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Bank of Hamilton %
Capital $2,440,000 °
Reserve (2,440,000 a
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Vancouver Branch »
EWING BUCHAN,   -   Manager. o
The Week
TL Provincial Review and Magazine.
A number ol new homes.  Modern in   5
every respect.
Easy monthly instalments,
40 Government Street.
Vol. III.
One Dollar Per Annum
A Review of Local and Foreign Events and Topics
by the Editor.
It is one of the first duties of a government to foster and encourage the
development of the country under its
jurisdiction. It is as much a duty to
conserve and protect industries already
established according to law as to encourage the creation of new ones. Failure to observe this obligation will soon
check progress by destroying confidence.
Capital is of all things the most sensitive, difficult to attain, easy to repel.
Viewed in this aspect, the duty of the
Provincial Government in the matter of
the private bill of the West Kootenay
Power and Light Company would appear
to be plain. Whatever the claims of the
Boundary district and the Cascade company may be, they are paramount as
against those of the West Kootenay
Power and Light Company, since that
company has at present no legal footing
in the district, and comes into court in
the guise of a buccaneer seeking legislative sanction for its maraudings. No
one denies that the Boundary must have
all the cheap power attainable, but it is
at least an equally tenable proposition
that the Cascade company has a prior
claim against any outside competitor,
since it has a vested interest, which it
would be as indefeasible to ignore as
it would be to ignore the requirements
and demands of the district. How are
these claims to be harmonized? How
are the mines and smelters to get unlimited power without committing any injustice to the company which under a
provincial charter has expended $500,000
in good faith and holds itself ready to
spend more? There is only one fair
method, since more power is required
than they can generate. Why not adopt
the English practice as so clearly expounded by Mr. F. F. Bebb, who must
be admitted to be a high authority, and
constitute the Cascade company "undertakers" for the distribution of all the
power used in the district. This would
allow them to generate a maximum
available at their own works and to
take the surplus from the West Kootenay or any other company. It would
also conserve their vested interest. The
only possible objection would be that
this arrangement might give the Cascade company some control of rates, and
in that way effect a practical monopoly.
If this was so the arrangement could
not for a moment be entertained, having
regard to the necessity for abundant
"cheap" power; but if in assisting
this scheme the government stipulated
that the rates should be fixed by the
governor-in-council, all interests affected
would be adequately protected and a
knotty problem solved. The soundness
of our contention has received striking
endorsation in the House this week,
when on two successive days the principle for which we are contending has
been laid down by prominent members
in the course of debate and not disputed. Mr. Stuart Henderson successfully urged respect for the vested interest of Ashcroft and carried an amendment to the Ashcroft, Barkerville and
Fort George Railway bill, by which he
secured the terminus of the proposed
railway for a town which had spent
$500,000 in improvements and which
would be destroyed if the railway started from some other point. The case of
the Cascade company is stronger than
tins because they made their investment
under a special charter guaranteeing
them immunity within a certain prescribed area.
*   *   *
Everyone must sympathize with the
"plea for woman's side" in connection
with llic temperance movement put forward by a correspondent in the columns
j of the Colonist this week. There is,
' however, an obvious retort; it is that if
women have so great an interest in this
question and are so affected by it, why
do they not shew that interest? To sit
in the front rows of a church-temperance
meeting and applaud the false witness
of their pastors is a poor contribution
to the effective work of temperance reform. They would do far better to
effect the reform of their pastors first
and send out those champions of a noble
cause with an equipment of gentleness,
charity and sympathy more in keeping
with their sacred profession. In ihese
days, at any rate, the ministers are what
the women of their congregations make
them; the men have abandoned the task
as hopeless long ago. There is one
other matter which sadly discounts
" a woman's plea;" it is that in spite of
the occasional cry for help and sympathy
women as a body refuse to take any
practical stand in the temperance question when their stand would be effective.
regarded with favor by those who have
carefully studied the question, and
wherever applied has produced far better results than prohibition or any other
quack nostrum.
* *   *
For the excellent cut of the works of
the Cascade company, shown on this
page, we are indebted to Mr. Percy
Gooenrath and his "Mother Earth's
Treasure Vaults."
• •   •
The Vancouver World has felt called
upon to publish certain facts concerning
four young people lost on the Valencia.
Under the circumstances no good purpose could possibly be served. The
pitiful little romance might have been
allowed to lie buried beneath the waters
of the Pacific. But no, with a story
and "copy" in sight some miserable
scavenger has tried to unearth the remnants of a tragedy and to carry humiliation as well as sorrow to two homes.
The action is indefensible, and will be
reprobated by every right thinking man.
To the credit of the Victoria pressmen
merrier, and Vancouver needs a first-
class departmental store like Eaton's.
It is to be hoped that the report that
Eaton will buy the court house is true,
for it would mean d huge store and
plenty of work for many people, and
would  ai|d a little to  the  population.
And every little bit helps.
• •    •
We have been inundated with letters,
more or less abusive, urging upon us
the duty of giving "the other side of
the question"—that is, of the "intemperate temperance" question. We are unmoved even by so mild a form of attack as ink slinging. Having nailed our
colors to the mast, they will remain
there; at the same time if our critics
would carefully read last weeks editorial on the subject they would find
at least the outlines of an excellent programme for genuine temperance reform,
not based on confiscation.
• •    .
The sittings of the Kaien Island committee hav e furnished several columns
of more or less sensational copy to the
The Half Million Dollar Investment Which the
West Kootenay Hog is Trying to Root Out.
1. Interior of Power House,
2. Dam on Kettle River. 3. Power House. 4. Gorge of Kettle River at Cascade City.
Tlie Cascade Water, Power & Light Company's plant at Cascade City has a capacity of 3,000 h.p. in three units of 1,000 h.p. each, and is designed for
extension up to 5,000 h.p.   The Company supplies electricity for operatiug smelters and mines and for domestic uses nt Cascade City, Grand
Forks, Phoenix aud Greenwood.   English capital is behind the enterprise—the first of its kind in the Boundary
to utilize power from the Kettle River.
On the authority of the editor of the
Toronto Globe, Rev. J. A. Macdonald, a
Presbyterian divine, and therefore irreproachable as a witness, in this matter,
says only 23 per cent, of the women of
Toronto entitled to vote could be induced to come out and vote at the recent election when a reduction in the
number of licenses was the chief issue,
and when tlie vote was so close that
they could easily have determined the
result. They did determine it—by staying away from the polls. To the Philistine this settles the question of woman's
*   *   »
The citizens of Grand Forks have
their own views as to the best method
of dealing with the drink traffic. They
have raised the fee for a saloon license
to $1,000, leaving that for a hotel at
$500. Their argument is that saloons
arc put to much less expense and do
not serve the interests of the public in
the same way, or to thc same extent as
holds, while they arc allowed to trade
in thc only department from which
hotels or saloons make a profit. The
principle of high license has always been
bej it said that they knew more of the
actual facts than the "World" ghoul,
but they had the comon decency to respect thc express wish of the sorrowing parents and bury the story.
•    •   »
Vancouver has another water scheme.
This lime they propose to erect an immense plant on Seymour Creek and
supply both the city and surrounding
district. Its a good scheme—for Vancouver. When the city gets large
enough to require all this water supply
itself, llicn the districts can look elsewhere. The districts should look ahcn|r.|
a hit themselves or they will be in the
same box as Ballard, which buys its
walcr from Seattle. and gets only a
limited supply.
For finding, to their own satisfacton,
mares' nesls, the Vancouver evening
papers are almost the equals of Honest
John Oliver and Mr. J. A. Macdonald
of Rosslnn|i. Who cares a rap who
buys the Vancouver court house as
long as thc government gets a good j
fair price? If Timothy F.aton will pay'
the price, let him come.   Thc more the'
ilaily press, and have been productive
of not one little of evidence that discounts thc statement of thc Premier to
thc House at the opening of the session
that the government had nothing to conceal and Ihat they had made a good bargain for the province. Thai, however,
is not all. for the committee has heen
thc means of affording a study in the
ethics of testifying as unique as it is
interesting. In future witnesses "au
fait" wilh the most up-to-date methods
of giving evidence will require a three-
compartment brain—one labelled "ready
for use," another "mental reservation,"
ana a third "dernier resort."
»   *   »
The Week has a wider circulation
than we knew of. A fortnight ago we
penned an editorial note at the foot oi
our Vancouver correspondence and allied topics, and it has brought us the
following vigorous and incisive reply
from a lady in Los Angeles the Sunny.
So admirably does it set forth the other
side of the shield that we make no
apology for publishing it "literatum et
"While I think your wrath is fully
justified when pointed towards the
wealthy, and the condemnation cannot
possibly be too severe, I am impelled
to offer a plea for the poor little overworked woman of the middle class—the
woman whose husband is probably a
clerk with six, eight, ten or twelve dollars a week, who has three young shoots
already and who is obliged to perform
the duties of wife, mother, nurse, cook,
seamstress, laundress and maid of all
work, one and all, ever bit of it with
her own two hands.
"Can a man with such a paltry sum
afford to pay five or six dollars wages
for a servant and properly house, feed
and clothe his family? Can any woman,
even with an overflow of health, in this
over-civilized, enervating, strenuous
period, do all these laborious tasks and
still be a suitable companion for her
husband and children. So tired at night
that she little cares whether she is
dead or alive, if it wasn't for the children, does she under these circumstances
have much ambition left to meet her
mate in tidy appearance and with a smile
on her face? And you, you barbarian
from " 'way back," you want to thrust
maternity upon her. It is an outrage,
not alone on her, but on those yet to
be born. Can a mother under these deplorable conditions do justice to this
most holy and divine of all offices of
her being? Can she impart all the life-
essentials which lead to the highest
good in the propagation of the human
family? No; that offspring will be, and
must be. handicapped from the very first
hour that its little heart flutters, and
thc factory and degradation for the girls
will be the rosiest outlook.
"As in so many other human affairs
of the present day, it is our social
economics which is the "crying evil" and
not'the women, most emphatically not.
I might go a little farther and say if
the propagation of the human species
was not left to accident, but received
the same attention that stock raisers
give to the details of procreation humanity would rest on a higher plane,
and many present-day problems would
he solved, simply because they would
not exist. I believe in quality, not quantity, and you do too—be frank with
yourself. Let fe tell you that in spite
of your barking, I am not afraid of you,
Mr. Editor. I have given my views,
not from • a bent of contrariness, but
just exactly as I feel in my heart about
it, and I believe if President Roosevelt
was placed in a woman's shoes for just
one week he would tell a different
There was no baby nnr organ In the
ark, but If there bad been nil the animals would have succumbed to Insomnia,
Watson'9 Scotch, per bottle  $i oo
White Horse  per bnttlf  i oo
Johnnie Walker's Kilmarnock, per bottle  i ro
Oletlltvet Scotch ifrotn Ihe wood), per bottle      85
Red Wheat Rye.  per bottle   1 00
Cnsende Beer, '([na* ts. per d<wn        2 00
Cfi'-ciule Peer, pints, per dozen   I 25
While Rock, per dozen       150
DIXI H. RCSS & CO., Ill Govt. Street
Independent Grocers.
Where You Get Good Things to Rat.    f
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♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦^P' THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1906.
Victoria Sociai.
Mr. and Mrs. James Harvey and sou
returned on .Monday from a three
months' trip to California, and are the
guests of Mrs. Gaudin, "Isla 'Villa,"
Craigtiower road.
* *     *
Mrs. James Dunsmuir and Miss
Dunsmuir entertained at the tea hour
on Wednesday afternoon at "Burleith,"
Lraigflower road, in honor of ■ Mrs.
> Marpole (Vancouver). The tea table,
which was deiorated in pink carnations,
was presided over by Miss Irving and
Miss Loewen. Thc guests were Mrs.
P. H. Pooley, tlie Misses Pooley, Mrs.
Heyland, Miss Keefer, Mrs. Spratt,
Mrs. Bodwell, Mss D. and E. Loewen,
Mrs. Troup Mrs. McDonald, Mrs. Hermann Robertson, Mrs. Courtenay, the
Misses Tilton, Miss Flumerfelt (Vancouver).
* »   *
inrs. Harry McDonald is the guest
of Mrs. Troup, "Rough Point," xsqui-
malt road.
* *   ♦
Miss Katie Gaudin who has been a
patient in St. Joseph's hospital, is
about again, and is spending a week1
with Mrs. Griffiths, "Trummery."
* *   •
Mr. James Gaudin is confined to the
house    suffering    from   an   attack   of
* *   *
Miss McLagan, who has been a patient at St. Joseph's, hospital for the
past month, returned to her home in
Vancouver to-day (Saturday), accom-
paned by her mother, who has been the
guest of her brother, Mr. S. Maclure.
* *   *
Mrs. J: H. Poff is spending tlie week
in Vancouver.
* *   *
Miss Dorothy Beanlands is confined
to the house with grippe.
