
tragic end in the late sixties.
A Vi ctoria girl received a proposal by
telegraph, and a request to wire at once.
Upon being told by the operator that she
could get ten words sent for a quarter, she
wired: "Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes,
yes, yes, yes."
The young men are leaving Victoria in
su^h numbers that the outlook for matrimonial ventures is becoming decidedly
blue, which leads me to suggest that the
excellent example set by the distressed
damsels of San Francisco might be followed with advantage. An Oakland paper
says that Twenty-five young women of
good families, whose homes were destroyed
in San Francisco, started a marriage bureau on the water front recently. A big
sign proclaimed that that they want husbands as chest protectors.
You may not see elephants in the B. C.
Saddlery Store, but gaze in the window
and see the trunks. The display is large,
but the price is small. There is everything in the trunk line—from the Saratoga
to the bather's delight.
What is there in a name? Not one is so
sweet that the owner would not prefer to
change it—if a lady. The Federal government should get Mr. Blanchard Dodge to
change his; it is an unfortunate cognomen
with which to afflict the advance agent of
the G. T. P. Variety is charming; why
Dodge again?
To allay the anxious fears of many kind
enquirers, I wish to say, in defence of my
esteemed colleague, "Babette," that she
is not really as fond of "Extra Dry" as her
flippant verses might indicate. Nor is
"bibbling" as much in her line as "frib-
b'ing."At times her effervescent spirits can
only find an outlet through the medium of
verse, in which the poetic license figures
conspicuously. Perhaps my meaning can
be better expressed through the same medium. Babette loquitur:
Dear Madge, if you think that in "Mumm's
Extra Dry"
My sorrows to drown I persistently try,
I beg to assure you the joke is a screamy
'un,
More suited by far to the tastes of
—BOHEMIAN.
Babies are very wonderful.^ They don't
even blush when mothers, in their presence, describe their good points to visitors.
Kootenay  Letter.
Nelson, B. O, April 24.—The banquet
given by the Sons of England lastevening
in honor of the great martyr, St. George
was a credit to that organization and to
Nelson. It was given at the Hume Hotel,
and the spacious dining room was well
filled with the guests. Speech and song,
patriotic and inspiring, were the features
of a splendid and memorable evening. Of
late the ranks of the Sons of England have
been swelled by the accession to the population of Nelson of a number of young
English ranchers, all more or less well-to-
do, who have come to the shores of Lake
Kootenay to aid in the raising of the banner crop of strawberries and other fruits.
It is estimated that the crop for this year
will be away in advance of those of years
which have gone before, although each
year has been an advance upon its predecessor.
The advent of the newcomers is partly
due to the skillful advertising of the local
press, and in no small degree to the efforts of the members of the Twenty Thousand Club. That institution is likely to
prove of infinite service to the city, if it
does not fall in the rut which estopped'
the wheels of its predecessors. It has
copied one feature from Spokane, which
is the constant change of the personnel
of the executive committee, but has conservatively minimized the effect of this
by claiming for its president, vice president, secretary and honorary secretary
a place on the councils of every committee,
and as each of the other committees is only
three strong in number, the result being
that the elected committee is always
swampable. It has not copied the tactics
of the Victoria organization, and newspapermen and railway officials are not
upon the councils of the club, though, of
course, fervently urged to help along the
good work. And the work is being done.
The greatest trouble is not the apathy of
the public. The public are not apathetic
when it is realized that a good work is being done, they merely balk when the bona
fides of such an institution is doubted. It
is the reluctance of business men to give
up their transactions. The rancher who
makes a good harvest of fruit seldom condescends to figures which when published
broadcast will attract others. It is most
difficult to obtain not alone the actual tonnage handled by the various mines and
mills in the country, and some of the smelters are equally reluctant, but when it
comes to the output of the various metals,
the information can hardly be obtained at
all. Everybody hears of Westralians,
New Zealand and The Rand, because the
returns are publishen monthly, and the
returns of British Columbia mines would
be published equally readily if they were
available. Of course in the countries
spoken of the information must be given
to the government. It is so in British
Columbia, but the government is pledged,
pledged voluntarily, not to disseminate
this information except in yearly and belated blue books, although such information is just what is wanted to attract the
settlerand the capitalists, Forifthemines
are working, the rancher will find intheir
employees a ready market. The more
mines working, the better the field for the
rancher and farmer. It would be a good
thing if the various organizations, such
as the Twenty Thousand Club here and
the similar clubs in Victoria and Vancouver, would unite in a memorial to a much-
requested government, and get the information indicated.
There is quite a move in mining here,
and within a few weeks much important
news will be divulged of the transactions
wCich are as yet withheld because of their
lack of formal completion.
The Nelson Cricket Club is thinking of
sending a team down to the Coast this
summer, if tne clubs of VictoriaandVan-
couver would accept the challenge and
arrange a date for a series of matches,.
Please Copy.
The other day the principal of a certain
young lady's boarding school noticed one
of the girls wiping her knife on the table
cloth, and pounced on her at once. "Is
that what you do at home?" the principal
asked indignantly. "Oh, no," answered
the girl quickly, "we have clean knives."
Lady—Show me some books suitable
for this child, please. No fiction; but absolute truth, and without absurdly fanciful
pictures.
Bookseller (after thought)—Well, madam, I should think this—(showing Euclid's Elements)—might meet your requirements.
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VICTORIA, B. C. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY s, 1906.
|| NOTES ON PROVINCIAL NEWS
In Spite of Traducers.
The fifth annual meeting of the Similkameen Coal Company was held in Nelson
last week, and a strong board of directors
elected for the ensiuing year. W. E. Gosnell was made president, and S. M. Bryd-
ges vice-president. In spite of the attempts of The B. C. Mining Record to
damage the interests of this company, by
insinuating that its property is worthless,
The Week is in aposition to state that its
assets include five square miles coal lands
of proved quality and extent. The advent
of the Great Northern Railway will bring
these areas as well as the townsite and
other holdings, of the company into the
market, and if the shareholders pull together there is no reason why they should
not realize a handsome margin on their investment. The fact that D. R. Young did
not handle the management judiciously
in 1901-'02 is no reason why a so-called
mining journal should do its best to pre-]
judice the interests of a "bona fide" investors by traducing a "bona fide" investment.
much to build up that thriving town, but
hitherto his natural modesty has kept him
in the background. He has for the first
time been induced to come out of his shell,
and is to become a member of the City
Council. This should be the beginning of
a long career of public service, which may
perpetuate the traditions of an honorable
name.
Reliable Engines Appreciated.
Through Kananaskls Pass.
The Fernie Free Press gives an interesting account of a trip made by three
Fernieites through Kananaski's Pass.
This is the natural outlet from the Elk
Valley, and whenever the C.P.R. builds
the connecting link between Michel and
Kananaskis the Upper Elk Valley will become one of the most prosperous sections
of the Kootenay. In addition to coal
fields almost as extensive as those of the
Crow's Nest Pass, there are timber lands
and large cultivatable areas, where "timothy" can be grown to an almost unlimited
extent. The Free Press says: "They are
a'stalwart trio, and during their trip they
walked a long distance, one day covering
35 miles. They explored the west fork
of the Elk River nearly to its source, and
then continued up the main streamito its
source—a small lake about a mile wide,
near the divide. Here they found fish in
■such quantities that to hear them tell it
would sound like a fairy tale to a devotee
at Walton's shrine. On their solemn word,
one line caught thirty or forty pounds of
beautiful trout in twenty minutes. Some
distance further on was the "Pass," and
there on the other side they discovered
two other small lakes, which they called
Kananaskis and Upper Kananaskis. They
saw little game during the whole trip.
There were many evidences of old Indian
encampments in the upper part of the
valley, and the cause of the scarcity of
game is only too apparent."
A Handsome Contribution.
A Calgary exchange says that among
the many contributions to the fund for the
relief of distressed San Franciscans must
be included the popular firm of P. Burns
& Co., who have given the handsome sum
of $5,000.
To all of our readers interested in
launches, we would draw their attention
to the advertisement of Messrs. Rochussen
& Collis, Machinery Agents, 7 Yates
street, Victoria. This firm has just opened
an office at 435 Granville street, Vancouver, in order to cope with their rapidly
increasing business on the Mainland. . Owing to the success attending the sale of
their coal oil engines for launches and
fishing boats, a few remarks to the boating
fraternity (and in this category may be
included a large number of Vancouver
Island people) may not be out of place.
The advantages of the coal oil engines
are many. There are no electric sparkers
or batteries to get out of order, and thus
a continual source of trouble is obviated.
The saving in the cost of operation is
about 40 per cent—from actual running
tests—and as coal oil is obtainable in out
of the way places, there is no danger of
running out of a fuel supply. Coal oil is
absolutely safe from explosion.
Theclaims made for these engines of simpli
ity, reliability, economy and safety are
borne out in operation.
There are several of these engines
around Victoria and Coast points. Last
month a trial was made of a 15-h.p. gr-
ine engine, which is installed in a boat
built in Vancouver. This trial resulted
in a very satisfactory manner to the owners of the boat. A purchaser of one of
these engines has the following to say in
answer to a letter from Messrs. Rochussen
& Collis, enquiring as to the working of
the engine: "Would say that the oil engine I got from you is giving every satisfaction, and is all the makers claim for it.
