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Capital $2,440,000
Reserve (2,440,000
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VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER   B. C, SATURDAY,   JUNE 2, 1906.
One Dollar Pbr Annum.
Editor's Review
Of Current Topics.
living
Kite-flying is an interest- people will lightly run the chance of
ing and amusing pastime j reversing or at any rate of unset-
and one which, as we all | tling?   And finally   what has   the
Jnow, is especially attractive to hoya j Province to expect from a party which
! tender age who have not attained
the stature of a man. The pastime
1 its counterpart in public life, and
has no policy but that of the jackal-
carrion hunting,—and which has spent
a whole year in throwing mud without
e of the most commonly used, andj making any stick?   Before the Lib-
est understood similies for speculat-
Ipe guessing trotted out with the veri-
imilitude of ascertained fact, and
ricked with a few glittering gew-
aws is "kite-flying." When one sees
ialf a dozen kites shoot up in different parts of the Province simultane-
msly, and notices that they are iden-
ical in shape, size and colour one is
Iriven to the conclusion that they
vere all made in the same shop, and
Irom the same pattern. When closer
ision reveals the fact that the strings
on verge at one point it is not an un-
atural assumption that they are con-
rolled by one hand, and when the
anishing point of these perspective
ines is settled in the upper story of
he Victoria Times building the vis-
on is shattered and we know that
here is nothing in it. The poor old
Times office, the birthplace and bury-
ng ground of so many cannards, bo-
us charges, and pipe-dreams, has
low been turned into a kite-factory
'Elections this fall" is the flimsy j
laterial out of which the optimistic
ditor hopes to construct a bridge to
ross the chasm which separates his
>arty from office. Needless to say
his is easier said than done. In vain
loes the fowler spread the net in
light of the bird, and in vain does the
Irgan of the opposition try to create
,n impression of activity and en-
husiasm in the Liberal ranks by fly-
ag the same old kite in Fernie,
Cranbrook, Nelson and the Boundary
|imultaneously with its appearance in
Victoria. The kite has too much tail,
no. sooner rises than it begins to
tall, overweighted with a string full
if fizzles, boomerangs and exploded
marges. The Province is not to be
iaught with stale bait. It has been
led with Kaien Island soup until it is
lauseated. It has been gorged with
Socialist  entree until it is sick of
Ihe very name. Its palate has been
itivated with the promise of fresh
evelations of a scandalous character
yhich evaporate in twenty-four hours
intil it is as impervious to the cry
if distressed Liberalism as Baal was
0 the prophets. The louder they cried
he more obdurate was their God, and
he more clamorous and insistent the
[liberals of British Columbia become
be more persistently does the elec-
orate refuse to be beguiled by the
Jharmer. Meanwhile for every rea-j
on put forward by the Victoria
times and its puppets for precipitat-
hg a struggle before' the statutory
Jme just to oblige the "opposition"
ie people can see two at least in
ftvor of letting well   alone.     The
eral party can hope to appeal to the
.constituencies wit any prospect of
success it will have to find a leader
and a policy. It is about time to set
out on the search. J. A. Macdonald
will never be Premier, and a campaign
of villification and personal abuse will
never win the Province.
A Pair of The unscrupulous and
Beauties. irresponsible vaporings
of men like D. W. Higgins and E. Jacobs, whom an undis-
cerning fate has led to the control of
once respectable journals, give rise to
many reflections. The best journalists in all ages have agreed that the
writer who prostitutes his high calling to the gratification or personal
spleen, and who takes advantage of
liis position to wreak private vengeance is "a fellow of the baser sort."
Both men mentioned above have signalized their brief, but already too
long, occupancy of the editorial chair
by a series of personal attacks which
they know to be false and of which
the disproof was in their possession
when they penned their malicious
diatribes. They cannot injure the
objects of their fury in the eyes of]
any who know the writers, or the
persons vilified, but unfortunately
they can blacken the fame of decent]
jouralism by the exercise of their
peculiar and prurient gifts. Perhaps
the best word on vultures of this class
who only feed with satisfaction on
carrion, has been spoken by Senator
Lodge. He says: "Writers of that
type come and go. They seize upon
the excitement of the moment and
presently rise like a flock of shore
birds and whirl away to another spot
where they think they can find a
fresh feeding grounds. These modem
imitators of Titus Oates will pass
away as he passed away.   They will
which at first were as antagonistic as
the capitalists because at that time
they thought it was a church-going
movement, are now a unit in support
of the Bill and are fighting its battles
in the House shoulder to shoulder
with the Alliance. If any man has
the right to his day of rest and to
spend it as he sees fit it is the workingman. Is it suggested that he can
either be coaxed or coerced into
church-going against his will? Then
there is the startling fact, admitted
by the opponents of the measure, that
100,000 men are compelled to work
every Sunday in Canada. Is this
right, or is it an infringement of
personal liberty? But, it is sometimes
urged, Sunday labour is not compulsory, it is optional, and men often
prefer to work on that day. We can
readily believe it when they know that
the penalty of refusal is dismissal.
On May 28th a despatch appeared in
the Colonist stating that several carpenters who were working on the
erection of the Canadian smelter were
discharged for refusing to work on
Sunday. These three facts surely go
far to justify the legislation and the
last clearly shows that compulsion,
in its most objectionable form still
flourishes. The only solution is legislation, and the fit time is now, when
the fonudations of a great nation are
being laid, deep and broad on the
principles which in the main have
shaped the destinies of the Empire.
ficient reward for a life of service,
and all do not secure it.
Water for A month ago, before the
Victoria. welcome rains broke up
a season of prolonged
drought, thoughtful people began to
get uneasy about the water supply
of the Capital City. The badly needed relief came, and for the moment
the difficulty is tided over. But the
relief is only temporary. The elaborate and probably final, judgment of
Mr. Justice Duff accentuates in a
marked degree the legal aspects of the
question, and "inter alia", shows
how narrowly the city escaped serious
and they are not ignoble, a satisfaction which no other occupation gives.
In spite of the scoffs and jeers of
partizaiis who can see nothing except
through political spectacles, the journalist who has good principles and
sticks to them gains day by day in
public favor until recognition comes,
and with it influence in moulding
public opinion, and that is a guerdon
worth striving for.
Going The affairs of the North
The Limit.   Atlantic   Trading Company are still "sub judice"
but such evidence as has heen drag
ged from reluctant witnesses throws
trouble when through the persistence sufficient light on the methods of this
of the Aldermen the Council refused j precious combination of grafters   to
Passing
of Joly.
to follow the lead of the Mayor in a
buccaneering expedition to Gold-
stream It is not likely that any
money will be wasted in an appeal
and the best thing the city can do
is to get down to business and make
terms with the company for Gold-
stream. Elk Lake is out of the question as a permanent source of supply,
and if $320,000 be spent now on that
scheme it will not be many years before the city will have to revert to
the Goldstream project and by that
time the industries of the Island will
have been developed to such an extent that the water may all have been
harnessd for power purposes. This
is essentiolly a matter in which delays are dangerous.
In the desert of political
life there is an oasis; it
is the spot rendered
fresh and bright by the illustrious
services of a loyal, devoted, and
courteous Lieutenant-Governor. Not
until Sir Henri Joly is leaving Victoria do people begin to realize that
his departure means the passing of a
noble knight who has dignified the
position which for six years he has
so ably filled. With him also passes
the old school of which he is the last,
and one of the worthiest representatives. The sterling qualities which
go to make up men of honour and integrity in all ages and in all climes
will be reproduced in many a successor, but the distinguished air, the
courtly grace, the punctilious manner,
the gentle spirit, these rarer gifts are
little in keeping with the strenuous
character of the present day    Even
bring no innocent heads to the block j now  they are  but a memory with
as he did, although they may here and j many, and it may well be accounted
there cause distress.   They will not! as not the least treasured of Vic-
end in the pillory as he did, because' toria's traditions in years to  come
the pillory has been abolished, but j that the Queen City of the Empire
they will go out of fashion just as
he did into silence and contempt."
When the Senator spoke   thus    he
might have been penning the portrait
of the senile Ishmael and the uncir-
cumcised Jew who disport their vicious propensities in the pages of tha
province is prosperous, the finances
or the first time in many years are
Vancouver  World *nd  the  Mining
Record.
A New Molybdenum is a rare min-
Indnstry. eral and like others of its
class is on that account of
special value. The world's production is less than 500 tons and it real
ises upwards of $1,000 a ton. It is
used chiefly for "hardening" steel
for which purpose it is superior to
any other known mineral. There are
only four producing mines, one ..in
Australia, one in Germany, one in
Sweden, and one at Pitt Lake, near
Vancouver. Small stringers have been
found in Nova Scotia but the quantity is too trifling to pay. Capital has
been secured to work the Pitt Lake
deposit in a systematic manner and
it will be a matter of interest to note
the result.
show that' it was conceived by the
master mind that originated the
"boodle" policy of the friends of the
Federal Government and that with
his usual sinister adroitness, he managed to cover his own tracks and
place the responsibility on the shoulders of subordinates wlio had graduated with honours in his "theives'
kitchen." That men who had compromised their reputation in connection with reprehensible election practices, as Preston and Jury had, should
have been considered good enough to
represent the Dominion in London
says little for the judgment of the
Canadian Governmeut or for the "intelligent" acquiescence of the people of England. That they can be
permitted to return in an official
capacity is an impossibility.
A Veteran   Every   Conservative   in
Journalist,    the Dominion, and many
who are   not Conservatives, will wish Ex-Governor Mackin-
tish success in his new venture.   Few
men  have  been  more  consistent  in
their allegiance to political principle,
__^_^_^^__^___^__.        and few men have had a more varied
claimed as a resident in the dawn of j cn,.eer.   Journalist, politician, gover-
the twentieth  century a lieutenant- j 110r, capitalist, promoter, and again
governor who exemplified all the vir-  journalist, he has completed thc cir-
lues and charms of the great race P]e 0f a strenuous life and has now
from  which  he sprung, and of the] returned to his first love.   No man
reat people whom he served.    H?| wno has once fe]t the itch 0f <np
A Dear There are some victories
Victory, that are worse than defeats. They are victories,
for which too high a price is paid.
One of these has just been scoed at
Fernie where by dint of transferring
35 lots to its own employees the coal
company has defeated the by-law
which was intended to give the citizens a water-system of their own. By
this skilful move success was assured.
Only property owners could vote, and
it was simply a matter of calculation
as to how many transfers would have
to be made. In fact so accurate was
the calculation that the voting was
S3 to 82. This method of securing
votes opens up a wide field for speculation in the possibilities of muzzling
the public. It could only have originated, as it did, in Toronto, among
"nnco guid" like Senators Cox and
Jaffray, who less thtn a week ago declared that they would not hurt the
people of Fernie—not for the world,
cannot be permitted to leave without
some token of the affectionate regard
in which he is held by all who have
had the privilege of knowing or observing him, and as his official position precludes public recognition we
doubt not that the individual expression will be widespread, as we lire
Labour.        The   promoters  of  the
Sunday.       Snuday Observance Bill
have been subjected to a
I good deal of unreasoning criticism,      	
most of it based on ignorance of the sure it will be heartfelt. The offer 'f
a»m.« ^^^^^ conditions requiring relief, and the a government vessel to convey Sir
Easy street. Large appropriations actUal scope of the measure. Because Henry to the Mainland is fitting, and
\ce available for necessary public the secretary is a minister^ and but faintly voices the sentimeit of
forks Great projects for the de- manv members of the committee also | the community. If the veteran rep-
[elopment and transportation of the wear the cloth it has been erroneously j resentative of his king has had a
^sources of the Province have been contended that the whole scheme was' share of the criticism and buffeting
Jiccessfully launched. Every branch simpiy 8 device to make people good that fall to the lot of all public ser-
! industry is throving,and men every- by Act of Parliament and drive them j vants he can afford to forget them in
[here have their hands full of busi- to church.   Against this theory, which the  assurance  that he  leaves with
journalistic fever in his veins is ever
free from it.   There is no money in
"Our" Tea..