Mr. Frank Hanington, Jr., is in the
city, having come down from Vancouver for the wedding of his sister.
* *   *
lne dance in the Assembly rooms on
Tuesday evening last, given by the
Bachelors as a return to the ladies of
the "Invitation Dancing Club," was a
most enjoyable affair, no trouble orex-
pense having been spared by the indefatigable workers to make it successful.
The decoration scheme was much the
same as that employed at the Native
Sons' ball ,the idea of a winter scene
being carried out by a profusion of
ivy and greenery, with ceiling decoration of lights gleaming from an im-
aginery snow storm, while many colored
flags and emblems lent color and
brightness to the ensemble. The floor
and music were all that hearts' could
desire, and a dainty buffet supper fully
satisfied all the cravnigs of the inner
man. Altogether the Bachelors are to
be congratulated, as the affair was undoubtedly a great success. Among the
many beautifully gowned women were:
Mrs. Yarry, who looned charming in
pale blue; Mrs. Bresley, in white satin
and violets; Mrs. Lampman, who was
smart in a black sequin robe; Miss
Newling looked well in a dainty flowered organdie, trimmed with yellow; Mrs.
Koberts wore white; Mrs. D. Rogers
looked beautiful in a very handsome
white lace gown; Mrs, Harold Robertson's dress was green mousselne de
soie; Miss Perry looked well in white;
Miss Alice Bell, in blue; Miss Langley
wore a pretty pink gown; Miss Lawson
appeared to advantage in pale blue silk;
lurs. Holt wore a sweet gown of pink
pompadour silk trimmed with lace;
Mrs. Norton, pink chiffon; Mrs. Rhodes
looked well in white; Mrs. Beauchamp
Tye wore white satin with pale blue
flowers; Miss Eberts looked smart in
black; Miss Butchart wore a lovely
gown of pale blue spotted net over taffeta, with pale blue wreath; Mrs. Fa-
gan's dress was of white lace; Miss
Loewen wore white net; Miss Monteith
looked well in white net, shirred and
trimmed with lace; Miss Edwardes
(Seattle) wore a pretty blue net gown
trimmed with ribbon; Miss Cobbett, in
yellow satin; Miss Phpps, in black;
Mrs. Moresby wore a mauve costume
trimmed with lace; Mrs, Courtenay's
frock was a dainty figured orcrandie;
Miss Nicholles wore white; Miss M.
Nicholles, pink; Miss Todd's dress was
of white silk over blue; Miss Mara wore
white with trimmings of burnt orange
velvet; Mrs. Galletly wore a black
gown with red roses; Mrs. Hirsch,
rose pink eolienne; Miss Bullen, a black
and white gown; Miss Irving, white;
uiiss Drake looked well in pink; Miss
Johnson's dress was of Dresden silk;
Mrs. A. G. Langley wore a pretty white
gown; Miss Keefer looked well in
black; Mrs. Taylor wore a white dress
trimmed with lace; Mrs. Bullen looked
well in black; Mrs. Hermann Robertson
j was in pink silk; Mrs. Dockrill (Chemainus) wore a green gown of eoilienne
trimmed with lace; Miss Gladys Green
wore pink; Miss M. Pitts, white.
Among the guests were. Mr. and Mrs.
Arundle, Miss Arbuckle, the Misses
Bell, Mr. B. Bell, Mr., Mrs. and Miss
Bullen, Miss Bryden, Miss Ethel
Browne, Mr. Browne, Mr. J. Browne,
Mr. and Mrs. Bridgeman, Mr. J. Bridge-
man, Mrs. and the Misses, Butchart,
Mr. Babcock, Mr., Mrs. and Miss Cob-
bell, Mr. and Mrs. Crease, Fr. Cornwall, Mr. Cambie, the Misses Devereux,
Miss Drake, Miss Dupont, Miss P.
Drake, Miss Eberts, Miss Edwards, Mr.
and Mrs. Dockrill (Chtmainus), Dr. and
Mrs. Fagan, Miss Foster, Mr. D. Gillespie, Mr. K. Gillespie, Mr. Arthur
Gore, Miss Green, Mr. and Mrs. Galletly, Mr. and Mrs. Gresley, Dr. and
Mrs. Hasell, the Misses Hickey, Mrs.
Holt, iMss Halhed, Mr. Maurise Hicks,
Miss Angus, F. Hannington, D. Angus,
Mr, and Miss Irving, Mrs. and Miss
Mainwaring-Johnson, Mr. and Miss
Keefer, Mr. and Mrs. Hirsch, Mr,
Kingswill, Mrs. Lampman, Mr. and Mrs.
Langley, Mrs. Langley and Miss Langley, Mr. apd Miss Lawson, Miss
Loewen, Mr. and Mrs. Laing, Mr. and
Mrs. Lamb, Miss McDonald, Miss Mara,
Mr. and the Misses Monteith, the
Misses McKay, Mr. Muskett, Miss and
Mr. Mullen, Capt. Martin, Mr. and
Mrs. Mackenzie, Mrs. McLean, Miss
Newcomb, Mrs. and Miss Newling,
Miss Nolane, Mrs. Norton, Miss Pemberton, Miss Perry, Mrs. and the Misses
Pooley, the Misses Piets, Mr. B. Prior,
Miss Powell, Mr. and Mrs. Phipps, Mr.
C. Pemberton, Mr. and Mrs. Rhodes,
Dr. and Mrs. H. Robertson, Mr. and
Mrs. S. Robertson, Mr. and Mrs. Harold
Robertson, Mr. and TAts. Rogers, Mr.
and Mrs. Roberts, Mrs. and Miss Read,
Capt. and Mrs. Parry, Mr. Foote, Miss
Tilton, Miss King, Dr. and Mrs. Todd,
Mr. Todd, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, Mr.
H. Taylor, Mrs. and the Misses
Nocholes, Capt. and Mrs. Troup, Mr.
R. Troup, the Misses Wooley, Mr. and
1 Mrs. Beauchamp Tye, Capt. and Mrs.
I Wright, Miss Cambie, Mrs. Courtenay,
Mr. and Mrs. Moresby, Mr. and Mrs.
Tuck, Mr. Wright, Dr. and Mrs 'Watt,
Mr. Heisterman, Mr. H. Heisterman,
Mr. and Mrs. Ker, Mr. and Mrs. Brett,
the Misses Sehl, Mr. and Mrs. J. Wilson, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Berkeley ,Mr.
Hamilton, Mr. and Miss Bray, Mr., and
Miss Lugrin, Mr. and Mrs. Bridgeman,
Miss Gladys Rant, Mr. Pigott, Mr. and
Mrs. J. K. Worsfold Mrs. and Miss
Sweet and others.
* *   ►
Mrs. Bullen was hostess at a most
enjoyable bridge afternoon on Friday
last. The guests were: Mrs. Grahame, Miss Dupont, Miss A. Dupont,
Mrs. Fagan, Mrs. Irving, Miss Gaudin,
Mrs. A. W. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Hale,
Mrs. Beaven, Mrs. Bodwell, Mrs. Am-
heny and others.
* *   *
Mrs. Marpole is visting her mother,
Mrs.   (Col.)   Holmes ,at "Wollaston,"
Esquimalt road.   ,
* *   *
Mrs. (Col.) Holmes entertained at \
the tea hour on Monday afternoon last,
in honor of her daughter, Mrs. Marpole <Vancouver). Thc guests were:
Mrs. H. Carmichael, Mrs. Fagan, Mrs.
Hirsch, Miss Dunsmuir, Mrs. Hermann Robertson, Mrs. R. H. Pooley,
Mrs. J. W. Troup, Mrs. Parry, Mrs.
Grahame,, Miss Hanington, Miss Keefer, Miss Alice Bell, Miss Norah Bell,
Mrs. George Courtney, Mrs. F. Hood
and Mrs. Harry McDonald (Portland),
Miss rooley, Miss V. Vooley and Mrs.
There is a good deal of fun in keeping other people from having any.
"What every man and what every
woman wants in this world is an absolute friend, one to whom everything
can be told, who Is interested In everything that interests the other.
Father: "What—marry my daughter?   Why, she's only a child."
Rpooner: "Yes, sir. I thought I'd
come early to avoid the rush."
Kootenay Letter.
Nelson, Feb. 12.—The most important
thing that has happened during the
week just past is the reduction of the
smelting rate on lead ore. In the past
this has been $15 a ton, but from now
on it is $12. The Sandon Standard declares that the reduction has been
caused by the competition of C. Fernau,
who is opening up a smelter at Pilot
Bay for the separation of lead-zinc ores
and the reduction of lead, the zinc ores
going to his customs plant at Frank.
This is, of course, an ex parte statement. The Sandon people for a long
time past have insisted on the reduction on the rate of smelting their ores.
Coincidentally the Pilot Bay smelter
starts operations, an|d it is not an unnatural inference that the reduction has
been caused by the competition thus
arising. Doubtless, to a certain extent,
tins is true, but it must not be forgotten that for a long time past the Hall
Mines smelter has been introducing a
new system of roasting sulphide ores,
i.e., the Heberlein piocess, as it is
usually called. This in itself is sufficient
■to account for the reduction, without
taking into consideration the Pilot Bay
competition. That cannot count for
very much at the present time, but
within a fey months, if all things go
as well as the friends of that enterprise
anticipate, the Pilot Bay smelter will
prove a formijiable competitor, if the
output were restricted as to amount.
But it is not. By the time that the
Hall Mines smelter is through with its
present contemplated improvements a
big hole will have been made in $100,-
000. And the whole tendency of the
improvements is towards the cheapening of the process of reducing the ore.
It is not to the advantage of any smel-
qter to hog unto itself the whole profit
of any improved process. For the
cheaper the rate of treatment the larger
the amount of ore that will flow smel-
terwards. It is, perhaps, the care in certain sections of this continent, that the
profit is taken by the railroads on the
generally alleged theory that the railway
is to take all the traffic will bear. But
the case in the Kootenay, according to
the statements of the C. P. R. directing officials, is that the freight business,
whose chief factor is ore and mining
supplies, is not sufficient for the economical, nor to say profitable, working
of the road. If this is the case, then
it is sufficiently apparent that it is the
policy of the C. P. R. to reduce, rather
than to raise, the cost of freight, since
with low grade mines the higher the
freight the less thc amount of ore which
will be shipped, and vice versa, the
lower the rate, within certain well understood limitations, the greater the
amount of ore.
ihe effect of this reduction will
probably be the bringing of the Slocan,
dead and buried these five years past,
once more in the forefront of the mining of the Kootenay, with the only possible rival, the Boundary. Rossland
has curiously dropped behind, and somewhat unjustifiably. Mining news, which
in years past emanated from Rossland,
now go out from Nelson. Indeed the
last Sunday issue of the Rossland
Miner is indebted for a statement of
its own shipments to a Nelson despatch. Yet the mines of the Rossland
camp, while not comparable in richness
with the mines of the Slocan and of
Eastern Kootenay in general, are far
higher in values than those of the
Boundary, while the dimensions of the
veins in which these copper-gold ores
arc found are scarcely inferior. This
means less capital for development and
a greater chance for divdends. However, Rossland has a black eye for some
years past, and it will take some time
before its opportunities are thoroughly
appreciated by the investing public. And
bp the investing public is meant rather
the man who has capital in sufficient
quantity to open up a mine than he who
has a few dollars to gable upon a hole
in the ground in the way of stocks.
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Jj The "Royal House old" is a new brand on this market, specially imported for the   JJ
X holidays,   lt costs a little more lhan ordinary Scotch Whiskies; but, then, nothing is too
a good lor Vic orians.   The "Royal Household Scotch Whisky"  nioy be had of Fell & Co.
S Dixi H. Ross & Co., West End Grocery Co., F. Came, Windsor Grocery, Saunders Gro-
9 eery Co,                                                                                                  »,
Notice is hereby given that 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land: Commencing
at a post marked northeast corner, situated on the left bank of the Skeena
river, 200 chains below the confluence
of the Bulkley and Skeena rivers, running 20 chains east, thence 20 chains
south, thence west to the bank of the
Skeena river, 35 chains, thence following the meanderings of the river, up
stream, to point of commencement, containing 120 acres more or less.
Hazelton, B. C, Dec. 8, 1905.
JOHN C. K. SEALY, Locator.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60
days after date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for permission to purchase the following described lands,
situated about three miles southeast from Little Canyon of the Skeena river and adjoining Copper river,
described as commencing at a post
marked "initial post" of L. Shaw,
southwest corner, thence 80 chains
north, thence 80 chains east, thence
80 chains south, thence' 80 chains
west to point of beginning, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Vancouver, B. C. Jan. 25, 1906.
L. SHAW, Locator.
The Original Grand View
Opposite C, P, R. Depot.
Bass's Celebrated Burton Ale on Draught.