You may refer any prospective purchaser
to me, and I will always have a good worde
for the engine." To anyone intersted,
we may say the Messrs. Rochussen &
Collis will be pleased to show one of these
engines in operation, by appointment.
The stationary oil engines are also becoming well known annd appreciated. One
of our enterprising Island ranchers has a
15-h.p. oil engine running his small portable saw mill. We also note that The
Kelowna Courier has purchased an engine
of this type to take the place of a gasoline engine. Messrs. Rochussen & Collis
have received a very good account of its
running qualities from the editor and proprietor of that paper. They will be pleased
to furnish full particulars of either the
marine or stationary engines, upon application.
Surveying to Nicola.
The advent of a railway into the Nicola
is changing the whole condition of affairs
in that beautiful section of the country.
Not only has the main section of 46 miles
been completed, but branches are already
being constructed, and the C.P.R. surveyors are rapidly locating others, especially one from the Forks to Nicola. In a
few years this will be one of the busiest
steam coal camps in the Province, and
supplies will be drawn for use on the main
line of the C.P.R., as well as for local requirements.
Bound for the North.
Lieut.-Col. Prior arrived in Kamloops on
Thursday, and in company Rith Mr. Mi-
chell, the local manager, of the E. G. Prior
Co., Ltd., left for a tour of the Nicola and
Cariboo districts.
Something Missing.
A Provincial exchange says: "The Vancouver Province has a department in its
Saturday issue, entitled, "What the Fighting Men Have Been Doing This Week,"
and in two columns of matter no mention
is made of Joe Martin."
Cul Bono;
G. E. Winkler, J. H. Mitchell, J. W.
Edmunds and D. F. Gladdon, four respectable men, occupying good positions
in the community, have just been liberated from Kamloops jail, after serving a
term of four weeks' imprisonment for expelling Chinese laborers from Penticton.
They voluntarily elected to sacrifice their
liberty rather than pay, or permit their
friends to pay, a fine, in order to attract
attention to the attempt of the Okanagan
Land Company to introduce Chinese labor.
They have gained their point, but|their
action has evoked no enthusiasm, and
whilst sympathizing with their object
one cannot refrain from the mental query,
"Cui bono?"
Adonis Evegreen.
A. B. Mackenzie, the ever-popular de-
bonnair of Rossland, was recently tendered a birthday party on Tuesday evening by about eighteen of his friends. The
entertainment included a fine supper, followed by songs, stories, recitations and
two presentations to the guest of the evening. One was a scarf pin, and the other
a complete set of cut-glass. A very pleasant time was spent.
Coming to the Front.
Hyde Baker, son of Col. Baker, has for
some years been one of the largest property owners in Cranbrook, and has done
In slavery days a negro was discovered
in a hotel office walking up and down.
"Here, you, nigger," said thc proprietor,
"who do you belong to?" '"Deed, massa,"
the negro replied, "I dunno till do poker
game now goin' on upstairs is finished."
Not the Laying Kind.
A few days a go a rather bashful young
woman went into a Southern grocery store
with some chickens to sell. She inquired
the price of fowls, and at the same time
put hers on the counter. The clerk didn't
notice that the chickens' feet were tied,
and asked her if they would lay there. She
bit her handkerchief, turned her head, and
said, "No, sir; they are roosters."
Shades of the prison-house begin to close
upon the growing boy.—Wordswrth.
Remembered the Text.
 j
A little Topeka girl came home from
church the other day, and was asked what
the minister's text was. "I know it all
right," she asserted. "Well, repeat it,"
her questioner demanded. "Don't be
afraid and I will get you a bed-quilt," was
the astounding answer. Investigation
proved that the central thought of the
sermon had been, "Fear not, and I will
send you a comforter."
Hardly Complimentary.
Two Irish farmers, who had not seen
each other for a long time, met at a fair.
They had a lot of things to tell each other.
"Shure, it's married I am," says Murphy.
"You don't tell me so," said Moran'.
"Faix, yes," says Murphy, "an' I've got a
fine, healthy bhoy, which the neighbors
say is the very picture of me." Moran
looked for a moment at Murphy, who was
not, to say the least, remarkable for his
good looks, and then said, "Och, well,
what's the harum, so long as the child's
healthy?"
His Ears Frozen.
One frosty morning a" farmer called to
his son to go and harness the donkey. It
so happened that night, the door being
left open, a young bullock had strayed
into the stable and driven the donkey out.
Johnnie, in his hurry, took no matches
with him to provide a light, and could not
see the difference. Being a long time away,
his father came after him to see what he
was doing, saying, "Johnnie, wot are you
doing?" Johnnie replied, "I can't get the
collar over his head. His ears be froze."
All Recognized Her.
The four old captains of Salt Marsh,
after carefully studying the attractions
offered by the mind-reader who was to
hold forth in the town hall, decided to attend the tournament. "We can go rigut
from the post office when mail's in," said
Captain Gregg, most adventurous of the
four, "and there doesn't seem to be any
need to consult our women folks, so far as
I know. Most likely we shan't stay more'n
a few minutes." They were all agreed as to
the advisability of this plan, and the next
evening saw them seated in the last row,
with interest written on their faces. After
a few preliminary exhibitions, which caused the scattered audience to gasp and
wriggle, the mind-reader said, in a solemn
tone, "There is one person in this audience
who has been thinking ever since he came
in here of a person who is perhaps the
strongest influence in his life—-a small, determined looking woman, with eyes that
snap and "   At this point the four old
captains rose as if moved by a single spring
and filed from the hall. When they reached the safety of the steps, Captain Gregg
turned to the others, and spoke in a
hoarse whisper, "Which one of us do you
suppose he meant?"
Cabby Transformed.
Those who have tried the new Baker
Street and Waterloo "tube" have nothing
but good words for it. Its opening has
helped to solve the traffic problem of Central London. Soon the metropolis will
hardly know itself, owing to the large num
ber of improvements that are being made
each day in joining up the heart of London
with the outlying districts.
Not a day passes but one or more new
motor-omnibuses makes an appearance
I have been pleased to see that the new
motor-omnibus companies are, as far as
possible, employing cabmen and horse ora
nibus drivers as chauffeurs of the new
vehicles. A man absolutely fresh to the
game could not, of course, compete with
the driver who has spent most of his life
wending his way in and out among the
traffic. Nevertheless, it takes some time
for the ex-cabman to get accustomed to
driving a motor-omnibus, and the pretty
frequent cases of collisions with lampposts at street corners are due to the fact
that at first the drivers aro liable to misjudge the distances.
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OLLA PODRIDA
Bathos.
"How glorious it is to be engaged in a
purely intellectual occupation," murmured
a young maiden gazing rapturously into
to the admiring eyes of the editor. "Your
own mental faculties for tools, and the
whole universe for a workshop. Now, tell
me," she added, "what do you find the
most difficult thing connected with your
noble profession.?" "Paying the staff,"
said the editor."
A Congenial Occupation.
A Yorkshire nobleman insisted on his
head gardener taking on as an apprentice
a young lad in whom his lordship was interested. The lad was very lazy, and the
gardener was not at all pleased at having
such a youth thrust upon him. Some time
after, his lordship, walking in the garden,
came upon his gardener, and said, "Well,
John, how is my young friend getting on
with you?" "Oh, he's doin' fine," replied
the gardener, with a sarcastic grin. "He's
workin' away there on the very job that
suits him." "I'm glad to hear that,"said
his lordship. "What is it he is doing?"
"Chasing snails off the walk," was the cutting reply.
Corrected.
Mother (whose children have had an
education superior to her own), to her
small daughter, whom she is in the act of
smacking)—I'll learn you not to contradict me.
Small Daughter (between her sobs)—
Teach, mother, teach.—Punch.
A Slight Mistake.
Senator Long, of Kansas, didn't mingle
much in society when he was in the House
of Representatives. A few days ago he
went with his wife to a reception at the
house of Senator Elkins, of West Virginia.
The Longs went in. The Senator shook
hands with Mrs. Elkins, who received them
both graciously. Then he went on down
the line, shaking hands with everybody
else he saw. The person at the end of the
line was a very distinguished looking man,
and the Senator greeted him warmly.
"Who was that man at the end of the line
with whom I shook hands?" asked the
Senator of Mrs. Long, when they had
greeted everybody. "That?" asked Mrs.
Long, "oh, that was the butler."
THE MOTHERLAND
Hands Across the Sea,
Exchanges With Our Kindred,
In Another Plane.
Rudyard Kipling, by lifting the veil a
little, has shown us what strange things
are said in the bazaars in India. Fhe
strangest of all, says the writer of "From
a London Club Window," in The Liverpool
Post, is the one which is now believed by
every native in our Eastern Empire—
namely that General Kuroki, that marvellous Japanese commander, is no other
than Sir Hector MacDonald. Many people have never believed that our brilliant
general is really dead, and not long ago
there appeared in The Times a reward of
a thousand pounds to anyone who had
seen his dead body.
Windsor Castle Haunted.
All in the Contract.
The Minister—And does your papa say
grace at the table too?
The Angel Child—Yes, sir; but he does
not say it like you do.
The Minister—What does he say?
The Angel Child—He sits down an' looks
around an' says, "Good Lord, what a dinner."
Seen It.
Mary—Have you seen Mabel's engagement ring?
Bessie—Seen it ? Why I wore it all last
summer.
