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THE WEEK
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VICTORIA, B. C, SATURDAY, MAY 6, 1905.
Price 5 Cents.
The Passing Show.
Proposed Battle of Flowers—Notes on Events and Gossip
of the Week.
' Tlie principal topic in Victoria at pre-
I'lit is the celebration o£ Viotoria Day.
Ijorious suggestions nre being made to
Me committee in   charge   of   arrange-
I Wilts, and1 the most interesting of these
|[i tbo proposal to- hold   a   "Buttle of
('lowers."    lt lias been decided that a
larade of automobiles, etc., shall form
"art of the programme, and clearly this
J,'ould be more interesting and very much
poro beautiful   it   the   vehicles were
lipeorated with some of tlie proceeds of
InW many beautiful tlower gardens.   The
rJButtle of Flowers" is au old institution
Kjlho popular tourist resorts—and other
flwns to winch   tourists   seldom penetrate—of Southern Europe; and of late
fours lias been introduced into English
1 ntering place*.   It is the most charm-
Ag of nil methods of floral display.   If
IMS is 'included iu the   celebration pro-
iiniuie ladjes with    artistic taste will
Ihve a splendid opportunity to exorcise
fcwir skill.    The procession should const of all kinds of   light vehicles, and
religious views of "Dr. Oroft," the central figure in the novel, "The Mortgage
mi the Brain." He takes exception lo
lids, aud avers thnt be does not sympathise with "Dr, Croft'*" Ulcus at all.
However, the reviewer of the book for
The Week, did not make this mistake,
but   showed   that   tlie   physchologioil
posed of. In order to settle the question
of right it has been decided to bring a
stated ease before a judge of the Supremo court. Attorney-General Wilson
is understood to contend that the province lias rights beyond that nlong the
.•.liorc line.
The statement given to The Week by
Iho Rev. W. W. Bolton, and published iu
the sport column, anent the local lacrosse
situation, deserves tlie serious consideration of the public. Lacrosse is a splenL
did game, both from the players' and the
theory urouiid which tlie story is built i spectators' points   of   view,   but Vic-
iso bicycles.    The   ordinary bicycle is
f pa ble of very artistic llornl decoration,
ml in recehtn/'Buttles" in tho old world,
'^cycles have frequently been   awarded
fees, from first prize downwards.  The
(ttracUveitess of a decorated bicycle, by
ie way, is often greatly enhauced hiving u pretty girl as rider, and chilli,' particularly, fit in well with flower
themes,   lucre are two principal ideas
[jnohg.' competitors iu Battles of Flow's, one being   beauty or   originality of
jsign and the   other   involving    color
iRtemes.   The Week believes that if this
(iwer festival is included in the Victoria
ijfiy    programme,   it   will   become   a
gular feature in all future celebrutiouii.
fWilh the commencement of summer-
it hns been quite warm in Victoria
tis week—tlie local Tourist Association
is entered upon   au   active campaign,
Ll the secretary, Mr. Cuthbert is off
(until after the uncertain tourist.   The
soeialioir has a lnrge stock of illus-
lated     advertizing     pamphlets1—oddly
tiled by the newspapers "Literature"—
[id these are being sent where they will
I likely to have most effect. Victoria's
Itractions are being steadily increased,
the new pnrk at the Gorge is heing put
glo nice condition, a number of men be-
Tg uow at work clearing   up the pro-
hrty, which has recently 'been acquired
|y Hie oity. Tlie new line of the electric
I; ilway to the Gorge is now in operation,
lithoiigh construction work is not fully
[iim-pleted. Cars, for thc present, will
l'live the corner of Government and
lies street at the hour nnd half hour.
was not meant to be taken seriously. It
Is quile certain, however, that nine out
often readers of "The Mortgage on the
Brain" would suppose Hie author to sympathise with "Dr. Croft's" strictures on
Ihe clergy and established institutions in
general.   That is one of   thc inevitable
torians cannot expect to secure a first-
class team iu a day, nor yet unless they
will encourage Clio players by turning
out regularly to local matches. Mr. Bolton is an enthusiast in the cause of
amateur sport, and has made great efforts in the cause in Victoria,   nud his
The New May Day.
And What  It Stands For—Why Socialism Will Prove a Failure
By Arnold Watson.
The old May Dny has passed away and
given place to the new May Day. Although the charming old, rural festival
is yet celebrated in some of tlie villages
of Old England, it has really ceased to
exist as a national celebration of the
coming of spring. With the gradual decline of the agricultural industry in the
Gld Land and the resultant up-building
of big manufacturing centres, the Rural
Spirit itself is vanishing, and in its place
arises the Industrial Spirit—gloomy,
smoky, unpoetic!
The factory hand, the miner and the
artisan have little use for floral festivals,
May poles and queens of May.    Their
Dawn in the Similkameen
results of writing a novel in "the first
person singular."
Another   improvement—nnd   one that
■as been   sorely   needed   in Victorin—
Ivhich is under consideration is the mnk-
hg of a   suitable   bathing   place.   Although Victoria's climate is warm, the
[en wnter that circulates   around   the
s>liiiuV is   uncommonly cold—much   too
old1 for the ordinary mortal lo enjoy a
Lvim in".   However, n fairly warm little
fovo, at the foot of St. Lawrence street,
li.-is been    discovered,    nnd   Mr. Thos.
After nil it is more than probable thut
Hie regatta this year will be hold on the
(Jorge as usual. The celebration committee was actuated by excellent intentions When it decided' in favor of trn inferring the scene of the canoe nnd boat
races to thc liarlior, but populnr opinion
is strongly opposed to the change.
The question of jurisdiction' over fish
trap sites ns between Hie Province and
(lie Dominion, is to be tested in
the courts. Messrs. Lnngley & Martin have received instructions from the
department of justice nt Ottawa to represent the federal govermmcti on the
question of rights in connection with fish
Iriip Sid's, Which is to come liefore the
Supremo court of the province.  The case
Jloopcr, the architect, has submitted to j arises in connection with the attempt of
Ihe Tourist Association a sketch planet' j n j  short of Vancouver to erect traps
bathing pavilion, which it is proposed ; „',) Glover Point, off the Dallas rond. Mr.
1 erect.   Nothing hns been definitely do-  Shorl has a Dominion licence, but wns
^fldcd ni  as yet. , rcfiiM'd forosihoro rights by the province
  , on the ground that the sit applied for
Mr. Vim -nt Harper has written to j wn9 „„,|Side the territory decided upon
lllie Colonist lo explain thnt some of his ' ns olwn f0,. ||m) purpose. The sites for
Irrltlcs'lHive contrived to fasten upon him , ||10 purpose of trap fishing were put up
mpoiiirihllily   for   the   sociological nud | l'o competition some lime ago and dis-
success in his present office of president
of the Lacrosse Club is assured1 if the
public responds to bis appeal for generous patronage for the gnmes. Mr. Bolton's plan for laying the foundation for
champion teams of the future by the
organization of the boys of thc city within the club is excellent in every way.
The Presbyterian synod of British
Columbia and Alberta opened in First
Presbyterian church, of this city, on
Wednesday evening, and various matters
of importance have been discussed. Tlie
new moderator is the Rev. John Logan,
of Etmrne.
French
Glapet
NB DOLLAR
DlXJ H. ROSS & Co., Independent Cash Grocers.
3  BOTTLES  Por ONE DOLLAR
Tbe Vancouver Spring Assize Court,
Mr. Justice Duff presiding, opened on
Wednesday. It is the first assize in British Columbia in whicli judge nnd counsel
nppenred without wigs. A number of
serious cases arc on the list.
Mr. J. A. Campbell, well known in Victoria and New Westminster, having formerly lived in both cities, recently passed through McGill University, obtaining J tlnctlvely
the degree of B. S. | tho English ever were.   And tbe work-
I ing classes work for what they can get,
Mr. E. lt. Rlcketts, the popular man- asking only for the highest pay and tbe
nicer of the Vancouver opera house, has shortest hours of labor—not content by
taken over the .New Westminster opera nny means, because they have, ns u gen-
house  and  intends  to  have   some   fine
lives generally are devoid of the joy in
things beautiful thnt comes only to those
living in close harmony with Mother Nature. Theirs is thc struggle for existence—the fight for Ihe necessaries of life
--the battle for bread on a field of labor
devoid of any cntbusiam in the cause.
So we have the new Mny Dny, devoted
to demonstrations by thc vnrious labor
organisations nnd Socialist groups in
Europe and America. The victory of thc
practical over the poetical seems to be
complete. For not even the most ardent
Socialist or Unionist can derive any
spiritual exaltation from his cause—the
motto of whicli might well be: "Life is
a failure: Let us get all we can out of
it for ourselves." ,
Thoughtful people, who live nt a distance, might suppose thnt here in British Columbia, in this vast, virgin lnnd,
we might escape the clamor of industrial
strife. But we do not. Except among
the French-Canadians there is littie
poetry in Cnnndn. The country lies too
fnr north; its people nre practical, progressive, political, They are more dis-
n nation of shopkeepers than
shows running in tlle Royal City at exhibition time, ..o> opera house at Westminster has changed hands frequently
during the last few yenrs nnd bus not
proved profitable to nny of those who
tried to make il go, Mr. Ricketts, however, may have better luck and anyhow
he can afford to await the coming of better times with the growth of the town.
ernl rule, no interest in their work. Canada, therefore, In spite of its youthful-
ness, provides a good field for industrial
strife. This is especially true of British Columbia. In Eastern Canada there
still lingers with the so-called working
classes the memory of bad times: times
so bad that a mnn wns willing to work
for very small pay, and not only willing,
but anxious to do it.    And   this    took
some of the fighting spirit out of the
class. Here, in British Columbia, there
are no painful memories. Our "wage
slaves," ns our friends of the Socinlist
party call them, have been gathered
from some of the most virile States in
the Union, or fnin the ranks of the dissatisfied workers of Great Britnin nnd
Europe. Our "wnge slaves" are born
lighters—for less work and more pay.
And so we find Unionism powerful; and
less selfish, but more revolutionary,
Socialism gaiuiug ground rapidly, lt is
only the inevitable conflict between these
two great pnrties in the ranks of the
workers that will enable the other politics! parties in Canada-^he Conservatives
and the Liberals—to continue in business
for nny grent length of time, unless the
settlement of the Northwest Territories
provides n sufficient ngriculturnl vote to
counterbalance the industrial vote of thc
manufacturing nnd mining centres.
Thnt is a fair statement of the situation in Canada, and thoughtful people
should face it. Thc favorite policy with
many newspapers of casting ridicule upon Socialism will not do, and the policy
of abuse is quite ns ineffectual. The coming struggle is not between the "rich"
and the "poor"; for in British Columbia,
as elsewhere iu less degree, the so-called
"working man" is in receipt of better pay
than the majority of the professional
workers aud business men. Thc struggle is really between individualism and
communism, the one party consisting of
those who have enthusiasm in their
work, ambition in their hearts and hope
in thc mysteries of life, nnd the other
party practically devoid of religion, unambitious, desirous only of annihilating
the struggle for existence nnd securing
the maximum of physical comfort with
the minimum of the discomfort of work.
Socialism seeks to reduce all men to n
dead level of soft-handed satisfaction.
Individualism claims for each mnn the
right to develop his individuality, and incidentally, it must be admitted, to profit
by utilizing other men as stepping stones
to his goal.
The Socinlist party of this province hns
a platform, but that platform docs not
suggest to the student the true inwardness of Socialism. There are many
lirands of this particular "ism." Some
of the brands are singularly attractive,
and do possess enthusiasm of almost a
religious order. This is the Socialism of
Tolstoy and of European drawing-rooms
—spiritual, ladylike and altogether unpractical. The real article is industrial
Socialism, and that is the brand in use
ou this continent.
Now, Industrial Socialism is entirely
practical. Those who prophesy its success base their views on the fnct that
tho majority of the people in any country
nre workers of whose work the minority
—"the classes'"—derive a share of the
proceeds without earning them.
Wherever the franchise is extended so ns
to include these workers, there, eventually, the Socialists clnim, they must succeed.
This view, I think, is fairly accurate.
Just how long the "education" of thc
great mass of wage-earners to Socialist
doctrine will take, it is impossible to
prophesy, but iu the United Stntes it may
take less time thnn the majority of political students imngin. The question I
wish to consider is this: Granted Socialism triumphant, can it remain so? 1
contend that it eau not.
Some Socialists to the contrary notwithstanding, it is well-assured thnt
Socialism is opposed—and necessarily
opposed—to Christianity, as understood
by the Christian Churches, Socialists
desire to remove from the human mind
the hope of future happiness nnd thc fenr
of future pain 111 nny existence beyond
the grave. These doctrines serve to prevent concentration of mind upon existing
conditions—and their improvement. The
Socialist dislikes nbove nil else the spirit THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 6, 1905.
which moved the Apostle Paul, when hfc
■wrote: "If in this life only we have
hope, then are we of all men the most
miserable." The Socialist must oppose
the spirit of self-saeritiee, of whicli the
Cross is the Christian symbol; he is
obliged to regard self-sacrific almost as
a criminal weakness. He may endeavor
to propitiate religious folk by showing
that many of the teachings of the
Founder of Christianity are "socialistic,"
but he knows, in his heart, that the
triumph of Socialism means the downfall
of the Christian church—the removal
from human thought of what he terms
"priestly superstitions," This is one of
the things that will put a period to the
permanency of Triumphant Socialism;
for no mutter how generous the allowance of beef and potatoes nud of time
for "self-improvement" and other forms
of physical and mental self-indulgence,
made under a Socialist regime, there will
gradually form n party of soul-hungry
folk who, deprived of the consolations of
religious faith, will think themselves, "of
all men tho most miserable." Then will
begin religious meeting, "conventicles,''
and secret missions, and finally n flame
of religions revival before which the
carefully and scientifically erected fabric
nf Socialism will wither up and die, ami
the foundations of a new '.'Capitalistic
System" of government will be laid in
tiie return of the people to the land—to
agricultural life and to nature—and in
Ihe re-erection of places of public worship.