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NOTICE is hereby given that 60
days after date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for permission to purchase the following described lands,
situated about two miles southeast of
the Little Canyon of the Skeena river, described as commencing at a
post marked "initial post" of A. E.
Gaker, southwest corner, thence 80
chains wett, thence 80 chains north,
thence 80 chains east, thence 80
chains south to point of beginning,
containing 640 acres more or less.
A. E. BAKER, Locator.
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NOTICE is hereby given that 60,
days after date we intend to apply
to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for the permission to purchase the north half
of section 9 and the south half of
section 16, all in township 7, Coast
range 5, Bulkeley Valley, containing
640 acres more or less.
John D'Orsay, Agent.
Dated January 25th, 1906. '
He: "Your sister has a face like a
She: "The idea! You never saw any
cherub's face but a painted one."
"Emerson says:
"The lover seeks In marriage his private felicity and perfection, with no
prospective end; and nature hides In
his happiness her own end—namely,
progeny for the perpetuity of the
NOTICE is hereby given that 60
days after date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for permission to purchase the following described lands,
.•filiated about two and a half miles
south of Little Canyon of the Skeena river, described as commencing at
a post marked "initial post" of
Prank Leeson, northeast corner,
thence 40 chains west, thence 80
chains north, thence 80 chains east,
thence 80 chains south ao point of
beginning, containing 320 ocres more
or less.
Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 25, 1906.
PRANK   LEESON, Locator.
Victoria Agents for the
Nanaimo Collieries.
Best Household New Wellington Coal:
Lump or Sack, per ton     .... $6.50
Nut Coal, per ton $5.00
Pea Coal, per ton $4.50
Also Anthracite coal for sale at
current rates.
Office, 34 Broad St.; wharf, Store
'PHONE 647.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60
days after date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for permission to purchase the following described lands,
situated about two miles southwest
of Little Canyon of the Skeena river, described as commencing at a
post marked "initial post" of L.
Ross, northeast corner, thence 80
chains south, thence 80 chaons west,
thence 80 chains north, thence 80
chains east to point of beginning,
containing 640 acres more or less,
L. ROSS, Locator.
Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 25, 1906.
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Our Short Story.
The Adjutant'sjfShoe.
By Leslie Moore.
The Adjutant was sitting by the window smoking. He was a little cross
and very bored, for he had had a long
and tiring day on Browndown. The
Colonel also had been grumpy, and the
manoeuvries half not been a complete
In the quarters overhead a baby yelled
at intervals; in the road below two
cats fought.
Anathematising the infant and the
feline species in general, the Adjutant
took off both his shoes and hurled
them at the cats. With an appalling
yell they vanished, and the Adjutant
gave a sigh of intense satisfacton.
Suddenly the door of the end house
in the opposite row opened and a girl
came out.
She had a scarf of some flimsy material about her head, while her dainty
dress glimmered softly in the gathering dusk.
She came slowly down the steps and
into the road.
The Adjutant watched her. He had
seen her arrival on the previous evening, and had been informed that she
was on a visit to Colonel and Mrs.
In the road she paused, and stooped
to examine some dark object lying
"Shoes!" she exclaimed in a surprised tone of voice.
The Adjutant chuckled.
She looked round in perplexity, then
suddenly raised her eyes.
The Adjutant's quarters were situated above the staff office. When, therefore, her dimpled chin was tilted to a
sufficient anble, she became- aware of
a brown face and a pair of keen blue
eyes smiling down upon her.
The Adjutant was no longer bored.
"Your shoes?" she demanded.
"My shoes," he replied.
"But how on earth   did   they   get
here.1"' she questioned.
."Cats," was the concise and very comprehensive answer.
The girl smiled. Then she pushed
the shoes gently together with a dainty
"Don't they look  funny?" she  said.
"Oh, very!" agreed the Adjutant;
but he didn't look at them; something
else was interesting him more at the
"Fair hair," he thought;-'but I'll be
dashed if I can tell the color of her
eyes in this light. Wish she'd look
up agan."   ,
"It's a warm evening," he said
"That's why I came out." she remarked. "They're both asleep in there,"
she went on, nodding back at the
house,, "and I was pining for air.
They'll sleep now till 10 o'clock, so I
thought I was safe to venture."
"Don't they approve of evening
strolls?" he asked.
"Not without six chaperons at least,"
she laughed back.
He echoed the laugh.
"Talking of chaperons," he went on,
"are you comng to the hall to-morrow
"Why, that's just what I came for,"
she answered.
"Will you give me dance number
one?" he demanded.
. ithout   an   introduction!     What
will Mrs. Grundy say?"
captain Jack Carruthcrs, at your
service," he replied, bowing over the
Miss Joyce Trevelyan, at yours—for
the first dance," she answered with a
sweeping curtesy.
"Only for the first?" he asked boldly.
The situation  was amusing him.
"It is not wise to ask for more till
the first experiment is over," she replied gravely.
"By that time your programme will
be full," he protested.
"I fear not; but we'll chance it," she
laughed,   "Good night."
She turned to go, when she saw the
shoes again.
"Arc you going to leave these here
all night?" she asked.
"Throw them up to me," he requested,
with a mischievous, boyish smile,
Joyce    looked    up at the handsome,
saucy face and dimpled bewitchingly.
"I can't," she said; "they won't go
"Oh, yes, they will," he assured her.
Joyce picked up one shoe firmly and
The Adjutant's hand shot out and
the shoe, was caught.
"Bravo!" he exclaimed softly; "now
for the other."
Joyce raised the second shoe and
threw again.
With a loud crash it vanished through
the staff-office window.
"It's gone!" said Joyce.
"Great Scott!" ejaculated the Adjutant.
"What will happen?" asked Joyce. "I
am so sorry."
■'You couldn't help it," he replied
gallantly; "I'll get it fixed all right. I
must just peg off and get the key of
the office and rescue that shoe; though
I'd give something to see old May-
nard's face if he could find it reposing
quietly there to-morrow morning. Also I must get the window mended, or
there'll be the very dickens 1 mean,
there might be a bit of a row."
He was in the road almost before he
had ended his speech.
Joyce looked up with beseeching
"You won't really get into trouble,
will you?" she asked.
"Not a bit of it," he laughed. "You
won't know it has happened in the
morning. Don't worry about it—little
He hardly knew what prompted the
last words, but she looked so childish
standing there in the twilight that they
seemed to slip from him unawares.
"And I couldn't tell then what color
her eyes were," he remarked to himself as he vanished in  search of the
Captain Jack Carruthers took the little pink programme from Joyce with
an air of distinct possesson,
"I thought I had said only number
one," she murmured as he handed it
back to her.
"Temporary forgetfulness on your
part," he assured her. "Besides, I have
to tell you about the mending of a window, the finding of a shoe, and a
thousand and one other things besides,"
"And it will require seven dances for
the process?" she asked.
"It would require seventeen at least,"
he replied; "but unselfishness is one of
my chief characteristics."
'Or saving virtue—which?" demanded another voice as young Lieutenant
Spencer came towards them. "Miss
Trevelyan, may I have the pleasure?"
And Joyce again yielded up her programme.
The Adjutant had arranged his
dances with the art of a connoisseur,
and it was not long before Joyce found
herself sitting with him in a secluded
alcove, wth the knowledge that tvfc
more dances would elapse before they
returned to the ball room.
"It is so much wiser that you should
not get tired at the beginning of the
evening," he remarked.
"Your thotightfulness is only equalled
by—your dancing," she replied.
He gave a little pleased bow. His
dancing was superb. He was aware of
the fact, and it pleased him that she
should remark it.
"And now," she continued, "I want
to hear about thc window and the
"Oh!" he replied, "the window is of
minor importance, and there are some
of the thousand and one things to hear
about before the shco."
"And they are?" she she queried.
He leaned hack and looked at her.
"Your eyes are grey with purple
depths," he remarked. "I couldn't tell
last night."
Tier eyebrows were raised just the
tiniest fraction of an inch.
is that one of the thousand things?"
she asked  demurely.
He drew a  long breath.
''The first of them," he replied.
"Then comes my proposal to you, then
your consent to me, the congratulations
of the relatives, our engagement—a
short one, you understand—next thc
wedding, then tiie shoe appears upon
the scene, after that the honeymoon,
during which I can tell you thc remainder of thc thousand and one
Joyce leant back and surveyed him.
Her cheeks were bright, and there was
a rosy color in her cheeks.
"Aren't you," she asked, "just a little
„"Quick assault is infinitely preferable
to a prolonged siege," he replied calmly,
"and usually far more satisfactory."
"Doesn't it rather depend on the
strength of the attacking force and the
preparation of the . defenders?' she
"ihen you were prepared for this?"
he asked.
Joyce looked at him.
"Your question, sir," she retorted,
"savors of impertinence."
"I apologise," he answered very
humbly. "I never did think of joining
the Diplomatic Service."
"Preferring the active?" she asked,
with a little forgiving smile.
"Has the defender capitulated?" he
"What does the defender gain?" she
questioned softly.
He took one of her hands and raised
it to his lips.
"Just all my love," was the low reply.
Joyce heaved a little sigh.
"It was a terribly quick assault," she
murmured; "but I suppose the risks of
war are always great, and I somehow
think I'll chance it."
And the Adjutant's shoe figured aong
the thousand and one things after all.
An old Irishman who had recently
recovered from a severe sickness
chanced to meet the parish priest, who
had been summoned during his illness
to administer the rites of the church
to the dying, as he was considered to
be near death's door, and the following conversation took place: "Ah,
Pat, I see you are out again. We
thought you were gone sure; you had
a very serious time of it."
"Yes, yer reverence, indade I had,"
"When you were so near death's
door were you not afraid to meet your
God, your Master?"
"No, Indade ,yer reverence," replied
Pat, "it was the other gentleman."
To the Englishman alone it is given
to wear a frock-coat with grace. To
the Englishman alone is it given to
"carry" a bowler without giving serious offence to intelligent onlookers.—
Paris correspondent of "Madame."
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Inefficiency of the Police—Patent
Medicine Bill-The Belated
Bantling — Political Lifeboats
—Seed Time and Harvest.
Inefficiency of the Police.
The inefficiency of the Vancouver police was demonstrated in a most effective maimer last Saturday night when
a daring man broke tne plateglass window of McMillan's jewellery store,
grabbed a tray containing diamonds to
the value of almost seven thousand dollars and made good his escape. When
the thief ran out of the alley on to
Cambie street and headed for the alley
near the Commercial hotel, Officer
Allen was within shooting distance.
The thief was armed, and, strange to
say, the police officer was not. It was
then simply a case of tag with thc
thief "it." He is sitll "it" for the "tecs
have not yet landed him. Diamonds to
the value of over a thousand dollars
were dropped by the thief in his flight,
and these were picked up and returned
to the store. For two hours every
evening some of the busiest streets of
the city have had no patrolmen, for
the force is undermanned. Thc police
commissioners should attend to the mat-
ttr at once. It is not once in five years
that a thing like this will occur, but
when it does occur somebody loses
quite a bunch of valuables. Police officers should also be armed. Had Officer Allen had a revolver and known
how to use it, that thief might now
be a guest of Chief North.
Patent Medicine Bill.
A bill will shortly be introduced in
the Legislature whitn should receive
the support of every member. We refer to the bill regulating thc sale of
patent medicines. The fight was taken
up in earnest a few weeks ago by the
Vancouver World, and that paper circulated petitions to be presented to the
Legislature in support of the proposed
bill. The result is that thousands of
signatures were secured and the bill
will come up in the House in the near
future. The principal feature of the
proposed bill is that all patent medicines containing any drug or poisonous
ingredient shall be labelled "Poison."
If you are interested write to your
member urging him to support this
bill. It is one of vital importance to
this province at large. In the isolated
districts where doctors arc at a distance parents usually go to the store
and get a bottle of some patent medicine when their children are ill. If
the sick child dies it is usually called
"natural causes," yet how often is this
so-called medicine thc cause of the
who has large manufacturing interests
in the East End, and who has recently
developed a taste for politics. If it has
not already died before its birth, the
initial nmuber of the new paper will be
awaited with interest.
Political Lifeboats.
The Vancouver World tells the people that Hon. Mr. Templeman is not
bringing those lifeboats to the coast
to float himself into the House. The
World thinks that the new Minister of
Internal Revenue will be carried into
the House on the crest of public opinion. He had better look out and not
sink while on the crest of that wave,
for if lie goes down it will take more
than his political lifeboat to rescue him.
Seed Time and Harvest.
One of the oldest established and
best known nurserymen in the province
is Mr. M. J. Henry, who has his nursery on Westminster road, Vancouver.