THE SEVEN AdES
A    little    laiudi,
A little fun;
A  bloBsbm  bordered
Way to run.
A getting tall,
And serious too;
And then the school
To labor through,
Then    blossom   bordered
Ways of love—
Just two on earth,
And stars above.
Then to the altar,
Then away
To homely cares
Of every day.
Then joys untold,
Then new delight!
A baby crying
In the night.
Then something more,
Then parent's glee—
A grandchild
Ulimhing on your knee.
And then to sleep;
(Ireen sod above,
Hut life's worth living,
For the love.
It is well known (writes Becket in The
Liverpool Post) that Windsor Castle is
believed by the household, and others
whose duties lead them there at different
times, to be "haunted." It is easy for a
sceptic to smile at such an old-fashioned
notion. Several apparitions of former
inhabitants of the Royal residence, however, are so well atetsted by persons of responsible position, and even by members of
to relate such occurrences as are on record
the Royal Family themselves, that it ist
perhaps wiser to reserve judgment, and
to the realm of the unexplained. Only a
short time ago a housemaid believed shH
saw an apparition in St. John's Tower.
She became ill, and had to be sent home.
At Windsor, at least, such things are taken
seriously. They happen much more frequently than the public is aware of.
M. A. P. and the Photographer.
-Ey.
The following story of a young lady
living in the country, who went to London to be photographed, is told by "M.A.
P.," and vouched for by a well known
London photographer. After some clays
the lady, Miss B., was informed the photograph was not a success, and two other
sittings took plac. Then she received an
urgent letter from the photographer, ask-n,
ing her to cme up to his studio and to bring
a friend with her. Miss B. went, accompanied by her mother, and was shown the
amazing results of the three sittings. The
pictures of the girl herself were quite go.od
but in each plate there was to be seen stand
standing behind her the figure of a man
holding a dagger in his uplifted hand. The
features though faint were clearly discernible, and Miss B. recognized them as
those of her fianc6, an officer in the Indian
Army. The effect of this experience was
so great that, after a few days, she wrote
out to India, breaking off the engage-ment.
Cromwell and the Jews.
While Cromwell was Lord Protector
the Jews offered him £5,000 to allow them
to build a synagogue in London. H p-
pointed a day to receive a deputation of
them at Whitehall. When they arrived
they found an assembly of clergy, merchants and leading citizens. Cromwell
ordered the Jews to speak first. Then it
was the turn of the clergy, who inveighed
bitterly against them. "Why, look you
now," said Oliver, "will not these men of
God lie some day called into the Church?
I it not every Christian man's duty to for-t
ward the good end all he can? Religion
prevails in this nation; it is the only place
in the world where it is taught in its full
purity. ' it not our duty to encouzage
them to settlO where they would learn the
truth, and not exclude them, and have
them among idolators?" This stopped the
clergy. He then turned to the merchants,
who complained that the Jews would take
away all trade from them, they were so
false and mean. " 'Tis true," returned
Cromwell, "they are the meanest and
most abused of all people. Can you really
be afraid such a people should be able to
prevail in trade and credit over the merchants of England, the noblest and most
esteemed merchants of the whole world?"
He so over-ruled all arguments, carried
his points, and extended his protection
to the Jews.
Keep telling a boy he never will amount
to anything, and he generally won't.
We suppose a man is called "woman's
protector" for the reason that he protects
her from others imposing on her, preferring to do it all himself.
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Hotel
Opposite C. F, R. Depot.
ALF. AUSTIN, PROPRIETOR.
Bass's Celebrated Burton Ale on Draught.
"An 'orderly' house kept by an 'orderly' man."
-Pickwick.
VANCOUVER, B.C.
PERKINS'
AMERICAN HERBS
Nature's Sjs'em Regulator.
Not a Patent Medicine.
80 Tablets for 50c, 200 Tablets for $1
Sold only by agents.   Not sold by druggists,
Benefits and cures Rheumatism, Kidney
Disorder, Liver Complaint, Constipation,
Sick and Nervous Headache, Neuralgia, Dyspepsia, Fever and Ague, Scrofula, F, male
Complaints, Nervous Affections, Erysipelas,
Catarrh, and all diseases arising from impure blood.
Prepared only from the Purest barks.herbs
and roots. Each box is numbered, register-
ed and contains our contract to return the
one dollar If the user Is not satisfied.
In Powdered or Tablet Form.
Please call on or address the Branch Supply
Office Manager, MRS W.VI. iRADLEY, 231
Keefer St„ Vancouver, B. C. Mail orders
receive prompt attention.
$100 Is offered for any suggestion that
will lead to an improvement in its medicinal
value.
THE SHERMAN HOUSE
VANCOUVER, B. C.
AMES CANNON, PROPRIETOR.
Faces on two streets, Cordova and Water.
The house of Vancouver if you want to meet an
up-country man, Everything first-class. Dining Room unexcelled. Kates from Ji.oo per day
and up, and at I good rooms.
M.J. HENRY'S
Nurseries,  Greenhouses   &  Seed   Houses
VANCOUVER,   B. C.
Headquarters for Pacific Coast Grown
Garden, Field and Flower Seeds. New
crop now in stook and on test in our green
houses. Ask your merchant for them in
sealed packages. If he does not handle
them, we will mail 50 assorted So. packets
of vegetable and flower seeds (our own
selection, suitable for B. C. gardens) for
$1.00.   Special prices on your bulk seeds.
B. O. Grown Fruit and Ornamental
Trees now ready for spring shipment.
Extra nice stock of two and three-year
Apple Trees at f 20 per 100, S180 per 1,000;
Maynard Plums, 81.00 each; Italian
Prune, two year, fine, $25 per 100; Sugar
Prune, two year, fine, $30 per 100.
Full list of other stock at regular prioes.
No expense, loss or delay of fumigation or
inspection.
Let me priee your list before placing
your order.
Greenhouse Plants, Flor Work, Bee
Supplies, Fruit Packages, Fertilisers, etc
CATALOGUE FREE.
M. J. HENRY
3010 Westminster Rd.,   Vancouver, B. C
Hotel 1,eland.
WELLMAN, Proprietor.
Rates $2.00 per day. A nice quiet
hotel to stop at while in town. Handy
to trains,
Hastings street, near Granville
VANOOUVER, B. O.
COMMERCIAL HOTEL
W. D. Haywood.
New, Modern and strictly flrst-classj
Steam heated, electric light. Sample
rooms.   Rates, $2.00 and np.
Corner Hastings and Cambie Stu.
VANCOUVER.
HOTEL IRVING
1528 Second Avenue,
Seattle, Wash.
Hot and Cold Water in every room.
Return call bells.
Reasonable rates to permanent guests J
and transients.
WM. P. KENNEDY, Prop, ] THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 5, 1906.
Epsom Races.
Next Tuesday week the spring holiday
season in London will reach its culminating
point by the holding of Epsom Races. The
City and Suburban is a popular event, and
now that we can reach the Downs by three
lines of railway we ought to think ourselves far luckier than our ancestors, who
had to go in jolting shandrydans and other
dreadful vehicles. Epsom is said to haJe
been a favorite resort of Queen Elizabeth,
and here she had her first row with the
Earl of Essex. Lizzie, as you know, could
readily cut up "ruff," but this gives no
clue to the origin of "Ruff's Guide to the
Turf." Nonsuch was settled upon Annie,
Queen of James L, whose physic ans, hear-
ng of the spa, soon found it to entain
what a few old-fashioned people called
"Epsom salts." As the Court doctors discovered the spring, so the Court gallants
got up the races. They were first held at
irregular intervals. In 1648, a meeting of
the Royalists was held on Bansted Downs
(by which name the Epsom Downs is occasionally referred to in old documents),
"under the pretence of a horse race." But
the reign of James I. was the starting
point of horse racg, and cups and tankards
were given galore.
"What did your firm sack Knox for?"
asked the first salesman. "He gave away
a trade secret," replied the other. "You
don't say?" "Yes, he told a customer that
our governor is an old scoundrel, and the
governor overheard him."
Agent—Here, madam, is a book that
will tell you how to manage a husband.
Woman—But, my dear lady, what I
want is a book that will tell me how to get
one, and I'll manage him all right.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and
carry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing
at a post planted on the south end of Chammis
Bay, Kokshittle Arm, thence west 40 coins,
thence north 160 chains, thence east 40 chains,
thence south 160 chains to point of commencement, exolusive Jof Indian Reserve, eontaining
640.acres more or less.
JOHN HIRSCH.
HARRY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vanoouver Island, B.C.,
April 14th, 1906. Application No. 1.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and
carry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert District:   Commencing
at a post planted near the northwest corner of
Location No. 1, thence north 120 chains, thence
east 80 chains, more or less to the beach, thence
40 chains south, thence west 40 chains, thence
I'     south 80 chains, thence west 40 chains to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
JOHN HIRSCH.
HARRY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 14th, 1906. Application No.   2.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands nnd Works for a special license to cut and
carry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing
at a post planted near the southwest corner of
Indian Reserve, on Easy Creek, Kokshittle Arm,
Kyuquot Sound, thence west 40 chains, thence
north 40 chains, thence west 40 chains, thence
south 120 chains, thence east 40 chains, thence
north 40 chains, thence 40 chuins more or less to
beach, thence following beach to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
JOHN HIRSCH.