There is no finality in the development of social systems. The human race
goes through cycle after cycle of primi-
tiveness and civilization—Socialism is
but a return, on a large and "industrial"
scale, to one of the most primitive forms
of society—and all that remains unchanged is tbe heart of man, dissatisfied
but hopeful.
There is another death principle in the
Socialistic life, and perhaps this is the
most fatal of all the germs of disease
contained in it. and thnt is the necessary
but entirely fictitious doctrine of the
''equality of man." In nil the history of
the human race tliere is not one tittle of
evidence in support of this most hopeless
of all heresies. It is absurd on the face
of it; no man honestly subscribes to it.
It is like Devil worship, fascinating but
imbecile. I am nwaro that many of tlie
leaders in the Socialistic movement claim
that equality—thnt is to say equality of
reward for services—would not exist under Socialism, but 1 am inclined to doubt
if, under that system, any ten men would
agree to the eleventh having a larger portion of beef and potatoes, or more wives
or a larger share of any oilier luxury,
than allowed to themselves. But the
eleventh mail probably would have bruins
enough to get the larger share—and he
would be.tbeorelically, an offender against
the slate—so that our criminal class
would be derived probably from the
brainiest—the high class—instead of
from those of feeble intelligence, as at
present.
Under Socialism, every man must work
a little, which is good; but he will work
without any higher incentive than that
he niusj work, which is bad. The home,
as we understand il, will go. I know
many Socialists say it will not, but these
cither do not really comprehend Socialism or they are trying to deceive us.
Marriage is part of the capitalistic system: there is the principle of properly involved in ihe possession of a wife or a
husband. Some men and some women
would get more than their share of wives
• ml husbands respectively, and the other
men and women would not like it. Socialism cannot eradicate human passions, and
I am afraid that the Socialistic Home
would not be nearly as happy or free
from crime as the Capitalistic Home is.
For nil these and other reasons, I regard the success of Socialism as highly
probable in America, and I regard its
downfall as absolutely certain. Also I
forsee, some day, Ihe revival of the old
May Day festivities in the place of the
Labor Demonstrations and Socialistic
Harangues thnt now beset us on the eve
oi summertime,
A mine deal of some Importance in the
Boundary country was completed last
week, when a half interest in the Deiiero
Grande, in Long Lake camp, was bonded to the Jewel Company, a Scottish concern with headquarters in London. Tbe
interest bonded belonged lo (.'. ,T. Mc-
Arthur and Mrs. Mnry McAilbnr, bis
mother.   Tho price is ^3.2t>0.
Dawn in the
Similkameen
Promise of Railroad Construction
This Year Will Mean Activity
in this Rich District.
A boom in the Similkameen is commencing as the result of railway construction in that promising country, and
the adjoining Boundary district also is
prosperous. Tlie Greenwood Times says:
"There is going to be lively times in the
Boundary aud west of it during the coming summer, Tliere is no doubt of a
railroad from Midway west, possibly
two, for it is believed that construction
will shortly he commenced on the Midway & Vernon, ns well as the Great
Northern. The construction of these two
roads will bring a largo amount of money
into the Boundary, tlie West Fork and
the country from Midway west to the
Similkanieoii. Already considerable
freight is being hnuki.1 by teams from
the Great Northern depot at Phoenix to
Greenwood, and to the west. Hotels arc
doing a better business than they have
for years. Everything points to, if not
a boom, increased prosperity in the
Boundary."
The Hedley City Gazette forsecs a war
between the G. N. K. and the C. P. R.
It says:
"Before a yard of track is laid the two
big railways are to lock horns for thc
Similkameen passenger traffic, .lim
Hill will throw down. the gage of
battle when his stage coach line is put
on in a few dnys between Hedley and
the Boundary. Many mouths before
the Great Northern started to build its
Phoenix branch Royer's stage line
carried passengers out of Greenwood
and Phoenix lo Grand Forks, where
they met the Great Northern trains to
and from Republic, and last week Mr.
Royer mnde a trip into the Similkameen
with a view to starting a line which will
cover the distance between Kettle River
and Hedley iu one day. This would uot
ouly beat tbe C. P. R. on thc Similkn-
meen-Boundnry traffic by one day to
four, but would also give direct communication with Spokane and offer an alternate route to the coast. The stage to
Hedley will be running not later than
May 22nd."
The Similkameen is one of the richest
tracts of country in Britisli Columbia,
and development will follow rapidly on
the bet Is of. thc railway. It is to be
hoped that the trade of this country will
not l>e lost to our own cities by too long
delay in the completion of the road to the
coast.
NEW SUBSCRIBERS.
The receipt of annual subscriptions
during the past week are acknowledged
from the following:
A, J. McDowell, 0. P. R. hotel,
Revelstoke; P. Burns & Co., Revelstoke;
It. IL Truemiwi, box "4. Vancouver; Imperial Bank of Canada, Revelstoke; Union hotel, Revelstoke; Fred M.
Shoults, Iwx 101, Revelstoke; Geo. S.
McCitrter, box 108, Revelstoke; Revelstoke Insurance Agency, Revelstoke;
Ed. Dupont, Climax hotel, Revelstoke;
Revei'sroke Wine & Spirit Co., Revelstoke; .1. G. Macdonald, box 258, Revelstoke; 0. Helton, box 20T>, Revelstoke;
Harry Anderson, Beaton; F. B. Wells,
1m>x 107, Revelstoke; J. Dunn, Revel-
sloke; Central hotel, Revelstoke; Henry
Floyd, Revelstoke; Revelstoke Lumber
Co., box 24"i, Revelstoke; H. S. Carley,
Revelstoke; F. Fiasor, gold commissioner, Revelstoke; Sawyer Bros., Revelstoke; Bouriiau Lumber Co., Ltd..
Revelstoke; J. M. Scott, box 213, Revelstoke; Mrs. Brock, box 218, Cranbrook;
3, Guy Barber, Revelstoke; Reid &
Young, Revelstoke; H. N. Brown, box
•14. Revelstoke; SibbaUl & iFleld, Revelstoke; City hotel, Revelstoke; M. H.
Lepardi; M. Kerrigan, Notch Hill; W. J.
Lighiburiie, Union hotel, Arrowhead; P.
Hums & Co., Arrowhead; Ijtko View
hotel, Arrowhead: Imperial Bank of
Canada. Arrowhead; A. \V. Sharp
Arrowhead; ,1. ll, Hamilton, Arrowhead; Bed & Young, Arrowhead;
Frank Fulnier, Beaton; W. It. W. Armstrong, Arrowhead; Sheriff Armstrong,
Parry Sound, Ont.; Chief Young, Ooinn-
plix, B, ('.; M. .1. Glenson, Comaplix, B.
C.; Win. Hamilton, Comaplix, B. ('.;
C. Dii'teliinan, ComnpMx, B. ('.; Ilalycon
Hot Springs hold, Ilalycon, B. C.
' G. Chippw-geid, M. D„ Revelstoke;
H. N. Coursier, box 20(1, Revelstoke; E.
J. Bourne, Pox 114, Revelstoke; Bowman Lumber Co. Store, Comaplix; Win.
Cowan, box 204, Revelstoke.
A compressed nir locomotive haulage
system is to be installed at No. 8 mine,
Michel. Tliere will be two compressed
air locomotives with a capacity for 1,200
tons daily. Tho cost of the plant will
be about $30,000.
Tho Sandon Standard works out tho
profits of tlie Trail smelter nt $14.93 on
a ton of the ore of the average quality
shipped from Slocan mines. It is said
that the capacity of this smelter is to be
trebled in the near future.
A new paper is lo be started at Midway with Mr. C. M. Grouse as editor.
Mr. Crouse formerly ran the "Advance"
in that township.
"Tanaka the Coward" is the title of a
pretty Japanese story written by Mr.
Gordon Smith, of the Colonist staff, and
printed iu the Mny number of tlie Can.
adiau Magazine. This number is of
more than usual interest. Among the
contents, nn article hy the editor on tho
Militia Council, is timely and interestingly written, and tliere nre a number of
stories ami poems of merit, in addition to
the usual departments.
The Imperial Bank in this city is
highly decorative just now, the windows
of the building containing sonic beautiful
flowers.
The Armstrong Advance 1ms commenced publication in the Okanngan
town with Mr. Eugene Rhian as editor
and publisher. The Advance is n newsy
sheet and will doubtless receive genertus
support from the people of that section.
Thc meeting between Percy Cove and
Perry Mack ut fhe Savoy on Thursday
night proved a fiasco. Mack seemed to
be nervous before the contest began
but went along all right until nenr the
close of the second round, when he received a blow that he claimed lost him
temporarily the use of one eye. After a
rest to recover he got up again but very
soon lay down ami declined to take any
more. Referee Harry Dodd declared the
fight off. Mock appeared to be able to
box, but he lacks heart for the business,
A very fast and amusing exhibition was
then put up by Cove and Bert dark.
Clark was not in condition, but be was
too heavy for Cove to make much iui-
pressiu on, and the two provided a
good-natured bit of sport in whicli each
took about as much ns he gave.
"I'm Trying So Hard
To Forget You,"
A NEW SONG
BY
C. K. HARRIS
As Sung at
THE REDMOND THEATRE
By Chas. H. Dkane
FOR  SALE  BY
FLETCHER BROS.
93 Government Street.
Victoria
Waterworks
Attention is called to Sec. 22 ot thc
"Waterworks Regulation By-Law, 1000,"
which reads as follows: "No person shall
sprinkle, or use iu any manner whatsoever, the water supplied by thc City upon
lawns, gardens, yards, or grounds of nny
description, except between the hours of
."> and 0 in the morning, and the hours
of o and 10 in the evening, unless the
wnler so used be supplied by meter.
JAS. L. RAYMUR,
Water Commissioner.
City Hall, 4th May. 1005.
NOTICK.
TKXIIKIIS FOR TIMBER LIMITS.
Sealed tenders will be received by the
undersigned up to noon of Wednesday, 31st
May, 11105, from nay person who may desire
to obtain a lease, under the provisions of
section 42 of the "Land Act," for the purpose of cutting timber therefrom, of n timber limit sit imti'<l on Vancouver Island,
known as Lots 200, 201, 2112, Clnyoquol Dls-
liicl, containing in the aggregate 1,080
acres.
The competitor offering tlie highest cash
bonus will be entitled to a lease of the
limits for a term of twenty-one years,
Kaeli tender must lie accompanied by a
certified cheque, made payable to the undersigned, to cover the amount nf the llrst
year's rental (1227.25), and the amount of
bonus tendered, and also a certified cheque
for si,inn.40, being the cost nf cruising and
surveying the limits. The cheques will be
at once returned lo unsuccessful coin-
pctltors,
W. S. (iOUE,
Deputy Commissioner of Lands & Works.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, It. C„ 4th May, 1005.
O. H. BftLE
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Nelson Illustrated Social
The wedding of Miss Violet Tyrwhitt-
Drake,  daughter of  Hie late  Mr.  and
| Mrs. W. Tyrwhitt-Drnke, and niece of
Mr. Justice M. W. Tyrwhitt-Drake, of
' this city, to Captain Muspratt-Williams,
B.A., whicli took place on Wednesday at
| Christ Church Cathedral, was a most
.brilliant social event The church was
I/prettily decorated with festoons of white
flilac nnd smilax. The allar was adorned
I witli beautiful lillies and narcissus. A
Ifull choir was in attendance, aud Ihe im-
Ipressivo'ceremony wns performed by the
I Bishop of Columbia, assisted by the
lltov. Canon Beanlands and the Rev. C.
IE. Cooper, of St. Saviour's church. The
[bride, whoso gown was of rich ivory bro-
Icude and beautiful old laee, look'd most
[charming. Her misty wedding veil was
I gracefully draped over her lrad and
(shoulders, and caught up with dainty
Lsprays of orange blossoms, and she car-
Iried. a, magnificent bouquet of white bri-
Idal roses and ferns. The maid of honor
J'was Miss Frances Drake, sister of tbe
|:bride. Her gown was of the softest white
silk and chiffon, and she carried pink
roses. Tlie two little bridesmaids, Miss
|.Tocelyn Bridgman and Miss Nora Jones,
fw'ere also daintily gowned in white and
[carried pink roses. Two pretty little
[flower girls, Miss K. Dunsmuir and Miss
IMarjorie Bdme; performed their part in
Jthe proceedings in a graceful manner,
[scattering white blossoms nlong the bri-
Idal pathway. The groom wns suppoil-
fc'ed by Capt. Cockbm'n, R.A., and was iu
[full.dross uniform. After the ceremony
j flic happy pair proceeded down the aisle
I beneath the crossed swords of a guard
[ of honor formed by the officers from the
barracks. They were then driven lo the
i residence of the bride's grandmother,
I Mrs.: Wallace, where the bridal party
[and relatives enjoyed the wedding break-
ifast Capt and Mrs. Muspratt-Williams
[left "for fehawiiigau Lnke, where they
J will spend some time, before taking up
^tbeir residence on the Esquimalt road.