Mr. Henry has a thorough knowledge
of the needs of both the fruitgrower
and the farmer, and his fame is now
spreading far beyond the confines of
Britisli Columbia. He has regular customers in Tasmania, New Zealand,
Australia and Eastern Canada, and has
now been honored with an order from
the Chinese government. This shipment will go forward on the next Empress. Mr. Henry makes a specialty
of British Colubia grown seeds, and
his trade in this line is increasing
steadily. He has issued a fine catalogue
which contains a great deal of information of value to farmers and fruitmen
of this province, and a copy will be
sent free to any address if this notice
be sent witli the .request or if The Week
be mentioned.
The Belated Bantling.
A few weeks ago it was announced
with a great flourish of trumpets that
Vancouver was to have a new weekly
paper. It was to be a sort of double-
barrelled affair, and great things were
promised in the first issue. It has not
yet made ts appearance. Its promoters
keep in the background, and not even
the name of its editor can be ascertained. Rumor says it is being promoted by a young fellow who recently
came to Vancouver and opened an advertising agency, and that the necessary coin is being put up by a gentleman
I'he detective force, however, has retrieved the honor of the police force
in general, and thanks to the excellent
work of Detective Waddell, assisted by
Detective Jackson, a young man by
the name of Hassard is now in the
police station and has admitted being
an accomplice of the crime. A large
amount of the stolen gems have been
recovered. The detectives, however,
did not catch the man who actually
committed the burglary. They were so
sure of their man that they did not
take steps to catch him, and he slippe|d
through their fingers. Mr. Waddell
earns a large portion of the handsome
reward offered for the recovery of the
•    •    »
When you subscribe for The Week
you know what you are getting. Don't
subscribe for a paper you have never
seen. You would not buy a horse
without having seen it or having had a
good opinion of it. Then why buy a
paper of which you know nothing? If
you have some friends whom you think
might be interested in a bright weekly
paper, send us their names on a postal
card  anfl we  will  send them  sample
•    *    •
One of the prettiest weddings of the
month was that on Tuesday week of
Flora E. Rodway and Louis G. Hoff-
meister, two well known and popular
young people of this city. The ceremony took place at the home of the
bride's parents and was performojd by
Rev. Mr. Turner, of Calgary, in the
presence of a large gathering of friends
and relatives of the happy couple. The
bride was attended by her sister Eva,
while Mr. Fred Sharpe assisted the
groom. The presents were both numerous and costly, testifying to the esteem in which the young people are
helH in the community. The honeymoon is being spent in California, and
on their return in about a month they
will    take  up  their residence at  1143
Howe street.
»   *   *
Miss Annie Hayes and Mr. Stephen
Knight March were married on Monday
evening last by Rev. Merton Smith.
»   *   *
i\lr. James March and Miss I. Harris
were the principals of a quiet wedding
at the Methodist parsonage on Tuesday
evening. The ceremony was performed
by Rev. R. Newton Powell.
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In thc presence of a large gathering
of relatives and friends of the contracting parties, Mr. George Edward Robertson, the genial pilot of the steamer
Pmcess Victoria, and Miss Mabel
Johanna Connors, eldest daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Connors, of 1559
Beach avenue, were united in the bonds
of holy matrimony by Rev. J.  Knox
Wright, asststojd by Rev. Dr. Fraser.
The ceremony took place at the home
of the bride's parents last Thursday afternoon at 5.30 o'clock. The bride was
attended by her sister, Miss Jessie Connors, while Mr. J. S. Reid was groomsman. After the ceremony congratulations followed and the whole party adjourned to a special dining hall, where
an elaborate wedding repast was served.
The bride was becomingly attired in
white silk over taffeta trimmed with
balenciennes lace and ruyles. She wore
the usual bridal veil of tulle and car-
rieu a bouquet of orange blossoms. The
bri/de's sole ornament was a handsome
pearl necklace, the gift of the groom.
The bridesmaid looked charming in
white silk. Mr. and Mrs. Robertson
took the night boat for Seattle amid
showers of rice and good wishes, and
on their return from the honeymoon,
which will be spent on the Sound, they
will take up their residence at the Balmoral hotel, Victoria. ,
* *   *
'Ine first annual ball of the Girls'
Auxiliary of the General Hospital was
hel|d on Tuesday evening in Pender
hall and was one of the social events of
the season. The decorations were elaborate and there were about a hundred
and fifty couples present, and all had
a most enjoyable time. Supper yas
served about midnight. The ball was
ur)der the patronage of the Hon. President of the Ladies' Auxilary, Lady Tupper.
* *   *
The engagement is announced of Mr.
Thomas Howard Ingram of this city
to Miss Mary McDowell, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert McDowell
of North Vancouver.
Mrs. Wilmot went down to Victoria
on Tuesday to spenjfl a week visiting
friends in the Capital City.
* *   *
A large number of friends were present at the wedding in St. Andrew's
church at high noon on Tuesday week
of Mr. Claude Melvin Strang and Miss
Waltina Levy, daughter of Mr. ar|d
Mrs. H. Levy of Georgia street.
* *   *
The annual ball of the fire laddies
was held in No. 2 hall on Wednesday
evening and was one of the most successful of the season. There was a
large attendance and the floor and
music were all that couljd be desired.
'1 lie supper was excellent and the firemen are to be complimented on the success of their efforts.
* *   *
The annual ball and banquet of the
Waiters' Union will be held in Pender
hall on February 28th. Elaborate preparations are being made for the event,
and for one thing that banquet can
be counted as a dandy.
* *   *
The first annual ball of the Vancouver Art, Historical and Scientific Society will be held in O'Brien's hall
next Thursday evening. The patrons
will be Sir Charles Hibbert and Lady
Tupper and Mayor and Mrs. Buscombe.
The Week is to be enlarged. In the
near future The Week will be to Western Canada what the Toronto Saturday
Night is to the East. Help along the
good work with your subscription. ,
* •   *
The latest song at Liberal clubs is
said to be a new version of the old favorite, "Man the Lifeboat," by Templeman. By the way, it is said that even if
the political lifeboat being sent, on paper, to the Coast is somewhat "ancient
and honorable,' it has a water-tight
compartment at the bow and another at
the stern.
* *   *
The persistent opposition to the McGill University bill which has so hampered its progress is due to the fact that
even after three debates no one except
Hon. F. Carter-Cotton and Hon. Mr. Fulton understand its provisions, and they
do not seem able to make them clear
even to the press gallery. A detailed
explanation of the present system of
education and the method of using the
appropriations would have removed the
difficulty, but this has not yet been
given. While our sympathies are with
the measure, because it is the only
chance to establish university training in
this province for many years to come,
we cannot but feel that the matter has
not been handled with due regard to
the reasonable susceptibilities of those
who consider the public interest threatened.
The Mayor has certainly been respon-
siblesible for completing a very great
work; there are quite a number of
places in town now where it is really
impossible to get a drink on Sunday.
In fact I think that a weary and thirsty
stranger in our midst would have to
go unrefreshed till Monday dawned.
Of course the wily citizen who knows
the ropes, can always obtain what he
requires, no matter what the day of the
week it may be. So long as beer is
brewed and whisky is distilled, so long
it will be consumed every day of the
week everywhere, until the authorities
see fit to open the licensed houses for
certain hours on Sunday. That is the
only satisfactory method. I did understand also that the habit of shaking dice
was now strictly forbidden. And here
again there are houses in town where
the gentleman in white forbids his customers to practice this fascinating pursuit. But there are still more houses
where the old custom holds good. Anyway what are the odds? Just at present the temperance agitation is giving a
lot of people the opportunity to write
letters to the papers and see their
names in print. There is a lot of happiness caused; and it is all due to our
noble and worthy Mayor.
. It is said that no religion can ever
endure without persecution. Certain it
is that both Christianity and Moham-
medism would have soon perished if it
had not been for the persecution that
they both suffered. Out of curiosity
I consulted a leading druggist of Victoria to see how patent medicines were
getting along. His answer hardly surprised me. "Why, we are selling more
patent medicines to-day than we ever
sold before." Apparently the publicity
which many papers, and particularly
Collier's, have been giving these fakes,
has had the unforeseen result of encouraging the sale of the very goods
they have been decrying.
Has it ever struck any of my readers
that Victoria is a very noisy town? I
am perfectly aware, of course, that it
cannot compare with any of the big
cities of the Old Country in this respect, but there is this difference. In
a city like London, for instance, the
noise is so constant that it soon passes
for silence. A little more or less is
not noticed. But here. At 7 o'clock
in thc morning every factory finds it
necessary to whistle; all the steamers
saltue the sun; and even the wretched
engines, which do practically no work,
and therefore might have the grace to
keep quiet, find that their voice must
be heard. Then again the local poultry
yards are an unmitigated nuisance.
Every rooster in the town seems to
imagine that he is a member of a
feathered Arion Club, whose practices
are held at about 5 o'clock in the morning. Ting-ting-ting, that is the firc-
bel!; probably rung for no reason at
all. The fire department is being perpetually rung up on false alarms. Then
the cars start their own particular type'
of nose. Taken all round, Victoria is
to nie thc noisest town that I have ever
visited, with the possible exception of
Venice. There again the absence of
cabs and ordinary street traffic made
every sound which did reach the ear
far more conspicuous.
There was a most malicious notice
in the last number of "The Over-Seas
Daily Mail," to the effect that in the
late wreck of the Valencia many
women were pushed into the sea by
the male passengers during the panic.
I have never heard that alleged yet.
and think that whoever is responsible
for the grossly exaggerated report of
what took place on that lamentable occasion should be censured very strongly, Personally I have written to the
Daily Mail to correct a report which
reflects very hardly on the manhood of
the coast, and I should like to see some
citizens get up a protest to be signed
and sent to the same quarter,
A waiter in a well-known Vancouver
cafe had a fine black eye last Sunday.
! Two prominent young men of the city
had scratched countenances. If you
I want to know how it happened ask the
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young ladies. They reside in the West
Society was all agog during the past
week on account of the grand opera
season at the opera house. The house
was packed to capacity every performance with the elite of society. There
were theatre parties all over the house
and the Hotel Vancouver grill room
was a pretty scene after the performance each evening. Time does not permit a (detailed account in this issue, but
in our next issue mention will be made
of the grand opera season.
A journalist lauds the hackman who
put sleigh bells on his horses. Its a
double-barrelled cinch that that journalist does not live near any of the
business streets. During the day those
bells soun|d all right, but at night—well,
what do you say when your neighbor's
dog howls all night?
A young man started in the livery
business a few weeks ago, and the first
thing he did was to have a sign painted, representing hmiself holding a mule
by the bridle. He was particularly
proud of this stroke of business enterprise, and straightway asked of hla
"Is not that a good likeness ot me?"
"Yss," she replied, "lt Is a perfect
picture of you; but who is the fellow
holding the bridle?"
She—Yes; when the burglar broke
into my room I was almost undressed.
He—How very embarrassing! What
did you do?
She—Oh, he was a perfect gentleman;
he at once covered me with his revolver.
By all the ways by which a man
would seek the love of any other being
whom he honors and reveres, he should
seek to know God, to come near to Him
and to love Him.—Anon.
An Englishman living in Italy, and
fearing an earthquake in the region of
his home, sent his two boys to a friend
in London until the peril should be
A few weeks after, the father received this letter from his friend: "Please
take your boys home, and send on the
Leonard H. Leigh, formerly of this
city, and now a residence of the Terminal City, paid a business visit to
Victoria during the week. THE WEiSK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1906.
Happenings Prom the Rockies to the Pacific Coast.
MoBride Favors the K. C. R.—Smelters Cut Kate—The Glanders—Sorrows Fade in Smoke—A Money Maker—Anent Lifeboats—Highly
Improbable—Press Ghouls—Hide and Seek.
McBride Favors the K. C. R.
Premier McBride has written East
Kootenay people regarding construction
of the railway south from Golden: "I
quite agree that the development of
your section of the province would be
materially assisted by the construction
of the road in question, and from reports at hand feel assured that we may
expect to see construction under way in
the near future."
Smelters Cut Bate.
The Sandon Standard announces that
the lead smelters have cut their rates
of $3 per ton in freight and treatment
rates on lead ores above 20 per cent.
Thsi is the first cut since 1900. The
former rate was $15 per ton, now it is
$12. The moisture and "marketing"
charges will still be added. It is supposed that the cut has been made because competition from the outside is
anxious to come in, or because of the
intended entrance of the Canadian
Metal Co. into the lead smelting field,
lne new rate will prove acceptable to
the producer, and it is hoped will prove
a stimulant to the mineral producton.
The reduction has been a long time
comng, but it has come at last. The
coming summer will see a renewed activity in the Slocan. With lower rates
and the opportunity for the sale of products hitherto unsaleable, the future is
brighter than for years.
• •   •
The Glanders.
The comments in The Week anent
the opposition by Okanagan farmers to
the destruction of horses suspected of
suffering from the glanders, has evoked
the following reply from the Vernon
The farmers of this district have no
desire to see any of their horses when
suffering from a dangerous case of
glanders go uncondemned— on the other hand are willing to lend every assistance in the eradication of the disease that is found to exist in either a
dangerous or harmful extent. What
they have really kicked against is the
condemnation of apparently healthy
horses on only the mallein test when
no clinical symptoms have been shown.