Gentle Youth (coining in earlier than
usul)—O, Mrs. Scrubbs, can I have a
cup of tea very soon?
Landlady—Certainly, sir; at once. It's
just lucky the kettle 'as bin boiling for
'ours.
G Y.—.Bui—er—er T jtrcfer fresh-
it, but there is work, and plenty of  \y Hoilod water if you don't mind.
it to keep a man from rusting out.      Landlady—Sir!   If I had meant what
Thee is also, if he clings to his ideals,  you mean T should 'ave said, h-ours.
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CHOICE CHEESE CHAT
New Canadian, per lb 20c
OldCanadian, per lb       25c
Canadian Stilton, per lb 25c
New Cxlilornia, per lb 25c
Brink Cream Cheese, per lb 25c
Swiss Gruyere, per le 40c
Genuine Roquefort, per lb 65c
Edam Cheese, each }i.oo
Limbarger,  ench 50c
Maclaren's Imperial, per jar 25c
I ess. Are these conditions which j,aiB Deen amply disproven to fair-
ood government aims at or are they minded critics, may be urged the fol-
ott   Are they conditions which the lowing   facts:   The   labour   unions,
the affection and sympathy of every ii
man and woman in Victoria, and we
believe in the Province.   This is suf-
DIXI H. ROSS & ee., HI Government St. Victoria
INDEPENDENT GROCERS Mail Orders Shipped Promptly.
R. 1134. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 1906.
* A Lady's Letter f
^ By  BABETTE. Y
Dear Madge:—
The supremacy of the American shirt
waist is generally admitted, and even
as regards more dressy models we may
glean many ideas advantageously. The
American woman rarely makes the mistake of overloading her habiliments with
decorative detail, and never, at all
events, does she do so to the detriment
of their outline. It is, indeed, this craze
for line irrespective of fashionable fads
which has enabled the American woman
to surpass her English cousins, yea and
her French friends in the art of dressing.
For instance here is an example of a
smart American "lingerie" shirt made
with a three-fold plastron which splits
in thc centre to reveal a slender V-
shaped vest of substantial embroidery,
the bifurcating portion running over
the shoulders in theree pleats or folds
The sleeves are inlet with embroidery
flanked by stitched pleats, and the waist
is provided with a belt of emproidered
webbing. Among summer materials
two old-time favorites, voile and foul
ard, and the fore, and the following
exquisite frock that I saw the other
day, was carried out in beaver-tolored
silk voile over yellow taffetas. The
skirt was finely pleated to just below
the knees and finished with two soft
puffings and a wide frill. Tiny rosettes of chiffon formed an edging to
the frill and the upper puffing, and a
panel of cross-way tucks was outlined
by the same dainty trimming. The bodice, made blouse fashion, had a short
yoke and a deep belt of gold gauze
printed with a rose design, and the
sleeves were made with a double puff
with a little frill between the two.
Many of the newest crepes and muslins show a faint self colored stripe, and
embroidered effects are also very popular. Very elaborate trousseau peticoats
are now being made with hand embroidered flounces, the embroidery being carried out in colors. Thus an ivory
skirt is embellished with a trellis and
a dog rose design worked in natural
colorings.
A very pretty half-mourning "jupon"
has a flounce conventionally embroidered in black and white, chocolate-
brown chiffon over chine silk with a
blurred design of roses toning from dull
pink to softest grey on a white ground;
such was the "text" of a sorselet gown,
thc very essence of "Parisian chic,"
which tempted my jaded eyes only yesterday. Narrow pleats secured by feather stitching formed the corselet effect, and then the chiffon flowed out
softl to the hem, which was adorned by
three frills, narrow rather than wide,
outlined with tiny gathered ribbon edging. The corselet was defined by a
band of brown velvet edged with chine
silk and the upper part of the corsage
consisted of lace overlaid with handsome silk embroidery, in wWich thc
grey and pink of thc under robe were
repeated. Billowing sleeves of puffed
chiffon were confined above by a broad
band of Ihe silk and finished with wee
frills.
Like grow-up people who take infantile
complaints, such as measles and mumps,
very badly, I have caught the motor
microbe at last, having held out superior
while thc rest of one's world had thc
raging epidemic in all its phrases. I
caught it last week while leisurely
touring out to Goldstream in a "Russell," a little gem of a machine which
cost only $1,500 and was bought at the
Canada Cycle and Motor Co., Ltd., 83
Pender street, Vancouver, B.C. The
consequence is that "I shall not be
happy till I get one."
Motors and the kodak question are
naturally in closely connected sequence.
A motor tour in the country without a
kodak would lose half its charm. By
tbe way, I have at last discovered an
excellent place where one may send one's
films, have them developed at moderate
prices and in little time. The place I
speak of is Marsden Bros., Granville
street, Vancouver. Send your films by
mail and they will be printed at once.
A wealthy friend who prides himself
extremely on his knowledge of art, and
who has had collecting "periods" in all
nooks of Europe since his college days,
owns at the present moment a Louis
Leige drawing-room, everything is so
exactly correct tha teven a mantle clock
was banished because of a question of
its being "somewhat quinze." The curtains, however, are of heavy English
tapestry instead of French brocade. It
is to combat such enormities that I advise consuming Weiler Bros.; on so
important a detail; their assortment of
curtain brocades, chintz, etc., is simply superb, and if one is extremely particular about the correct "periods" of
one's chairs and tables, it stands to
reason that the curtain question must
also be considered.
Happy are those whose "Home Beautiful" is the prelude to a "Garden Beautiful." While most of us own in some
sort "our own four walls" and spend
no end of time and money in arranging
all therein to suit our taste, to my mind
there is nothing that delights the heart
more than a lovely well-arranged garden. Nature does much, but does it
twice as well when her efforts are assisted. Therefore in bringing M. J.
Hanry's nurseries, greenhouses, and seed
houses of Vancouver, B.C., to the notice of these enviable mortals who own
roads and perches, and other desirable
spots and plots of old Mother Earth,
I am doing them a kindness for which
they should be ever grateful.
There is a great deal of talk, lately,
small and otherwise, with regard to the
correct dress for men. However, I am
not prepared at present to launch forth
on a subject about which I must confess I know but little; it may be useful
however, for the sterner sex to know
of an interesting sale which is in progress at Walker's, the well known men's
outfitter and clothier on 74 Cordova
street, Vancouver. Exceptional advant
ages in the purchase of men's and boys'
suits, overcoats, underwear, hats, caps,
etc., are offered here, and each article
is of the latest cut and best quality.
"Happy is the bride whom the sun
shines on" is an old adage, the up-to-
date version of which is "Happy is the
bride whose gifts come from Challoner
& Mitchell's." As one of the first gift
stores in Victoria, Challoner & Mitchell has always lead its "clientele." A
favorite resort of our up-to-date requirements, it increasingly justifies itself of
it many admirers.
Can it be the present craze for brown
millinery which has brought the darker
shades of tan gloves back to favor, I
wonder? Certian it is that nowadays
gloves and hats reflect the same colorings. Brown straws, brown feathers,
and above all, brown tulle, are multiplied upon most models with any pretensions to smartness, and in very many
cases the long mousquetaire gloves accompanying the toilet are in a soft, indefinite shade of brown or a warm tan
when the latter hue can find a ghost
of an affinity with any other detail
of the costume, being white or the pale
pearly grey and buffs which have hitherto been so afshionable. Finch & Finch
carry a splendid line of long dressy
gloves in all these new popular shades.
By the way, Madge, you asked me
where I procured that perfect ice cream
we had at the garden party on Tuesday afternoon. I thought everyone in
Victoria knew that the Royal Dairy,
Fort street, is the only place for recherche  ices.
BABETTE.
Ont It Short.
'Sir, I understand there is a sort of
a courtship on between you and my
daughter?"
"Yes, sir; I "
''Well, I don't approve of it; cut it
short!"
And that night the young man eloped
with the object of his affections.
His Dessert.
A smart young fellow called out to a
farmer who was sowing seed in his
held, "Well done, old fellow; you sow,
I reap the fruits."
"Maybe you will," said the farmer,
"for I'm sowing hemp."
VANCOUVER
A Shipping Scandal.
A serious state of affairs was revealed
last week when the Vancouver shipping
office got some free and decidedly unpleasant advertising in a police court
case. A lumberjack, 64 years of age,
was shanghaied and placed on board a
barque now lying in the stream and
bound for Europe. He managed to get
word ashore and the result was that the
case was aired in thc police court. The
charge against Hanson was not clearly
proven and was dismissed, but the end
of the case has yet to be seen. There is
evidently something slack in the management of the Shipping Office and if all
the statements made be true it is quite
time there was a complete house-clean
ing in that branch of the local civil
service. The Deputy Shipping Master
Simms is an American and apparently
is quite unfit for the position he holds,
Since the trouble has been aired some
person has handed the Shipping Master
an order signed by Mr. R. G. Macpherson, M.P., ordering the cancellation
of Simms' commission. It is said that
this order was signed by Mr. Macpherson before he left to attend the session
at Ottawa, mis being the case is it
not in the interest of the public and his
constituents that Mr. Macpherson should
explain why ha torder has been allowed
to lie in abeyance for so long? Verily
there is something rotten in the State of
Denmark I
Money in the Mud.
Making the Best Of It.
Nervous Johnny—I love the smell of
motor cars!
Hostess—Really? What an extraordinary taste!   Why do you like it?
P. J.—Because when you smell it you
know the danger's past.
The Khan.
I'he world is all asleep,'
But there's money in the mud.
Where'd you get your crop
If it wasn't for the mud
Where'd you get your wheat?
Where'd you get your meat?
It's pork and pie and peat—
iuere's money in the mud.
Hark to Casey blabbin'
There's money in the mud,
About the old mud cabin—
A sacred kind of mud
The barn is full of little vests,
Pressed by loving feathered breasts—
Cute litlte homes with downy crests.
These homes are made of mud.
Many's the time the British
Put their faith in mud;
When their enemies got skittish
They trusted to the mud.
They stood behind—not armor plate,
Or granite walls, wide, deep and great—
But British people saved the state
Behind a bank of mud.
Whichever way you take it,
There's money in the mud;
Rake it, cake it, bake it—
There's money in the mud!
Ham and eggs and mutton chops,
And splendid fields of growing crops,
A bank account of column tops,
For there's money in the mud.
Madame Bayla, France's most famous
psychic palmist, has returned to Vancouver by special request, and may be consulted from 1 to 9 p.m. every day at 621
Hastings W., opposite Leland Hotel.
Everyone here knows about this wonderfully gifted woman. Her revelations
border on the miraculous. **2
COAL.
J. KINGHAM & CO.,
Victoria Agents for the Nanaimo Collieries.
New Wellington Coal.
The best household coal in the market at
current ratei.   Anthracite conl for sale.
Dealers <n Cord and Cut Wood.
34 Broad Street.
Phone 647
Royal Dairy
Wholesale and
Retail.
We make a specialty of Fancy
Fruit Bricks, Ices, Punches, etc.
Delivered to your home packed
in ice, in any quantity from one
quart up.
Ice Cream.
SEEDS
"NELSON'S SEEDS THAT GROW."
Agricultural and. Farm Seeds, Flower Seeds
Bulbs, Etc.
We have been established in Vancouver for
19 years and our Seeds are Suitable for
B. C. Climate.
Large illustrated catalogue free on request.
TWO SAMPLE COLLECTIONS :
Order by number.
A4
ia Packets Vegetable Seeds, Superb Varieties—One full-sized packet
each of Beet, Carrot, Onion, Lettuce, Cucumber, Radish, Musk
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kootenay
Letter.
Regimental.
Victoria.