Among the smartly gowned guests al
[the church were Mrs. Bunbury.   in   n
lovely mauve frock with white picture
[hat; Hon; Mrs. Hood in green cloth with
I white lnce, and largo blnck hat; Mrs.
III. Croft wore a becoming gown of black
Ivoile and laee, with black picture hat:
IjMiss O'Reilly was in a smart grey eos-
Kiimc, with toque to match; Miss E.
■Browne'wore a pretty soft brown lustre
Ifroek', with large brown lint; Mrs. 0. M.
■Jones wns in n pretty white cloth gown.
|.1nil  Miss  Brady  looked  well  in  grey,
Mrs. Tarry wore a soft grey cloth frock.
[with black picture hat; Mrs. Bland wore
Ii white cloth, black lint, with crimson
[roses; Mrs. Wright wns in n dainty
■creation of pale blue, and large pale blue
[hat with pink roses; Mrs. Prior wore
■dark grey, with laco trimmings; Mrs.
■Lampman was smartly gowned in brown;
lMiss N. Dupont wore a green cloth frock
■With large'greeirhat; Mrs. G. H, Burns
pvn.s-hTt.nn colored silk, with lace; Mrs.
IWiitts wore pale green cloth, witli lnce
|niofifs and large hat; Mrs. Bridgman
[wore grey voile, with grey toque; Mrs.
ICrease was in white' cloth; Mrs. Cup-
Ipuge wore dark blue, with large hat;
[Miss Foster was in pale grey cloth; Miss
[Holmes wore a smart bine lustre suit,
I wilh hat. to match; Miss Keefer wns in
[navy blue; wifli smart blue and while
I toque; Mrs. Rome wore black silk, with
[sequin trimmings;' Miss K. Devereux
[wore grey, and Miss F. Devereux wns
[in white; Mrs. Perrin wore black, with
[while trlinmings; Mrs. Troup was snuirl-
Ly." gowned in cream    cloth,    with    rod
chiffon hat; Miss Beanlands wore grey
Iclolb, wilh lint: to match. Following is
In lisl ri£ the wedding presents;
Officers of the garrison, silver tea ser-
Ivice; N. C. officers and men of 58th Co.,
ill. G. A., canteen of forks and spoons
mild 2 silver cnndleslicks; Mrs. Mood
((England), silver coffee pot; Miss 0.
[Tyrwhilt-Di'ake (England), cheque; Mrs.
[Wallace, old lace; Mr. Tyrwhitt-Drake
[England), cheque; Mr. A. Tyrwhitl-
Hirakc (England), cheque; Mrs. Tyrwhill-
[I irako (England), cheque; Mrs. Murray
■[England), cheque; Mr. and Mrs. E.
|l',vr\vliiU-Dl'iike (England), cheque; Miss
fcyrwliltt-Drnke (England), cheque; Rev.
'•\ Tyrwhitt-Drake (England),   cheque;
Blrs. Chester-Master (England), cheque;
lion.Mr, Justice Tyrwhitt-Drake, cheque;
llndame   Molteili    (England),    cheque;
llr. and Mrs. Munro, cheque; Miss   C.
t'ynvhitt-Drnke, pair cut glass    vases;
Mr. B. 11. Tyrwhitt-Drake, pair of silver
liuilliniers; Mr. and Mrs. Bridgman,
silver teaspoons; the Misses Bridgman,
coffee cups; Mr. and Mrs. Crease, embroidered tea cosy; Mr. and Mrs. G.
Barnnrdictou, Chinese gong; Mrs. Oliver,
mustard pot; Mrs. A. Dumblelon, pair of
Chinese dishes; Rev. S. and Miss Ard,
Chinese ten cups; Mr. II. E. Newton,
pair of large silver, vases; Mr. and .Mrs.
I till ton 1-Inrrop, silver crumb scroop and
plate; Mrs! McTavish, pearl brooch;
Mrs. Rnynuil'i brooch; Mrs. nud Miss
Holmes, silver frame; Miss Clara Dupont, berry spoon; Mrs. and the Misses
Pooley, picture; Mrs. Solly, poker work
box; "Ah Tom," Chinese screen; Mrs.
Dniisinulr, silver mirror; Capt, and Mrs.
Wright, pair silver candlesticks; Mrs.
English (Halifax), cigarette case; Mrs.
Elliston, 4 menuo holders; Dr. and Mrs.
0. M. Jones, framed water color; Miss
Xorali Jones, silver smelling sails; Miss
Brady, Dresden china vase; Mrs. Kitto,
jug; Miss Marjorie Rome and Mr. Fred
Rome, silver nutcrackers; Mrs. Rowe,
sachets; Rev. A. Shears, book of
poems; Mrs. A. T. Drake, cheque;
Mrs. and Miss Sen, cut glass and silver
niiinaiifthide dish; Miss F. ■ Tyrwhitt-
Drake and Mr. C. Tyrwhitt-Drake,
glass; Mrs. Powell, silver card case;
Mrs. Vernon, drawn work dolies; Airs.
Dumbleton, gold/ nugget broach; Mrs.
and Miss Campbell, silver teaspoons;
Mrs. Mi'Nnughton Jones, embroidered
collar and cuffs; Miss McNuughton
Jones, cut glass salt cellars; Miss Mary
Lawson, worked slippers; Mrs. and Miss
Browne, silver pickle fork; Mr. Flumerfelt, silver salver; Lieut. R. G. 'Talbot,
It. N. (England), 2 silver bon bon dishes;
Colonel and the Misses Logon (England1),
silver clock; Mrs and-the Misses Webber (England), 2 gold hatpins; Mrs.
.lames Dunsmuir, large cut glass howl;
Mrs. Macrae, Chinese enamel vase;
Liidy Parsons (Halifax), Maltese lnce
doilies; Mrs. Lucas, silver and cut
glass scent bottle; Miss Keefer, Miss
Boll nnd Miss S. Pemberton, vase; Mrs.
and Miss Hickey, silver frame; Dr.
Duncan,, silver sugar spoon; Mrs. Blnik-
lock,-.pin cushion, hainlerehief and parasol; Mrs, Croft, pair silver hnir brushes;
Major Dupont, silver salt, cellars; Mr.
anil Mrs. Laing, vase; Judge and Miss
O'Rielly, large silver frame; Miss Jennie Lawson, lace handkerchief; Miss M.
Pitts,' frame; Mr. audi Mrs. F. S. Barnard, silver frame; Mr. Frank audi Jack
O'Reilly, vases; Miss Ethel Pitts, painted chiffon doilies; A Friend, silver
rnselino pot; ■ Mrs. Ford/ham (Vnncouver), two cut glass dishes; ■ Mrs.
Rithet, cut glass water bottle; Mrs. M.
Langley, silver egg cup and spoon;
Misses Daisy aud Links Langley, silver
sugar spoon; Mr. and Mrs. Kermode,
large silver fork; Misses Ethel and' Harriet Rhodes, silver sugar and , berry
spoon; Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Raymur,
silver berry spoon; Bishop and Mrs.
Perrin, gun metal pencil; Mrs. J. II.
Todd and' family, Chinese vase; Mr. and
Mrs. John Irving, olive dish; Miss Newton, two water colors; Miss L. Elford,
Longfellow's poems; Capt audi Mrs.
Troup, inlaid Chinese vase; Mr. A. J.
Galletly, silver frame; Misses M. and L,
Little, vase; Mrs. and Miss Tuck, Chinese incense pot; Mr. and Mrs. R.
Jones, silver fisli slice fork; Col. nnd
Mrs. Jones, silver fruit knives; Mr. nnd
Mrs. Langworthy, silver sauce boat;
Miss Violet Powell, silver toast rack;
Mr. and Mi's, E. Crow Baker, silver tea
strainer; Mr. J. R. Rowe, cheque; Mrs.
Tatlow, silver frame; Mrs. Whitwell,
silver spoon.
»   *   «
The first really large social function
since Ihe beginning of the gay season
was fhe fancy dress dance in aid of the
children's ward for Ihe Jubilee hospital,
which was held ou Friday week iu tlie
Assembly hall, due cannot sny the gathering was a large one, bill from n
dancer's point of view the number present was jusl right The decorations were
very bright and artistic, nnd tlle supper excellent and well served. Miss
Thain and Mr, Fawcett rendered their
usual splendid dunce music, they were
assisted by Mr. Leslie Ellis, whose beautiful whistling in the different two-steps
and waltzes was much appreciated and
proved very effective. "In Society," a
bright and lively two-Step that was
heard for the first time ill public at this
dance, is the production of Mr. Herbert
Leiser, a well known Victorian, who undoubtedly is a gifted composer. Some of
Hie fancy costumes worn were decidedly
novel and pretty.    The most noticnhle,
perhaps, were those worn by the Misses
Sehl. Miss E. Sehl appeared in a very
clue French soubrette costume in tlie
time of the gny court of Louis XV.,
when Pompadour held sway. Miss D.
Sohl's dainty frock of roses and lattice'
work of green represented a "Pergola of
Roses." Mrs, Lester wore a becoming
Spanish dancer's costume; the Misses
Pitts were in pretty Geisha costumes;
;Miss A. McQuade wns a dainty court
liuly; Mrs. Kent's Folly costume wns
1 very effective ami well carried out; Miss
I Noel Moresby was a pretty "shepherdess"; Miss Johns looked well ns an old
fashioned lady; Miss Nelta Heyland was
very ■pretty as "Janice Meredith'', Miss
Newcoinbe wore nn ISrtO gown, wilh
powder and patches; Miss E. Browne
represented a chic black and yellow
French poster girl; Miss Baiss' old
"Mother Goose" costume was perfection;
Miss Fell wore a dainty Dolly Varden
gown; the Misses Butchart were in
Geisha costumes; Miss Agnes Wooten
looked well in a picturesque country costume; Miss Austin was a "rod cross
nurse"; Miss Green represented "Cambridge" and wore a student's gown and
cap made of the pale blue. Among the
others present were Mrs. Poff in pink
brocade with lace panels and bertha;
Miss E. Loewen in white silk and lace;
Miss Florence Drake wore pale yellow
with overdress of crenm lace; M:ss
Phipps was in black,.with red croses; tlie
Misses Nicholles wore pretty frocks of
white silk; Mrs. Loerts wore a striking
gown of black silk and lace, with black
and white applique; Miss Gowen looked
smart in pale blue silk with cream lace
and pink roses; Mrs. II. A. Goward wore
a becoming white silk frock; Mrs. Norton was in pale pink and lace; Miss Monteith looked well in green sat'n with
overdress of net and sequins; Miss Nellie
~upont wore white with red roses in
corsage and hair; Miss V. Pooley wore
a dainty pale blue silk frock; Miss D.
Lnngley wns iu blnck net and sequins;
Mrs. j-TOiip wore a handsome gown of
white silk crepe with beautiful lace in-
sertion and garnitures; Miss Monteith
was prettily gowned in white point
d'espirit; Miss Bosswell wore black with
bertha of white laee;. Miss Bullen wore
pule blue crepe with .satin ribbon .trimmings niid laee iiioliffs;.Mrs. Genge wore
white silk and chiffon; Mrs. Parry was
smartly gowned in cream lace, with pale
blue velvet and sequin trimmings; Mrs.
Hinton wore black, with pink velvet and
laco; Mrs. Janiou wore black, and Mrs.
Phipps was in grey silk brocade; Miss
Tuck wore black net over white silk;
Mrs. Rocke Robertson wofVWaek' sequins; Miss Eberts wore a Huffy creation
of white; Mrs. D. M. .Rogers was handsome in a gown of white lace over white
taffeta; Mrs. Simpson wore black chiffon
and sequins; Miss Todd -wore black net
with pale blue garnitures; Mrs. Patterson looked well hi cream satin with pink
roses and pearl pasnieuterie; Miss Bell
wore pale green chiffon with pink; Miss
Pooley wore pink stripped siik, with
cream lace; Miss Heater was iu pale
blue silk; Mrs. Verrinder wore ecru laee
over pink satin; Miss Roberts, of Vancouver, wore a handsome white s.ilin
gown with cream lace applique; Miss
Wollaston was in black and Mrs. Ratlr-
om wore a lilac silk gown with violels;
Mrs. Fagan was bi a dainty frock of
pink chiffon and silk, and Mrs. Bullen
wore a handsome lavender silk gown
with cream laee; Miss Angus wore black
net; Miss Amy Angus was in while.
Several officers of the Fifth Regiment
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DEATH OF MR. SUTHERLAND.