HARRY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 14th, 1006. Application No. 3.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to cut nnd
carry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing at
at a post planted 40 chains south of No. 3 Location post, thence south 40 chains, thence east 100
ohains, thence north 40 chains, thence west to
the west shore of Easy Creek, thence north
westerly along shore of Easy Creek to the east line
of No. 3, thence south to point of commencement,
containing 640 ncres more or less.
JOHN HIRSCH.
HARRY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 14th, 1908. Application Ho. 4.
NOTICE is herby given that 30 days after dute
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lunds und Works for a special license to cut and
carry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing
at a post planted near the northeast of Kokshittle
Indian Reserve, ut the head of Kokshittle Arm,
thence north 40 chnins, thence west 40 chains,
thence north 80 chuins, thence eust 40 chains,
thence south 40 chains, thence east 40 chains,
thence south 80 chains, thence west to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
JOHN HIRSCH.
HARRY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 16th, 1906. Application No. 5
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
ofLands and Works for a special license to cut and
carry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing
at a post planted near the northwest corner of
Location No. 5, thenee north 160 chains, thenee
east 40 chains, thence south 160 chains, thenoe
west to point of commencement .containing 640
acres more or less.
JOHN HIRSCH.
HARRY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyokuot, West Coast Vanoouver Island, B.C.,
April 16th, 1906. Application No. 6.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to npply to tne Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands und Works for uspeciul license to out and
carry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing
at a post planted on the west bank of Kaoo-Winch
River, Kokshittle Arm, near the mouth, thence
north 40 chains, thence west 40 chuins, thence
nortli 80 chnins, thence enst 40 chains, thence
south 40 chuins, thence east 40 chuins, thence
south 80 chains, thence west to point of com-
commencment, containing 640 acres [more or less.
JOHN HIRSCH.
HARRY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 16th, 1906. Application No. 7.
• NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lunds and Works for u speciul license to cut and
carry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing
at a post planted on the beach, bearing north from
the east end of Moketas Island, thence north 40
chains, thence west 80 chains, thence north 40
chains, thence west 40 chains, thece south to
beach, thence following beach to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
JOHN HIRSCH.
HARRY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyoquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 17th, 1906. Application No. 8.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and
carry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Ruper District: Commencing
from a post planted on tlie north shore of Moketas
Island, thence south to shore line, thence west foi.
lowing shore line to point of commencement, con-
taiing 640 acres more or less. C
JOHN HIRSCH.
HARRY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyoquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 17th, 1000. Application No. B.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and
carry away timber from tlie following described
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing
ut a post planted near No. 9 Location Post,
thence easterly following shore lino to southeast
cornet- of No. 9 Location, thence north to point of
commencement, containing640ncrcs more or less,
JOHN HIRSCH.
HARRY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 17th, 1900. Application No. 10.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Non. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and
carry away timber from the following  described
lands, situated iti Rupert District:   Commencing
at a post planted on the east shore about one-half
mile from the head of Tahsish Arm, thence east
20 chains, thence nortli 120 chains, thence west
00 chains, thence south to head of Tahsish Arm,
thence following the shore to point of commencement, containing 040 acres more or less.
JOHN HIRxCH.
HARRY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 18th, 1906. Application No. 11.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and
carry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert District:   Commencing
at post planted on the west shore of Tahsish
Arm, near head, thence west 80 chains, thence
south 40 cluiins, thenee west 40 chains, thence
north 80 ohains,  thence east to Tahsish River,
thence following shore line to point of commencement, containing 040 acres more or less.
JOHN  HIRSCH.
HARY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyuquot, Wese Coast Vacouver Island, B.C.,
April 18th, 1906. Application No. 12.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 dnys after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and
carry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert District; Commencing
at a post planted on the north bank, near the
mouthof Artlish River, Tahsish Ann, thence east
40 chains, thence north SO chains, thence west to
Tahsish Arm, thence south to point of commence,
ment, thence form SO ohains south' on the east
line, thence south 80 chains, thence west to Tahsish Arm, thence following shore line to post, containing 040 acres more or less, exclusive of Indian Reserve,
JOHN HIRSCH.
HARRY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 18th, 1906. Application No. 13.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after daie
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and
curry away timber from the following described
lntids, situated in Rupert District:   Commencing
at a post planted near the northwest corner of
Merhale Indian  Reserve, Tahsish Arm,  thence
north following shore line to Indian Reserve line,
thence foil,,wing Reserve line to   point of commencement, containing 040 acres more or less.
JOHN  HIRSCH,
HARRY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vancouver Island,  B.C.,
April 19th, 1900. Application No. 14.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days nfter date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to but and
oarry away timber from tlie following described
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing
at a post, planted on the south shore, neat the
head of Narrow Gut Creek, thence smith 120
chains, thence east 40 chains, thence north 40
chains, thence east 40 chains, thence north 40
chains, thence west 40 ohains, thence north to
river, thence west, following shore line to point of
commencement, containing 040 acres more or
JOHN HIRSCH.
HARRY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyoquot, West Const Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 19th, 1900. Application No. 15.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend tn apply to the Hun. Chief Commissioner
of Lancisand Works For a special license tn cut ami
carry away timber from too following, desoribed
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing
nt a pnst planted on the south hank of Narrow
Gut River, I 1-2 miles from mouth, thenoe south
40 chains, thence west 40 chains, thence smith
40 chains, thenoe east -10 chains, thenee south 40
chains, thence east -10 chains, thenoe north to
river, thenoe Following river to point of oomtneno-
ment, containing 0-1(1 acres uioreorless.
JOHN   HIRSCH.
HARRY  KDWARDS, Agent.
Kvuquot. West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C .
April 21st, 1008: Application No.   16.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply tn tier Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lam Is ami Works I'm-a special license tn cut and
carry away timber from the following desoribed
lands, situated in Rupert District: Cmiimeneing
at apost planted on the south bank of Narrow Gut
River, near the east, line of Location No. 10,
thence south SO chains, thence east St) chains,
thenee north to river, thence west following rivet-
to point of commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less.
JOHN HIRSCH.
HARRY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 21st, 1900. Appliction No. 17.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to upply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands und Works for a special license to cut nnd
carry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert District: .Commencing
at a post planted on the north bank of Narrow Gut
River, near northeast corner qf Location No. 17,
thence east. 40 chains, thence north 40 chains,
tiience enst 80 chains, thenoe smith 40 chians,
thence west 40 cluiins, thenoe smith 40 chains,
tiience west SO chains, thence north 40 chains Jo
point of commencement, containing 040 acres
more or less.
JOHN HIRSCH.
HARRY KDWARDS, Agent.
Kyuquot, West Const Vancouver Island, B.Ci,
'April 22nd, 1000. Application No. IS.
NOTICE is hereby niven I hat 30 days after date
I Intend t<. apply tn llic Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works tnr a special license lo.oul and
carry away timber from the Followiug described
hinds, situated in Rupert Distriot:   Comu cing
at a post planted near I lie northwest corner of Location Nn. 12, tiience west M)chains, thence north
40 ohains, thence west 40 chains, thence north 40
chains, thence east .SO chains, thence south 40
chains, tiience east 40 ohains, thence smith 40
chains tn point of commencement, containing
040 acres more or less.
JOHN 111RSCII.
IIAHHV KDWARDS, Agent.
Kyuquot, West Coast Yancnuver Island, B.C.,
April 20th, 1900. Apr.licutinii No. 19.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days from date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the following land: Commencing at a post marked "J. L.'s N. W. Cor. Post," being situated on
the left bank of Skeena River, 20 ohains above
its junction with Lakelse River, thenoe east 20
chains, thence south 20 ohains (more or less) to
Lakelse River, thenoe west 20 ohains to the
Skeena, thence north 20 ohains along the Skeena
to the point of beginning, containing 40 acres
(more or less).
JNO. LITTLE, Loeator.
GEO. LITTLE, Agent.   ;
Little Canyon, Skeena River, B. C, March 19th,
1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to tho Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchuse
the following described land, situate near Maple
Bay, on Portland Canal: Commencing at a post
marked "N. H. M.'s, N. W. Cor."; thence east 20
chains, thence south 20 chains to thc north line
of Lot 490, thence west 20 chains, more or less, to
shore line of the smull buy, north of Maple Point,
thence northerly along shore line to point of
commencement, containing 40 acres, more or less.
NORTON H. MORRISON.
Staked Murch 7th, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given thnt 60 days after dute
I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for permission to purchase Section 14, Township 8, Range 6, Coust District.
Bulkley Valley.
JOSEPH DUBOIS, Locator.
JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
Vancouver, B.C., March 28th, 1908. mh29
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum on the following
described land, situated on Graham Island, Queen
Charlotte Islands: Commencing nt n post planted
on the south side of a river, about two miles east
of its mouth, which is about one mile northeast
of Frederick Island, thence southerly 80 chains,
thenoe westerly 80 ohains, thence northerly 80
chains, thence easterly 80 chains to the point of
commencement.
Located 4th January, 1906.
GORDON M. GRANT.
Dated this 18th day of April, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date the Canadian Industrial Co., Ltd., intends
to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for a lease of the following desoribed foreshore lands:
Commencing at a post at the northwest corner
of Lot 450, New Westminster District, thence
southeasterly along high water mark to the southwest corner post of said lot, and extending westwards to deep water, at right angles to a line
drawn between said posts.