Work Point Garrison.—Col. Holmes,
1 D. 0. C, will assume command of the
Nelson, May, 29.—The much vexed' Work Point Garrison after the depart-
estion of another paper for this city: ur.e of Lieut. Co. English, who is im
is definitely settled, so 'tis said, by a j charge  at present,    The latter officei
will retain his post until after the 'departure of all the Imperial troops, This
action has been taken as the result of
special arrangements in order to avoid
authority. It is not expected that many
more weeks will elapse before Lieut.-
Col. English, who is now identified with
the Canadian army, will receive instructions to leave for the East.
:eting of those interested in which the
te of the newspaper was fixed for the
it day of June or possibly the first
mday in that month. It is to be an
ining paper, at first, and is to be
I in the interest of the Conservative
ty. As for the influence which it will
ld that depends entirely on how much
a newspaper it is and how little of
organ and, yet more important, how
an compete with its formidable rival
side of the city. Into the Boundary
ntry it can get ahead of the News
everywhere else it will be a paper
the previous day where the morning
rnal is concerned, which will not
p its circulation among people who
it the news first and who are poli-
ans second. That, by the way, is
gely the condition of mind of the
otenaian.
There has been a change of manage-
nt at the Canadian Metals company
I C. Fernau yields to M. Riondel,
ely arrived from France; the former
now consulting engineer. Whether
it change will keep back the date of
: opening of the works at Pilot Bay
d at Frank yet remains to be seen
e opening up of the smelting of zinc
ally is a matter of first importance
the mining world and it is hoped that
enterprise shown by the promoters
II not go unrewarded. Another im-
rtant matter in mining is the iron
ispects shortly to be developetl oh
jwford Bay by some American eapi-
ists.  With zinc and Iron added to the
of Kootenay metals these mining
ricts may well be able to neglect any
isideration of   depression.    For   if
iper and lead were to slump there
uld still remain iron and zinc.   Of
|rse the iron industry development
. have a tremendous effect for the
d on the extension of the coal mines
^he Upper Country.
'he  power  plant   is  still   dragging
pg.     The machinery did not arrive
:ime for installation during the peri-
,of low water and now that the river
ligh of course the machinery cannot]
assembled.   Hence vexatious delay.'
appears that   the   blame   of   the
ile matter lies with the machinery
but people find it hard to believe
it such a great firm as the Allis-
ilmers-Bullock Company could not
the machinery here if tney had made
their mind to do so.   They say they
,. informed that the city would not
ready for the machinery this spring,
refuse to declare who was their
irmant.   Hence such a statement is
at all weighty.
'he Eva mine at Camborne is now
iching upon a new period of develop-
lt, which, if carried out in the man-
indicated by the manager should
:e the property, declared to have en-
ious reserves of ore, one of the
[est  free gold  mines in the West
Annual Camp.—Lieut.-Col. Hall, commanding the Fifth Regiment, is busy
with the arrangements for provisioning
the militia at the annual camp at Macaulay Point, ftrom the 10th to 26th of
June, both days inclusive. As far as
known, the programme to be adopted
in establishing the corps on the plains
will be the same as heretofore. The
march out will take place in the forenoon, and after the pitching of the tents
the militia will be dismissed for the
afternoon. During the stay on the plains
every company of the Fifth regiment
will be kept exceedingly busy. There
will be drills on the field guns, the six-
inch guns of the fort, infantry manoeuvres, sham battles, etc., while there will
be a number of entertainments. The
feature of these will be the annual field
sports.
Nelson.
It is probable that a military parade
will be one of the attractions at the
Kirmesse. The date for the annual
inspection of No. 2 company R.M.R.,
will coincide probably with the last day
of Kirmesse. The inspecting officer this
year will be General Lord Aylmer, inspector general of the Canadian forces.
The old review ground east of the tramway park is no longer available and
Captain Forin has promised to use his
influence to have the inspection take
place in the recreation grounds.
Academy Banquet.
Mr, Kipling on Words and Works.
Sir Edward Poynter, in proposing the
toast of "Literature," coupled with the
toast the name of Mr. Rudyard Kipling, who, he said, ..ad come straight
home from South Africa, arriving only
that morning, to do them the honor of
replying to this toast.
Mr. Rudyard Kipling, in the course
of a long and interesting speech, said:
' I Here is an ancient legend which tells
us that when the first man achieved the
first noble deed he wished to explain
to his tribe what he had done, but as
soon as he began to speak he was smitten with dumbness, he lacked words,
and sat down. Then arose—according
to the story,—a "masterless" man who
had taken no part in action, had no
special virtues, and was "afflicted"—
that is the phrase—wiht the magic of
the necessary words.   He spoke, he ex
ing, or has had hopes, tha tthe miracle
may  be   repeated   again   through   him.
(Hear,  hear.)    And  why  not?    If  a
tinker in Bedford gaol, if a pamphleteer
shopkeeping in London,    if a    muzzy
Scotsman, if a German Jew, if a condemned  French   thief,  or  an  English
Admiral can be the medium for making
the necessary words, why not any many
at any timq?   And our work, which is
only concerned in the perpetuation  of
the record, sanctions that hope as kindly and just as cruelly as Nature sanctions love.  It suggests that the man with
the words shall  wait up the man of
achievement, and step by step with him
try to tell to the tribe.   All it demnads
is that the magic of every word shall be
tried  out  to  the  uttermost  by  every
means, fair and foul, that the mind of
man can suggest.    There is no room
for pity, mercy, or espect, for fear or
even for legality, between man and his
fellow-man when the record of the tribe
comes to be written.   That record must
satisfy the  keenest  and  deepest  self-
knowledge of the present, and satisfy
also the shameless curiosity of the future.   When it has done this it is literature, of which literature it will be said
in due time that it fitly represents its
age.    I say in due time, because ages,
like individuals, do not always appreciate the merits of a record that purports
to represent them . The trouble is that
we always expect just a little more out
of a thing than we put into it.   It is a
difficulty as old as literature.   A little
incident that came  within my experience a few weeks ago shows that that
difficulty is always being made by the
most unexpected people in the world.
A few weeks ago, in a land where the
magic of words is peculiar, potent, and
far-reaching,  there    was  a tribe  that
wanted rain, and the rain doctors set
about to make it.   To a certain extent
the  rain doctors  succeeded.    But  the
rain their magic brought was not a full
driving downpour boding to prosperity;
it was patchy, local, circumscribed, and
uncertain.   There were unhealthy squalls
blowing about the country and doing
damae.g   Whole districts were flooded
out by waterspouts and other districts
annoyed by trickling showers, soon dried
by the sun.   And so the tribe went to
the rain doctors, being very angry, and
they said, 'What is this rain that you
make?   You did not make rain like this
in the time of our fathers.   What have
you been doing?"   And the rain doctors
said, "We have been making our proper
wages.' Supposing you tell us what you
have been doing lately:     And the tribe
said, "Oh, our head men have been running about hunting jackals and our little people have been chasing grasshoppers!   What has that to do with your
rain-making?"    "It has  everything  to
do with it," said the rain doctors.   "Just
as long as your head men run about
hunting jackals and just as long as your
little people chase grasshoppers, just so
long will the rain fall in this manner."
Age.
Gray hairs do not a patriach make,
Nor wrinkled brows a sage;
In subtler ways we deftly take
rest  free gold  mines  in the  West.  -.-—-,  ■;—-   ---   ■      -. The finger marks of age!
would be an excellent thing for the ^^ *e action to the tribe in such' Ceasing to love! forgetting friends!
1, ,   .  ,.    .,    ,    :,,„:.;„„ ;„   a fashion that, we are assured, the words 1 With warm heart turning cold,
deau and, ,ntoct£ by meting   n- ^ ^I ^ ^ ^.^ ange) ^
•st in other proportions 01 a similar 1 > * .   ,      .      „tJ , .       ,,„
[   and there arc tens and hundredsl i»^ ^arts of all his hearers.     There-   And writes,    Hes growing old.
upon  the  tribe, seeing that the words
were alive, and  fearing that the man ""~"™™"™""
with the words might be telling untrue
words to their children, arose and killed him. But later they saw that thc
magic was in the words, an dnot in thc
man. Well, we have progressed in many
directions since the time of this early
and destructive criticism—(laughter)—
but so far we do not seem to have
found a sufficient substitute for the man
with the necessary words as the final
record to which all achievement must
Even to-day those who have done
varying merit, of benefit to the whole
rict.
f course there is no comparison been the fruiting and mining indus-
despite the mild boom in the former,
almost daily there are arrivals here
anchers from the Old Country, with
or less experience, who are taking
{and. There is probably no fortune
anching, but tliere certainly is more
a modest competence. The ranch-
are looking at present to the niark-
of the Northwest for the disposal
heir produce but as a matter of fact
e are so many new mines opening,
lany reduction works and mills gen-
ly that there is bound to be a large
S'.ase in the mining population and
equently in tne population which
lade up of people engaged in con-
itory industries. Hence the local
ket, before many years, will probab-
ibsorb all that Kootenay can raise
ie way of fruit. No wonder ranch-
is popular.
look. ,^	
a thing must wait until all has been
said by thc maserless man with the
words. The magic of literature lies in
the words and not in any man, Witness,
a thousand excellent strenuous words
can leave us quite cold or put us to
sleep, while a bare half hundre dwords
breathed by some man in his agony,
in his exultation, or in his idle captivity, can still open to us the doors of
three worlds, can still tir up so intolerably that  we can scarcely bear the
Itiss Alexander of Fernie is paying al,ook of °ur sou's' II h a miracle> m*
,-t visit to the city and is at the I one that happens very seldom, but each
ithcona. ' masterless man with the words is hop
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Since our sisters and cousins took to
stenographing and accounting they
claim to know a little about everything,
but as far as I can judge it is a very
little about business. Apropos of this
subject I heard yesterday of a young
Victoria lady, who had been studying
finance asking her employer whether the
day rate of gold affected the nitrate of
silver. I thought thc wit too fine to hide
under a bushel so give it publicity. The
young lady, like so many of her sex,
is "seeking an engagement."
Under the caption "Chamber Applications" the Victoria Times tells of quite
a pretty comedy that was enacted in
thc sheriff's office al Victoria on Thursday when two blushing little Jap girls,
fresh from chrysanthemum land, had to
appear before a stern and horrid minion
of the law ere they could be permitted
to marry the Togos of their choice.
Even Sheriff Richards, expert in most
subjects, could not be convinced that
the tiny morsels of dainty femininity
were old enough to enter the sacred
bonds of matrimony, such toll does
prosaic Occident take of poetic Orient.
Finally the aid of Mr. Justice Duff had
to be invoked, and having in his salad
days read Arnold's "Light of Asia" he
bad no scruples about discarding the
conventional demands of an effete civilization in favor of the more ideal conceptions of the land of flowers and
dreams, with the result that as we go
to press Konia Kato and Maka Gone-
mura, two lovely little bits of Japanese
cupidity, over whose heads full thirteen
summers have flown, also go to press.
A local organ bitterly repeats the
alliteration "Laurieristn and Loot."
Some people can never see a joke; it
should be "Laurierism and lute," for if
Nero fiddled while Rome burned, Laurier luted while Sifton, Cox, Preston and the Toronto gang have looted.
It is the sunny smile and the silvery
tone that have soothed and lulled the
country into security and somnolence
while the looters have done their work.
Spell it how you like, Times, it works
cither way.
At the risk of being considered rude
and even of incurring the wrath of
"Babette" by poaching on her preserves,
I cannot miss the opportunity of saying
a word in condemnation of the latest
fashion in figures, the abolition of hips.
Why the arbiter of woman's dressing
should have so decreed I know not, but
after delighting us with visions of undulating curves so easy to adjust, and ready
to conform it is now decreed, on the
authority of the Ladies' Pictorial, that
"there shall be no more hips." The hour
glass is to be exchanged for the concave ellipse and fearsome tales are in circulation of a kind of straight jacket   or
suit, which is put on warm and as it
cools gradually compresses the victim
till she is very like an Egyptian mummy.