Hy the death of the Hon. James Sutherland, Minister of Public Works, Sir
Wilfrid Laurier loses a staunch friend
and an able political ally. Mr. Sutherland was one of the "solid" men of the
Liberal party in Ontario, and in addition to his qualities as a sound business
man he possessed a pleasing personality
which won tor him considerable popularity. Mr. Sutherland bad no claims lo
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any particular political work, nevertheless his name will be long remembered
nnd his memory honored by the people
o. Canada. The passing of Mr. Sutherland leaves Sir Wilfrid Laurier almost
the ouly survivor in the political sphere,
o. the original cabinet of "all tlie talents."
SHOCK FOR iniii WORLD,
The Vancouver World, the organ of
Scotch Presbyterinnism in Britisli Columbia, lias been dreadfully shocked by
certain confessions of unbelief hy Messrs.
.1. II. Hawthornthwaite and Parker Williams al a Socialist meeting in (he city
hall, Vancouver, on Sunday evening last,
Says the poor, flabbergasted, old World:
"Still admiration for admitted courage
cannot overcome indignation at the
uinrse reviling of all that the teuderesl
hearts of history have held most dear,
The greatest fact iu the world
to-day is tbe prevalence and spread of a
healthy adherence to Christian principles, and yet, with a few rough, profane
words, the Socialist lenders would sweep
nil this away! Into a Christian city,
witli church spires rising on every hand
and with thousands of devout persons
weekly attending divine service, they
came and, renting a ball owned by the
citizens of Vancouver, they sneer nt tbe
heart secrets of their fellow men!" Now,
this is all humbug, and a very narrow,
sectarian sort ot humbug at that, How
can the Socialists with a "few profane
words" sweep away the fabric of Christianity? If they can, then the Christianity so easily swept away must be a
poor sort of easily scared faith. The
picture drawn by the World of Vancou
ver's "thousnnds of devout persons weekly attending divine service" is truly
pathetic. They must have been attending very weakly indeed if their devotions
in tlie churches were disturbed by the
forceful Hawthornthwaite and the jocular Pnrker Williams in tlie city hull!
It is this weekly—nnd weakly—devotion of so large a proportion of self-
styled Christians that lays the churches
open to the attacks and the
sneers of non-believers. If more of our
"devout" people would worship (iod on
other days besides Sundays and bring
a little more nf their Christianity into
their daily life, yes, and into their business, too, the Christian church would
have no reason to fear the railings of
unbelief. But this "weekly" devouluess.
coupled with smar msincss" methods
on the other six days in tlie week, cannot
attract the sympathy of outsiders.
Church spires do not necessarily indicate
genuine faith, and the "heart secrets"
of many of the regular church goers iu
Vancouver and elsewhere may well deserve tbe sneers of Socialists, Republicans, and Monarchists. ..nd it does
not require great "courage" to sneer.
It is not by Sabbath observance, nor
yet by waitings over the preachings of
unbelievers, nor yet by this Weekly de-
vontness that Christianity can hope for
an abiding place iu the heart of humanity.
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TROUBLE AT SAI.MO.
Hie employment by the Kootenay
Shingle Company of a number of Chinese and Japs in its mill at Salmo has
been seized upon by certain political discontents at Nelson, namely, Mr. Houston, Mr. S. S. Taylor and Mr. F. .1.
Deane, as a pretext for attacking the
provincial government, and this pretext
lias been used for like purpose by some
of our Liberal newspapers.
Of course, the matter is no concern of
thc government. The mill compnny ea'i
employ whom it pleases—unless thereby
it breaks contracts with other persona,
who would have the usual legal remedy.
But the incident serves to show to what
straits the opposition party is driven in
seeking for a cause for criticism ot the
provincial government The government
has done all in its power to keep Oriental labor out of Britisli Columbia; tbe
Liberal party of Canada, on the contrary, has done all in its power to negative those efforts. But the law must
protect the rights of Orientals already
in tlie country, and if the shingle mill
company nt Salmo chooses to employ
that class of labor, it has a right lo do
so, and that labor must be protect' ;! by
the government from attack by all iiimI
sundry.
A reader of The Week writes to inquire whether we are opposed to any
sort of government assistance to railways. "Judging from your article in
the issue of the 29th," he writes, "you
appear to have taken a position that no
land should be given to railways; and,
as the province has no spare cash, I do
not see how any bonus can be furnished." Our correspondent has misunderstood the tenor of the article referred to.
We were referring to certain definite proposals made by railway promoters to the
provincial government, one of which wns
for a bonus of 15,000 acres per mile and
exemption from taxation so long as the
lands remained in possession of the railway. In no ease, we understand, did
thc promoters offer to take the land as
it might come along the route of the projected railway, but required the right to
pick and choose the lnnd in blocks. Proposals of this character should not, in
our opinion, receive any consideration.
The amount of bind nsked for is excessive, and the right of selection means
tout all the best land in tlle country goes
to the railway while the comparatively
Worthless tracts are left on the hands
ot thc government The question of
bonusing railways depends upon the circumstances in ench case. In some parts
of the province where railway construction is needed no bonus whatever should
be necessary—as in tbe Similkameen, for
instance. In the northern country,
where settlement is very sparse, there
may bo some justice in demands for government assistance, and a grant of lands
might be given without evil consequences, always providing that tbe binds
arc to be held by the railway under conditions favorable to settlement nnd witli
some sort of government control over
freight rates ns a "quid pro quo." Again,
some sort of bonus might lie necessary
to induce the constructors of a railway
lo take a route favorable to the interests
of British Columbia trade and less favorable to the economic working of the road
from the point of view of the constructors and owners. Mr. Hill, for instance,
might prefer a route for the Coast-Kootenay which would tend to divert the
trade of the Similkuineeii from British
Columbia, and it might pay the province
lo induce him to change bis plans. But
demands of 15,000 to 20,000 acres of
selected land are immoderate and belong
to a period in the political history of the
province that is past, and will never,
we hope, be reverted to.
DOG CATCHING.
Of Into a number of complimentary
paragraphs have appeared in the daily
papers of Victoria concerning the "good
work" performed by the poundkecper in
"ridding tlie city of dogs." We understand that the poundkecper is performing
his duty a,s laid down by the civic authorities, but that this performance is
"good work" or is desirable, we question,
Numerous complaints have reached this
office from people who take exception to
this method of impounding dogs nnd we
must confess that it does not sny much
for the civic idea of "liberty"—either to*
the dogs or for their owners. Moreover,
if we are to credit our informant, the
campaign of the "dog catcher" is not
exclusively directed against homeless
dogs who have no visible means of support. A lady who calls tho dog catcher
"that horrid man," accuses him ot
"prowling round residences nnd learning
the names of dogs and then getting thein
by cnlling them by name and enticing
them off the premises with pieces of
meat." This is an awful nccusntion,
truly. Another lady declares that tbe
methods adopted nre cruel. She -writes:
"Thc other dny a beautiful, big dog was
sitting on the edge nf Government street
and the dog catcher came creeping up
behind the animal, whicli gave a scream
of terror, like a child's scream, when the
net wns suddenly thrown over it. Then
the poor dog was banged iuto the cage
as roughly as possible,"—to the discomfort of the dog and nlso the lady's nerves,
no doubt. The dog catcher, however,
does not seem to have all the fun. for
the other dny someone, whose dog bad
lost its liberty, broke down a piece of
the fence and let out tbe prisoners.
A FAMILY AFFAIR.
In its favorite attitude of lower-niiddle-
class prejudice, Ihe Victoria Times is
never dull, ll reminds us of the Rev.
Mr. Sniggins. If the Times went to
church il would be found, we are sure,
in the "Little Bethel" typs of temple,
wherein "services," in a spirit chastened
of vanity, are called "gospel meetings."
It would wear black gloves, rather long
in tlie lingers, nnd a self-satisfied sir of
virtue nnd assured salvation. Also il
would listen, wilh uncommon fortitude,
to burrowing descriptions of the particular brand of fiery torture reserved for
the vain and worldly persons, whose carriage wheels cast dust upon it ns it progressed towards the Little Bethel. Thc
Infest subject which this part of the
mental paraphernalia of the Times bus
taken under consideration is vital statistics. Tlie Times hns discovered thnt in
thnt most religious city of Toronto the
"well-to-do" classes—those higher in the
social scale than tlle lowei-middle-clitss,
you know—are not producing so many
infants as are the other classes, and Ihe
Times deduces the inferiority of Toronto
society people either physically or morally—we are not sure which, Tbe Times
apparently is a convert to Prcsidentrooso-
veltism. Now, the greater productiveness in infants of Ihe working classes
is tbe rule the world over, and has no
sort of relation to nny good qualities of
mind, body or soul. In tiie old-fashioned
countries, whore the worker hns achieved
only n very small measure of emancipation, the worker has a large family In
much the same cheerful spirit us that in
which the ruined gambler gives his hist
dollar to a beggar. Either thnt, or else
be has regard to tho earning enpacity of
his children, lu Great Britain, the
poorer classes begin tlie family business
iu their 'teens, because they have no
idea of self-control, and do not care how
many hostages they give to fortune.    In
Ihe slums of the big cities of England
nnd Scotland, and especially of the bitter country, the result of this can be very
clearly seen—and a pitiful sight it is,
and full of danger to the moral welfare
of the community. In Canada, also, the
working classes marry in baste and raise
big families; but their children can earn
good money at an early age, and their
education is paid for by the general public and especially by those who, as menthol's ot what the Times tails "the
clawsos," are not so eager to increase
the papulation. In British Columbia,
the "workingniiin" is about the only sort
of man who can afford the luxury of
marriage before be is forty, and so, of
course, he has a good start of 'he comparatively poverty-stricken "clawses."
This is a country in which the printer
works less time and makes more money
than the writer; in which the miner
makes good wages and tbe mine owner..
—or shareholders—nre ruined; in whin
the man who waters the streets gets
more pay thnn the schoolmaster, and in
which Muscle generally is much better
business than Brain. The "clawses"
have gone under in Britisli Columbia
and no mistake nbout it. Why, then,
should they be expected to produce innumerable young "clawsites" whose
brains would be sucked dry in turn, by
the pampered workers? Most iiiinatur.il
proceeding!
What particular virtue, then, does the
lowei'-middle-class prejudice of the
Times see in the production of large families? Do these not result, ns often ns
not, from selfishness nud indifference to
the welfare of the Home and the Community? In our experience the most
prolific people, in cities especially, arc
the least capable of looking nfter themselves, and consequently• the most useless to the community in which they
dwell. But perhaps the Times thinks
thnt they usually vote "Grit."
VARIOUS VIEWS.
THE B. C. CONTINGENT.
The solid seven Liberal members at
Ottawa do not seem able to help British
Columbia to do away with the Oriental
labor plague.—Kamloops Standard.
MANY MISFORTUNES.
To-morrow is the first anniversary of
the Fernie fire, and the second anniversary of the Frank landslide and thc editor's marriage. It will probably be an
earthquake to-morrow- -Fernie Free
Press.
"PUNCH" FOR HUSBAND?
1 wish 1 could see the things which you
are looking for—millionaire and all; but
I do not. Tliere is a marriage in store,
and perhaps before you are through with
it, you will long for the days when you
earned your own living.—"Grandma's"
reply to "Judy" iu the Colonist.
WHAT IS THE APPLICATION?
The procession of the citizens of
Spring Ridge to the council chamber on
Monday evening to present their grievances seems like a revival of the old
times when the people ot England came
to the bar of thc House of Commons to
present their petitions to thnt august
body. This method of nppenl came to
be so tiring to the Commons that in the
reign of Charles II. an act was passed
limiting the number that might appear
before the bar to 20—Victorin Colonist.
THE KOOTENAY CENTRAL.
The settlement and development of
Southeast Kootenay is progressing rapidly. The territory tributary to Fort Steel
abounds in agricultural, mineral and
forest wealth. The Kootenny Central
railway when built will open up this territory and settlers will pour into tlie
Kootenay valley, while the products of
the forest, the mines and the farms find
n market in. the near-by mining camps.
With a Dominion grant of $3,200 per
mile, tliere seems to be no reason why
actual construction should not be started
on Ihe Kootenay Central within i!0 days.
Fort Steele Prospector.
A BESETTING SIN.
And speaking of paying subscriptions,
is it not strange that a man can take
n paper year after year ami ignore subscription statements? Such nn individual
must have an exalted opinion of himself
nud imagine thnt the mere fnct thnt his
name is on the list is sufficient honor to
the paper without paying over any filthy
lucre.—Cranbrook Herald.
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CANCELLATION OF RESERVE.
NOTICE is hereby given thut thel
reservation   covering   Graham   Island.!
Queen Charlotte Group, notice of which!
was published iu the British Columbia]
Gazette and dated 30th January, 1901J
has been cancelled, and thnt Crown lands]
thereon will be open to sale, pre-emption
nnd other disposition under the provpj
sions of tbe Land Act, ou and after tha.
21st July next.
W. S. GORE.
Deputy Commissioner of Lands and
Works.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, 20th April, 1905.
LONG DIoi'ANCE FLIRTATION.,
We wish to call the attention of   tha
government) telephone department to thtj
fact that no tariff for kisses over thd
wire hns been issued.   A certain young
man (well known  in Hedley) who has
well developed lady-killing propensities!
frequently indulges in this form of loveJ
making.    If it does not stop soon   the
"rubbers" along the line will be getting
jealous and registering a kick.—Pentic
ton note in Hedley Gazette.