CANADIAN INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
Maroh 28th, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given'that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a license to
prospect for eoal and petroleum on the following
described land, on Graham Island, Queen Charlotte Islands: Commencing at a post planted at
the northeast corner of land staked and appled
for by Gordon M. Grant, thence northerly 80
ohains, thenoe westerly 80 ohains, thenoe southerly 80 chains, thence easterly 80 ohains, to the
point of commencement.
Located 4th January, 1906.
WM. DEE.
Dated this 18th day of April, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and'Works for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum on the following
described land, on Graham Island, Queen Charlotte Islands: Commencing at a post planted at
the northeast eorner of land staked and applied
for by Gordon M. Grant, thenoe northerly 80
ohains, thenoe easterly 80 ohains, thenoe southerly
80 ohains, thence westerly 80 ohains, to the point
of oommencement.
Looated 4th January, 1906,
E. COATES.
Dated this 18th day of April, 1906.
LICENCE TO AN EXTRA-PROVINCIAL
COMPANV.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Canada.
Province of British Columbia.
No. 337.
THIS IS TO CERTIFY that "The Colonial Assurance Company" is authorised and licensed to
oarry on business within the Provinoe of British
Columbia, and to carry out or effeot all or any of
the objeots of the Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company is situate at the
City of Winnipeg, in the Province of Manitoba.
The amount of the eapital of the Company is
two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, divided
into two thousand five hundred shares of one hundred dollars each.
The head office of the Company in this Province
is situate at Viotoria, and Albert E. McPhillips,
Barrister-at-Law, whose address is Viotoria, is
the attorney for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of office at Viotoria, Province of British Columbia, this 15th day
of March, one thousand nine hundred und six,
(L.s.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stook Companies.
The objects for which the Company has been
established and licensed are:—
To make and effeot contraots of insurance or reinsurance with any person or persons, bodies politic or corporate, against any loss or damage by
fire, lightning, tornado, cyclone, hurricane, or
bail storm on any houses, stores or other buildings whatsoever, and on any goods, chattels or
personal property whatsoever; and also to make
and effeot contracts of insurance and re-insurance with any person or persons, body politic or
corporate, against loss or damage of or to ships,
boats, vessels, steamboats or other craft or
against nny loss or dnmuge of or to the cargoes or
property conveyed in or upon suoh shins, boats,
vessels, steamboats or other craft, and the freight
due or to grow due in respect thereof, or on any
timber or other property of any description, conveyed in any manner upon all or any of such
ships, boats, vessels, steamboats or other craft,
or on any railway or stored in any warehouse or
railway station, and generally to do all matters
and things related to or connected with marine
insurance or re-insurance; and also to make uud
effect contracts of insurance and re-insurance
thereof, with any person or persons, body politic
or corporate against loss or damage by death,
disease or accident to horses, cattle and all kinds
of live stook; and to cause themselves to be reinsured against any loss or risk they may have
inourred in the course of their business, and generally to do and perform all other necessary matters and things connected with and proper to
promote those objects. mh22
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 dayB after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
Section 33, Township 8, Range 5, Coast District,
Bulkley Valley.
M. H. WALKER, Locator.
JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
Vancouver, B.C., March 28th, '906.        mh29
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after dot
I intend to upply to the Honoruble Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum on the following
described land, on Graham Island, Queen Charlotte Islands: Commencing nt a post planted at
the northeast corner of land staked and applied
for by Gordon M. Grant, thence easterly 80
chuins, thence southerly 80 chains, thence westerly 80 chains, thence northerly 80 chains, to the
point of commencement.
Located 4th January, 1906.
W. B. McMICKING.
Duted this 18th day of April, 1906.
When a man is loaded you always know
it, but it's different with a gun.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for permission to purchase Section 26, Township 8, Range 6, Coast District,
Bulkley Valley.
JAMES COOPER KEITH,
Locator.
JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
Vanoouver, B.C., Maroh 28th, 1906. mh29
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
Seotion 2, Township 7, Range 6, Coast Distriot,
Bulkley Valley.
A. O. WALKER, Looator.
JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
Vanoouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906. mh29
NOTICE is hereby given'that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchuse
Section 4, Township 9, Rnnge 5, Const District,
Bulkley Vnlley.
MARY ISABELLA KEITH, Locator.
JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
Vancouver, B.C., March 28th, 1900. mh29
NOTICE is hereby given that 00 days after dute
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission tp purchase
the'south half of Section 8, and the south half of
Section 7, in Township 9, Coast Range 5, Bulkley
Valley, B.C., said to contain 040 acres, more or
A. B. D1PL0CK.
JOHN DOIHSEY, Agent.
Vancouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. ap5
NOTICE is hereby given that 00 days after date
I intend to apply to tlie Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
tho southeast quarter of Section 23, Township 8,
Range 5, Coast District, Bulkley Valley, containing 160 acres, more or less,
JOHN EDWARDS POWIS, Locator.
JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
Vancouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. ap5
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to tlie Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works, Victoria, B.C., for permission to purchase the southwest quarter of Section
23, Township 8, Range S, Coast Distriot, Bulk-
ley Valley, eontnining 160 ncres, more or less.
J. W. EVANS, Locator.
JOHN DORSEY, Agont.
Vancouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. apS
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for permission to purchase the
south half of Section 32, the northwest quarter of
Section 32, and the southeast quarter of Section
31, Township 4, Range 6, Coast District, Bulk-
ley Valley.
Dated Maroh 19th. 1906,
G. L. HARMON, Looator.
mh 29 JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon, Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
Section 11, Township 11, Range 5, Coast Distriot,
Bulkley Valley.
Dated Maroh 19th, 1906.
H. C. HARMON, Looator.
JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the northwest quarter of Seotion 23, Township 8,
Range 5, Coast District, Bulkley Valley, contain-
tnining 160 aores, more or less.
A. L. NEWSON, Looator.
JOHN DORSEY. Agent.
Vanoouver,. B.C., April 3rd, 1906. ap5
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works, Viotoria, B.C., for permission
to purchase the southeast quarter of Seotion 13,
in Township 6, Coast Range 6, Bulkley Valley,
B.C., said to oontain 160 aores, more or less.
F. J. SCHOFIELD.
JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
Vanoouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906. mh29
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for permission to purchase Seotion 27, Township 8, Range 6, Coast District,
Bulkley Valley.
ANNE JANE KEITH, Locator.
JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
Vanoouver, B.C., Maroh 28th, 1906. mh92
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to tlie Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
Seotion 15, in Township 8, Coast Range 5, Bulk-
ley Valley, B.C., snid to oontain 640 acres, more
or less.
C. WENTWORTH SAREL.
JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
Vancouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. ap6
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
Section 22, in Township 8, Coast Range 5, Bulk-
ley Valley, B.C., said to oontain 640 acres, more
or less.
ARNOLD E. KEALY.
JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
Vancouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. ap5
LICENCE TO AN EXTRA-PROVINCIAL
COMPANV.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Cannda,
Province of British Columbia,
No. 341.
THIS IS TO CERTIFY that "The Ocean Accident and Guarunteo Corporation, Limited," is
authorised and licensed to curry on business within the Province of British Columbia, und to carry
out or effect all or any of the objeots of the Company to which the legislative nuthority of the
Legislature of Britisli Colombia extends.
The head ollice of tho Company is situate at
London, England.
The amount of the capital of the Company is
£1,000,000, divided into 200,000 shares of £5
each.
The heud office of tlie Company in this Province is situate nt Vnncouver, nnd Robert Ward
und Company, Limited Liability, whoso address
is Vancouver, is the attorney for tho Company,
Given under my hand and seal of office at Viotoria, Provinoe of Britisli Columbia, this 29th day
of March, one thousand nine hundred and six.