Fashion, thy name is mud in Victoria
and Vancouver, our girls are all right
as they are, and the aesthetic observer
of healthy and radiant womanhood need
lose no sleep over this latest vagary of
Dame Fashion.
A crazy correspondent masquerading
under the nom-de-plume of "Orpheus"
undertook to complain of the Colonist's
criticism of a third-rate baritone from
Tacoma who recently sang at the Arion
Club concert. It will be conceded that
the choice of the nom-de-plume could
only be justified by the display of at
least an elementary knowledge of
things musical. He is not only no critic
but no true friend of music who bestows indiscriminate praise. That is a
species of advertising, and a very poor
one. The audience may have applauded
Mr. Hanlin, they always do that until
an encore is conceded on the principle
of getting their money's worth, but as
the critic goes in on a pass he is not
hampered by mercenary considerations
biassed opinion without being subjected
to the cavilling of ignorance.
The Development and Tourist League
is doing good practical work but it can
not afford to turn its meetings into a
Star Chamber in order to furnish the
Mayor an opportunity to scold the aldermen. The Council Chamber is at
present the licensed vaudeville house,
let the Development League send the
dirty linen of the Council to the City
Laundry, it should not be washed at
committee meetings intended to "boost."
It is the worst kind of knocking.
Some times a good thing comes my
way; last week I was in Vancouver and
spent one evening at a social function.
It fell to my lot to entertain a very pretty young lady. She wore an evening
dress that was practically sleeveless and
I thought I had rarely seen such beautiful arms. But she seemed ill at ease
and finally, by way, I suppose, of explanation, said "I was vaccinated the
other day and it took beautifully. I
could almost scream, it hurts so." I
was rather non-plussed and gazed at
her faultless arm in amazement. "Why,
where were you vaccinated?" I asked.
"In Winnipeg," she said with a smile;
and the man who nearly fell of his
chair was—
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the company for a few likely recruits.
Revelstoke.
The headquarters of No. 3 Company
of the Rocky Mountain Rangers is at
the Drill Hall and application has been
made to the Department looking to the
formation of a Mounted Infantry Corps
which will also have headquarters here.
Victoria.
Sunday afternoon music at the Gorge
park will be inaugurated on June 3rd,
when the Fifth Regiment band will give
the first of a series of fourteen programmes under the direction of Emil
F. Pferdner. The decorations used
during the celebration will be retained
for the present.
Vancouver.
The officers of the 6th Regt. are highly
gratified at the excellent turnouts at
the Richmond Range every Saturday.
Some very good scores are being made
this year and it is a safe prediction that
the regiment will well uphold its reputation this year for rifle shooting.
The first match of the D. R. A. series
was shot off at Richmond last Saturday.
The weather conditions were most unsatisfactory and the scores were not as
high as might have been desired.
J. W. M. Hall, of Boston, who is as
sociated with F. H. Hale and others in
the Cedar Valley Lumber Conviry in
large timber transactions, .« again in the
city and in company with Mr. Hale is
looking after business mattei*.
VICTORIA,
It has been said with regard to the'
regatta on the 24th that any English
public school from a hundred juniors
could have put up a better regatta on
Beacon Hill ponds than the youth of
this town of Victoria, 25,000 in population, put up on the most magnificent
course ever seen (by the complainant)
and under capable and efficient management. Now in substance there may be
a shadow of truth in this remark, but it
should be carefully remembered that
there are only a few schools in England
where howing is in vogue and in these
schools those who intend to take up
rowing at all are at it all the time.'
Practice goes.on for practically all the
year; the coaches are almost always
old Blues; every effort is made to give
encouragement to the crews; sluggards
ane be kicked into shape; there is a
large number to choose from. Now the
circumstances in this conutry are vastly
different. It is easy enough to gather together schoolboys who aire subject to
discipline for three months at a time as
boarders away from home; it is not so
easy for crews to arrange for practice
when the members are engaged in different business whose hours are not
always in accord. In consideration of
the difficulties which arise through this
one cause alone there is no reason for
anyone to have been dissatisfied with
the various perfarmances on the 24th.
If the crews which rowed in the regatta
were taken to England and given the
same opportunities which their English
brothers have it is safe to say that the
latter would have a hard time to keep
level with them; and the English competitors would not have to be drawn
from the juniors eitner. Discouragement such as was shown by the letter
referred to in the Colonist of the 30th
"It. only goes to show that "Remex" is
another name for a "Knocker"
The J. B. A. A. Big Four is in son-
stant training for the annual Northwest regatta which will take place at
Nelson in July. Victoria will be represented by Austin (stroke), Kennedy,
Donaldson and Jesse. This appears to
be a well balanced four, and with careful training and constant practice ought
to make going enough to carry off the
Buchanan cup again. Their most formidable opponents will probably be the
Portland crew, whose club are expecting
great things from them. Dan Murphy,
of well-known fame, is their coach and
the crew will contain two men from
Stanford who are said to be in the front
line. However this may be, Zimmerman
and Schmid, or Zimmerman and Luders
as the case may be, who will compose
the other two, are not to be feared.
Luders is said to be too light, and both
the other two are getting rather out of
date. There is every chance for Victoria.
VANCOUVER.
It was with long and serious faces
that the Mt. Pleasant lacrosse team
came home from the Royal City on
Victoria Day. No wonder. They were
given a thorough defeat by the youngsters who represented the Royal City.
When the teams lined up on the field
before the game several persons were
heard to express sorrow for the boys in
red, for they were outweighed by Mt.
Pleasan bty fully 30 per cent. It took
but five minutes of play for them to
demonstrate that the sorrow was misplaced. The final score was 12 goals to
2 with the big fellows carrying the
small figure. New Westminster has a
team of which that city can well be
proud. But two members of the old
seniors remain and there are ten fast
intermediates who have just received
promotion. They are all at the age
when they would rather practice lacrosse
than eat their meals so it is small won
der that heir condition was good. The
team has but one weak point. Digby is
a first class man at point but he is not
a star in goal although he did some
first class work on Thursday. Sandy
Gray should forget his troubles and get
back into the game. A couple of weeks
ago I expressed the opinion that the Mt.
Pleasant players were a weak aggregation. Their first game confirmed this.
The team lacks combination, some of the
players are misplaced and the majority
are not in condition. Raney, in goal,
was overworked, but gave a good account of himself. Carter was a willing
player and only lacks condition. Ritchie,
as usual, is hot-headed which spoils his
usefulness, while Vernon Green made
enemies of all Westminsterites through
his rough playing. Whether Green
plays rough or intentionally or not I cannot say, but in this game his work was
disgraceful. He laid out three men in
the first half. Of the Mt. Pleasant home
the least said the better, for it was woefully weak. Fisher was the one redeeming player. Play was rather rough, the
big men not taking their defeat very
well and starting to rough it and the
home team at once meeting their requirements. However, the two referees
watched the game very closly. In the
last quarter^ E. Murray and a Westminster player had a tussle for the ball
near the upper end of the field and the
red got it. Some youngsters along the
fence started teasing Murray and he
lost his temper and made a swipe at the
kids with his stick. Most sportsmanlike, eh what!
In Victoria the Vancouver seniors
defeated Victoria in an exhibition game
by seven goals to three and it was
due mainly to some fast work by tha
Vancouver defence that Victoria's score
was kept down. Ken Campbell is said
to have played a star game.
The auto races at Victoria lost week
were a failure. In baseball the Fern-
koods and U. of W. split even and Victoria defeated Tacoma at cricket. In
junior lacrosse the Vancouver Argos
defeated Victoria West eight goals to
nil.
Vancouver has reason to be proud of
her athletes without any endeavor to
mislead the public such as has been the
case this week where the Vancouver
daily press published the report of the
Victoria athletic meet. But tooting the
fact that the Vancouver Athletic Club
had a majority of firsts the article tried
to induce the belief that Vancouver
had won the meet. Such is not the case.
Victoria Y. M. C. A. made 24 points,
Vancouver Athletic Club 21, Phair of
Lillooet 6, Vancouver Y. M. C. A. 6
and Victoria Centrals 5. Vancouver
won five firsts, one second and four
thirds, while the Victoria Y .M. C. A.
won four firsts and six seconds.
Coach Lanagan of Stanford 'ils in
Vancouver learning some of the fine
points of Rugby football. Mr. Lanagan witnessed the Maple Leaf-Westminster lacrosse match and is of the opinion that lacrosse would allow too much
license for scraps to be suitable for his
university pets.
The 1905 financial statement of the
Vancouver lacrosse club has not yet
been made public. The supporters of
the game want to know why? Is it
because it will show that professionalism existed on the Vancouver team last
year? That fact has already been pretty well established. It is up to the officers to make that statement public
before the next game.
A third senior lacrosse team for Vancouver in 1907 is quite among the possibilities. The Brockton Point Association will foster a team next season.
But what puzzles me is that while the
B. P. A. A. A. officials are talking
simon-pure amateurism they are out
hunting backing for that team. If it is
to be a purely amateum team, why the
necessity of finances?
The first game of the B. C. I. L. A.
schedule is to be played at New Westminster this afternoon between Vancouver and  New Westminster.
Mr. A. P. Garvey, a member of the
Vancouver lacrosse team and sporting
editor of the News-Advertiser, makes
the statement in his columns that profes
sionalism does not exist on either of the
Vancouver teams. We'll take his word
for it. Perhaps that is why W. Matheson went to Cranbrook and Allan is not
out this year. President Armstrong
of the Vancouver club tells me that he
will stick out for a purely amateur team
this season.
Vancouver daily papers would yet
more independent and reliable reports
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of athletic events were the sportinj
editor or members of the staff compellej
to secure it instead of acceptiong^
necessarily biased account from son
of the participants.
Revelstoke   defeated    Kamloops
eleven goals to four last week.
The  rowing meet   at    Nelson nei
month promises to be a great succesf
The Portland boys are in steady traiaj
ing under Gross and two Stanford un
versity men, while the Victoria J. B.
A. A. fours are said to be already
fine condition.   Vancouver will be reJ
resented but the crews are not showirj
their usual form this year.   Nelson
not saying much but counts on doingj
lot with her entry at the meet.
The Russell automobiles are ahead
becoming great favorites in the Wes]
They are a ,-anaaian machine and, asiq
from patriotic ideas, they class well wi|
any machines made. Capt. French
Vancouver is the last purchaser of |
Russell. Another carload of these
chines are due at the aVncouver garaj
next week.
CANUCK.I
Poor Criticism.
The Sporting reporter of the Victod
Colonist, who   attended   the   basebl
matches last week must have lunch]
not wisely but too well, or he wou
never have said that in the second mat!
against Washington the local lads pla
ed a miserable game.   The fact is tlj
they were up against a stronger ci
binaiton and are willing to admit it,
like good sports they know when tH
are beaten, but they are not prepaij
to accept the verdict of any scribb
who comes along and thinks because j
has played the rounders on a vac|
city lot, he is a baseball expert.
Victoria Premier Industry.
The Victoria Chemical Company
decided to increase the capital stockl
the organisation from $100,000 to $2J
000.   Official notice of this is
the Provincial Gazette this week,
der the direction of Col. Hall this
terprise is rapidly developing and
fair to become Victoria's premier
dustry.
givenl THE WEtiK, SATURDAY, JUNE 2, i«>.6
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p muni I
railways from the east. S. M. Brydges
will have a 23-footer; E. C. Hraves a
27-footer with 8 h.p. engine; G. P,
Wells, a 21-footer, while W. R. Seatle,
J. J. Campbell, T. M. Sturgess, R. H,
Ewert and L. H. de Veber are all expecting fine boats. The average cost of
the launches will be between $600 and
$700, or exceed in all a total of $5,000.
The local fleet this season should be
nearly 30.
A Crack Shot. !
(Clarence Goepel, son of W. J. Goepel
lie provincial auditor, is well known
proughout the Kootenays as a crack
pot. He has distinguished himself at
le annual trap shooting tournament of
|e State of Washington, and bids fair
become a Western champion.