OTTAii A IN A HURRY FOR ONCE1
Ottawa authorities have been mon
expeditious than in the past years, and
have disallowed the anti-Japanese leg
islatlon passed at the recent session oi
the British Columbia House. Tliere were
three acts quashed—regulating immigration, employment of Asiatics under franchises granted for private acts, and tht
amended coal mines regulation net. No
doubt the laws will be all re-enacted at
thc next meeting of the legislature.—
Slocan Drill.
A "PROPER" CONSTABLE.
During the hitter part of last week it
was noticed that Tom Banks, the repret
sentative of the majesty of the law, pass
ed the News office window with eyes dc'
voutedly averted. This wns wondered
at, until it transpired that the innocent
cause of the tumult in the mighty man'!
brain was a little card in snid window
bearing the title, "Wash Day in tin
Garden of Eden," and representing twl
palm Irees, between which wns strotehei
n line, ou which hung two little leaves o;
thai ancient nnd valued tree, the fig
Now Guni'dlnn Tom hns declared this til
be n most indecent nnd Immoral pieturej
In whnt ninnncr ho does not stntc.-
CumlurlniKl News.
THE WEEK'S POLICY.
P. F. Godenrnth, travelling correspond]
cut for The Week, after spending sew
eral days in the eity gathering materia]
and photographs for an illustrated articll
on Itevelsluke nud the district, left thi
morning for Arrowhead en route to Nel THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 6, 1905
|tm. Victoria's latest journalistic claimant for public recognition, as a provincial
Illustrated paper, has much to commend
iu its clean up-to-date business
fiethods, free from the usual paid write-
p graft, so often inflicted on the busi-
ess interests aud the articles contribut-
[1 by its hustling correspondent reflect a
|iie of honesty -which is refreshing.—
tevelstoke Herald.
ITYRANNY OF THE  MAJORITY.
The Toronto Globe states that   doom
\ waits the present Dominion government
i';it continues to fly in the face of public
pinion, and intimates that the better
lass of Liberals will turn it down. Com-
ig from tlie Globe this means a great
eal, but the present domineering atti-
ule of the Laurier government is notli-
|g new. All governments when they
jiink they hnve tlie cinch, owing to a
lirge majority, invariably become tyran-
lical, and the people are compelled to
fep in and tie their hands in order to
ave tlie country,—Ferine Ledge.
LONDON LETTER.
Loudon, April 17, 1905.
■' Dear Victoria,—It is time 1 wrote you
Iiy letter for April. There is not much
|-iing in England, chief interest centres-
it did when 1 wrote last on Parliu-
Ileut and how long this present government can last. Houses are uot letting
I'ell for the season, and it is ai bad look
■ut both for debutantes and trade. 1
I'ent last Wednesday after dinner t"
lie ladies' gallery in the House of Oom-
lions. The Indies' gallery, I must tell
■on, is most sccmdedi; you can scarcely
e out, and certainly no oue can see iu,
has always been rather a puzzle to
B why the wives and daughters of
mmoners are treated so badly in this
speet, whilst the wives and daughters
peers have a beautiful open gallery
th heaps of room in it to which tliey
ly go whenever they please. It is true
Ex.tl all the interest centres in thoConi-
his, whilst the House of Lards is
unity exceedingly dull. However, not
thstuinding all the drawbacks I mailed to bear and soa fairly well. It
s a debate on Home Rule, and peril ps distinguished most by iv good and
pry firm speech from Redmond, the
•flder of the Nationalists. Mr. Red'-
»nd has a pleasant voice and excellent
loice of language, but I gathered tliat
to Irish expect the next government (.if
;be Liberal) to give thein Homo Rule,
id that they will' take nothing less,
> the Liberals probably have « pleasant
inie in front of t'hem! I also heard' Sir
enry Campbell Banuerniaii, tire leader
: the opposition, speak—lie is nullier
JOsy though amusing nt times; and
stly I beard Mr. Balfour, who speaks
ify well, and though sarcastic, never
ieends to rudeness. Watching und
earing him speak I could understand
lie fascination lie exercises over his
li'rty in the House of Commons,
j To turn to lighter matters: I have
lien to four parties uot long ago. The
li'st at Derby House. This was a poli-
Ical party, which brought a good many
jeople togetiRi'—some interesting and
Line dull. The Speaker having a dinger that evening, nearly every man was
uniform, which added greatly to the
Iliotiirosqiieiiess of the scene. You must
luagiiro to yourself, therefore, a crowd
(imposed of privy councilors in court
ress, soldiers (cither present or past) of
ifferenf regiments. Yoemnury (and their
nifornis are usually the smartest, of the
»t). and lord lieutenants and deputy
euteiwints, and here and there a plain
j'liirt suit of black velvet forming a
|lonsant contrast to tlie more brilliant
Rilfiirms of the rest of the company.
ii" hostess, Lady Derby, was dTesscd
i emerald green velvet, audi she wore
inie very fine diamonds, As wc nr-
ivedi early we were able to take up a
owl position overlooking the staircase,
lid watch all the guests conic up »o
take hands with their host and hostess,
'his is a most entertaining occupation,
ome mount, the stairs looking sopleasied
ith themselves, while others are
fttuehe" anil awkward, while thereally
rent ones of the earth, so to speak,
ime up with that calm dignity which
iselfcouseionsness and an assured
isiiion give,
A great ninny chiffon velvet frocks are
lira iu the evening. They nre very
fe'iive and becoming, particularly if
color is soft. The most gatlgeous
Jock worn nt this party was Mint of the
lieliess of Somerset.    It was of very
deep pink satin, almost magenta., with
a vciry long train. But I am afraid, my
dear Victoria, I inn no hand' at describing dresses as I 'hardly ever notice what
people have got on. The second party
1 went to was at Loullicr Lodge. This
was quite a small affair. It is a very
charming house, and) there are some
vary nice things in it, and there are
always some interesting people to he
found nt Mrs. Louther's parties, for she
is found of art, literature, ele.
The third party 1 went to -vns given
by Lady Esther Smith. This was very
crowded, and1 I found lots of friends.
The people were smart, and a good
many people were there who do not
usually go to parties. The fourth and
last party was given by Lady Hylton.
There was some very goodi music. Hol-
mu'iiu plnyed Ms 'cello as beautifully as
usual. I could listen to 'him all night.
There were some goodi vocalists, too,
anil Marie Brniuia sang n long cycle,
during which silence was requested', but
as she sang for quite half an hour, people got rather wearied, and' I don't think
I ever saw a more amusing sigh* than
ail these smartly dressed ladies listening
with, varing expressions of borednni and
forced to forgo their favorite pastime of
talking. Perhaps on the whole this was
tlie party I most enjoyed, for the music
was exceedingly good, and there were a
great ninny nice people tliere.
In the country the hunting is over,
and famous limiting resorts, such as
Melton, nre now deserted. The Melton
steeple chase® were as good ns usual,
and there was a crowdi of well-known
people there. Smart clothes and hats
were rather spoilt by the rain, and it
was the same at Oroxten park next day.
It is always a bore to put on. your best
lint ami have it spoilt.
There are one or two interesting engagements announced'. Lady Mary Tre-
fuse's two daughters are engaged, one
to Mr. Thomas Coke, son of Lord
Leicester, mud the other to Mr. Arthur
Crighton, son of Lord Erne. The Misses
Truefiises are both popular aud' good
looking. Lord Lock, oue of the tallest
men in the Guardw, is engagedi to Lady
Margaret Coiuptoii, only daughter of
Lord Northampton. She is not yet nineteen, Lord Lick is very populnr, and
has seen active service both in South
Africa and Egypt. There have been
two deaths among the important persons', one being that of the Dowager
Duchess of Abcrcorir, who lived to lie
eighty-three, and left over a hundred
descendants. By lier death more than
half the great families in England are
put into mourning. Slue was a wonderful woman, and cUjoyedl full possession
of her faculties up to the last. Deep
sympathy is also felt for Lady St. Hel
lire, better known as Lady Jeuue, in the
loss of her distinguished husband, a
man well-knOwni and much liked in
society, iviwl also known for his legal
ability as president of the divorce court,
from whiclr ho hud but lately retired,
and when ho received liis well-earned
peerage. Homers are not always deserved, but this one was.
Now I must close this long .letter, but
shall hope to send' another in May.
Your friend1,
PAULINE.
Sport
"Yes," said little Perkins, "I've learned jiu-jitsu."
"Have you, now," said an admiring
chorus.    "Wonderful science,  isn't it?"
"It is. What is more," be continued,
"I bad an opportunity a few weeks ago
of applying my knowledge. 1 was attacked by au enormous hooligan fellow
one night; but I didn't mind. I just
remembered what I'd learned, and I np-
plied the 'willy-nilly grip.' which means
that you grab your victim by lh,' right
elbow, and the left ear, and, thanks to
jiu-jitsu, you can lead him wherever yon
lute."
"Excellent   That was splendid."
"It would have beeu, but the hooligan
didn't know jiu-jitsu, and so lie picked
me up, dusted me against n lamp-post
(ill I thought every bone in my body
was broken; then he took what lie wanted from my pockets at his leisure and
left. Hut I'm not a bit discouraged; you
see, that fellow bail never studied jtu-
jifsu; if be bad, he would have known
Ihat my hold rendered him powerless."
Mrs. Wise—How do you like the new
nurse girl'.'
Mr. Wise—Great.
Mrs. Wise—I thought so. That's why
I fired her this morning.
In nn interview with tlie Rev. W. W.
Bolton a very clear exposition of the difficulties in tlie Victoria lacrosse situation
was obtained.   Mr. Bolton said: "I have
stated publicly, and propose to continue
on every possible opportunity affirming,
that tho main reason why we have been
on the losing side these years past is to
he found, first in lack of internal organization; secondly, in tlie public of Victoria,
and thirdly, in not building up from the
child.    In accepting the honorable but
onerous post of president of the club, I
have set before the executive tho task of
rectifying all these three.   The internal
organization proceeds  apace.    The discovery of a copy of the old constitution
is a most happy and fortunate occurence.
It gives us a basis on which we have not
been slow to build.   Already the executive have practically redrafted it, and
the result will soon be laid before the
club for their  acceptance.    The    new
method of membership is working splendidly, and 1 expect to have a roll   of
,"i00 members before the end    of    this
month.   Some men may discount the true
value of organization in games, but my
iong experience in. athletics in   general
has convinced me tliat, iu the long run,
the unorganized sport will fall to pieees,
while the organized will steadily grow in
strength.   Fifteen years ago lacrosse in
Victoria was properly organized, and of
course a dozen years or so ago we were
a winning club.   Then by-laws were hid-
! den away and matters Were run by tra-
j dition, with tlie result that we have kept
i ou going down to defeat.   Occasionally
I we   have put on a spurt, anil a bright
i gleam of light has shone upon our efforts,
| but it was the last flickering of the enn-
! die,  and unless  we had  made up our
minds to make a determined effort to re-
! place the game on an organized basis, I
am convinced that a professional   team
! would have been our only—and at   the
same time financially an    impossible-
salvation.   For it has' to be faced that
Victoria has no love for a    struggling
team.    The public unfortunately want
their money's worth, and simply    stay
away if their team is outclassed.    Let
us look at New Westminster people, who
stood by their team when it was struggling up.   Tlie players   need   the   encouragement that a crowd gives, and the
club needs the money.    Lacrosse is an
expensive game, cut down the outlay as
much as you will.   The public says: 'Give
us tl winning team and we will support
you,' and we say: 'Give us tlie support
aud stand by us for a season whilst we
work up a   winning   team.'   We   have
heaps of line local material.   The play-
■irs only need coaching and practice that
they may play the game on clock work
system, and we shall yet down the Mainland.   But the public, in their haste, will
not wait, and so we are forced to get
outsiders.    1 ask the public of Vietoria
to stand by  us this season    at    every
match.   The club should be encouraged
—not discouraged.   Give us ocular proof
that we have the whole eity behind us,
and we will have a team to be proud of.
We must, however, ask for time, for we
are this your beginning where the club
ougut to have begun years    ago.    We
have stretched  out our  hands  to    the
children, and we are going to have every
lad iu Victoria  who tries  to learn  the
national game grow up from his childhood a member of the city's club.    Already wo have 200 boys    ill sight, and
every one of them will bo proud of his
club, aud it will be his grand aim some
day to be one of the chosen few to play
lacrosse for his eity.   It will then be an
honor to play for Vietoria, and there will
be no  more going round  to men  with
one's hat iu one's hand begging a favor.
Tbe executive this year have    refused
absolutely to run after a player,    lt is
not only Unseemly, hut it is unsportsmanlike.   Tliere may be some who, as formerly, expect the palm of their hand to be
crossed before they    will    play.    They
must learn that lacrosse in this city   is
strictly amateur, and that we will    go
lowu to defeat gladly rather than play
fasi and loose with our club's standing.
But if the public want their own boys to
be paid, let them sny so; only count me
ul: 1 have never controlled    a  profes-
lonal chili, aud 1  never  will.    But if
Victoria will stand behind ihe executive
nud    myself    in    Ihe    biggest,   contract
have as yet undertaken in Ihe round of
Victoria's sport, I am confident that they
will not be disappointed in the end,"
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The semi-annual shoot for the Victoria)
Gun Club trophy took place on Langford
Plains on the 29th ult. The match was
won by II. N. Short, who scored 20 out
of a possible UO. W. Polen's score was
25 and C. Buntield's 24.