(L.s.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
t Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company has been
established and licensed are:—
The granting, either in the United Kingdom or
abroad, of policies or other instruments of assurance against or assuring compensation or payment in case of death or injury to health or limb
by railway, conch or carriage accident, Bhipwrcck
or other perils of the land or sea, or any other accident or misadventure or violence during any
journey or voyage by land or water, or during any
other limited or specified period. And the doing
all such things as nre incidental or conducive to
the attainment of the above objects:
Thc granting, in the United Kingdom or abroad,
of policies or other instruments of assurance of
any kind (excepting such policies of assurance
upon the life or lives of nny person or persons as
are intended to bo comprised in the Act of 33 and
34 Vict., cap. 01, which is commonly known as
"The Life Assurunce Companies' Act, 1870"), nnd
the doing of nil such things as are or may bo incident or conducive to thc attainment of thc above
objects:
The granting, either by themselves or through
the ngency or medium of nny Company or persr. n,
in the United Kingdom or abroad, of policies,
tickets, or other Instruments' of insurance, assurance, guarantee, and indemnification of any kind
(excepting such policies of nssllnince upon tlio
life or lives of any person or persons aa are intended to be comprised in tlle Act of 33 nnd 34,
Vict., cap. 01, which is commonly known ns "Tho
Life Assurance Companies' Act, 1870"), And tlio
doing of all such things as are or may be incident
or conductive to the attainment of the above objects:
To make any deposits and give any securities
required by any law in force in tlie United Stntes
of America, or in any other country, oolony or
settlement, to enable the Company to carry on
business there:
To promote and procure the incorporation of
any eompany or companies in tbe United State*
of America, or in any other country, oolony or
settlement, formed for the purpose of carrying on
any business which this Company is authorised
to carry on, and to subscribe for, hold, and guarantee all or any of the shares and securities of any
such company, and to deal with and dispose of
such shares and securities iu sush manner as the
directors think fit, and to employ any such company as the agents of this Company:
(a.) To undertake and execute trusts, administrations, agencies and receiverships, and any
other offices or employments of trust or confidence, either in tho name of the Company or by
any of its officers, or other person or persons nominated in this behalf by tho Company, and to indemnify any such officers or persons as aforesaid,
and to carry on in tho United Kingdom or any
Colony or Dependency thereof, the Empire of
India, the United States of America, or in any
foreign countries, any other business which may
conveniently or advantageously be combined with
the business of tlie Company as described in the
original Memorandum of Association scheduled
to tlie "Ocean Accident and Guarantee Company,
Limited, Act, 1890," ns extended by Order of
Court, duted the 8th dny of July, 1893:
(b.) In particular, to guaruntce the payment
of money secured by or payable under debenture
bonds or stock, contracts, mortgages, chnrges, ob-
ligutions or securities of uny Company, or of any
authority, supreme, municipal, local or otherwise,
or of any persons whomsoever, whether corporate
or unincorporute:
(o.) To guarantee tho title to or quiet enjoyt I
ment of property, whether absolutely, or subjeo-
toanyquulibcatious or conditions, and to guarantee persons interested or about to become inter
csted in nny property against loss, and against
actions, proceedings, claims or demands in respect of nny imperfections or insufficiency or deficiency of title or vulue, or in respect of any incumbrances, burdens or outstanding rights:
(d.) To contract with leaseholders, borrower),
lenders, persons whose fidelity is or is intended to
be guaranteed and others for the establishment,
provision and payment of sinking funds, redemption funds, depreciation funds, endowment funds,
and any other special funds, and that either in
consideration of a lump sum, or of an annual premium or otherwise, on such terms and conditions
as may be arranged:
(e.) To furnish, provide or guarantee deposits,
and guarantee funds required in relation to any
contract, concession, decree, enactment, property
or privilege, and the carrying out of the same, or
in relation to any tender or application for the
same:
(f.) To appoint and form agencies by means of
Local Boards of Directors, or otherwise in any
eity, town, or place in the United Kingdom or any
Colony or Dependency, thereof the Empire of India, the United States of America, or in any foreign oountries, for the purpose of enabling th*
Company to carry on any of its business at horn*
or abroad, and to discontinue and reconstitute
any suoh agenoiea:
(g.) To purchase, take on lease, or otherwise
acquire any undertakings, business, goodwill, assets or properties real or personal, whether belonging to incorporated bodies or otherwise in th*
United Kingdom or such other places or countries
as above mentioned, whioh may be considered
conducive to the more efficient or economical
carrying on of any of the businesses or objeots of
the Company, or whioh may conveniently or advantageously be oombined therewith, or any
shares or interests therein, and as a term of suoh
acquisition, to undertake, endorse or guarantee
all or any of the liabilities or poheies or other obligations of any Company or person in regard to
any businesses or other property bo acquired:
(h.) To pay for the acquisition of any busmen
or other property whioh the Company is authorised to acquire, either in cash or in bonds, debentures or shares, to be treated as either wholly or
in part paid up, or partly in cash and partly hi
bonds, debentures, or suoh shares as aforesaid,
or in suoh other manner as the Company may
deem expedient:
(i.) To apply for and obtain suoh statutes, laws
or authorities in the United Kingdom, the Colonies or Dependencies thereof, the Empire of India,
pr from any foreign Government or State aa may
be deemed requisite for promoting the objeots of
the Company, or for securing its rights, or giving
it a legal position, or for Umiting the liability of
the shareholders elsewhere than in the United
Kingdom:
(j.) To add to, extend and improve, and to
manage, develop, sell and dispose of, or to let on
lease or otherwise turn to aocount any of the land*
or other property of the Company:
(k.) To sell or otherwise dispose of the undertaking and goodwill of the business, and the assets and property of tho Company or any part
thereof or interest therein, to any other company
or persons, orto amalgamate such undertaking or
or business with that of any other company, and
to promote any conipuny or companies for th*
purpose of acquiring all or any of the undertaking,
businesses, assets, or property of this Company, or
for any other purpose whioh may appear to be calculated to benefit this Compauy:
(1.) To borrow or raise money, and for suoh
purpose to mortgage or charge the undertaking,
or oil or any part of the property of the Company,
and to make, draw, accept, endorse, execute ana
issue on behalf of the Company, bills of exchange,
promissory notes, and other negotiable instruments;
(m.) To re-issue or otherwise provide for all or
any risks of the Company, and to effect counter-
guarantees:
(n.) To do nil things which may appear to the
Company to be incidental or conducive to any of
the objects of the Company. ap5
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after dat*
I intond to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the northeast quarter of Seotion 23, Township 8,
Range 5, Coust District, Bulkley Valley, eontnining 160 acres, more or less.
H. S. BROOKS, Locator.
JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
Vancouver, B.C.. April 3rd, 1906. ap6
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
dute I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the following described land, situated in Skeena
River District, near Kitsnlus Cnnyon, on left side
of Gold Creek : Commencing ut a post marked
"A.E.M., S.W. Corner," thence 40 chnins north,
thence 40 chains enst, thence 40 chnins south,
thence 40.chains west to point of comintcoment,
containing 160 acres, more or less.
A. E. MACDONALD, Loontor.
A. E. JOHNSON, Agent.
Dntcd March 13th, 1900.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for permission to purchase Section 33,
Township 8, Range S, Coast District,
Bulkley Valley.
M. H. WALKER,
Locator.
JOHN DORSEY,
Agent.
Vancouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906.
mh29
NOTICE ii, hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend tn upply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lnnds nnd Works for permission to purchase
the following described land, situated on Observatory Inlet: Commencing at a post planted at the
Northeast corner of Lot 30S, Group 1, marked
"W. R. F.'s S. W. Cor."; thence north 20 chains,
thence east 20 chains, thence south 20 chains,
thence west to shore line, and along shore line to
point of commencement, containing 40 acres,
more or less.
W. R. FLEWIN.
Staked 3rd March, 1900.
NOTICE is hereby given that 00 days after date
I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands nnd Works for permission to purchase Seotion 5, Township 9, Rango 5, Const Distriot,
Hulkley Valley.
L. DUBOIS, Locator.
JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
Vancouver, B.C., March 2Sth, 1906. mh29 THE WEEK, SATURDAY,   MAY   5.   1906.
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Y By  BABETTE. Y
Dear Madge,—
With so many "after Lenten" gaities
in prospect, I feel you are ruefully sure
contemplating your wardrobe and considering the possibility of inducing two
evening frocks to do duty for four. For
dinners and theatre jaunts, as well as the
rather nondescript form of entertainment
called an "evening party," one may manage to eke out an extra frock by meansof
that friend of woman, the lace or spangled
robe and a spare slip; but a ball or dance
does demand absolute freshness, not only
of the upper, but in the lower, draperies.
A very pretty dancing frock, whose
charms have laid siege to my fickle heart,
is of pink tulle sprinkled with silver sequins. At the foot of the skirt there is a
deep bias band of pale pink messaline,
the silvery sheen characteristic of this silk
harmonizing charmingly with the tulle
which falls in rather deep vandkyes over
the upper edge, each point being embroidered with paillettes. There is a "h6he"
bodice gathered into a deep, tightly-
swathed belt, the "decolletage" being
square. Both sleeves and corsage are
quaintly threaded with silver ribbon tied
with funny little winged bows. Does not
my description cause your heart to flutter
with longing?
I The very newest dinner gowns are of
moire silk of substantial quality. There
is a craze just now for watered effects, not
only in silks, but also in cretonnes, napery
and the like. The moire' evening gown
has its economical aspect also, as it de
mands no trimming beyond a bertha or
fichu of lace. Naturally one would prefer this to be rosepoint or choice Brussels
or the finest Irish, but failing these, there
are plenty of pretty, soft needle-run effects and clever imitations to supply the
deficiency. The sleeves vary, but generally are of lace to correspond and in the
case of black gowns therelief thus afforded
is especially becoming.
Poring over a volume of pictures, in
which are represented the toillettes of
from 1850 to 1860, known as the Second
Empire Period, I found numbers of notions that the dressmakers and milliners
have culled for our glorification this
spring. The Spanish mantilla was worn
in those days in honor of the Empress Eugenie, sometimes draped about the head
and fixed in its place by a Spanish rose
of a rich red damask shade; sometimes
posed across the shoulders and knotted
in front like a fichu, with a red rose in the
centre of the knot.
Flounces with scalloped edges were in
great request and each flounce was headed
by a "bouillonree" of silk or fabric. I have
seen flounces of precisely that type upon
some of the nicest frocks; and she who
possesses a Spanish mantilla is indeed to
be envied by the rest of her sex, for nothing is richer or more sought after in these
days than beautiful lace of this description gracefully draped over an evening
bodice.
f, We are all putting our houses in order
at present, and trying, at any rate, to
make them match the brilliance of the
spring that has now made itself manifest
to us. Naturally, therefore, the subject
of curtains and blinds, to say nothing of
household napery, is an absorbingly interesting one, and of course the question of
where to go for seasonable window draperies is paramount. Weiler Brothers have
undoubtedly the very best assortment of
curtain stuffs from which to select, the
designs and colorings of their Madras
muslins are especially artistic and effective.