[His  low  record  for  the  first  day's
Doting was 141 birds out of 160, or
arly 88 per cent.   His lowest score in
event was 11 out of 15.   He made
I'eral straight 15's. In the big event
Jthe day, 25 birds, with distance handi-
|i>s he won second place with 23, a
|attle expert leading with 24 birds.
Ie told the Spokane sportsmen of
trap shooting tournament arranged
' the Nelson gun club for July 2 and
and 15 immediately promised to come
Nelson and compete.
\.s many cracks from other parts of
Jiotenay have already promised to be
|esent the shoot should be even more
cessful than last year's.
The Giddy Whirl.
The Vancouver City Council is noth-
if not regenerative; it has had a
|ng at several iniquities, or what were
emed such by the aldermen, and is
bw proposing to regulate the public
nee halls.   Licenses are to be issued
}d an age limit fixed, at which young
/sons of both sexes are permitted to
pet upon a common platform.   Nat-
jally the  local  dancing teachers do
|t favor the proposed measure, as they
nsider that there is sufficient chaper-
lage under the present system.   How-j
er, it is probable that they will have
toe the mark.   The interesting point
Ul be the fixing of the age limit.   It
ll probably be somewhere    between
felve and twenty.
The Founder of Hedley City.
Jfery few people know the gentleman
ler whom Hedley City, the active
liing and smelting centre of the Si-
Lkameen, is named. But that is be-
pse the gentleman in question is at
i same time one of the most modest
; meritorious of men. Mr. R. R. Hed-
manager of the Hall mine smelter,
[lson, was one of the first to prosit and locate mineral claims in this
Jnp, which was named after hflmj.'
lis is the first time he has visited Hed-
in eight years but he still retains
: claims which he then acquired. They
Join the celebrated Nickel Plate mine,
will be heard of later.
A Splendid Advertisement.
Lt.-Col. E. J. Swayne, a former com-
lisioner of Somaliland, who landed
] Victoria recently from the Orient
purchased a large ranch near Ver-
k known as the Phillips rench con-
Jiing 640 acres. The Colonel has
lie to England but intends returning
Irtly to take up his residence in the
|anagen.
Who Said Strawberries?
(Celowna is noted for its splendid
lit and The Courier joyfully declares
It a local grower brought three fully
Tened strawberries of fair size to
J office on Monday. It adds that this
j-emarkably early. We are sure that
J Kelowna friends will not object to
■told that tons of local grown straw-
Tries have already been sold in Vic-
la; a fact which we fear is not gen-
|ly known.
A Golden Appointment.
Ihe Golden Star is authority for the
lenient that H. Perry Leake, the
|-known mining engineer, who has
Id for various English mining com-
les between the Rockies and the Sells for ten years past, is to receive
(appointment to fill the vacancy in the
llic Works Department caused by the
|oval of the Honorable F. Q. Aylmer
uolden to Winnipeg, and that Mr.
fee  will   have  his  headquarters  in
lien.
Nelson Prospering.
hat times are fairly good in Nelson
[ season may be estimated from the
that no less than eight new gaso-
launches will arrive here over the
Good News for Ladysmith.
It is reported on good authority that
Mr. James Dunsmuir will shortly erect a
large sawmill at Alert Bay. The people
of Ladysmith are rejoicing at the prospect of this notable addition to their
local industries.
Nicola Up To Date.
The Week is glad to notice in the
last issue of the Nicola Herald that arrangements are on foot for the formation of a rifle association in that dis
trict. This is on every groud a praiseworthy step, and we hope to hear of its
speedy consummation.
Ambitious Chilliwack.
News comes from Chilliwack that an
effort will shortly be made to establish
a local telephone company. The Week
hates to put a damper on any enter-
prisign movement, but it would suggest
the wisdom of studying the history of a
similar movement in Fernie, before
launching into any considerable expenditure.
Coal Galore
Everyone knows of the gigantic industry established in East Kootenay by
the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company.
But few people are aware that in the
same valley other coal areas aggregating an even greater area than those
held by the pioneer company have been
exploited, and are at the present time
bing rapidly developed. From the annual report of Mr. F. J. Armstrong, the
Government Agent at Cranbrook, we
learn that the Imperial Coal Company
has 89 square miles of coal lands jon
Fording River, another company has
45 square miles on Elk River adjoining
block 4588. The Elk River Coal and
Oil Company hold 38 square miles and
a new syndicate holds 16 square miles
at the north end of block 4593. This
makes a total of 188 square miles or
120,320 acres. With this reserve in
hand it is impossible to foretell the development of the industry in the future.
Boundary Forging Ahead.
Those who predicted that the twn-
down of the West Kootenay Power and
Light Company's Bill in the Local Legislature would tend to retard operations
in the Boundary district, must already
realise that they were indulging in a
raven's croak. Every successive mail
brings additional proot that nothing can
retard the progress of this great mineral
district. The B. C. Copper smelter at
Greenwood is closing down to permit
of the extensive enlargements which
have been under way for some months
being completed. When this smelter
resumes the three additional large furnaces now being manufactured by the
Power and Mining Machinery Company of Cudahy, Wis., will be blown in,
and a new era of prosperity be entered
upon.
Crag and Canyon.
The little pamphlet published weekly at Banff under the caption "Crag and
Canyon" has entered on its seventh year
and admirably fulfills the purpose for
which it is published, viz., to make
known to the outside world the attractions of the Mainland Park. Banff
has long established its reputation as
the great show place of Canada, and
combines such a variety of splendid features that it may fairly claim to compete with any resort on the continent.
The palatial hotel of the C. P. R. is
during the summer season a scene of
continuous festivities, whilst for those
who stand in need of special treatment
Dr. Brett's santarium is unexcelled.
Satisfaction alt Grand Forks.
The Hon. R. F. Green, Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, has just
returned from a successful trip in the
Koonetays; among other places visited
was Grand Forks, where much satisfaction was expressed at the appropriation for building a new bridge across
the north fork of tne Kettle River. The
work is to be commenced on the first
of July.
A Commendable Transaction.
It is not often that a parson is a good
business man, but the Rev. C. W.
Houghton of St. Barnabas Church, New
Westminster, has made a transaction in
real estate which might well be the envy
of a prosperous layman. Some time ago
the Hon. W. Norman Bole transferred
to the church a plot of ground at the
rear of Moody Square for $1,130. This
was transferred to the rector with in
structions to realise all he could out of
it, and if possible clear the debt which
was on the rectory. Mr. Hopghton has
just effected a sale for $3,125, which
clears the debt and leaves a handsome
balance in hand. This is the same gentleman wso so successfully handled the
business of the English Church in the
early days of Fernie.
A Captain of Enterprise.
S. H. C. Miner, whose enterprise in
sticking by the Granby at a critical
period of its history gove to the province its biggest low-grade mine, is in
the Boundary looking for other copper
fields to conquer.
Anti-Tuberculosis Society.
It will gladden the heart of Dr. Fagan, who has been so indefatigable in
his efforts on behalf of consumptives,
to learn that a public meeting has been
called by Mayor Muller of Vernon for
June the 7th, to organise an Okanagan
branch of the Antituberculosis Society.
Another Vampire.
Dedicated to Babette, Lady Gay, Grandmother and Lady Writers Generally.
(With apologies to Kipling.)
A woman there was and she wrote for
the press
(As you and I might do);
She told how to cut and fit a dress,
And how to stew many a savory mess;
But she newer has done it herself, I
guess,
(Which none of her readers knew).
Oh, the hours we spent and the flour we
spent,
And the sugar we wasted like sand,
At the hest of a woman who never had
cooked
(And now we know that she never
could cook),
And did not understand.
A woman there was and she wrote right
fair,
(As you and I might do),
How out of a barrel to make a chair
To be covered with chintz and stuffed
with hair,
'Twould adorn any parlor and give it
an air;
(And we thought the tale was true).
Oh, the days we worked and the ways
we worked,
To hammer and saw and hack,
In making a chair in which no-one could
sit
Without a crick in his back.
A woman there was and she had her
fun
(Better than you or I),
She  wrote  out recipes and   she  never
tried one.
She wrote about children—of course she
had none—
She told us to do what she never had
done
(And never inended to try.)
And it isn't to boil, and it isn't to spoil
That brims the cup of disgrace—
It's to follow a woman who didn't know
beans
(A woman who never had cooked any
beans)—
But wrote, and was paid, to fill space.
-"The Spoiler."
The Northern ,Bank.
The Northern Bank opened its doors
in Victoria yesterday and will make a
specialty of country business. Correspondence is solicited.
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I     THE STAGE |
The Lyceum Theatre Company Opened its erigagenient ill the Victoria uiea-
tre last Monday with 'Wife for Wife,"
which proved a great success. The
house was full and the acting was very
favorably commented upon. On the following evening the society drama
"Friends" was played before a fair-sized
audience. This play depicts the love
affairs of a new soprano who is being
sold to the opera house manager by her
father, a drunkard, in order to secure
that his own past shall be covered up.
The friends, who combine pathos with
real humor were played by H. B. C.
Carpenter and Arthur Ashley; the acting of the former in the amusing scene
with his father, Mr. Bittner, was excellent. Mr. Covington as the heroine's
unhappy father was a piece of real good
ever visited the coast. With the single
exception of Mde. Gadski, one has to
go back to the time when Mde. Albani
was still in good voice to find a sniger
with whom it would be fair to compare
Miss Dahl. If she be not, as is claimed,
Norway's representative singer, the
Northland must be very rich in vocal
artists. Miss Dahl gave no less than
twelve selections, and so enraptured was
the audience that even then they were
not satisfied, and several encores had
to be responded to. Perhaps the most
successful single selection in this lengthy
repertoire was "Allah," not because it
was by any means the most difficult, or
even the most notable achievement, but
because it furnished the opportunity 10
display to the best advantage the full
rich tones of Miss Dahl's. magnificent
voice. Her most artistic work was in
the selections from Greig, which she
rendered with a degree of finish and
true artistic feeling which has probably
never been excelled. Her sympathetic
interpretation of the great Norwegian
master was a revelation to many who
were fairly familiar with his composi-
work as he had an extremely difficult* ■££ ^V a long time the memory
pa.n.t0 p!ay- .Lawr.ence Williams, m the] q{ Mijs Dah, wi„ fc cherished jjj the
villain, Harold Hunting, looked and
played his part to perfection. Of course
the star part was that of Marguerite
Ottd, and was well interpreted by Miss
Lindsay, who perhaps played best in the
little passage of arms with her two jeal-
our so-called friends. If the remainder
of the performances given my this company are up to the mark of the first
two, they should be sure of an unqualified siKcess in Victoria. The same com-1
pany Will play during the last four days
of next week.
When the comedy "A Message from
Mars" is presented at the Victoria
Theatre Monday and Tuesday, June 4th!
and 5th, there is every reason to believe
that local theatregoers will indicate their
desire  jn   large  numbers  to  see  this
much taiked-aixiut play, It is bem* presented with Mr. David ProEtaf ,6116 oi
the very conspicuous young actors now
before the public. Mr. Proctor has
earned the position he occupies by force
of study, strict application to his profession, and has made unusual advances
for one of his years. He is by no means
a stronger to this section of the country,
as he has made frequent transcontinental
trips in the companies of many of the
leading stars in the country. "A Message from Mars" is designated by its
author as a comedy. It is said to be
brimful of humor, creating great laughter, but at the same time it is recognized as a play that points a great moral,
and one of those kind of plays that not
only amuses and entertains, but instructs. There is a certain mystery said to prevail about it, that
adds greatly to its interest. Mr.