A great many of them are of the opinion that the disease, if at all prevalent,
exists in so mild and harmless a form
aht no serious effects of it will appear
for years.
With respect to which it is only necessary to say that if there is any reasonable doubt as to the diagnosis of
the disease that is a matter which
should be set at rest at once by a duly
qualified independent expert. We feel
sure such a representation to the government would meet with a prompt and
favorable response.
»   *   *
Sorrows Fade Away in Smoke.
This is the happy heading of a
"Whitehorse" despatch, We envy the
people of Whitehorse their spirit of
contentment, and thc perennial well-
spring of joy which bubbles and
sparkles in their midst. The temperature may fall 74 degrees below zero,
what care they. Snow worms the red
ones, may be the only available food,
stages may cease to run,, mails even
may be barred out by King Frost, but
somehow or other the Whitehorse newspaper strikes Victoria with conspicuous
regularity to tell of high jinks, in the
1 northern outpost, and of a spirit of
revelry that bids defiance to the fiercest
I blasts of winter. What a place Whitehorse must be in the "good old summer
1 time."
* *   *
A Money Maker.
The Granby Consolidated is but five
(years old.   The first ore shipped from
the Granby mines was in July,  1900,
and  since  that  time  2,258,458 tons of
lore have been shipped and treated at
Jits smelter.    It is now  earning $175,-
looo a month and is classed   by    the
I Boston and New York authorities as
I "one of the best smelters in the world."
This is no mean praise coming from
I the other side.
Anent Lifeboats.
Apropos of the Valencia wreck and
the awakening interest in every form
of life -saving appliance resulting
therefrom the following cutting from
the London Times may not be out of
place, it is in the form of a letter to the
editor and runs
Sir,—The new marine law of
the United States demands that every
passenger be shown how to put on a
lifebelt. Thus am I greeted in my
cabin this morning by a steward with
a lifebelt. He proceeded to put it on,
explaining as he does so the simple process. He then hands the belt to me
that I may do likewise, and is careful
to see that I do it rightly.
Now, Sir, I have travelled much by
sea on most of the steamship lines of
the world during the past 20 years, and
this is the very first occasion on which
I have been shown how to put on a
lifebelt. I had thought I knew, but
found I did not, and I am sure this is
the case of most landsmen who go down
to the sea in ships.
My hope is that, if you will kindly
give these lines publicity, our British
and perhaps other marine authorities
may be led to realize the importance
of a like requirement to that of the
new marine law of Aerica.
*   *   *
Highly Improbable.
The rumor that Senator Choquette
is designated as successor to Sir Henri
Joly may be taken "cum grano salis."
! He is too much of a politician, and
■ has been in the game too long to re-
1 linquish a strenuous life for one of
more or less "inglorious ease." Then
he has not the high personal qualifications which distinguish the present
Lieutenant-Governor. It is becoming
more and more apparent every day that
in the interests of the province the
best thing would be to offer a renewal
term to Sir Henri. The public have
yet to learn all the services he has rendered in this by no means unimportant
Our Vernon Letter.
Vernon, B. C, Feb. 13.—Developments
with regard to the Midway & Vernon
Railway during the past week have not
been in the direction of realizing the
hopes that are entertained throughout
the Okanagan as to the immediate construction of tht road. Although the opposition mare's nest as to the alleged
intentional indiscretion of the Premier
and the Fnance Minister in casting
doubt upon the question of the provincial subsidy is still incredible, it is
felt that the stand taken by Mr, Mc-
bride in direct opposition to what was
expected to have been accomplished by
Mr. Price Ellisons railway act.
was, to say the least, uncalled for and
ill-advised. While the country, as a
whole, may be prepared to endorse the
government's judicious and reasonable
attitude in regard to the payment of
railroad subsidies, it is surely unjust
to make this policy retro-active and to
deny to a construction company, able to
give good evidences of bona fides, that
support which is only reasonable in
view of their having actually commenced
tne work.
Some figures just issued by tht C. P.
R. freight department will prove interesting as showing the marked increase
in the fruit production of various sections of the Okanagan in the past year.
The freight shipments from the Okanagan in 1904, in pounds, were as follows: Apples Armstrong, 70,100; Vernon, 924,000; Kelowna, 946,000; other
points,   22,00.;   total,   1,762,000.    Other
fruit—Armstrong  Vernon,
458,000; Kelowna, 308,000; other points,
12,000; total, 778,000. In 1905 the ship-
mtnts of apples were: Armstrong, 492,-
000; Vernon, 1,300000; Kelowna, 558,-
000; other points, 394,000; total, 2,724,-
000. The shipments of other fruit were:
Armstrong, 30000; Vernon, 306,000;
Pelowna, 566,000; other points, 162,000;
total, 1,064,000. These figures show a
most gratifying increase, which, however, is nothing compared to the immense amount of fruit that will be produced  a few years hence,  when  the
million or more trees that have been
set out during the past or will be set
out during the coming season reach
A striking indication of the general
feeling of interest in the fate of the
M. & V. proposition is found in the
unanimous resolution on the subject
which was passed at a public meeting
of the citiztns on Monday afternoon.
The resolution, which was wired to
Price Ellison, M. P. P., and to Premier
McBride, after rehearsing the advantages that the construction of the road
would be to the district, and pointing
out that the necessary capital had been
secured, and that the uncertainty as to
the payment of the provincial subsidy
was the only obstacle in the way of
the successful completion of the line,
earnestly urged the govtrnment to withdraw its opposition to Mr. Price Ellison's amending act, intended to remove
this uncertainty.
The farmers and fruit growers of the
Vernon district turned out en masse on
Saturday last to discuss the question
of organizing a local Farmers' Exchange
on a true co-operative basis, in order
to insure to the grower the greatest
possible prices for his produce. F. T.
Jackson, secretary of the Armstrong
Farmers' Exchange, and Donald Graham, one of its principal directors, were
present and the latter gave a most interesting address on the methods of
that organization. He believed that it
would be unwise to attempt to form
one large produce-handling organization
for the whole valley, but urged that
Vernon, Armstrong and Kelowna should
unite. According to the plan outlined,
there would be local warehouses at
each place, with local managers, while
a general manager would have full
supervision of the whole and control all
the arrangements for finding a market
and selling. The meeting, however, did
not see fit to consider any amalgamation prospect, but voted unanimously for
the organization of a local eychange.
Sixty-six shares at $10 each were 'subscribed on the spot, and a canvassing
committee will have no difficulty in increasing this to over 500.
At Sunderland an enthusiastic Free
Trader announced that "Mr. Chamberlain's red herring Is coming home to
roast."—"The Academy."
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty
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ibe C. C. of L. and W. for permission
to purcriu&e the following described
lLiids situated on the right bank of the
fll.eena River, about half a mile below
the "Little Canon and bounding Geo.
Little's Pre-emption Claim, on the
west side, viz.: Commencing at a post
marked F. R. L.'s S. E. Cor., and
thence running north 40 chains; thence
west 40 chains; thence south 40 chains;
and thence east 40 chains to point of
cemmencement and containing 160
Signed, FRED. R. LITTLE,
January 12th, 1S06. Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty
clays after date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following lands, situated about two
miles north of Lake Lakelse, and
about five miles south of Little Canyon, Skeeena River: Commencing at
a post marked "Walter Wllllscroft's N.
L. *Cor."; thence running south 80
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north SO chains; thence east 40 chains
to point of commencement, containing
£20 acres more or less.
Geo.  Little, Agent.
December 8th,  1905.
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The playgoing public loved to laugh
in Shakespeare's time as well as it does
to-day, "The Taming of the Shrew"
was then as it is now, one of the favorites of the multitude. The thousands upon thousands of performances it
it has had make the runs of a few hundred night which the most successful
play of the present time so proudly
boasts, seem tame in comparison.
Charles B. Hanford will present this
rollicking farce at the Victoria theatre
on Saturday, February 24. Petruchio
is distinctly a low comedy role. Yet
like many another part thus technically
classified, it requires an actor of the
highest ability, for despite all his blustering. Petruchio is every inch a gentleman, something of a scholar, and
possessed of the graces of personality
and  the magnetism   which  ultimately
gifted young woman. Success must
come to her, and perhaps it is all the
safer and all the surer if it comes by
degrees and is won by sheer deserving.
To have acquired her technique, Miss
O'Neil must have been a devoted student, and as art is a jealous mistress,
such magnetism as she exerts can never have been obtained without sacrifice of all other pursuits and pleasures,
for which I honor her. The young actress has all the good natural endowments for the stage. She is a graceful,
leopard-like creature, whose motions
suggest the sweep of William Blake's
wonderful lines. Her voice has every
modulation, every variety—sweet, low
and musical, rich, deep and vibrant.
But her rarest quality is the intellectual
grasp of the character which evidences
the correctness of her study and the
ideality of her conception. To all else
she adds the crowning charm of reserve
—not its semblance, which is often
mere incapacity, but that repose which
assures the spectator of the power to
At the time of going to press a concert is being given under the direction
of Mr. Howard Russell to raise a fund
for the benefit of the athletic club of
the High school. A full report of this
will appear in next week's edition.
* *   *
The last week has been a very quiet
one at the Victoria Theatre, but on
Monday Miss Nance O'Neil will appear
in one of her favorite tragedies, while
on Saturday Mr. Charles B. Hanford
will hold the boards, presenting "The
Taming of the Shrew."
* r   *
The Grand has concluded another
successful week with an excellent company. Seaman, Adams and Rogers appear as singers and contrive to make
their turn one of the features of the
performance. Mr. Rogers is no stranger
to Victoria, and eleven years ago he
appeared in grand opera here. Em-
monds, Emerson and Emmonds display
a very clever little sketch. The great
turn of the present company, however,
is undoubtedly that of Miss Lola Stan-
tonne. She gives a fine violin performance, illustrated witrh pictures. As
an encore to "The Holy City" Miss
Stantonne plays "Dear Old Georgia, in
which Miss Alice Wildermere sings the
chorus. Miss Wildemeres own song
this week is entitled "The Mountain's
Fairest Flower." Emily Nice, as a soubrette, completes a first-class company.
Next week an entirely new company
will visit the Grand.
* *   *
This is the last week of the Savoy
Theatre under its present management,
and in consequence its patrons have been
treated to an extra special show. The
turns are really good, and those who
have not realized that the Savoy will
be shut for some time should not fail
to take advantage of the last performance on Saturday, 17th.
* *   *
The Watson Stock Company found
their last tour so successful that they
have decided to repeat it; in consequence on Monday the Pringle company
will be found at the old theatre, while
the Watson company will be en route
for Nanaimo, Ladysmith and other
places on the island. The specialty of
the Pringle company is farce. They are
real good mirth-makers and promise to
make up to Victoria for the loss of her
favorites. Manager Watson expects to
be away for about five weeks. He will
take with him the good wishes of all the
habitues of his theatre.
compel obedience. Katherine, too, is
■a role whose requirements are subtle
and extensive. She must be winsome
enough to make a gallant gentleman
covet her for his wife, despite her
shrewdness; and Miss Drofnah, who
will again be seen in the role this season, has been remarkably successful in
reflecting "Ronnie Kale's" irascibility
without sacrificng her womanly charm.
Miss Drofnah has been repeatedly
commended by competent authorty as
the idea! Katherine of to-day. The
compauy throughout is one of exceptional strength, and the scenery and
costumes have been designed with the
utmost care. The Victoria engagement
of Mr. Hanford promises to be especially notable, as yielding to the request
of old friends who cannot sec too often
such refined and perfected art as is
displayed in that famous curtain-raiser,
Mr. Hanford has promised to precede
the Shapcspearean comedy with tlie one
act Napoleonic play of "Tlie Old
Guard," believed by very many to show
him at his hest.
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When Nance O'Neil. Ihe American
tragedienne, made her first appearance
in Boston, in January, 1004, she deeply
impressed Mrs. Erving Winslow, the
distinguished literary writer, who was
the first to introduce thc works uf
Ibsen into literary circles in thc United
States. Aficr witnessing a performance
by .Nance O'Neil, Mrs. Winslow wrote
as follows for one of the Boston morning papers: "Tt is for thc sake of our
theatre-goers, for thc sake of the theatre and the art of acting, thai I hope
to see attention  widely turned to this
reach the climax illuminated by her
temperamental power, through the perfection of technique. Let us be quick
to recognize and welcome a new artist
worthy to stand with the very highest."