Tho Victoria Cricket Club commenced business with a practice game
on Saturday last.
The si a lenient of the finances of the
Island Football Association, presented
at n recent meeting, showed the expenditure to have been $180.14, and the re-
eiets $207.00, leaving a balance ou hand
of $21.40.
The Duke of Fife must be numbered
among those unfortunate motorists who
nave dashed, unconsciously, into a well-
laiil police "trap." On April 10th his
chauffeur, Alfred Lilleywbite, was fined
fill and costs at Hay wards Heath police
court for exceeding the legal speed limit
There were some ironical coincidences in
connection with the case. On April 1st
the Duke and Duchess of Fife were
motoring to Brighton, and bad reached
..olney crossroads when from his hiding-
place stepped a uniformed policeman
named King. He hekl up a warning
linger. The motor ear was stopped, and
the I lake, looking surprised, jumped out
Then Police Constable Waghorn came up
ond informed the Duke that he had been
travelling nt the rate of 34Vi miles an
hour.
"Hard lines," said the Duke, laconically. An invitation to go back nud inspect
eleetrieal timing apparatus invented
by the chief constable of East Sussex
wns declined by the distinguished motorist, who remarked that he would not dispute the word of the police. Up to this
point the constables were not aware of
the identity of their "victim"; but they
were subsequently enlightened by two
gentlemen, one n member of the peerage,
who had been witnesses of the incident.
The chauffeur hud tendered bis name,
and the police were satisfied.
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MM) Dancing pcadeq
Mesdames Dickinson & Simpson will
resume their dancing classes Saturday,
October ist, Assembly Hull, Fort St.
Monday afternoon, children's fancy
dances, 3 30 to 5. p.m.
Monday evening, beginners' classes.
Tuesday evening, Cotillon Club.
Thursday, Social Night, 8.30 to 11 p.m.
Friday afternoon, children's private
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Saturday afternoon, general class, 2.15
Private Lessons Given.
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LODGE REGISTER.
Northern Light, Mo. 5935.
R .O. F.
Meeti and and 4U1 Wednesday in each  nth
in K. of I'. Hall, Douglas si t tailing members
cordially invited to all meetings.
J. P, Hancock,Chiel Ranger! w. I'. I'ullerion,
Secretary.
Juvenile Ancient Ord- r of Formurs
Court Nu 1 meets first Tuesday In each month
at K of P, Hall. Adult Poresters nre always
welcome S. I,. Redgrave, President; H. A,
l.alteu, Secretary.
Con. Woltle reports thnt tbe work of
Installing the aerial tramway on the Foghorn, Ymir, is proceeding rapidly, and
tout he expects the tram will be ready
to operate in thc course of 11 few weeks.
The snow nt Ihe Foghorn is now much
less than at the same period of any previous year. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 6, 1905
The Troubles
of a Benedict.
Written for The Week,
by M. Dash.
It must have been a man of wide experience who made the remark: "Tliere
i« only ono thing worse tluin being mar-
a'icdi, amd thnt U to lie single." He had
evidently tried both sides, and spoke
feelingly, but it may be tliat his experience as a married mini hud been daffer-
euit to other peoples. Married Indies ns
a rule liavo some little peculiarity, nnd
olio of the worst is blunt of worrying aboul
domestic trifles as soon as she retires for
the night, and keeping her tasbnaid from
liis woll-eaxned: slumbers. Iiretoad of
thinking what she should have attended!
to before going to bed', a married wouinn
thinks of it afterward. While she is
revolving these matters iui her mind1, anil
while snugly tucked up in lied, the pool'
husband is musing in front of Ihe stove
lUUd wondering how be is going to pay
the next month's rent, and stand off the
butchar and the baker. Suddenly she
exclaims:
"lames, did you lock the door?"
"Which door?" says James.
"Tho cellar door," says she.
"No," says James.
"Well, you'd beter go down and lock
it, for I heard someone in tlie back yard
last night."
Accordingly Jawres paddles down tihe
stairs and locks the door. About tlie time
.lames returns and is going to bed, she
remarks:
"Did you shut tho stair door?"
"No," says James.
"Well, if it is not shut tive cut will get
into the room."
"Let her come up, then," says .liiiiws,
ill-naturedly.
"For the lands sake, no," returns his
wife; "she'd suck the baby's breath!"' ;
"Let her suck," says James, but lie
paddles (town stairs again.without his
slices on, steps on a tin taek with the
wicked end up, closes the stair door,
swears at tlie cat and returns to tbobedf
loom. Just ns he begins to climb into
bed, ins wifo observes:
"I forgot to bring up some -water.
Suppose you bring up some in the big
tin?"
.So James, with anotirer swear, goes
down into the dark kitchen, falls over .1
chair, rasps all tbo tins oft' the wall in
search of the big tin, and then jerks tlie
stair door open and yells:
"Where the blazes aro tlie matches?"
. She gives 'him •a minute direction
whoro to find thein, ami adds that she
Would' rather go und get the water herself than have tbe wnole neighborhood
disturbed about it.
After this Jninies finds tho matches,
procures the water, conies up stairs and
'plunges into bed. Presently bis wife
Says:
"James, let us have an understanding
About money matters. Now, next week
I've got to pay  "
"1 don't know whnt you have to pay,
unit don't care!" shouts James, as ho
lurches round and jams bis face against
the wall.   "All I want is sleep."
"That's nil very well for you," simps
his wife, as she pulls the covers viciously; "you never think of the worry and
trouble I hnve; nnud there is .little Bella,
who, .1 .believe, is taking the measles."
"Let her take 'em!" says James.
Hereupon she begins to cry softly; bill
nbout the time James is falling into a
gentle dtoze, she punches him in the ribs
u ith her elbow, and1 says:
"Did1 you hear that scandal about
Mrs; Jones?"
"Where?" says James, sleepily.
"Why, Mrs. Jones."
"Wliei'o?" inquires James.
, "1 declare," says his wife, "you arc
getting more stupid every day! You
snow .Mrs. Jones that lives on the hill?
Well, day before yesterday Susan Smith
told Mrs. Thompson! tliat Sam Barker
had snid that Mrs. Jones had1 "
Here she paaisos nnd listens. James
is snoring.
With 11 snort of rage she pulls all the
covers, off liiui, wraps • herself up in
1 ln-iii, and lies awake till 2 a, m., thinking how badly used she is, and1 what a
linife of a husband she's got,
That is the way the average niiU'riedi
\\ oiiiji.ui goes to sleep, and that is one of
the trifling troubles of a benedict.
TEXADA ISLAND.
Van Anda, April 22.
<i There is every likelihood thnt a new industry will soou be in shipping shape up
here.. Au Eastern syndicate hns made
arrangements with the owners of some
claims nbout three miles from Van Auda
to open • up' the properties which have
some rich deposits of galelia and ziuc
ores on them. The shipments of zinc
IiilVO become regular factors up iu the
Houiulury country, and although this
nielal hns heen known to exist-on the
coast for'soine time past, yet, up to the
present, it hns not hnd any attention
given to it. There has been fouud another vein of spalerite not far away
from the above mentioned claims, nud
it looks ns if this new industry wns going io become a regular factor in the
future output of Texada. Some remarkably line specimens of argentiferous ores
have been brought iu of late, as well as
of auriferous quarts, and wilh the well
known richness of tbe Island in very
valuable copper ores, those who are confident of Textnla's mineral wealth should
hnve a stronger faith iu Ihe "Genrof tlle
Gulf" than heretofore.
Some visitors from, tlie United States
who lately spent some few days cm the
Island snid thnt it wns quite evident that
the people ot British Columbia did not
know nnythiiig about the wealth of the
const, or they would turn their attention
to it, and not leave nil the best things
for their southern neighbors.
The big wnter works scheme of the
Marble Buy mines is being pushed abend
ns. fast as possible, and the owners will
soon have the big pipes discharging at
tlm works, from whicli they have, .during the past few yenrs, shipped so much
rich copper ores, nnd then, it is expected,
they will be able lo handle larger quantities-of the rock.
•The Island could, wilh a little exploitation, soon raise its shipments from
three-quarters to one or two millions annually. But many of the owners do not
possess the menus lo open them up lo tho
shipping point. Others hnve got their
"crown grants" nnd then turned their
nttention to other channels to recuperate
themselves for the past outlays,, nud the
rich ores have to await some more
"sunny" day, for it takes, ns n rule,
more spare cash than Ihe average prospector enn put up to properly open up n
iniue. But it is the "hardy prospector"
who invarinblly finds our good mines, nt
least that is the opinion of one who has
spent 40 years In British Columbia's
mines and its mining districts. The
"American" is beginning ngniti to turn
his eyes to wherever lie hears of "a good
thing," ns ho did in the early days of the
now rich Kootenay district. For it was
the far-sightedness of the Americans
that undoubtedly caused the grent development there. Wo know thnt our iron,
lead, zinc, copper, marble, lime, silver
nud gold is hero 'nil right, so we must
have a little patience, nnd the "capital"
will come with "which we can take out
of old Nature's storehouse those hidden
treasures that lie in wait for us. 1
should thank the powers that be for the
great improvement in our roads up
here of late, for if this dry weather
keeps up we shall soon have thein in a
lit and proper condition for inspection,
without danger of spoiling a 10-cent
shine, for which we heartily lender our
thanks. We don't expect tbo inspector
for some months. As they promised to
send him up "while the wet weather wns
with us," and that will be in October—
from all appearances.
PEAKL RAFDRH,
THE TEACHERS' INSTITUTE.
Tbe eighth annual meeting of the Provincial Teachers' Institute was held in
Hevelstoke last week, and wns attended
by about 100 teachers from various parts
of tlie province. The teachers gathered
In the armories which had been tastefully decorated for tbo occasion. Tlie
proceedings opened on the 25th inst..
when tlie president, Mr. David Wilson,
B. A., spoke on moral and religious
teaching. Mr. Wilson held Hint it wns
possible to tench children to lend good
iives -without the authority of some particular form of religious belief. It wns
decided that the next annual meeting will
be held in Victoria. The officers for Ihe
ensuing year were then selected ns follows: President, F. Eaton, Victoria; 1st
vice-president, J. I). Gillis, Victorin; 2nd
vice-president, Miss Lnwson; 3rd vice-
president, A. Gilchrist; treasurer, E. II.
Murphy; secretary, Miss Conn. Executive coinmiti.ee: Miss Burns. Nanaimo;
B. K. Watsou, Tolmie; B. S. McDonald,
Ladysmith; Miss Merchant, Victorin;
Miss E. Rogers, New Westminster, lu
the afternoon Dr. G. tl. Hay. editor of
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Our Canned goods, Teas, Coffees and
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Discriminating lovers of good flavored
Meats find the kind we sell to be perfection.
Here are some samples of our prices
which ought to interest everybody who
wishes quality and value combined.
Armour's Boiled Ham, per lb. 35c.
Kry & Bruhn's Hani Sausage per lb. 15c.
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Pig's Feet, in pickle, each 05c.
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the Educational Roviow„ St. John, N.B.,
gave an interesting nnd instructive address on Nature Study, a number of
ladies and gentlemen taking part iu the
discussion which followed. In tho evening the Mayor of Revelstoke addressed
the visitors, welcoming them to the city
in the name of tbe residents. Mr. Albert
Sullivan, of Nelson, replied on behalf of
the teachers, after which a pleasant
musical programme was carried out.
After the music tliere wns dancing and
then a banquet.
On Wednesday Mr. Burns spoken on
"Literature" with especial reference to
Walter Scott. The Minister of Education, (Mr, F. 3. Fulton) then spoke for a
few minutes, aud gave a longer address
in the evening, when the spoke nbout the
new Education Act and its elfeet on the
provincial schools. Other addresses were
given by Mr. Blair on drawing; by Mr,
J. I). Buckmnn on drawing, nnd by Dr.
Hay on history.
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White ns Ihe driven snow, and Ireinbl
ing like an  agitated  bbllic innnge,  Co-!
eelia, the new housemaid, burst into the (
drawing-room,
"Brandy!" she moaned; "for Ihe sake
of nil you bold denr, give me 11 little
brandy!"
With'tender heart full of misgivings
and gloomy forebodings, her mistress
hastened to succor the collapsed girl
with  the required spirit.
"Whatever lias happened?" she nsked.
"Ob, mum, thunk you, Hint's much better. I don't cure so milch now. I've just
broke tho old Sevres vnso that was in
the morning-room."
REV.
FLORA
HECKMAI
The Vancouver Jockey ('lob has nn
excellent programme for the annual
races on Mny 24th nnd 27th.
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VICTORIA. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 6, 1905.
Social
The members of tlie C. M. B. A. gave
nother of their delightful whist parties
fthe Institute hall oa Thursday. There
ere about 50 guests und the evening
roved a most enjoyable one. Mrs. Mc-
)onald won the ladies prize, and Mr.