Proctor is assoicated with the following
players: Miss Elizabeth Valentine, Miss
Anita Rothe, Miss Catherine Cameron,
Miss Grace Chester, Miss Kate de
Becker, Msis Nesta de Becker, Henry
J. Hadfield, Cyril Young, Wallace Wid-
dicombe, Seymour Stratton, Frederick
Roland, and Sydney Mansfield. Nearly
all of these were in the original London
and New York productions.
ideal  interpreter of this  weird,  emotional composer.   Her voice is a mezzo-
soprano almost equally sound and full in
all the registers; it has lost none of its
freshness and resonance, and has a pure
melodious tone,   without   a   tinge   of
harshness.   There is no straining after
effect, and Miss Dahl appeals rather to
the cultured musician, than to the ordinary concert-goer.    She was admirably
supported   by Miss   Gina Smith, who
played two of Greig's compositions on
the piano with inimitable delicacy and
faultless style.   Her light touch and intelligent phrasing enabled her to score a
success upon the instrument scarcely in-J
terior  to  that  of  Miss  Dahl.    It  is
certain that if these gifted artists should
revisit the coast   cities, they   will be
greeted by crowded   and   enthusiastic
audiences, and it is only due   to   Mr.
Gibbons to say that Vancouver and Victoria are placed under an obligation to
him for having shown the courage to
conclude such an engagement.   The result fully confirms his judgment.
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sec them when this issue is out. Sixty-
four plates spinning at once arc extremely difficult to keep up and very
pretty to watch, lorlcy put on a very
good turn as a trick bicycle rider, as do |
the Dots in acrobatic feats. Herb
.Mitchell possesses a baritone voice well
above the average and combines with
his singing a monologue, which abound
with fun. Thc society sketch by Mr.
and Mrs. Lockwood depicts the troubles
and reconciliation of a newly married
couple. Frederic Roberts is singing the
illustrated song entitled "Sister" and the
moving pictures called Invisible Men
are mot amusing.
Next week Mr. and Mrs. Danny
Mann should draw full houses at the
Grand in the comic sketch entitled
"Mandy Hawkins" which is one of the
funniest of these amusing little skits
on human life. There will be another
troupe of acrobats who are always popular in the form of The Marco Brothers,
who perform most hazardous feats with
the utmost ease. As prestidigitateurs or
conjurers the Dalvines rank high and
should on no account be missed. Jessie'
Dale possesses a good contralto voice
and sings some good songs. From their
title the Moving Pictures should prove
even more comic than the ones which
have been on the screen lately; "Green
Goods Man" seems to suggest that there
will be a large element of humor abounding.
The Lee Morris Company have held
the boards at the Vancouver Opera
House all week, receiving fair support.
Thc company is a good one but in one
of their plays the members were rather
poorly cast. The company closes tonight in the comedy "Turned Up."
Moving pictures of the San Francisco
disaster will be shown at the Vancouver
Oper House on Monday and Tuesday.
These arc said to be thc genuine pictures and not those "faked" by the use
of scenery.
"A Message from Mars" with David!
Proctor appeahs at the Vancouver Opera
House  on  Wednesday  and    Thursday
nights next.   This show comes exceed-
ingly well  recommended.
The Vancouver Opera  House closes!
at thc end of the present month for a'
thorough  overhauling.      Extensive  improvements arc to be made.
WATCH THIS SPACE
NEXT WEEK.
Victoria Theatre
Monday and Tuesday, June 4th and 5th
A MESSAGE FROM MARS
by Richard Ganthony.
Prices, $1.50, $1.00, 75c„ 50c, 25c.
The remainder of the week, every night,
The Lyceum Theatre Co.
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Change of Bill nightly.
Popular Prices— 10c, 20c, 80c.
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FOE   THE
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INSANE,
OLIVIA DAHL.
Norway's Representative Singer.
Sometime.'! it falls to the lot of a
musical community even ill this degenerate age to •entertain an angel unawares. This has been the happy experience of Victoria and Vancouver during
the present week, when C. H. Gibbons
introduced the public to Miss Olivia
Dahl,  one  of the  finest  singers who
Cowichan as a Tourist Resort.
The popuariiy of Cowichan Lake as
j a result is clearly shown by a number
I of Victorians who went up there on
: Thursday last. Two stages were heces-
j sary to carry thc cnthusiatic followers
| of  Izak   Walton.    Among   those   who
availed themselves of the opportunity
: to visit this famous resort were: Miss
S. A. Robins, Miss Williams, Mr. J. P.
Mann,  Mr.  W.   Williams,  Mr.   C.  B.
Stahlschmidt,    Major    Bland,    Major
Blandy and Mr. J. Musgrave.
Tenders endorsed "Hospital for the
Insane" for the furnishing of funerals
and for the supply of clothing, dry
goods, tailcrs' fittings, boots aud shoes,
shoemakers' fittings, bread, meat, fish,
milk, vegetables, groceries, feed, coal
drugs, etc., for the use of the said institution, from the first of July next to
Ihe 30th of June, 1007, will be received
hy the Honorable the Provincial Secretary until noon on Wednesday, the
13th proximo.
Lists of the articles required can be
seen at this office, and at thc Hospital,
at which latter place samples can also
be inspected.
All supplies to be delivered at the
Hospital without extra charge.
Two sufficient sureties for the due fulfilment of each contract will be required.
Tenders will not be considered un-
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New Westminster, B. 6,] THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JUNE*2, 1906.
At The Street
Corner
By THB LOUNOER
It is curious to observe how much
nore emotionally patriotic the colonies
re than is the Old Country. The Bank
lolidays of the latter are here supplant-
i by celebrations in honor of the late
•ueen and of the Empire. It is cer-
inly far more reasonable tha tsuch
lould be the case, provided always,
at the celebrants have some idea of
hat they are celebrating. Lord Meath,
ho has taken such a prominent part
the organization of an universal Em-
re day, to be kept by children all over
e Empire, has drawn up a unique and
teresting catechism, which should be
ught to all the children, as religiously
i the Church Catechism was in the days
; yore. In the last number of the Over-
eas Daily Mail this catechism may be
lad. It is well worth studying.
What a curious being is the human
limal. It is hard to explain exactly
'here the pleasure lies in watching
lings burn, but who is there whose soul
not filled with joy at witnessing fireworks, or rather a "pyrotechnic dis-
lay," to use the language of the really
igh class journal. Listen to the long
rawn out "Ohs" as the rocket or Ro-
lan candle leaves its abiding place to
Jar into the heavens, (I rather like
lat expression myself) and then hear
»e wail of joy expressed by the "Ahs"
loaned in a higher key, as the bomb
arsts, and a shower of different col-
red lights comes dropping slowly down
trough the firmament. Moreover there
the mild excitement in thinking that
ossibly the rocket stick may fall into
our friends' eye as he gazes upward
its swift descent. And then the
mzy of patriotism when the Sovereign
ipears in flames of fire to go up in
noke! Oh, give me fireworks every
me.
.Seeing that this paper is dated 'Vic-
ria and Vancouver," it would be an-
lalous for The Lounger to make any
pression either of gratification or the
verse as to the result of the four-
red race on the 24th, for the cham-
mship of British Columbia; but I
ink that both places will be with me
len I say that it is a shame that after
ur athletes from each club had train
vigorously for a long time, and had
jrked hard to sustain the credit of
eir several cities, they should be ig-
red as completely as they were in the
ctoria daily papers. It is usual in such
ses, where there is a contest which
solves more than a mild amount of in-
■est to print the names of the com-
litors, and to give their race rather
!>re space than was done in the pres-
t case. That the race was not rowed
very fast time matters nothin gseeing
it it was to all intents and purposes
walk-over; the Victoria crew were
ving easily for a considerable distance,
1 there was none of the fierce excite-
nt which is necessary to make all
:es a success from a spectacular point
view. The point is that two crews
ined hard to uphold the honor of
ir clubs, and at the same time of
ir cities, and were rowing in the race
ich decided the cnampionship of the
wince, and their names are not even
Iitioned.    As the daily papers failed
do them  justice, it is  up to The
inger to do them this much honor.
1 crews were as follows:—
Victoria. J .B. A. A.
'. King, stroke.
1, Brown, 3.
. Y. Simpson, 2.
j Dresser, bow.
t ancotwer.
orman Sawyers, stroke,
raser, 2.
onoghue, bow.
winnig  team  was  presented  with
I medals in the form of lockets hand-
ply engraved, valued at about $12
pe.
tie other word about the water dur-
the celebration.  (N.B.—There was
j used).   I was glad to see that the
annerly, and unmanly conduct of the
ihaved crowd at the water's edgej
! the water carnival on Saturday, in
[ding the landing stage and jeering
at the efforts of boats trying to pass
through the Gorge, was severely criticized. After all it is not much fun
drowning, and 1 should imagine that
there cannot be much amusement to be
derived in watching it; especially if the
spectator be in part responsible.
I have heard people say that laundry
is an expensive item in the household
cost of living. I should think that the
inhabitants of Vancouver will find themselves almost obliged to dispense with
this luxury. The Pioneer Laundry will
have to "hustle" to make up the $5,000
which they have lately lost in the suit
brought against them by Holland Bros,
for breach of contract. There should be
a good opening now in the city for a
line of cheap skirts which will not be
worth washing. Who said celluloid
skirts?
The Vancouver Opera House is to be
made as fire-proof as modern science
can make it. Good. As a rule these
precautions are only carried out in the
new building when the old one has been
entirely gutted, with a large loss of life.
How many places of entertainment in
Victoria would allow their audience to
escape in time to save themselves in case
of a conflagration? Just think and consider it for yourselves.
It seems odd that the system of night
schools has not been installed before this
in British Columbia. True there are
several classes held at night, but they
are for the purpose of instructing Chinamen in English. Night schools offer
such advantages to boys and girls who
have left school with the education thus
afforded in order to earn their living,
that it should be only a matter of time,
and a short time at that, before they are
established in every town in the Province. I see that the question has been
mooted in Vancouver; may success result. But as I remark in most of my
street corner lectures, we are a funny
folk; as a rule it is a matter of difficulty
to persuade children to attend regularly,
but in a place called Jericho, (not the
place where the thieves live for travellers to fall amongst) the children are
not at present allowed to attend the
Vancouver public schools, because they
are just outside the city limits; consequently they have to go to Fairview,
which entails a greater distance for
transportation.
All supplies to be delivered at the
Home without extra charge.
Two sufficient sureties for the due fulfilment of each contract will be required.
Tenders will not be considered unless made out on the forms which can
be obtained from the Superintendent of
the Home or the uudersigned.
A. CAMPBELL REDDIE,
Deputy Provincial Secretary.
Provincial  Secretary's Office.
17th May, 1906.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
Highway Bridge Over the Cowichan
River at Duncan's.
"What makes you think Bilkins is in
love?"
"I was in the next room to him and
his girl and overheard one of their
silences."
Sealed Tenders, properly endorsed
'Tenders for Cowichan River Bridge"
will be received by the undersigned up
to noon of the nth June next, for the
erection and completion of a wooden
highway bridge across the Cowichan
River, Duncan's Cowichan Ristrict, B.C.
Drawings, specifications and conditions of tendering and contract may be
seen at the office 0 fthe Public Works
Engineer, Victoria, B.C., and at the office at the office of the Government
Agent, Dnucans, B.'G, on and after
May the 28th inst.
Each proposal must be accompanied
by an accepted bank cheque or certificate of deposit on a chartered bank of
Canada, made payable to the undersigned, in the sum of two hundred ($200)
dollars, which shall be forfeited if the
party tendering decline to enter into
contract when called upon to do 'so.
The cheques of unsuccessful tenderers
will be returned to them upon the exe
cution of the contract.
The successful tenderer will be re-
quiredto furnish bonds himself and two
sureties ,satisfacotry to the Chief Commissioner, in the sum of one thousand
($1,000)  dollars each.
Upon the execution of the bond the
cheque above mentioned will be return
ed to the contractor.
Tenders will not be considered unless made out on the forms supplied and
signed with the actual signature of the
tenderer.
F. C. GAMBLE,
Public Works Engineer.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 19th May, 1906.
HOSPITAL   FOR   THE   INSANE,
NEW WESTMINSTER.