•    *    •
On Monday last a very successful entertainment was given by a party of
amateurs in the A. I. U. W. Hall on
behalf of St. James' parish. The following was the cast of characters in
thc well-known play, "Our Boys:" Sir
Gcoffery Champneys, A. A, Watt; Talbot Champneys, C. Daniel; Perkyn Mid-
dlewick, J. R. Daniel; Charles Middle-
wick. J. Palmer; Kempster, R. H. Watt;
Poodles, R. Heathcote; Violet Melrose,
Miss Gertrude McFarlane; Fary Melrose, Miss Florence Vincent; Clarrissa
Champneys, Miss Mildred Sycet; Belinda, Miss Ethel Brown. Tlie company
was faced by a large audience, who
testified their appreciation of thc acting.
As a matter of criticism it may be stated
j 'hat for the most part the actors were
I rather hard to hear. Sir Gcoffery re-
! minded one of a tiger in liis nervous
j walk up and down the stage. To my
j mind thc characters which were most
deserving of praise were C. Daniel as
Talbot, Miss Mildred Sweet as Clarissa
nnd Miss F.lh! Brown as the slavey.
Between the nets there were occasional
items. Miss Sehl sang after the first
net. and was vociferously encored. Miss
0 ivleara was also nsked to.give a second contribution.   The hit of the even-
inf. ' "ver, wns the dancing of Mrs.
T.cslcr's pnniR Miss Smith and Miss
Saralson. Wilh castanets they gave a
charminu little dance, and Inter on Miss
Smith alone danced a Highland fling.
Sir Richard and Lady Musgrave have
left London for Tourin, their Irish seat
on the Blackwater, County Waterford.
Lady Musgrave was a Miss Dunsmuir,
of British Columbia. Every other winter she and Sir Richard go to British
Columbia to stay with her friends in
Victoria. They are sometimes confused
with their namesakes, Sir Richard and
Lady Musgrave of Edenhall.—Daily
Graphic, London, England.
Mike was employed in the powder
works. One day, through some carelessness ,an explosion occurred, and
poor Mike was blown to pieces; his
remains being scattered far and near.
When the sad news had been broken
to his wife, she said pathetically, between her sobs:
"That's Mike all over!"
"I made these biscuits myself,
David," said Mrs. CopperHeld, with
honest pride.
"They look very nice, Dora," replied
David, picking one of them up and
making an effort to split it. "And they
are still hot. How long ago did you—
ah!—east them?"
Notice to Architects—Competitive   Designs.
Vancouver and    Vietoria    had,  two
years ago,  a great  deal    of   anxiety
over the matter of fire escapes in public buildings and for a few months the
officials did enforce the laws.   But the
excitement wore off and    the officials
have become very lax.   Take the case
of the Grand    theatre, Vancouver,  of
which mention was made a few weeks
ago.    The audience  is  simply  packed
into this little dump and  with aisles
less than two feet wide, the results in
ease of a panic are easily to be imagined.    The management Is "out for
the coin" of the Canadians,  and  like
the  usual  Yankee  they  hate  to  take
out   a   few  seats   to  make  the  aisles
wider, for by doing this their huge pro-
Ills would be reduced.   Another theatre
which requires attention is the Chinese
theatre on Shanghai street.   This place
seats or rather holds about 800 Celestials every  night,  and    has    but one
I exit, a narrow door and a long narrow
i stairway very poorly lit.    An electric
j plug  blew  out  in  this  theatre a few
weeks ago, and the Chinese   got   the
fright of their lives.    Had there been
! a Are.   the  undertakers    would    have
i been busy.    On  Hastings street there
ils a line new otice building, one nf the
j best  in  town  In fact, but it has one
j great  defect.    Should  the elevator-be
j not In service and a fire break out that
two and a half feet stairway would be
totally  Inadequate.    Then    there   are
I many nubile buildings   and    halls ln
Vancouver  where thp  doors  or-en   In-
iwir.is  Instead  of    outwards.    Is    the
building Inspector very busy?
Oh, the IK tip birds sang east, and the
little hlri-'n s=ng west.
And T smiled In think nod's greatness
Mowed around our Inoonleteness—
Round our restlessness. His Tlest!
—Mrs. Browning.
The Government of British Columbia
invite Arichitects to submit competitive
designs for a new Court House which
it is proposed to erect at Vancouver,
B. C, at a cost not exceeding $150,-
The drawings, addressed to the Hon.
the Chief Commissioner and superscribed "Design, Court House, Vancouver," are to be sent in or before
the 10th March, 1006, tccompanied by
a specification and report.
The drawings, specification and report shall have no distinguishng mark
or motto, the author's name beng enclosed in a blank sealed envelope securely attached to the drawings submitted.
The drawings shall include only a
floor plan of each floor, section and two
elevations, tnd shall be drawn to an
eight scale. The sectional parts of the
walls shall be blanked in, and the elevations shall be in line only in ink. No
etching or colouring of any kind shall
be permitted.
The accommodation shall consist of:
(1.) Boiler room; (2.) Police Department; (3.) Six cells; (4.) Timber
Agent's Office; (5.) Assessor and Collector's office; (6.) Agricultural Department; (7.) Assize Court; (8.) Full
Court; (9.) County Court; (10.)
Chambers Court; (11.) Small Debts
Court; (12.) Six Judges' rooms; (13.)
Barristers' room; (14.) Law Society
Library; (15.) Sheriff's office; (16.)
Registrar Supreme Court office; (17.)
Registrar County Court office; (18.)
Tax Cost office; (10.) Stenographer's
room; (20.) Grand Jury room; (21.)
Petty Jury room; (22.) Witnesses'
rooms; (23,) Caretaker's quarters;
(24.) Land Registry office; (25.) Vaults
for Court records; (26.) Water closets,
It is suggested that the Land Registry office shall be a separate fire-proof
building and therefore the design shall
show it as an annex on one side of the
main building. The corresponding annex on the other side shall accommodate
all offices not directly connected with
the Courts.
The design shall be so arranged that
additions harmonizing with the original
building can be made as the public service may require it.
The drawings shall be adjudicated upon by Messrs. Darling and Pierson, of
Toronto  Institute of  Architects.
The design first placed by the judica-
tors shall receive a premium of $350,
and the design receiving second place
Thc Government does not bind itself
to erect the building from any of the
desiirns submitted.
The site of the proposed building is
Block 51, situated immediately west of-
the C. P. R. Hotel, between Georgia
Street and Robson Street on the south
and Howe Street and Hornby Street
on the west.
Public Works Engineer.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.  C, 10th February, 1906.
Starting Monday, February 19
Prices, 10, 15 and 25c.
Starting Thursday, The Belle of
Victoria Theatre
Monday and Tuesday Evenings,
February 19-20
America's Great Tragedienne
Nance O'Neill
In Snberb Scenic Productions under the
personal direction of Mr. McKee
Rankin.   'Monday,
Elizabeth, Queen of England.
a tragedy in five acts, by Paola Giac-
onietti.   Tuesday, by request,
Prices: $1.50, $1.00, 75c, 50c, and 25o.
Engagement ol the Distinguished Actor
Accompanied by
Miss riarie Drofnah
In an elaborate production of Shakespeare's
merry play
Preceded by "The Old Guard"
A double bill.
Prices: 25c, 50c, 75c, $1 and $1.50.
Week of February   19   1906.
Management of ROBT. JAMIESON.
Evenings—Lower Floor, 25; Balcony, :5c.
Matinees—15c Any Part of thf House.
Doors open 2.30 and 7; Performances 3 and
Ted K, Box, Eccentric Comedian and Burlesque Whistler.
TheHartoll's, Trick Bicycle RiderB.
The Ri berts Four, "The Doll Maker'B
Morgan and Chester, Comedv Sketch,
"Did I Say Good Night."
Illustrated Song—Miss Alice Wildermere,
"Fly Awny Birdie to Heaven."
New Moving Pictures, "The Biirn&lormers."
'Phone A822.
Mrs. Simpson's advanced class is held
on Thursdays, at 8 p.m.; Beginners'
class, Monday; Children's class, Thursdays ; class for children under ten years,
Wednesdays, 4 p.m. to 5.30.
Gents Suits
Sponged and
Pressed 75c \
By the month $2.00
or cleaned thoroughly and pressed to look like new for $1.60
Cleaning, Dyeing, Tailoring
,    03 View St.,      Phone A1207
How Weather Strips
Stop the Drafts
Keep out the cold and cut dow
fuel  bill.
Carpenter work of all kinds.
Jobbing a specialty
Carpenter and Builder,
io Broughton St., Victoria.
Salt Spring Island.
(Communicated by a Rancher.)
I felt somewhat tired and downhearted, so I proposed to my wife that
we put the old black horse in the buggy
and taUe a trip to the south side of
the island, or as far as we had time to
go and get back in time to gather up
the eggs. I must say it was a pleasant
trip. I enjoye^d, -'.he day's outing so
much I thought I would let the public
know, that is if I can get across the
scrap basket without sinking in. It is
over ten years since I came into the
valley settlement. How it has improved 1 I hardly knew the ranches
as I drove along. The first that I
came to was Harry Kelly's. It looked
so tidy and snug that I don't wonder
he is looking for a helpmeet. The next
I came to was Mr. Conner's. I have
often heard it said that the Conner
ranch is the best up-to-date dairy ranch
on the island, so I thought I would
take a look through the barn. The
barn was full of cows, and what attracted my attention was how clean
tne" cows looked, how shiny and slick
their hair; not a speck of dust could
be found in the barn, and Conner himself as happy as a lord. I returned to
my wife in the buggy and whipped up
the old black to make up time, and was
still whipping when a large frame house
came into view. That was a sticker.
Who could live> there? But my wife
' came to my aid and said, "Why, this
must be Ed Wacklam's; so it is." Shake,
Ed., you deserve praise for the improvements you have made. When I
last saw this place it was a solid bed
of furse; now we find an elegant
house and large frame barn, and the
furse has about all disappeared. What
can't a good axeman do? After leaving Ed. I commenced to smack my
lips and sniff the air. I remembered
the good old times I had in old Mc-
Donell's, the whiskey seller, but I
smacked in vain, for the whiskey seller
has gone. Poor Mack has gone where
the worm twineth. The place is now
owned by Mr. Dunbar who has made
good improvements for the time he
has been on the place. A .very snug
little cottage, and a horse barn surrounded by a picket fence. Just as we
were passing my wife heaved a deep sigh
and said: "Why don't he get a wife
and enjoy life." "Jimminy Christmas,
look at the hens. This must be Jack
Walsh's." The ranch was litterally
packed with hens, so thick that they
were scratching dirt in each other's
eyes and could not help it, if they
scratched at all; and Jack with what
looked like an old clothes' basket gathering up the eggs. My wife again
heaved a sigh, may be for Jack, or may
be for the eggs. Here we are at the
old Foord ranch but now owned by
Mr. J. Mullet. I was surprised to see
what a change Mr. Mullet had made;
so many new buildings so nicely arranged so as to be handy, all well
filled with fodder for the winter. What
a fine lot of roots, mangolds, turnips
and carrots—all put away in such good
shape, so handy to where they had to
be fed, some connected with the sheep
house and those for the cows right at
their heads; with an excellent light
barn for the cows, with a solid plank
floor throughout, everything in the best
of shape. Mr. Mullet showed us into
his greenhouse. Oh, how grand—what
flowers about, all in bloom, even in
winter, the largest assortment I have
ever seen. It was a grand sight; I
can't describe it. The best I can say is
it is well worth going to see. While
in among the flowers my wfe gently
caught my arm and whispered "Let's
go home." Mr. Mullet kindly gave us
each a fine bouquet, which made us
feel and think of bygone days when we
were both trying to look our best so
as to capture our better. half. Look
out for The Week, I may come again.
brilliant Slav composition, which I
hoped would be joyous enough. The
crazy folk were all seated about the
platform on chairs, and seemed to be
intensely interested. As I finished a
very pretty young woman arose and
beckoned to me. I thought, artist
like, that she wanted an encore, and
so said to the doctor:
" 'Ask her what she desires.'
"He rose to his feet, and was about
to question her, when she exclaimed:
' 'To think of the likes of me being
in here and he being at large in the
"That was the last time I ever played in an insane asylum.
One of the questions asked at a
Bristol school examination was: "What
is a prophet?" One of the answers
was: "A man that's put in a fiery
furnace, and he won't burn."
A young lady who faints when being
proposed to can be restored to consciousness by just whispering in her
ear that it was only a joke.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Writing of his tours, Kubelik, the
famous violinist, recalls the following
"I was once asked to play before the
Inmates of an insane asylum," he says,
"the doctor believing that music was
a fine medicine for unbalanced minds.
I accordingly accompanied him to the
Institution, where he Introduced me,
and said I would favor my hearers
with something gay and happy.
"I hadn't Intended to do this, but,
following his suggestion, I played    a
Province of British Columbia.
No. 327.
THIS is to certify that "The London
and Provincial Marine and General
Insurance Company, Limited," is authorised and licensed to carry on business within the Provinee of British
Columbia, and to carry out or effect
all or any of the objects of the Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company is
situate at the City of London, England.