V. H. Harris carried off tbe gentle-
leu's prize. After the whist tournnmeut
L'frcshmeiits were served nnd the remainder of the evening was merrily
lent in danciug. Mrs. Bridges provided
ie music. Among those present were:
rs. Y. A. Davies, Miss E. Baines, Miss
i. Barron, Miss Bayliss, Misses J. and
. Bishop, Misses L. and O. Chambers,
iss V. Dixon, Misses L. and N. Gray,
Irs. VV. H. Harris, Miss Harrison, Miss
. Kerg, Misses Laura and Margaret
awless, Mrs. G.'..UI'! Miss Eva Le-
lanc, Misses R. aud G. McDonald, Mrs.
!. McDonald, Mrs. O'Keefe, Miss
'•Kccfe, Miss A. M. O'Keefe, Mrs. W.
'Leary, Miss G. G. Pears, Miss Senile, Mrs. H. Sweeney, Messrs. James
.nderton, M. Bayliss, R. G. Burnes, J.
. Davies, W. D. Edwards, Charles
eiger, John Ham, A. Lawless, A. Mc-
mald, Pierce O'Connor, Y. O'Keefe,
. W. Power, C. W. Potts, G. F. Rndi-
>r, Francis Sere, Michael Steele, Wil-
im H. P. Sweeney, and L. Toye.
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I [invitations have been issued by the
|ieut.-Governor Sir Henri Joly dc Lot-
Kuiere for an "at home" to be given at
|overument House on Thursday after-
lion, the 11th inst.
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'The bachelors' boll in the Odd Fellows'
nil, Vernon., Thursdny evening, April
7th, was one of the most brilliant and
uccessful thnt has been held in this
^ty, and reflects tho greatest credit upon
ie gentlemen who were responsible for
ie arrangements. Tbe bull room looked
ery attractive, special attention having
sen devoted to decorations, and the
iiisic was particularly good. Tho sup-
er comprised the usual array of deli-
icies and luscious dainties, and in fact
I the accessories of a most successful
ril were in evidence. A large number
; invitations bad beeu issued, but
muter-attractions probably prevented
.■(» acceptance of a number of these, so
at the floor wns never unpleasantly
bwded. The dance was a very plcnsnnt
ie, nnd will probably be repeated nn-
ially by the bachelors of Vernon.
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Mrs. Burke aud Mi's. Piggott, who
ive for some time past been guests nt
|erry Bank, hnve taken up their resi-
mce in the lnte Mrs. A. A. Green's
one on the corner of Stanley avenue
id Cadboro Bay road.
* * *
The anniversary "At Home" given by
e Odd Fellows of Vernou on Wednes-
ly, April 26th, was very largely at-
nded, and was on the whole a most
ccessful affair. Cards, crocknole and
her games were the features of the first
trt of the evening, and this was fol-
wed by a programme of instrumental
id vocal music, which was most enjoy-
lie. Tho duet, "Excelsior," by J. T.
aylor and H. S. Evans, was especially
ipreciated, eliciting insistent encores,
f'ile H. F. Smith's comic songs also
oved very popular.
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On Wednesday week last Christ
nitreh Cathedral was tbe scene of a
;ry pretty wedding, the contracting pares being Mr. Bernard G. Goward,
dest son of Hr. II. Goward, of "Rock-
pod," -Victoria, and Miss Mary Beale,
tughter ot the late Major-General E.
. Beale, of the Indian stoff corps, and
vs. Beale, of "The Bungalow," Cad-
iro Bay. The service, which was
lly choral, was conducted by tlie Rev.
won Beanlands, assisted by the Lord
^shop of Columbia and tlie Rev. Bnugh
lien. The bride wns given away by
r brother, Mr. E. W. Beale. Her
idesmnid was Miss Gibson, aud the
tie niuids of honor tbo Alisses Sylvia
d Evelyn Cardew. The groom wns
pported by Mr. Etbelberl Scholefield.
r. and Mrs. Goward have returned
nn their honeymoon and hnvo taken
i their residence on St. Charles street,
* *   .
The members of Mrs. Dickinson's and
rs. Simpson's private cluss nre onter-
ning a number of their friends nt n
,-enile party this evening nt the As-
ubly hnll.
"THE KING OF SIAM."
Thc"King of Slum," which wns produced by a number of clever local amateurs on Wednesday and Thursday evenings of this week in the Institute hnll,
was undoubtedly a success in every wny.
Two big audiences testified with hearty
applause their appreciation of the bright
and clever way in which the different
cnaraeters were portrayed. Wc have
seen many amateur performances in Victoria, most of whicli went off fairly well,
and that is about tbe best that could be
said of them. Consequently, we are pro-
pared to be lenient when attending these
entertainments, but there wns indeed an
agreeable surprise in store for those who
snw "The King of Siam." It was, of
course, not a big attempt, like "Tbe
Geisha," and "San Toy," which are not
for amateurs, nuless most of the principals, stage settings, costumes, etc., arc
obtained for these performances regardless of expense. But this tuueful little
opera is not above the average amateur.
It is full of catchy little airs, and was
made more attractive by many pretty
extras and local hits being introduced,
which were thoroughly enjoyed and encored several times. Of the principals
Miss Nettn Heyland, as Yum Yum., and
Mr. Cecil Berkeley ns the King's valet,
had perhaps most of tlie acting and singing to do, whicli they both did exceedingly well. Miss Heylnnd possesses a
very pretty little voice, and was bright
and piquant in her part ns an Imported
English maid. Iu her duet with the
King's valet, "Do you think that you
have known mc long enough," her acting
and singing wns worthy of a professional soubrette. The Vnlet (Mr. Cecil
Berkeley) made a capital lover; he also
sang in good style "My Little Canoe,"
with full chorus nccompaimeiit. Miss
Mai Todd was charming as Seep-Bet,
and her libretto was particularly good.
"Chin Chin," her companion, (Miss Alice
Bell), was very dainty and snug "My Snn
Lomingo Mnid" witli a chorus of six
other pretty maids, very sweetly and was
recalled. Mr. Arthur Gore, iu the title
role was excellent, his voice, whicli is a
line deep baritone, was well suited to the
pompous "King." Tlie part of "Chou
Fan," high pnymuster-gcueriil, was taken
by Mr. Basil Prior, who proved himself
u very clever young actor, lu his song,
"As a Minister of Finance I'm a Daisy,"
be fairly brought down the bouse, and
was heartily applauded. He received
good support in Mr. Darrell Hanington,
who wns "Nung Sang," governor ot
Triugano. The latter also surprised
everyone by his acting and singing. He
sang "lt was not like this in the olden
days," with full chorus, nnd made a
decided hit. This song wns cleverly
varied by his brother, Mr. Jack Hanington, to admit of several local bits about
the departure of the navy, etc. Among
tue extras introduced, and perhngs one
ot tlie prettiest songs of the evening, was
"Love," whicli was snug by Miss Viola
Hickey, with it chorus of four other
young Indies. She possesses a charming
voice, and one that shows careful and
good training, her notes being all full
and clear, and her intonation of the best.
It is hoped that this delightful young
singer will be heard more frequently in
the future. Miss Gladys Campbell dressed as a "Pierrette," with twelve little
girl and boy pierrots nnd pierrettes, sang
"Will you come with me to the Zoo-Zoo."
this wus another of tlie prettiest extras
of the evening, and wns enthusiastically
encored. The choruses were nil splendid
and showed a deal of good training,
.iho Wedding March" chorus was especially good, also the last one, "0 how delightful to live in Siam."
A word must be said of the costumes,
which were very effective and pretty.
Mr. Arthur Gore's much bejewelled robes
were perfect in every detail, as were
also the costumes of the other principals.
It was regretted that the managing
ladies of Ibis delightful production could
not arrange to give a matinee. The
exact amount that bus been cleared is
not yet known, but it is estimated that
quite a sum has been made over nnd
above the expenses.
Following is the cast:
The King of Siam Mr. Arthur Core
Chou Fan, High Paymaster-General..
 Mr. Basil Prior
Nung Snng, Governor of Triugano...
 .Mr. Darrell Haniuglon
Sccp-Bet (daughter of tlie Governor)..
 Miss Todd
Chin Chin (her companion)	
 Miss Alice Bell
Yum Yum (un imported English mnid)
 Miss Heyland
Valet to the King... .Mr. Cecil Berkeley
Chorus—Miss Kntie King. Miss Bent-
rice Gnudin, Miss May Newcombe. Miss
Noel Moresby, Miss Dorothy Beanlands,
Miss Gladys Campbell, Miss Viola
Hickey, Miss Mildred Sweet, Miss Nellie Lombard, Miss Ethel Browne, Mr.
Leslie Bell, Mr. Shirley Patton, Mr, J.
Gibson, Major Hibben, Mr. J. Heyland,
Mr. Wilkinson, Mr. J. Cambie, Mr. I,.
Garnett, Mr. Fred. Rome, Mr. Leonard
Tbe opening week at the Redmond,
uuder the new regime, has been attended
by conspicuous success, und it is impossible to find a weak spot in the excellent
programme. The De Monicoes are a
pair of first-class acrobats, who do wonders with silver rings aud perform one
or two balancing feats of a most difficult
nature. Claudius truly deserves his
title of "Banjo King." He possesses
perfect technical knowledge of his instrument, which enables him to play the
most difficult compositions with apparent ease. His imitation of a Hebrew
singing "Marching Bnck lo Georgia" is
quaint and clever. The humorous element in the programme is furnished by
Weston and Beasley, who style them-
) selves "Irish comedy sketcli team," For
some fifteen minutes they face the footlights and provoke much laughter by
their quaint mannerisms. They introduce the song "Fishing" with their little
sketch, and tho whole "turn" is bright.
The sisters, Perle and Dianiant, give the
audience guite a breath of old Madrid.
They nre two Spanish dancers of most
exceptional talent. Their dancing is
dainty and their strange Spanish songs
are most pleasing. Tney were previously at the Alhnmbra theatre, London,
where they made a great hit. Monsieur
Sulviuo gives a very entertaining turn,
but he shines more as shadowgraphlst
than musician. Pictured melody and the
over-popular biograph are tlie two remaining features of this exceptional bill,
and they both keep up their reputation
as strong favorites.
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The wonderful mare, "Princess
Trixie," is the principal attraction at the
Grand this week, nnd she has added
many people to her host of admirers.
"Trixio's" tricks are of a most unusual
order for a horse, and certainly convey
tbe impression that the clever animal understands English. The electric dancing
act of Kardel and Zlmrdna is very pretty.
Another strong feature of the bill is tlie
monologist, Murray Hill, who has a most
amusing slock of stories and parodies on
hand. Gardner and Revere supply the
"comedy sketch," of whicli the dancing
is the best part. Mr. Frederick Roberts
has a soldier boy song on tap, and tho
moving pictures are of a very entertaining description.
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Tlie Savoy hns been running n good
show this week, and tbe patronage at
this popular bachelor resort hns been excellent. For next week the management
announce n number of notable attractions. John Drew, eccentric comedian,
will ninke bis first appearance on Monday, as also will Miss Eileen Ellison,
who sings pleasing ballads. Wildermere
and    Lome,    balladists;   J. W. Wood,
Funny Hatfield-At the Savoy.
comedian; Grace Williams, singer and
dancer; Josephine Griffiths ami Blanche
Trojan, serio-comic, will nlso appear.
Next week will be the hist week of the
Richard sisters, and of La Rose nnd
Hatfield. The show will be prefaced by
ihe clitcrtnluing one-act   farce, entitled
"Mixed and Muddled."
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Thc Consolidated Amusement Company announce some pleasing attractions
at thc Redmond next week. Do Mora
and (iraccala will perform some most
infliciilt acrobatic feats with ease and
grace. Kelly and Davis, a clever talking nud dnnclng duo; Rose nnd Ellis,
barrel jumpers, and other acts will bo on
the programme,
VICTORIA DAY CELEBRATION
VICTORIA, B. 6.
MAY   24, 25, 26 AND 27.
Grand Military Parade and Sham Battle.
Lacrosse—Victoria vs. New Westminster.
International Baseball, Regatta.
Naval and Indian War Canoe Race., Pour-oared Amateur Senior and Junior, B. C. Championship
The warships of thc Pacific Squadrcn will be open to visitors.
Horse and Automobile  Parade,  Venetian  Water
Carnival and Firemen's Tournament.
Fireworks at Beacon Hill Park at 9 p. m.
RBDUCBD RATES PROM ALL POINTS.
W. e. MORESBY.
Secretary.
G. H. BARNARD,
Mayor.
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Week Commencing May 8.
Engagement Extraordinary of the World's
Most Superb
PARLOR   ACROBATS
De Mora
and
Gracaeta,
in conjunction with a bill of
7-—GREAT   ACTS—-7
Matinee Dally Except Monday
Prices, 10c and 20c.
This Week
is the right time to instal
ELEeTRie LIGHT,
because by putting the matter off indefinitely you are going without oue of the
greatest of modern conveniences. Leave
your order with us nt oi ce.
B.C. EleetrieByGo.
LIMITED'
" MADE IN VICTORIA "
Ice Cream and
Ice Cream Soda
Made Fresh Daily from PURE CREAM
We Invite Comparison with the
Imported Article.
THE MIKADO LUNCH AND
TER ROOM
44 PORT STREET.
Open 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sundays excepted
ElEC'xRIC   LIGHT
And Heat Treatment
recommended by the medical faculty lor Rheumatism, Sciatica, Stiff Joints, etc. Apply to MISS
ELLISON, 74 Fort Street, victoria.