Tenders endorsed "Hospital for the
Insane," for the furnishing of funerals
and for the suply of clothing, dry goods,
tailors' fittings, boots and shoes, shoemakers 'fittings, bread, meat, fish, milk,
vegetables, groceries, feed, coal, drugs,
etc., for the use of the said instituion,
from the ist of July next, to the 30th
of June, 1907, will receive by the Honorable the Provincial Secretary until
noon on Wednesday, the 13th proximo.
Lists of the articles required can be
seen at this office and at the Hospital,
at which latter place samples can also
be inspected.
All supplies to be delivered at the
Hospital without extra charge.
Two sufficient sureties for the due
fulfilment of each contract will be required.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms, which can be
obtained from the Bursar of the Hospital or the undersigned.
A. CAMPBELL REDDIE,
Deputy Provincial Secretary.
Provincial  Secretary's Office.
17th May, 1906.
PROVINCIAL HOME, KAMLOOPS.
Tenders, indorsed "Provincial Home,"
for the furnishing of funerals and for
the supply of clothing and dry goods,
bread, meat, groceries, coal, wood, etc.,
for the use of the said institution from
the ist of July next to the 30th of June,
1907, will be received by the Honorable the Provincial Secretary nutil noon
on Wednesday, the 13th proximo.
Lists of the articles required can be
seen at this office, and at the Provincial
Home, at which latter place samples
can also be inspected.
DEPARTMENT OF MINES.
NOTICE.
Carihoo, Omineca and Skeena River
Mining Divisions.
Notice is hereby given that on and
after the first day of June, 1906, the following definitions of the boundaries of
the Cariboo Mining Division, the Omineca Mining Division and the Skeena
River Mining Division will be substituted for those at present in force:—
Cariboo Mining Division.
Starting on the eastern boundary of
the Province at a point where such
boundary cuts the southern boundary of
the watershed of the Peace River and
its tributaries; thence proceeding west
erly and southerly along the height of
land separating the drainage area of
the Fraser River and its rtibutaries on
the south from the drainage area of
the Peace River and its tributaries on
the north, continuing to and crossing
the Salmon River at a point about five
miles from where the saH Salmon River
empties into the Fraser River; thence
westerly along the height of land separating the drainage area of the Fraser
River below this point and of the Ne-
chaco River below the junction of the
Stuart, on the south, from the drainage
area of the Stuart and Salmon Rivers
on the north, to the mouth of the Stuart |
River and crossing of the Nechaco j
River; thence southerly and westerly!
along the height of land forming the
boundary between the watershed of the
Nechaco River above the Stuart on the \
north and the Chilako (Mud) River!
and Black water on the south and east
to a point on such height of land where
it intersects the height of land separating the watersheds of the Euchiniko
River on the north and the upper Black-
water on the south; thence easterly
along such divide lo a crossing of the
Blackwater at the junction of the Nazcoj
River; thence easterly along the height
of land between West River and Baker's!
Creek to a crossing of the Fraser at a'
point half way between the mouths of
West and Quesnel Rivers; thence easterly following height of land dividing
the drainage area of the Quesnel River
and tributaries on the south from the
drainage area of the Willow and Cottonwood Rivers on the north, to a point
where such height of land intersects
the height of land dividing the
drainage area of the South Fork
of the Upper Fraser from the drainage
area of the Canoe River; thence southeast along such divide to the eastern
boundary of the Province; thence, northerly along such eastern boundary to the
point of commencement.
Omineca Mining Division.
Commencing on the eastern bonudary
of the Province at a point where such
boundary crosses the divide separating
the drainage area of the Hay River on
the north from the drainage area of
the tributaries of the Peace River on
the south; thence westerly along the
height of land forming divide separating the drainage area of the Hay River
and the tributaries of the Liard River
on the north from the drainage area of
the Peace River on the south, to a point
where such height of land intersects the
height of land separating the headwaters
of the Skeena River from the headwaters of the Stikine and Liard Rivers;
thence south-westerly following the
height of land separating the drainage
area of the Skeena River on the east
from the drainage area of the Naas
River and tributaries on the west to the
intersection of the height of land forming the north-western boundary of the
watershed of the Kitsumgallum River;
thence along this latter divide to a crossing of the Skeena River; thence southeasterly along the height of land separating the drainage area of the Copper
River from that of Thornhill Creek;
thence continuing south-easterly along
the height of land between the Copper
River and its tributaries on the northeast and the Kitimat River on the
south-west to a point on the height of
land separating the drainage area of
Gardner Canal on the west from the
tribuatries of the Nechaco River on
east; thence southerly and easterly following the aries of the watershed of the
Nechaco River above the junction of
the Stuart to the crossing of the Nechaco River at the mouth of the Stuart;
thence easterly along height of land
land between the drainage area of the
Nechaco on the south and the Salmon
River on the north, crossing the Salmon River at a point five miles from
where the said Salmon River empties
into the Fraser River and still following
the height of land to a point between
Summit Lake on the north and the the
Fraser River on the south; thence northerly and easterly along the height of
land dividing the drainage area of the
Fraser and its tribuatries on the south
from the drainage area of the Peace
River and its tributaries on the north,
continuing to a point where the southern
boundary of the watershed of the Peace
River is cut by the eastern boundary of
the Province; thence north along such
eastern boundary to point of commencement.
Skeena River Mining Division.
Starting on the International boundary in Dixon's Entrance opposite Cape
Muzon; thence easterly and northerly
along said International boundary to the
height of land between the Unuk River
and Iskut River; thence north-easterly,
following the height of land dividing
the drainage area of the Stikine River
on the north from the drainage area of
those streams emptying into the Pacific
Ocean south of Portland Canal to a
: point where such height of land intersects the height of land reparating thc
watershed of the Skeena River on the
east from the Naas River on the west;
thence following the height of land between said rivers to a point where such
height of land joins the height of land
forming the north-western boundary of
the watershed of the Kitsumgallum
River; thence along this latter divide to
a crossing of thc Skeena River three
miles below ihe mouth of the Copper
River; thence south-easterly along the
height of land separating the drainage
area of the Copper River from that of
Thornhill Creek; thence continuing
south-easterly along the height of land
between the Copper River and its tributaries on the north-east and the iKti-
mat River on the south-west to a point
on the height of land dividing thc drainage area of Gardner Canal on thc west
and the tributaries of the Nechaco Rivet-
on the east to a point ou thc height of
land separating the drainage area of
Gardner Canal and its tributaries on
the north from that of Dean Canal and
its tributaries on the south; thence
south-westerly, following the height of
land to a point north of Salmon Bay
opposite Oscar Pass; thence through
Oscar Pass and Millhank Sound, passing south of Price Island: thence westerly, passing to the south and west of
Queen Charlotte Islands; thence northerly to the point of commencement in
Dixon's Entrance.
RICHARD McBRIDE,
. linister of Mines.
NoT)CE is hereby given that 60 daya from data
»'ntend to apply to toe Hon. Chief Commissioner
01 Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the following land: Commencing at a post marked "J. L.'s N. W. Cor. Post," being situated on
the left bank of Skeena River, 20 ohains above
its junction with Lakelse River, thenee east 20
chains, thence south 20 ohains (more or less) to
Lakelse River, thence west 20 chains to the
Skeena, thence north 20 chains along the Skeena
to the point of beginning, containing 40 aores
(more or leas).
JNO. LITTLE, Locator.
GEO. LITTLE, Agent.
Little Canyon, Skeena River, B. C, March 19th,
1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that two months from
this date I intend to make application to the
Honorable the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for a lease of the following foreshore and
tidal lands and territorial water rights for fishing
purposes, viz.: Commencing at a post planted
at high water mark on the snore between Clover
and Finlayson Points, opposite the southeast
corner of Lot IS, Block K, Fairfield Farm Estate,
Map 771, in the City of Victoria, thence running
in a westerly direction two thousand six hundred
and forty (2,640) feet, having a frontage upon
the said shore of one-half mile.
B. J. SHORT.
Dated this 4th day of May, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
date I Intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchaa*
tbe following described land, situated in Skeena,
River District, near Kitsalas Canyon, on left aid*
of Gold Creek : Commencing at a post marked
"A.E.M., S.W. Corner," thence 40 chains north,
tbence 40 chains east, thence 40 chains south,
thence 40 ohains west to point of commecement,
containing 160 acres, more or less.
A. E. MACDONALD, Locator.
A. E. JOHNSON, Agent.
Dated March 13th, 1906.
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^Social and        *
twktti  Personal. *
TIT *JP TIT TIT Tl? TIT TI? \J? TIT TI? TI? Tl? TIT
VICTORIA
On Thursday afternoon the la'dies of
St. James' Guild will entertain at a garden party at Mrs. Rattenbury's house.
*    •    •
"Burleigh," the beautiful home of
Hon. James and Mrs. Dunsmuir, was
en fete on Thursday, the 24th ult, and
despite the little showers which fell during the afternoon a most enjoyable time
was spent by the many guests. Mrs.i
Dunsmuir who is one of our most
charming hostesses, received in a pretty
glade of trees fringing the shore, being assisted by her daughter Mrs. Au-
daine, Miss Dunsmuir, and her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Robin Dunsmuir. The
launch 'Dolor" was in attendance and
conveyed the guests to and from the
points of interest along the Gorge,
many, however, preferring to remain at
the point of vantage, the boat house, or
to wander over the beautiful grounds.
Mrs. Dunsmuir wore a handsome black
costume, with a black picture hat to
match. Mrs. Audaine looked well in a
fawn and brown gown, with a smart
chapeau combining Ihe two colors. Mrs.
Robin Dunsmuir wore a beautiful dress
of pale blue inserted with lovely lace
and a sweet blue hat trimmed with
mauve. Miss Dunsmuir looked very
sweet in a dainty blue linen suit with
Eton jacket, trimmed in white, and an
I! embroidered lingerie hat with trimmings
li of valenciennes.   Miss Lolor Dunsmuir
was a picture of childish beauty in the
daintiest of pink baby dresses with a
quaint poke bonnet in the same shade.
Among the many guests noticed were
Mr. and Mrs. Pooley, the Misses Pooley,
Mrs. Gaudin, Judge and Mrs. Lampman, \
Mr. and Mrs. Raymur, Mrs. Todd, Miss
Todd, Mr. and Mrs. Monteith, the
Misses Monteith, Mrs. Flumerfelt, Miss
Flumerfelt, Mr. and Mrs. Spratt, Mr.
and Mrs. Courtney, Mr. and Mrs. Beauchamp Tye, Mrs. Pemberton, Miss Pemberton, Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Pooley,
Major and Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Loewen,
the Misses Loewen, Hon. Chief Justice
and Mrs. Hunter, Hon. Mr. Justice Irving, and Mrs. Irving, Governor and Mrs.
Mclnnes, Bishop and Mrs. Perrin, Mrs.
Prentice, Col. and Mrs. Holmes, Mr.
and Mrs. Rhodes, Mr. and Mrs. Burton,
Mr. and Mrs. Holland, Mr. and Mrs.
Genge, Capt. and Mrs. Blandy, Capt.
Hood and officers of Shearwater, Mr.
Rithet, Mr. Jack Rithet, Mr. Twigg,
Mrs. Duncan Eberts, the Misses Eberts,
Col. and Mrs. Prior, mr. B. Prior, Miss
Prior, Mrs. and Miss Little, Hon. Senator and Mrs. Macdonald, Capt. and
Mrs. Fleet, Major Dupont, the Misses
Dupont, Mr. and Mrs. McPhillips, Mr.
and Mrs. C. B. Innes, Mr. and Mrs.
Luxton, Mr. and Mrs. Luxton, Mr. and
Mrs. Beaven, Miss 1 ilton, the Misses
Tilton, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Langton and
many others.
* *   *
Miss Adelaide King is confined to the
house through illness. She expects to
leave for Honolulu next month on a
visit,  and will  be accompanied by her
sister, Miss Lyde King.
• •   *
Mrs. Pearson (New Westminster)was
the guest of Mrs. T, Hunter during the
holidays.