Before leaving thc seasonable subject
of spring cleaning and renovations, the
"Hausfrau" may be reminded of two indispensable minutiw of her store cupboard. The verb "to polish" is one that
the exigencies eternally bid one to construe. It is a law of nature—and a particular one of Victoria to boot—tha
everything grows dull, and everything
requires the never-ending process of "rubbing up." Therefore, to accomplish that
necessity with the lenst possible amount
of labor and expense, I should advise you
to consult the Melrose Company as regards
the best polishes, floor stains, enamels nnd
paints; also remember to view their choice
display of high class wall coverings, and
make your selections before it is too late.
Married life is dull, says a writer in a
new Indies' paper, because of thc human
limitatiors of woman. There arc times
when every wife thinks that possibly
there may be redeeming features in polyg
amy. There are times when she finds that
her husband expects her to be a^grub and
a butterfly, a companion and a cook, an
economist and a fashion plate, a clinging
vine and a tower of strength. Almost
every woman can and does fill one of
these roles acceptably, and if her husband
could be satisfied with one charm at a
time, she could make married life interesting enough for him; but when he demands the whole category of charms and
virtues to be massed in one individual,
she necessarily fails. &$%&?$$&
But to return to the subject of shopping. Have you by any chance seen the
splendid display of purses, shopping bags,
etc., latgly exhibited in the window of
Challoner & Mitchell? I have, and have
also noticed rows of tourists, country
cousins, not to mention the proper society
lady "flattening their noses", as the elegant phrase goes, against those seductive
window panes.
Speaking of tourists, reminds me of a
funny incident that I witnessed the other
day in a quaint little store with the sign,
"Old brass and antiques." She was an
American tourist; the sign doubtless took
her fancy, and she entered. After examining the brassware, her eyes fell upon a
fantastic bit of pottery. "My, isn't that
the cutest thing you ever saw? and so odd,
do tell!" The clerk bowed. "How much?"
The excessively polite young salesman
named the price, doubled it because he
spotted her for an American. "Is it really
as old as that—one hundred years?" she
asked, with great interest. "Quite, lady,
quite; doubtless much older," suavely
answered the clerk, hoping, no doubt, the
Recording Angel turned a deaf ear. So
she bought and carried off her treasure
in high glee. May it never be her lot to
know that that costly "antique" is but a
reproduction and a very bad one at that
It only arrived a few days before, and
there is a place in Germany where they
turn them out by the ton.
I am indeed flattered that The Lounger
should deign to notice my poor verses; I
am still more flattered to think that they
even roused him to "burst forth in song"
at the end of his last week's "column of
wit," I can but clap my hands and cry,
"Encore!" However, it behooves me to
defend my monopoly"" by also offering a
hint to "beauty" when in trouble:
If beauty perchance has to worry or fret,
Her solace should be, not a mild cigarette;
"Extra Dry," I advise, and why need
there be quibbling,
So long as her fretting is cured by her
bibbling?
"—BABETTE."
THE WAY TO DO IT
Exercise three times a day;
(With apologies to Whitehorse Star.)
ExercUe three times a day;
Feed yourself on simple fare,
Mostly made of bran and hay;
Revel in the open air;
Never give way to your fears,
Sleep just like a baby;
Then you'll live a hundred years—
Maybe.
Wear no wraps about your throat,
Do not eat late lunches;
Do, oh! do not rock the boat;
Shy away from punches.
Do not drink too many beers,
Let not debts distress;
Then you'll live a hundred years-
More or less.
Don't dispute with men who wear
Larger fists than you;
Do not give way to despair,
Though the rent is due;
Do not waste your strength in tears;
As for trouble, scout it;
Then you'll live a hundred years—
Don't doubt it.
Do not umpire baseball games;
Don't for office run;
Do not call a fellow names
If he has a gun.
Unto wisdom lend your ears;
Shun the festive schooner;
Then you'll live a hundred years—
If you don't die sooner.
Sunday Closing in Germany.
Mr. Arthur Cliffe writes from Frankfurt-
on-Main on March 11th: —"In view of the
recent debate in the House of Lords on the
closing of shops on Sundays, it is a peculiar coincidence that today is the first Sunday on which a more rigorous system of
closing is being enforced in Frankfurt-on-
Main. Hitherto Sunday rest was practically limited to the afternoon, but now,
in this part of Germany, at least, all shops
and offices are compelled to keep closed
the whole dny, with the following exceptions: Dealers in fruit, vegetables and
milk, ns well as butchers, bakers and gro-
ecrs, mny keep open till 10 a.m,; confectioners and flower shops from 12 to 1, and
restaurants ull day long.—London Times.
At last the glorious summer is here, in
name as well as in fact. For many weeks
we have been enjoying weather such as is
seldom to be found in April, but unfortunately there is a sort of superstition that
until the first of May arrives it is not correct to talk about the season as summer.
However, there is no such difficulty. Mayday has come and gone, and we are launched into the summer of 1906 with every
good auspice. The outlook is as promising
as could possibly be expected. There can
be no doubt but that Victoria is "booming" to a greater extent than during the
past few years. Everyone is looking forward to a season of big profits and small
losses, and if they are too sanguine—well,
it is May-time, when all of us may reasonably be expected to be full of hope.
a cent, The boys appear to be "backing
up" the other two papers in the Prairie
City, who still sell their issues at the old
rate of half a cent to the street vendors.
But there are precautions to be taken
at this same coming of summer. It is during the heated dog-days that the demon
fever enlists as his allies all the refuse piles
and heaps of filth that he can command, to
disseminate seeds of disease amongst the
foolish who will not be warned and be
clean. I saw lately in a New Westminster
paper that the City Council had requested
the authorities to issue a proclamation
putting into effect the sanitary regulations
of the Provincial Board of Health, with
regard to this same "dumping" of refuse
in public places. That such a step should
be necessary is a scandal, but are we without sin in our Capital City? How many
times have I called attention to the state
of the plot of ground lying behind Johnson
street? And nothing is done. There have
been inspectors down to see for themselves how bad the cond t ons are which
prevail there, but there has been no improvement made. People shrug their
shoulders, and say, "Oh, well, that isthe
Chinese quarter, you know, and they always keep their back premises like that."
It is not such a very long time ago that
there was an epidemic of small-pox in Victoria, which, though it was grossly exaggerated by the press, was serious enough.
It took the city a very long time to recover from the scare. If such another one
were to occur, the citizens, through the
executive, would only have themselves to
blame. "Cleanliness is next to Godliness,"
is an old proverb, and one that is well
worth keeping perpetually in mind. But
if the body politic wll not bestir itself in
this respect, it is not likely that the individual, especially the individual "heathen
Chinee" will observe the second of the
common-sense commandments.
There is another lesson which might
well be taken to heart, now that we may
expect the hot weather. Fire Chief Carlyle, of the Vancouver Fire Brigade, has
carried his point and managed to put
through a by-law imposing a fine on people
ringing a false fire alarm. During one
month there had been eigut false alarms.
There is nothing which can be more foolish
than this. It is either the work of some
weak-minded idiot, who thinks it a great
joke to bring the fire brigade out for nothing (such a fool may be classed one step
lower than the small boy who rings a door
bell, and then runs away), or else it is the
work of some hysterical householder, who
is too nervous to pick up a- burning piece
of coal from the hearth. The natural consequence is to incline the fire force to remember the old story of "Wolf, Wolf!"
and to be slack in turning out when a real
call does come; though be it said totheir
credit that this has never occurred yet.
And this is by no means a feature peculiar
to Vancouver. I have seen the Victoria
Fire brigade turn out many a time, and
return within ten minutes, because of a
"false alarm."
The result of modern education is to be
seen in the present strike at Winnipeg,
which is being conducted by the newsboys
against The Free Press. I have not had
an opportunity of going into the details
with any thoroughness, and therefore will
carefully abstain from giving nn opinion
on the ethics of this particular strike. But
there is something rather ludicrous in the
idea of a paper of the reputation and circulation of The Free Press being "hung
up" because the management is engaged
in a little dispute as to whether the boys
are to buy thc paper at a cent or at half
It is the intention of the authorities, as
far as in them lies, to make North Vancouver a temperance town a;; excellent
idea. But what town was ever made a
temperance town against its will? So long
as whiskey is distilled, so long will it be
sold, even if every town, hamlt and house
were prohibitionist.
Why has Victoria no rolling skater rink?
This question was propounded to me the
other day, in Government street, and I
could only vaguely answer "Why?" Some
ten years ago there was such an institution
in the Philharmonic Hall, but it was allowed to fall into disuse, and now there is
nothing of the kind. In Vancouver the
skating rink appears to be well patronized,
and gives pleasure and exercise to many
who cannot afford the time necessary for
other sports. It might be well to give this
matter a little serious consideration.
We all play different parts in the comedy of this life, and The Lounger sometimes varies the tedious monotony of his
existence by doing little canvassing for
the benefit of The Week. In this he is
successful, occasionally. The other day
I was trying to induce an ancient dame
to patronize this classic production. • She
seemed interested, and encouraged me to
talk more of the objects, etc., of the paper.