Telephone 1110. Ualmoral Block
HOTEL   DAVIES
Our Rooms are Ihe most central, tbe
best furnished and most comfortable in
the city.
Tbe famous Poodle Dog Restaurant.
Cuisine unexcelled.
SAVOY   THEATRE
W. G. Stevenson, Mgr.
WEEK OF MAY 8TH, 1905.
John Drew
Eccentric Comedian and Dancer.
MISS EILEEN ELLSWORTH
Josephine Griffiths
La Petite Serio-Comic.
Richard Sisters
Song and Dance Artists.
Wm. Woods
Blackface Comedian.
Wildemere & Lome
Balladists Supreme.
Grace Williams
Song nud Danco Artist
La Rose & Hatfield
Change Artists and Wooden  Shoe
Dauoera.
Blanche Trojan
Serio Comic.
Meln iraina entitled:    Tlie  Retired
Banker.
ADMISSION: 15 Cts. and 25 Cts.
$ll!."i,i)Ofl was tbe amount pnid out by
tlie C. N. P. Coal Company on tlie last
pay day.
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Seata
DAILY »»*
General admission ioc*
MATINBE5   ioC.   ALL   OVER.
Management ot
ROBERT JAMIESON
WEEK OF  MAY 8.
BYRON & KAND
Comedy Acrobatic Singing and
Talking Act
THE OLIVER TROUPE
Three People in Novelty, Up-to-
Date Sensational Wire Walking
HENRY CI.IVE
Australian Magician
GEO. W. LESLIE
Ihe Minstrel Man.
FREDERIC ROIIERTS
Illustrated Song,
New Moving Pictures,
Johnson Street.
00 WHERE THE CROWD (JOES
THE LYRIC
THEATRE
Broad Street,
Between Yates and Johnson.
O. Renz, Manager.
The oldest and most popular vaudeville
resort in the city. The management
aims at all times' to furnish the largest,
most finished, refined and up-to-date
aggregation of imported vaudeville talent
that pains and money can procure.
Open eveiy evening at 8 o'clock.
Show starts at 8.30.
Admission : 10 and 25c. THE WEEK, SATURDAY,ir;MAY 6, 1905.
Many Pretty
Things on View
" Babette" Describes Revolutions
and Riots in the Realm
of Fashion.
l>ear Madge,—April lias blown away,
and hi its blustering flight earned off
tho cherry, pear und apple blossoms.
May's warmer breath now steals through
the trees, stirs the sleeping hawthorn
buds that will soou awake, open ami1
blink their title white and pink eyes in
. the bright sunshine. The lilac bushes
bend under their weight of heavy fragrant blossoms, and the iris bud luw '
burst into beautiful bloom. The tree* :
have added more green leafy frills to
their new garments and soon, their gaunt
limbs will be completely covered. Ah,
Madge, what think you at this glorious
of the silk and', fastens in front, some-
limes tying. These are made in various
colorings,, and make sueh bandy little
wraps for slipping on over a gown. Of
course, they have sleeves to t'he elbow,
.which, are neither properly speaking
Wings nor puffs, but partaking of the
nut me of both. My shopping this week
hns been limited, owhig to the fact that
lily purse is in tlie same fix also. But
I took a peep iu at the Westside for
your special benefit, and I noticed' some
very pretty trimmed1 lints selling for
only $2.50, some of those I thought very
smart There were, of course, dozens of
oilier dainty creations, in thus lime. It
needs no wailing banshee al our window
pane in the dead of night to announce
Ihe knell of home-made millinery for the
season, to come. The new hats are bewitching, delicious in coloring, and so
becoming that- they demolish at least n
decade off one's apparent age; but they
.ire not for the amateur. To begin with,
t'he curves into which practically all tho
brims are bent up, proclaim at once the
need of a master hand.   They must be
is a garment patterned in roses witln a
conventional under print in deep reddish
browns amd! green. This has a yoke of
lnce medallions, which serve as frames
for the rose clusters which peep through
them. Tho belt of the moment baa
many phrases. Oue of the most popular
resembles a corset in miniature more
than anything else. The tend is all upwards at the back, whilst in front the
line aimed! at by the chic Parisieaine
describes an unbroken and somow'luvt
rigid slope downwards. To ensure Ibis
absolute straightness of aspect many of
tiie dressmakers are using pads, whilst
the necessary substance is .imparted1 to
the fabric hy means of a substructure of
whalebone. With regard to linens, my
owe affections are inoradleably set on
some in pastel coloring witli a plentitude
of buttonhole embroidery called "brod-
erie anglaisn," I helieve, because it is
chiefly Swiss, which remindls me of n
delightful boy whom nil his relatives
called Tom, because he had been christened Kenelm. You must not run away
with the idea that these   colored linens
course you are aware of my fascination
for pretty china, therefore, you will
know that I speak the truth when I tell
you that I spent some time wandering
about inspecting this new stock of attractive tea sets, cracker jars, salad
bowls, odtf tea cups1 and saucers. Besides, Weilers' are advertising a number
of dainty opalescent flower vases for 25
cents amd 40 cents each. During the
summer months on© can never have too
mnny flower vases, so I promptly invested in a few very pretty ones, while I
had the chance of getting ttvem cheap.
As regards liairdressiug and shampooing, I think Mrs. C. Kosche, on Douglas
street, is about the best place to go in
the city. She also has many pretty
novelties for adorning the tresses for
evening wear. One that is charming
and becoming is the floral coronet, which
is so substantial tliat at first sight it
suggests an absent-minded appearance in
a toque. But it is* really a very dainty
decoration and is particularly suited to
debutantes.
Another novelty is a morsel of lace by
last is being,- investigated ,by. the police.
By a head-on collision between
freight and passenger train'on the C
P. R. main line nenr Downie's Siding
on Saturday evening last, some 14 pas.
sengers were badly shaken lip, two flrS
men killed and both drivers seriously
jured. The accident was due to a mis
understanding of orders by the crewHJ
the freight train.
Vancouver's growth is illustrated bj
the value of new buildings, permits fo,
which  have  been  issued  during  Apr
The total value is $187,000.'
A commission of inquiry into the carl
duct of Mr. Hugh Hunter, a provincij
official, is being held at Princeton 1,1
Mr. R. F. Tolmie.
Mr. E. II. Bird, manager of tho baiJ
of Commerce, Fernie, hns been tranl
ferred to Nanaimo, and Mr. T. B. Mas
assistant manager of the'Dawson branc'j
has been appoiriteiPlrin the Fernie iuar|
ageme'nt. ■'-">'
The Rank of Hamilton   is to open
|Spot Cash*
CLOSING
OUT SATURDAY BARGAINS
____ FULL OF ECONOMY
%E
Every Item in this List is a suggestion of Substantial Economy.    Goods are honest Goods
Up-to-Date and Seasonable.    Prices and Values are just as we say.   Come Early
and share these Bargain Savings on Saturday.
A WHITE BARGAIN
This will be ono rich treat for
the ladies who come to Government
Street's busy corner Saturday, and
I here are otliprs.
A special lot of Ladies White
Cambric Night Gowns, Drawers,
Corset Covers, Underskirts, nnd
Chemises, both Embroidery and
Lace Trimmed.
Regular Values, 90c. and $1.00
each.
Saturday, 76c.
Outing Hats
Straw - Sailor Hats,
with small crowns and large sun-
protecting brims.
Regular Values, $1.25 to
$1.50 each.
Saturday, 50c.
Wash Fabrics
A Special Lot of New Wash
Fabrics, in Organdie Muslin,
Flaked Voile, etc.
Regular Values, 20c. to 30e.
a yard.
Saturday, 12ic
A Sale of Children's
Sailor Dresses.
Just when everybody is looking
for Smart, Washable Dresses for
Children we come along with this
remarkable offering:
Girl's Fancy Striped Gingham,
and Fancy Navy Duck Sailor
Dresses, for Girls—ages from 6 to
12 years.
Regular Value, $1.75 to $2.00
each.
Saturday, $1.26
Trimmed Hats
Stylishly Trimmed Chiffon and
Straw Hats, worth up to $5.00
each.
Saturday, $2.50
Dress Skirts
Ladies New Black Dress Skirts,
finished with Cloth Shippings.
Regular Values, $3.00 each.
Saturday, $1.95
Stock eollars
Exclusive Novelties in Ladies'
Fancy Stock Collars, slightly
soiled. Also a few Laee Collars.
Must be cleared at
HALF PR16E
Corsets
Odd Pairs of the Celebrated
W. B. Corsets. Worth up to $2.50
a pair.
Saturday. 75c.
Lace Hosiery
Allover Lace Hose for Ladies,
Hermsdorf Dye, spliced heels nnd
toes, full fashioned.
Saturday, 50c.
MANY OTHER BARGAINS IN BACH DEPARTMENT.
THE HUTCHESON CO., Ltd., VIOTORIA, B. 0
MAY 6th,   1905
season of the year'; Does it not make
you feci glad and rejoice that you are
alive to enjoy the beautiful old1 world?
But I kuow what yon will think, you
probably imagine that I have "spring
fever," and you will advise "Pnine's
Celery Compound'' or "Pink Pills." And
you fear lest I shall suddenly be inspired to write sonnets on "Spring."
But believe mc, my horticultural pursuits, and love of rambling through the
woods nt this time of the year, have not
blunted' my desire to give you a few details of a more artificial nature.
In the first plnee, what a revolution
we are undergoing in spring and summer wraps! Some of tlie new capes and
light coats ore so' graceful, but they
must bo worn with understanding—a good
deal of undemanding, by the wny—for
certainly it is the tall figure which carries off the shawl nnd surplice variety to
Ihe fullest advantage. Quito a new
idea, Is a tiny coatee of taffetas, whicli
is just n strip of silk, which clothes the
shoulders, and is edged with ruchcings
light as air, yet decisive as the mandate
of the tax collector, A hint of fumbling
is absolutely fatal. I must nlso tell you
of Ihe black cloth skirts that I saw advertised here for $1.25. You know how
very useful a black skirt always is, and
these are splendid value, the material
good, Ihe cut fashionable. I also saw a
number of different styles of wash
fabrics for 12'/(> cents per yard. Some
of the designs are veTy pretty, and would
make up into decidedly smart and useful shirt waist suits. But amongst the
deepest enchantments foretold for summer wear are certain printed muslins of
untold fascination, the designs of which1
are for thc most part, floral and decisive
in coloring. One possesses a white
ground patterned1 iu sprays of blue, and
quite a vivid1 yellow is utilized in a
blouse with a yoke of fantastically-
shaped lace notifs with blue ribbon
work iis au accessory. A narrow edging of real lace larders the yoke, nnd is
brought into prominence on the puffed-
up elbow sleeves.    Positively gorgeous
aro like anything you have seen before.
They have none of that white graiu
which is apparent in the generality of
such fabrics, especially if they happen to
be of coarse texture, but are as smooth
and delicate of surface as they are iu
coloring. Weilers are showing this week
a beautiful collection of Majolica jardinieres in ninioon and pea green colors.
This ware is perhaps the most useful
and artistic for jardinieres. It is a
splendid imitation of tliat beautiful old
decorative enamelled pottery that was
so much used in Italy from the fifteenth
to the seventeenth century. I have seen
a few beautiful old pieces of this ware,
that were richly adorned, and th© colors of whicli had1 remarkable intensity.
The modern ware after this stylo is
usually mucin harder and more perfectly
manufactured than the ancient, but of
course it is inferior in decorative effect.
However, it is very pretty, and the coloring bright and effective. I sec they
also have a lot of new Austrian ond
Vienna china tea nnd coffee cups.    Of
courtesy cailod a cap, provided with a
couple of coquettish velvet ends and a
gold bugle or two, which is worn slightly
on the side of the coiffure. In their way
these little caps are as seductive as the
black patches on the cheek of an
eighteenth century belle, and as yet they
possess the merit of being decidedly uncommon. East week I attended a piano
recital, where I heard ScMrmer'sctairm-
ip.g "Melodic" played indeed' hy an artist
and interpreted in a most delightful manner. I wns so much impressed' that I decided to possess myself at once of this
beautiful composition, and consequently
went to Fletcher Bros., where I found
(much to my delight) that they had in
slock ScMrmer's Library of Musical
elnswies complete. Now nu rovoir, till
next week. BABETTE.
HEBE AND THERE.
An attempt by two or more school hoys
to burn the Central school building nt
New Westminster   on   Sunday evening
brunch ollice In Fernie, with.Mr. W. .1
II. Murison, of Saskatoon, as-manage!
C. D. Heaver, of Winnipeg, is the ac
coulitant
A dividend of $20 per share has bee
declared upon the Hedley City Townsit
Company's stock. Mr. F. A. Devereau
is the principal shareholder.
The Presbyterian church at Midwn
was totally destroyed by fire on'the nig!
of the 24th ull. The nlanii w"s give
at the hotel which was filled with Eusti
holiday guests, many of whoin thougl
that il was tlie hotel which Was on fir.
Ihe result being that tliere was a grea
rush to get out of the building, Aftd
Ihe facts hud been made knoVii, oi|
gentleman on 'returning' to' his roa
found same in possession of a very e|
cited lady who wiis doing her utmost 1
get into bis undershirt, and who wl
very indignant at his supposed visit
her room. The matter was subsequent
explained and no great harm done,

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