The amount of the capital of the
Company is £1,000,000, divided into 100,-
000 shares of £10 each.
The head office of the Company in
this Province is situate at Victoria,
and Robert Ward and Company, Limited Liability, commission merchants,
whose address is the same, is the attorney for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of
office at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this 29th day of January,
one thousand nine hundred and six.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
(a.) To insure ships, vessels and craft,
and also goods, merchandise, freight,
earnings and property of every description against all marine risks, and
also against risks of transit by land or
by sea, or by inland waters, or partly
by the one and partly by the other or
others, including fire, war, rovers, reprisals and all other risks of a like
nature, and also against risks of
transit by post, whether alone or in
connection with some other mode of
transit, and also against risks to goods
or property while stored on land or
water for safe custody, exhibition, sale
or any other purpose, and whether in
connection with any transit or not:
(b.) To carry on the business of insurance against loss, accident, injury,
risks, acts, events and contingencies of
every description (except life insurance
within the meaning of the Life Assurance Companies' Acts, 1870 to 1872),
and to grant guarantees and indemnities:
(e.) To reinsure any risks or liabilities undertaken by the Company, and
to reinsure any company, firm or person against risks or liabilities of a
kind which this Company is empowered to insure against:
(d.) To make advances upon the security of any ship, vessel or craft,
whether in a state of completeness for
prosecuting any voyage or undertaking or not, or upon any goods, merchandise, property or rights, and generally to carry on commission business:
(e.) So far as necessary or convenient
for the purpose of carrying on the
business of the Company, to purchase,
take on lease or in exchange, hire or
otherwise acquire for any estate or
interest, any lands, buildings, real and
personal property of any kind, and to
sell, lease or otherwise deal with the
same, and to erect, alter and maintain
any buildings on such lands:
f.) To enter into partnership or any
joint-purse arrangement, or any arrangements for sharing profits, union
of interests, or co-operation with any
company, firm or person carrying on,
or proposing to carry on, any business
or transaction within the objects of
this Company, and to acquire and hold
shares, stock or securities of any such
company, and to sell, hold, re-issue or
otherwise deal w;lth the same:
(g.) To acquire by purchase, for cash,
shares or otherwise, the whole or any
part of the business of any company,
firm or person carrying on any business which this Company Is authorised
to carry on:
(h.) To form or assist in the formation of any company or association
formed to acquire the undertaking of
this Company, or any part thereof, or
any Interest therein:
(1.) To do all such matters and
things as are incidental or conducive
to the attainment of the above objects,
or any of them.
The Taylor Mill Co.
AH kinds of Building Material,
North Government St., Victoria
Companis' Act, 1897."
Canada: Province of British Columbia, No. 329.
Tihs isto certify that "The Alberni
Land Company, Limited, Is authorized
and licensed to carry on business within the Province of Britis hColumbia,
and to carry out or effect all or any of
the objects of the company to which
the legislative authority of the Legislature  of  British  Columbia extends.
The head office of the company is
situate at No. 3, Fenchurch Avenue,
in the City of London, England.
The amount of the capital of the
company is £7,200, divided into 240 preference shares of £10 each, and 480 ordinary shares of £10 each.
The head office of the company In
this Province is situate at 45 6»irt
Street, Victoria, and Frederick Bernard Pemberton, real estate agent and
surveyor, whose address is the same, is
the attorney for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of office at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this 2nd day of February,
one thousand nine hundred and six.
(L.   S.) S.   Y,  WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company
has been established and licensed are:
(a.) To purchase or otherwise acquire certain lands and hereditaments
situate in the Alberni District, in the
Province of British Columbia, in the
Dominion of Canada, and forming the
lots or portions of the lots numbered,
respectively, 1, 2, 2a, 5, 6 and 66, in the
official plan or survey of the said district, and all other lands and hereditaments (if any) in the said district to or
in which the several persons, parties of
the first.six parts to the agreement
next hereinafter mentioned may be entitled or interested, subject to but with
the benefit of all leases, agreements,
contracts and engagements in anywise
nffectong the said lands and hereditaments, or any part or parts thereof,
nnd all moneys, assets and property
whatsoever now belonging to the said
agreement, in connection with the said
lands and hereditaments, and with a
view thereto to adopt the agreement
referred to in clause 3 of the Company's Articles of Association, and to
carry the same into effect, with or
without modification:
(b) To purchase, take on lease or in
exchange, or otherwise acquire with
the sanction of an extraordinary resolution of the Company in general meeting (but not otherwise), and other
lands and hereditaments which it may
be necessary or advantageous for the
Company to acquire, in order to deal
to the best advantage with all or any
cart of the lands and hereditaments
the subject-matter of the said agreement:
(e.) To manage and develop the resources of and turn to account the
lands, hereditaments, rights and property for the time being of the company, in such manner as the Company
may think fit, and in particular by
clearing, draining, fencing, planting,
building, Improving, farming, grazing
and mining, and. byprom oting imml-
giation and establishing towns, villa-
res and settlements, with a view to
the ultimate sale of such lands, hereditaments, rights and property:
(d.) To appropriate and lay out, or
to give for the purposes of being laid
so laid out, any land for parks, streets,
reads, paths, squares, gardens or other
open spaces, or for railways, tramways, wharves or for any other public purposes which may be deemed beneficial to the Company, or to make any
e.nints of land in connection with the
construction of any railway, tramway
o.' other company, or the erection of
buildings for the purpose of carrying
on thereon any industry or otherwise:
(e.) To sell, improve, lease, mortgage,
dispose of, turn to account or otherwise deal with all or any part of the
binds, hereditaments, rights and property for the time beinff of the Company, in such manner as the Company
may think fit, or with the sanction of
an extraordinary meeting as aforesaid,
to exchange the same, or any part
thereof, for any other lands, heeredita-
ments, rights or property:
(f.) To carry on any business which
may seem to the Company capable of
being conveniently carried on In connection with the property of the Company, or calculated, directly or Indirectly, to enhance ethe value of or
render profitable any of the company's property or rights:
(g.) To enter into any arrangement
tor sharing profits, union of interests,
co-operation, joint adventure, reciprocal concession or otherwise, with any
person, firm or company carrying on or
engaged in, or nbout to carry on or
engage in, any business or transaction
which this Company is authorized to
carry on or engage ln, or any business
or transaction capable of being conducted so as directly or indirectly to
benefit this Company; nnd to lend
n.oney to, guarantee the contracts of,
or otherwise assist any such person,
firm or company, and to take or otherwise acquire shares and securities of
any such company, and to sell, hold,
le-issue, with our without guarantee,
or otherwise deal withthesame:
o.' otherwise deal with the same:
(h.) To enter into any arrangement
with any Government or authorities,
supreme, municipal, local or otherwise,
that may seem conducive to the company's objects, or any of them, and to
obtain from any such Government or
authority any rights, privileges and
concessions which the Company may
think it desirable to obtain, and to carry into effect, exercise and comply with
any such arrangemeents, rights, privileges and concessions:
(i.) To invest any moneys arising
irom the sale of any lands, hereditaments, rights or property of the Company or otheerwise in or upon any
stocks, funds or securities by law authorized for the investment of trust
moneys, or in shares, stock, bonds,
debentures, debenture stock or obligations of any company, whether British,
colonial or foreign, or of any authority, supreme, municipal, local or
otherwise, and to sell, dispose of and
deal with such investments, or any of
them, or otherwise to deal with such
moneys or proceeds of sale as may
seem most expedient:
(j.) To borrow or raise or secure the
payment of money in such manner as
the Company shall think fit, and in
particular by the Issue of debentures
or debenture stock charged upon all or
any of the Company's property (both
present and, future), including its uncalled capital, and to purchase, redeem or pay off any such securities:
(k.) To pay out of the funds and
property of the Company all expenses
which, with due regard to the provisions of section 8 of the Companies'
Act, 1900, the Company may lawfully
pay of or incident to ti;e formation,
establishment, registratiofT and advertising of or raising money for the
Company may lawfully pay of or incident to the formation, establishment,
registration and advertising of or raising money for the Company and the
issue of its capital, Including brokerage
and commissions for obtaining applications for, or taking, placing or underwriting shares, debentures or debenture stock:
(1.) To advance or lend money to
such person or persons, company or
companies, and on such terms as may
se'em expedient, and in particular to
customers of and persons having dealings  with  the Company:
(m.) To promote any company or
companies for the purpose of acquiring all or any of the property or liabilities of this Company, or of advancing
directly or indirectly the objects or Interests thereof, or for any other purpose which may seem directly or indirectly calculated to benefit this Company:
(n.) To draw, make, accept, endorse,
discount, execute and issue promissory
notes, bills of exchange, bills of lading,
warrants, debentures and other negotiable or transferable instruments:
(o.) To procure the Company to be
registered or recognized in British Columbia or elsewhere in the Dominion
o[ Canada or abroad:
(p.) To do all or any of the above
things by or through trustees, agents
oi otherwise, and either alone or in
conjunction with others:
(q.) To distribute any oft he property of the Compnny in specie among
the members:
(r.) To do all such other things as
are incidental or conducive to the
above objects.
Notice is hereby given that, 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the
Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land situate on the
south side of the Skeena River, about
one and a half miles above the Little
Canyon: Beginning at a post marked
"D. W. Moore, initial post, south-west
corner"; thence 80 chains east; thence
80 chains north; thence 80 chains west;
thence 80 chains south to the point of
commencement; containing 640 acres,
more or less.
December 8th, 1905.
I   Notice is hereby given that 6o days
after date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
j following described  lands,   situate   on
<the  Skeena  river, two    miles   below
j Skeena Canyon and adjoining   S.   B.
Johnson's property, and beginning at a
post planted and marked J. T. Phelan's
i initial post, thence east 8o chains, thence
south 8o chains, thence west 8o chains,
thence north 8o chains to the place of
commencement, containing 640 acres.
Dated 8th December, 1905.
J. T. PHELAN, Locator.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the Hon-
orable Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land, situated on
Skeena river, about three-quarters mile
below Copper river and adjoining Wm.
Bosded's pre-emption, and beginning at
a post planted and marked J. W. Graham's initial post, thence east 40 chains,
thence north 40 chains, thence west 40
chains, thence south 40 chains to place
of commencement, containing 160 acres.
Dated 8th December, 1905.
J. W. GRAHAM, Locatoi
A. E. JOHNSON, Agent.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land, situated on
Skeena river, one mile below Skeena
Canyon, and beginning at a post planted
near Singlehurst wagon road and
marked S. B. Johnson's initial post,
thence east 80 chains, thence south 80
chains, thence west 80 chains, thence
north 80 chains to place of commencement, containing 640 acres.
Dated 8th December,. 1905.
S. B. JOHNSON, Locator.
Louis Anderson, Agent.
Notice is hereby given that 6b days
after date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land: Commencing
at a post marked southeast corner, situated 20 chains west of the west line of
the Kitwangah Indian Reserve, at a
point where said line crosses the Skeena river, running 20 chains north,
thence 40 chains west, thence 20 chains
south, thence 40 chains east, to point
of commencement, containing 80 acres
more or less.
Dated December 8th, 1905.
R. S. SARGENT, Locator.
Notice Is hereby given that, 60 days
after date I Intend to apply to the
Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land situate on the
south side of the Skeena River, about
two and one-half miles above the Little Canyon: Beginning at a post marked "W. F. Teetzel, initial post, northwest corner"; thence 80 chains east
along Indian Reserve line; thence 40
chains south; thence 40 chains west;
thence 40 chains north to the point of
commencement, containing 160 acres,
more or less.
December 8th, 1905.
Notice is hereby given that 6b days
1 after date I intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to purchase the following described land, situated in Range V'.,
Coast Dist, B. C, viz.: Commencing at
the N. W. corner of L. 273, Range V.,
Coast Dist., and thence Ast. north 20
chains, thence Ast. west 40 chains,
thence Ast. east 20 chains, thence Ast
north 40 chains and thence Ast. east
to point of commencement.
Oct. 15, 1905.
Italian School of Music
Of the Conservatory of Music, Napoli
(Italy). In addition to tuition on the
Violin, Mandolin and Guitar, he will
conduct a special class in the art of
pianoforte accompaniment lo a limited
number of advanced pupils. Special attention is niven to beginners as well as
to advanced players. Tbe school is situated at 117 Cook Street Victoria.
Notice Is hereby given that, 60 days
after date I intend to apply   to   the ,
Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and |
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land situate on the I
south side of the Skeena River, about j
a half-mile above the Little Canyon:
Beginning at a post marked "A. Mackay, initial post, north-west corner";
thence 80 chains east; thence 80 chains
south;  thence 80 chains west;  thence
80 chains north to the point of   commencement; containing 640 acres, more
or less.
The Engines of The Day.
Coal Oil Engines
Superior to Gasoline.
Marine Engines for launches, fishing
boats, etc. Stationary Engines for
pumping and all power purposes. For
ranch and other uses.