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Mr. and Mrs. Crow-Baker entertained at "Sissinghurst" on Thursday, May
24th. The tea table, which was placed!
in the hall, was beautifully decorated in
the palest of mauve rhododendrons.
Mrs. Crow-Baker, who wore a dainty
cream suit, was assisted in receiving by
her sister, Miss Clapham, who was also
in cream, with a most becoming hat.
Among the guests were Mrs. and Mr.
Gore, Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Gore, Miss
Arbuckle. Mr. and Mrs. Hedges, Mrs.
Walker (New Westminster), Mrs. and
the Misses Ellis, Mr. and Mrs. Langton, the Misses Devereux, Miss Work,
Mrs. Heisterman, Mr. Heisterman, Miss
Heisterman, Mr. and Mrs. Galletly, Miss
Ethel Brown, iBss Brown, Major Dupont, thc Misses Dupont, Capt. and Mrs.
Fleet, Miss Macdonald, Mrs. J. Pemberton, Mr. Pemberton, Mrs. Baiss, Mr.
and Mrs. Langley, Mr. and Mrs. Beauchamp Tye, Mr. and Mrs. Pooley, the
Misses McKay, Mr. and Mrs, Gait, Miss
Murray, Mr. and Mrs. Spratt, Mrs.
Mrs. Hunter, Mrs. Gaudin, Miss B.
Gaudin, Mr. and Mrs. Flumerfelt, Mrs.
Irving, Miss Beth Irving, Mrs. Duncan
Eberts, Mr. and Mrs. Pooley, the Misses
Pooley, Mr. and Mrs. Bridgman, Mr.
Kingsmill, Mr. and Mrs. Kirk, Mr. and
Mrs. H. F. Langton and many others.
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Mrs. Eberts entertained a number of
guests on Thursday afternoon to witness tbe regatta.     ;.mong the guests
were Dr. and Mrs. Hermann Robertson,
the Misses Monteith, Mrs. McBride, Mr.
and Mrs. Amberry, Mr. and Mrs. Beauchamp Tye, the Misses Mason, iss Doris
aMson, Miss Cobbett, Mrs. Cobbett,
Mrs.Loewen, Mrs. Shanled, the Misses
Pitts, Miss Ethel Brown, Mr. and Mrs.
Gresley, Mr. Jack Brown, the Misses
Loewen and several others. Mrs. Eberts
was assisted in entertaining her guests
hy Miss Eberts and Miss Lorna Eberts.
* *   *
1
Mrs.  Roelger entertained at  the tea
: hour on Friday afternoon in honor of
her guest, Mrs. Eden Walker of Westminster. The tea table, which was decorated in pink wild roses and fern, was
presided over by Mrs. Mackenzie. Mrs.
Hoelyer's gown was of cream voile,
trimmed with lace, and the guest of
hoor looked well in cream eolienne over
taffeta trimmed with quitliugs of taffeta
1 and cream applique. The guests were
Mrs. Phipps, Miss Phipps, Mrs. Woods
(Vancouver), Mrs. Eberts, Miss Irving,
Mrs. Beauchamp Tye, Mrs. Fagan, Mrs.
, Duff,   Mrs.   Biddle,  Mrs.   Galletly,  the
1 Misses Dupont, and others.
* *   *
1 Mrs. Phipps entertained at the ever
popular bridge on Monday afternoon
last, in honor of her guest, Mrs. J. G.
C.  Wood   (Vancouver).      Four tables
were filled by the guests.
* *   *
Mrs. Amberry was hostess at a bridge
party on Tuesday afternoon, at her new
home, 'The Grove," Rockland avenue.
* *   *
Mrs. Marpole (Vancouver), is visiting her mother, Mrs. Col. Holmes, Esquimalt.
* *   *
Mrs. Kilbourne, of Owen Sound, accompanied by Mrs. and Master Kilbourne, are the guests of Mrs. R. P.
Rithet at Ballynahinch, for several
weeks.
* *   *
Mrs. McGillivray (Vancouver) is visiting her sister-in-law, Mrs. McBride.
* *   *
Miss Clara Dupont entertained at the
tea hour on Tuesday last in honor of
Miss Simpson of Montreal. The tea
table was sweet with roses. The guests
were Mrs. F. Pemberton, Miss Bell, Mrs.
Woods (Vancouver), Mrs. McGill, Miss
Flumerfelt, Miss Todd, Miss Mason,
Miss Phipps, Miss Shallcross, Miss Angus, Miss Foster and Miss Keefer.
* *   * .
Mr. and Mrs. Grant and family have
taken "The Firs," the residence of Mr.
G,   F.   Mathews,   until   the   return   of
* *   *
Mrs.  Mathews  from  Europe.
Miss Vivian Scholefield has been the
guest of Miss Violet Powell for the
holidays.
* *   *
Miss Brignall Vancouver) has returned to her home after visiting Mrs.
Geo, L. Courtney, Scoresby St.
Mrs. Lampman enertarned at the tea
hour on Wednesday afternoon last in
honor of Hon. Mrs. Hood, who is leaving Victoria shortly.
m;,,w,m,<^^
Walkers
74 Cordova St. Vancouver
SALE
of Men's and   Boys'   Suits,   Overcoats,   Underwear,
Furnishings, Hats and Caps, has been going on  for
the past two weeks, and, without stretching a point
any, IT HAS BEEN A WINNER.   The demand for Men's Suits alone has made
it a complete success.    Every department in the store is overstocked,  and to get it
down to a fair margin we will give such reductions that you will see that it is to your"
advantage to come and do business with us.
See our Men's Scotch Tweed Suits.   Regular $13.50 and $12.50, Sale price $7.25.
Come around and look through our stock of Men's Tweed Suits.   Fine Worsted
and Blue and BlackgSerges in D. B. and S. B.    Regular $16.50 and $15.    Sale $10.00.
See our Boys' Norfolk Suits in Scotch Tweed, size 24 to 33.    Regular price $4.50
and $4.00.    On Sale $2.85.
Have a few suits of our double thread Balbriggans, all sizes.    Regular $1.00 a suit,
On Sale 75c. per suit.
If you want big value come to us, we will make it worth your while.
Men's Outfitter and Clothier.
VANCOUVER
Mile. Martin entertained her girl
friends at tea on Wednesday afternoon,
at the residence of her parents on
Georgia street. The occasion was in
honor of Miss Tunstall, who has just
returned from Paris where she has been
attending a school. The tea table was
daintily decorated with sweet peas and
smilax, and was presided over hy Mrs.
Simon J. Tunstall and Miss Annie Robertson, and the ices were dispensed by
Miss Susie Cambie, assisted by Miss
Jukes. Among those present were Miss
Tunstall, Miss Seymour, Miss Susie
Richards, Miss Kathleen Morris, Miss
Judge, Miss Florence Maclure, Miss
Grace Judge, Miss Rose. Miss Nichol,
Miss Blackmore, Miss Cicily Humphreys, Miss Nanon Baker, Miss Salsbury,
Miss Lilley, Miss Higgins and others,
• •    •
Miss  Florence    Maclure  is    visiting
Mrs. C. R. Drayton of this city.
• ■   *
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Reed of London,
Ont., after spending a lew days in the
city, went over to the Capital, where
they will remain a short time.
• *   *
The Misses Ramual of Charleson, S.C.,
who spent last summer in Vancouver,
the guests of Miss Walker, are expected
to return to thc city, where they will
he welcomed by a large number of
friends, as the Misses Raniuel are well
known in social circles here.
«   *   *
Mrs. F. C. Wade entertained a few
friends at bridge in honor of her guest,
Mrs. J. W. Lains of Victoria.
• •    •
Amang those registered at the Vancouver is Mr. E. E. Sheppard,, late
proprietor and editor of Toronto Saturday Night.
THE NORTHERN BANK
HEAD OFFICE, WINNIPEG,
Is now open for business at
86 Government St., Victoria,
(Opposite Tronnce Alley.)
ONE DOLLAR STARTS A SAVINGS ACCOUNT BEARING INTEREST.
GODFREY BOOTH, Manager.
Mrs. James Osborne, Thurlow street,
left by the Imperial Limited on an extended visit to friends in Winnipeg,
London and Ottawa.
• •   •
Miss Springer and Miss Eva Springer
have returned from the South, where
they have been visiting for the past six
months. !
• *   *
Mrs. A. R. Green held her post-nup- \
tial reception on Monday and Tuesday
• *   *
at her home, 761 Denman street.
• *   *
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Cook are spending a few days in Victoria.
• »   *
Mrs. A. M. Russell has taken a cot-
tage at Oak Bay, Victoria, where she
will spend the summer months.
• •   »
Mr. Henry Bell-Irving returned from j
a visit to the Old Country on Saturday.
• *    •
Mrs. J. C. Donald was the hostess of
a small bridge party on Wednesday, the
prize, a beautiful bouquet of American
Beauty roses, being carried off by Mrs.
Acland Hood.
• •   »
Mr. C. H. Oxlade entertained a few
friends at luncheon on board the R.
M. S. Empress of India on Sunday, his
guests being Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Lewis, Miss Nellie Cambie, Miss Mabel
Tatlow Victoria), Mr. W. G. Morrison.
»      ¥      *
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jukes spent
the week end in Victoria, the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Gibb.
• *   *
Mrs. R. Marpole entertained at dinner
on   Wednesday.
• *   *
Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Flumerfelt returned from a short visit to friends in
Seattle.
• • •
Miss Ida Cambie and Miss Mebel
Tatlow Victoria), accompanied by Mr.
H. J. Cambie, returned from a trip to
Nicola Valley,
Mrs. R. H. C. Green entertained at
bridge on Thursday night.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Bodwell returned
to Victoria after spending a week in the
city.
* *   *
Mrs. D. E. Brown (Hongkong) with
her sister, Miss Maud Moore, spent the
week in Seattle.
* •   •
Miss Lois Banfield entertained a number of her friends at the home of her
parents on Melville street. The early
part of the morning was spent in a
guessing contest, while dancing held full
sway later. The gathering broke up in
the early hours of the morning, and all
were unanimous in voting Miss Banfield
a delightful hostess.
* *   •
Mrs. Charles Stimson left by the C.
P. R. for Montreal
»   •   •
Mr. and Miss Agassiz of Agassiz, B.
C, are the guests of Mrs. J. C. Keith,
Georgia street.
Commercial
Photography
In all its branches.
U TR,Q »
All orders promptly attended to .J
Address
P. O. BOX 374, VICTORl]
NELSON
Mr. and Mrs. James McEvoy of Fernie are at the Strathcona.
*   *   •
A. S. Farwell, who has been spending
the last three months at Victoria, has
returned to the city.
»   *   *
D. V. Mott, editor and proprietor of
the Fernie Ledger, is at the Hume. He
is in the city on legal business, being interested in one of the cases at the as-
Manager Horstead of the opera house
is negotiating with the Rosican opera
company and will probably secure them
for June 5 and 6 in Martha, and Said
Pasha. Miss Crowley, the popular
young contralto, is a mmeber of this
company.
•   •   •
Mrs. Hawkey and Mrs. John A. Turner leave this morning over the Crow's
Nest line for a three months' visit to
the Old Country.
SHOES
For
EMPIRE DAY!
100 pr. Ladies' Gibson and Oxl
ford Ties, turns and welts, in blaclj
tan and pat. leathers, $1,50 to j
Ladies' Slippers,  best in
market, {1.50 to $3.00.
Misses Tan and Black Rid boot]
Ji-75-
Misses Tan shoes, $1.35, $2.25!
Gents', Boys' and Children!
Canvas Shoes, with leather sole]
at lowest prices. Just what yc
need for the holidays.
Bring your cash along and sat]
25c and 50c a pair.
Watson's Sho<
Store
653YATES STREET
Baseball
VICTORIA FERNWO(
vs.
SEATTLE ELECTRIC!
Oak Bay Pari,
Satnrday, Jane Oth, at 3 p,

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