Then I made my "break." After expatiating on the advantages which were
gained from a careful perusal, I said,
"And, then, Madam, you see, that as we
appear every Saturday morning, you are
sure of some interesting reading matter
on Sunday afternoon." "Sir," she said,
with becoming asperity; "for Sunday
reading, I have the Bible." What would
you have done under the circumstances?
I fled.
How many people in this Western country appreciate a walk through Chinatown?
To a careful observer there is a quaint
charm to be found amongst these aliens,
living right in our midst, with habits and
customs so dissimilar from ours. It is just
as easy to study foreigners and their ways
right at our own doors, as it is to go far off
to their country; and far cheaper. Three
small Chinese boys playing marbles interested me vastly on Tuesday night. It was
just an ordinary game of marbles, but the
way they gesticulated over it, and the excitement they showed gave the gave quite
a different appearance. I could not help
thinking, also, how much longer the white
boys' trousers would last if he were to cultivate the habit of "squatting," instead
of kneeling in the dust. I envy these boys
the privilege of wearing the pretty clothes
they do. Why cannot we all clothe ourselves in scarlet and purple, with comfortable, loose continuations in a delicate
mauve? What a much more picturesque
community we should be. And I have an
idea that life would be much easier; it is
impossible to imagine a dun invading one's
room clad in the finery of the East, and
being really nasty about his account.
Business and black coats go together;
business is always a worry, so let us abolish
the black coat.
If I dressed as a heathen Chinee,
I am sure I should happier be;
Clad in scarlet and mauve,
With a pig-tail, by Jove—
No business would then worry me.
Victoria Social.
Mr. John McKay returned on Monday
from San Francisco, where he was when
the earthquake occurred.
* * *
Colonel Holmes is able to be about
again after a long illness.
* * *
Miss Rita McTavish has returned from a
trip to Vancouver and Seattle.
■    * * *
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Shallcross arrived on
Saturday last, and are at present staying
at the Dallas.
* * *
Mrs. Frank Hannington and her son
are spending a few weeks here.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. Rae Green spent few days
with Mrs. E. A. Carew Gibson last week
on their way home from their honeymoon.
They left for Vancouver on Friday night,
where they will reside for the present.
* * *
Mrs. G. Campbell is a guest of Mrs. F.H.
AVorlock, Dallas Road.
* * *
Captain Blandy arrived on Friday night
to spend his leave of absence here after
which he will leave for England. While
here Captain and Mrs. Blandy are guests
of Mr. and Mrs. C. Vernon, of Humboldt
street.
Mr. and Mrs. K. C. Cox, of Bamfield
Creek, are guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. S.
Innes, of Maple Crolt, Dallas Road.
* * *
Mrs. V. Innes, of Vancouver, accompanied by her sister, Miss Scholefield, who
has been staying at Cherry Bank for a
week, left on Monday for Vancouver.
* * *
Mr. Gerard Clute, of the Royal Bank of
Canada,New Westminster,returned home
on Monday, after a two weeks' visit to his
sister, Mrs. Beauchamp Tye.
* * *
On Friday last Mrs. Little entertained
at luncheon, in honor of Mrs. G. Taylor,
the following ladies being present: Mrs.
E. G. Prior, Mrs. J. Dunsmuir, Mrs. D.
Eberts, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. Robertson.
* * *
Mr. C. Lefroy, of Vernon, is visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. Ellis, of the
Gorge Road.
* * *
The many friends of Miss M. Kitto will
be glad to hear she is recovering very weil
after an operation for appendicitis in St,
Joseph's Hospital.
Mrs. Burke and Miss Powell were
amongst the arrivals from San Francisco
this week, both relating paniful stories of
the great misery existing there.
* * *
Miss Florence McClure, of Vancouver,
is visiting her aunt, Mrs. B. Boggs, of Victoria West.
* * *
:™Miss Alice Bell is visiting friends in Se
attle.
Miss Holmes, of Duncans, is visiting
Miss Bullen, Esquimalt Road.
* * *
Rev. Ernest Sharp's family left on Monday for Toronto, where they will reside'
in future.
* * *
On Wednesday, April 25th, the marriage took place at Kuper Island of Miss
M. E. Roberts, youngest daughter of the
late R. J. and Mrs. Roberts, and Mr. John
0. Walcot, late of Shropshire, England.
The bride wore a lovely gown of Crepe-de-
clune, with a real lace veil. She carried
a shower bouquet of white roses and maide-
enhair fern, and was attended by Miss
Edith Maitland Dougall, who looked very
sweet in a white gown, with large picture
hat. The bride was given away by her
brother, Mr. Percy Roberts, and R. Gibbs
acted as best man. The ceremony was
performed by Rev. Archdeacon Scriver.
After the wedding breaklast, the happy
couple left to take the afternoon train at
Chemainus. The bride's travelling dress
was of green canvas cloth, with hat to-
match. After the honeymoon, Mr. and
Mrs. Walcot will reside at their pretty
little home on the north end of Salt Spring
Island.
* * *
On Friday afternoon last, despite the
dull weather, a large number of people attended the Garrison Sports at Work Point
Barracks, this being the last entertainment of Colonel English and his officers.
Tea and refreshments were served from
a daintily decorated table, done in pale
pink and white roses. Here the officers
were assisted by Mrs. Wright, Mrs. Bunbury, Mrs. Brady, Mrs. Hood and Mrs.
Elliston. Amongst those present were:
The Lieut.-Governor and Mrs. Nanton,
Mrs. Holmes, Miss Holmes, Mrs. Macdonald, Miss Lucy Macdonald, Captain and
Mrs. Fleet, Mr. and Mrs. Gavin Burns,
Mrs. Pooley, Misses Pooley, Mrs. Croft,
Mrs. Calthrope, Miss Bryden, Mr. and Mrs.
Mackenzie, Mrs. Frank Hannington, Mr.
Hanington, Mrs. Kirk, Mrs. A. W. Jones,
Mrs. Magill, Mrs. Binbury, Mr. Norris,
Mrs. Gaudin, Miss K. Gaudin, Miss B.
Gaudin, Mrs. and Miss Langley, Mrs.
Rowe, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Gore, Mrs. T.
S. Gore, Miss Arbuckle, Mrs. McCallum,
Mrs. Sharp, Miss Drake, Mrs. Bridgeman,
Miss Keefer, Miss Hickey, Miss Violet
Hickey, Mrs, and Miss Troup, Miss Marjorie Rome, Miss Bullen, Miss Beth Irving,
Miss Bell, Mrs. J. S. Harvey, Mrs. Fagan,
Mrs. Malins, Mrs. A. W. V. Innes, Miss
Scholefield, Miss Dunsmuir, Miss Helen
Peters, Miss Pitts, Misses Devereux, Miss
Brae, Miss L. Eberts, Miss Heneage, Miss
Alice Bell, Miss Monteith, Miss Gladys
Green, Miss Hughes, Miss Tatlow, Mr. and
Mrs. Hollyer, Miss Brymner, Miss Chapman, Mr. Mackenzie, Mr. Muskett, Mr.
Gibson, Mrs. and Miss Todd, Mr. and Mrs.
Wilson, Mr. E. Scholefield, Mr. Roger Monteith, Captain Hunt, Mr. Sharp, Mr. A.
Gilliespie, Mrs. Little, Captain and Mrs.
Blandy, Mr. Twigg, Mr. Scott, Mrs.Williams, Mr. Pitts, Rev. C. E. and Mrs. Cooper, Miss Mason, Miss Robertson.
* * *
Mrs. James Raymur was hostess at a
most delightful tea on Tuesday afternoon
iast, given in honor of Mrs. Taylor, who
leaves shortly for Halifax,  The tea table,
which   was   beautifully  decorated   with
tulips, was presided over by Mrs. Little
and Mrs. John Irving, while Mrs. Car-(
michael, Mrs. Kerr, Mrs. Hampfield, Mrs. *
Beauchamp Tye and Mrs. Higgins attended
to the wants of the guests.   Mrs. Raymur
was in dainty white, and the guest of'
honor wore a white costume with rasp- \
berry colored chapeau trimmed with roses. |
The guests were:  Mrs. Rupert, Mrs. Hun- i
ter, Mrs. Angus, Miss Angus, Mrs. Gaudin, j
Mrs. James Dunsmuir, Mrs. Beauchamp
Tye, Mrs. Fagan, Mrs. Malins (Westminster), Mrs. Rome, Mrs. Blacklock, Mrs.
Williams, Mrs. Lampman, Mrs. Kerr, Mrs. ]
Breet, Mrs. Higgins, Mrs. Carmichael, Mrs.
Hampfield, Mrs. Greeley, Mrs. Spratt, Mrs.
Rhodes, Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs. W. S. Gore,
Mrs. Blackwood, Mrs. Todd, Mrs. C. E.
Todd, Mrs. T. S. Gore, Mrs. Savage, Mrs. •
Little, Mrs. Nash, Mrs. Tuck, Mrs. Crotty,]
Mrs. Kent, Mrs. Herman Robertson, Mrs.
Amberry, Mrs. James Harvey, Mrs. Irving J
Mrs. McPhillips, Mrs. Piggott, Mrs. Fleet!
Robertson,  Miss Gibb,  Mrs.  McCallum,J
Mrs. Berkley.

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