Write for particulars.
Now is the time to order for the spring.
Dealers in Mining and other Machinery. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17. 1906.
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* A Lady's Letter *
Dear Madge:—Reverting as one inevitably must to Fashion as she flies,
and with every predisposition to admire
and imitate her mandates, the attractiveness of the short waist is not yet
abundantly clear. At the present moment everything is Empire, and nobody
counts from the sartorial standpoint
wno does not subscribe to its 'pseudo-
classic" vagaries. At the same time,
attempts to domesticate this mode have
more often than otherwise resulted in
failure, and it is freely conceded that
even now the Empire gown and thc
Empire cloak are not infrequently
an unpleasing and unedifying spectacle.
The mimicry of shapelessness is not
sympathetic to the very slender or the
, very stout, to the very short or the very
tall. And as the perfect figure is decidedly in the minority, the Empire
style, which half reveals and half conceals the female form divine, must remain a distinctly conservative fashion
and ever be caviare to the feminine
crowd. An Empire gown of which I
have but lately caught glimpses is of
pale blue velvet. Beautiful, indeed, as
a smart dinner gown to be worn on
"occasions," but you will agree with
me that 'tis hardly a suitable frock for
a dance.  ,
Buckles are being used a good deal
this season, not on millinery alone, but
on gowns.   In character they are plain,
square, oblong and oval.   Polished steel
and tortoise shell or dull gold are used
chiefly   on   millinery.     Apropos     of
buckles, it is now the aim of the well-
dressed woman to wear inlaid combs
to match on smart occasions.   If you
are fortunate enough to be the pos- j
sessor of a real shell buckle in your |
hat you will naturally provide yourself
with a set of the new Empire combs
that have lately arrived at Challoner &
Mitchell's.   This firm has also a splendid line of shopping nags at moderate
prices, and it is really   worth   one's
while to take a look in at their display.
Speaking of shopping bags reminds me
of a funny little incident that I witnessed in one of our leading dry goods
stores the other day.   A well   known
lady, having duly inspected the counter full of shopping bags, purses, etc.,
greatly reduced, proceeded towards the
door.    She had gone but a few,steps
when one of the clerks stopped her and
said, "Madame, you will kindly put the
bag you are carrying hack    on   the
counter."    She   looked    up surprised,
then smiled as she opened her shopping bag and pointed to her initials in
gold on the inside flap.   Imagine if you
can    the    feelings of the "new clerk"
(for such he was.)
Of course it is not too early to think
of spring cleaning,, especially in a climate like ours, where we are really
never rid of ashes, that is to say, the
grate fire is often needed in thc sitting
room during most of our cool summer
evenings. I have found from experience that spring-cleaning is a specialty with Weiler Bros. They re-lay
carpets, adapt curtains, and do wonders
in renovating and restoring one's household treasures generally, when entrusted with them for that purpose.
If the word "chic" (which, by the
way, is a favorite of mine) could with
suitably he applied to our internal as
well as to our sartorial surroundings,
I would use it in connection with some
altogether exquisite and original designs in wall paper which arc on exhibit now at the artistic firm of Thc
Melrose Co., on Fort street.
Concerning footwear, the most self-
evident of unwritten laws at the moment seems to be that the colored shoes
and slippers should be severely plain,
adorned at the most by a neat button or
ornament. On the other hand, black
footwear can hardly be too elaborately
embroidered for smart occasions. Neat
and fashionable shapes in boots, slippers and shoes arc to be had at the
Paterson Shoe Co., the well known
shoe emporium.
These windy, cold nights, the scarf
and capucine for covering the head are
much in request. 1 have never really
favored thc capucine, but thc scarf.
especially those fascinating Egyptian
things all glittering with gold or silver,
is becoming more and more an indispensable feature of our evening dress—
or undress, as some feeble wit has observed more than once on the stage and
elsewhere. And since it is now, I believe, an accepted maxim that a man
may laugh at his own joke, I trust
that the next perpetrator of such an one
will gloat over his wit in some spot so
remote as to preclude the possibility of
its ever reaching the ears of the sex
commonly accounted incapable of seeing—much less of making—a joke. But
before I forget it let me tell you that for
cleaning these dainty scarfs, which invariably get soiled knocking about at
dances, etc., the B. C. Steam Dye
Works. 141 Yates street, is the place to
go to, in fact for dyeing or cleaning the
daintiest of silks, laces, etc., this firm
has an unrivalled reputation.
Fashionable Wedding.
An event which has been looked forward to for some time by those in society circles took place on Wednesday
evening,   when   Miss Hannington and
Mr. Lawford Richardson were united in
the holy bonds of matrimony at Christ
Church Cathedral.   The service, which
was fully choral, was   performed   by
Canon Beanlands in the presence of a
number of relatives and friends of the
contracting parties.   The sacred edifice
was beautifully decorated for the occasion by the many friends of the bride,
lilies being used to form an arch, beneath which the bridal party stood during the ceremony.   Tht bride entered
the church on the arm of her father,
Mr. Francis Hannington, and was attended by Miss Phyllis Eberts as maid
of nonor, the bridegroom being supported by Mr. Musgrave.   The ushers
wtre Mr. Jack Cambie, Mr. Kingsmill
and Mr. F. Hannington, Jr.   The bride
made a charming picture of youth and
beauty,    wearing   a   gown   of   ivory
duchesse satin, profusely trimmed with
lace and chiffon and the conventional
bridal veil of point lace.    She carried
a clusttr of brides' roses and ftrns and
wore an exquisite gold   necklet   with
pendants,   both   being gifts from the
groom.     Miss Eberts looked well in
white liberty satin, trimmed with lace,
with largt white chapeau of folded chiffon, trimmed with white   plumes   and
carrying a shower bouquet of pink carnations.     Immediately   after the ceremony the bridal party and their guests
drove to "Highwood," the residence of
Mr. and Mrs. Gillespie, where the reception was held, lasting for a couple
of hours, during which time the numerous and costly gifts, meekly testifying
to the popularity of the bridal couple,
were examined.   The bride's table represented a veritable valentine, the wedding cake being a huge  heart-shaped
auair, with Dan Cupid predominant, and
all the different cakes and confections
being in the shape of hearts.   Candelbra
shaded  in pale pink  shed  the  softest
radiance  over the  table,    which    was
simply decorated in pink carnations and
ferns.    After thc  different  toasts had
been  responded to and an hour spent
in congratulations and good wishes the
happy couple made their departure amid
showers of rice  and confetti  for the
mainland boat.   The bride's going-away
gown was of blue cloth, with   ermine
toque  and   furs.    Mrs.   Francis   Han-
nington's gown was of blue voile trimmed  with lace, and she wore a smart
hat of blue tulle and white furs.   Mr.s
Richardson, mother of the groom, wore
a handsome black gown with touches of
yellow.   Miss Eleanor Hannington was
in wnite, with white hat; Mrs. Gillespie
wore a handsome gown of red velvet,
trimmed with lace;  Mrs.  Flumcrfelt's
dress was of mauve noire trimmed with
chiffon; Mrs. Marpole looked well in
white spotted chiffon Over taffeta; Mrs.
Hermann Robertson wore white; Mrs.
Monteith wore black net; Miss Phyllis
Mason wore a dainty gown of troderie
anglaisc and nainsook with white lace
jChapeau; Mrs. Eberts looked handsome
in black; Mrs. Beauchamp   Tye   wore
cream eolienne inserted with lace and
large   white   hat   with   plumes;   Miss
Lena  Kberts  was in  pink inousselinc;
Miss Tilton was much admired in bhek;
Mrs.    Courtney    wore  a  pretty white
gown;   Miss Butchart  looked  well  in
pale  blue   with   white   lace  hat.    The
guests were Mrs, T. S. Gore, Mrs. U. S.
Gore,  Mr.  Gore,  Miss  Arbukle,  Mrs.
Bell, the Misses Bell, Mr. Bell, Miss
Bryden,    Miss    Browne,    the    Misses
Browne, Mrs. Ambery, Capt. and Mrs.
Parry, Miss Mason, Mrs. Griffiths, Mr.
and Mrs. Courtney, Mrs. and the Misses
Butchart, Miss Cambie, Mr. Cambie, the
Misses Devereux, Mrs. Beaven, Mrs.
Pigott, Mrs. Cleland, Mr and Mrs. Gres-
ley, Mrs. and Miss Lorna Eberts, Mrs.
Marpole,. Mr., Mrs. and tht Misses Monteith, Miss Dupont, Miss A. Dupont,
Miss N. Dupont, Miss Phipps, Mssi P.
Drake, Mrs. Rome, Mrs. Blaiklock, Dr.
and Mrs. Fagan. Mrs. and the Misses
Pooley, Mrs. and the Misses Tilton,
Mrs. and Miss Irving, Mrs. Hickman
Tpe, Mr. and Mrs. Beauchamp Tye,
Miss Keefer, Mr. Kingsmill, Mr. Law-
son, Dr. and Mrs. Herman Robertson,
Mrs. Todd, Miss Todd, Mr. and Mrs.
Laing, Miss Mara, Mr. Muskett,. Mr.
Musgrave, Mr. and Mrs. D. Rogers,
Miss Nolane, the Misses Pitts, Mr. and
Mrs. Rhodes, Mr. and Mrs. H. Robertson,, Capt. and Mrs. Troup, Mrs. E.
McDonald (Nelson), Mr. and Mrs. D.
R. Ker, Mr. and Mrs. Berkeley, Mr.,
Mrs. and Miss Flumerfelt, Mr and Mrs.
Gavin Burns, Mr. and Mrs. James
Anderson and many others.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty
days after date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase 640
acres of land on the Skeena River,
Coast District, B. C, commencing at a
post on the north-west corner of W.
L. Poison's land; thence north 80
chains; thence west 80 chains; thence
south 80 chains; thence east 80 chains
lo point of commencement, containing
640 acres, more or less, for agricultural
Per Chas. Durham, Agent.
Little Canyon, Skeena River, B, C,
December 8th, 1905.
NOTICE Is hereby given that sixty
days after date I Intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land for agricultural purposes: Beginning at the S.
W. corner of George Little's Pree-emp-
tion claim on the right bank of the
Skeena River, Coast District, B. C,
about 40 chains below the Little Canyon, the line runs thence west 80
chains; thence south 80 chains; thence
east 60 chains, more or less, to the
river; thence northerly along the bank
ot the river about 80 chains to the
point of beginning, containing 400
acres, more or less.
WM.   L.   POLSON,
Per Roger S.  Greene, Agent.
Skeena River, Dec. 8, 1905.
The Jamaician Specialist—Chiropody (Osteopathy) Electropathy and
Electric Cure.   Chronic Diseases of the Nerves, Rhumatics,
Spinal and Joints.
Hastings and Abbott, above Palms, Rooms 8-9.    Office Hours—8.30 a.m. to
930 p.m. phone 2012
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty
aays after date we intend to apply to
the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for permission to purchase
th efollowing described lands: The
north-west quarter of section 14,
Township 6, Coast, Range 5, Bulkley
Valley; containing 160 acres, more or
Dated February 1st, 1906.
:brewers op
The Highest Grade Malt and Hops Used in Manufacture.
PHONE 893.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty
days after date I intend to apply to
the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works tor permission to purchase
the south half of section 9, the southwest quarter section 10, and the northwest quarter of section 3, all in Township 7, Coast, Range 5, Bulkley Valley,
containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 8th February, 1906.	
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty
days after date I intend to apply to the
Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land, situated on
the east side of Copper and south side
ot Skeen River: Commencing at a post
marked "Alex. McKenzie, Initial Post,
North-East Corner"; thencee 40 chains
scuth; thence 40 chains, more or less,
west, to Copper River; thence 40 chains
r.orth along Copper River to the Skeena River; thence 40 chains east along
Skeena River to point of commencement, containing 160 acres, more or
Dated December 10th, 1905.
Manufacturers of
English Ale and Stout and Aerated Waters
Telephone 444, Victoria West. B. e.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty
days after date I intend to apply to the
Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for permission to purchase
320 acres of land on the Skeena River,
Coast District, B. C, commencing at
a post on the south-east corner of M.
Durham's land; thence running east 40
chains; thence north 80 chains; thence
vest 40 chains; thence south 80 chains
to point of commencement, containing
320 acres, more or less for agricultural
T.   S.   BAXTER,
Per Chns. Durham, Agent.
Little Canyon, Skeena River, B. C,
Dec.  8th. 1905.
Notice is hereby given that, 60 days
after date, I intend to apply to the
Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works fnr permission to purchase
Section 17, Township 7, Coast Range 5.
Bulkley Valley, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Dated February 1st, 1906.
fel R. J. McDONELL.
J.G.GOWIE & Co. GLASGOW,Scotland
Turner. Beeton & Co.   Ltd., Victoria,


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