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Campaign Issue
The Week
R British Columbia Review,
Published at Victoria and Vancouver B. C.
3 s_^r_-s_^^_^Y_^^r)rl.Tn rw tor?
Stewart Williams Hilton Keith
(TQ Phone 1324 Q
B/ol. V.   No
Onb Dou-ar Put Annum
Tlie    Victoria    Times    is
Asiatic working bard these clays in
Immigration,    the endeavour to prove that
: the Laurier Government lias
fettled the Asiatic Immigration question,
[ii lines which are acceptable to British
Columbians.    The task of Sisyphus was
here   child's   play   compared with   that
which the Times has set itself.   The result
f yeais of negotiation and one year of
igitation, with a little rioting and a bill
f expense thrown in, is that at the present moment there is no Legislative barter to ehe entrance of Asiatics of any
Rationality to Canada.   The Hindu may
ome, because there can be no discrimin-
;tion against a British subject, the China-
lan may come without any limit as to
umbers so long as the enormously wealthy
[■.migration Agencies are prepared to ad-
ance the head tax which is repaid
q the shape of increased wages" ~"
.•rung from the people of British
Mumbia.    The Jap may come
Without any head tax or test of
ny kind except the ordinary im-
aigration   tests  which   apply   to
ieople of all nationalities whether
Mental or Occidental.    In the
atter case the only check of any
and is imposed not by the Cana-
.ian Government, but by the Em-
icror of Japan, and is a purely
oluntary   matter   on   his   part,
^liese are the simple facts stripped
f verbiage ancl of tho glamour
/hich  Liberal politicians  would
ast over the statesmanlike achievements of Laurier, Lemieux, and
Wry.   That British Columbia is
ot at the moment being Hooded
.'ith Mongolians is clue to two con-
jitions, a lull in the labour market,
Ind the very determined attitude
Jf the people to maintain a "white
man's country."    Neither contli-
lion has been brought about, or
liven aided, by action at Ottawa.
I.ir Wilfrid Laurier would hardly
lay claim to having produced the
lemporary   depression   in   trade
which has relieved the situation in
lhe labour market.    Neither lie
lior any of the Liberal leaders can
laim to have contributed even the
widow's mite in support of Asiatic
Exclusion, or in the direction of
Jtimulating the pubic sentiment of
Ihe Province which has been the
Inly effective influence in checking
lhe inrush.    When the local Gov-
Irnment, the Conservative leaders, _
];ho Labour leaders, and the Ex-
■lusionists were voicing public sentiment
jrom every platform in the Province, the
(olid seven at Ottawa wcre silent, the
llonourable William Templeman in par-
licular was not merely silent but fast
sleep, and it was not until peaceful agitation culminated in rioting that he woke
}p, and secured the appointment of Mr.
Lrury of Victoria as a solution of the
Jravest International problem with which
Canada has had to deal. Without any dis-
lespect to Mr. Drury it may fairly be said
lint this action is a gauge of the estimate
li which Sir Wilfrid Laurier holds the
[pinion of British Columbians.
appreciated, but it was nothing less than
tlio due of the illustrious Engineers, especially from England and the Continent,
who came as the guests of the Canadian
Alining Institute. These men were in the
best sense of the term representatives not
only of Mining Engineering but* of their
respective countries. The German delegate was a personal friend of the Kaiser,
and received special instructions to report
on the Mineral resources and the Mining
Industry of Canada on his return. Mr.
John Ashworth, the President of the Manchester Geological Society is one of the best
known and most influential mining men.
in England. Mr. Gerrard, H.M. Inspector of Mines for Lancashire, is a gentleman of high scientific attainments and an
acknowledged expert on Mining questions.
Air. Frecheville stands at the very head of
mitted that Mr. Locksley said what was
not true, which in a representative was inexcusable, especially in connection with a
matter on which there is an important difference of opinion. The Week is a strong
supporter of all athletic games and of football in particular, but it is just as strongly
opposed to Sunday football, believing that
those clubs which have countenanced it
have lowered the game in the public respect, and have reduced the morals of the
players. There is another strong reason
why Sunday football should be discouraged, which is that it is undoubtedly
secured the honour of such a deliverance    opposed to public opinion, and no game
Smelter, read a model paper on Cheap
Smelting in the Boundary, which in itself
was a complete compedium of data with
respect to the most marvellous Copper
Camp in the world. The third paper was
one of exceptional note, being the joint
contribution of Mr. John Ashworth and
his brother on Coal Dust." The paper was
too technical to be dealt with in other than
an expert article, but it is not too much
to say that it was a brilliant statement of
the most intricate problem with which coal
Mining Engineers have had to grapple.
Victoria is to be congratulated on having
from one of the highest experts. Not the
least gratifying feature of an important
session was the address of Premier McBride, who in his capacity as Minister of
Mines, welcomed the vistors to the Pro-
can thrive which arouses the hostility of
the majority of those upon whom it is
dependent for its support. The AVeek has
always regretted that the B. C. Provincial
Government did not see fit to bring tho
Lord's Day Act into operation and
~ thus line up with all the other Pro
vinces of the Dominion. It will
yet have to do so, if not earlier certainly on the eve of the next Provincial Election. Meanwhile, although Sunday football may not be
illegal it will become increasingly
unpopular, ancl those who advocate
it are injuring and not helping the
Managing the
Sir AVilfrid Laurier
has been singularly
Stranqers Yet.
" I am not in sympathy with British Columbia."
(Sir Wilfrid's Ottawa Speech.)
. The visit of the Canadian
Canadian Mining   Mining Institute to A'ic-
Institute. toria passed oil' not mere
ly with success but with
Iclat, and if courteous treatment and per-
lonal attention count for anything, tlie
tisitors have carried away the pleasantcst
ecollections. The compliment of a reception at Government House, and another
In the   Provincial   Buildings,   was fully
the Alining und Metallurgical Institute,
hus conducted gigantic enterprises in India, Africa und Australia and evinced .1
keen interest in the progress of the industry iu Canada. To get men of this calibre
to visit the Dominion and to tour it: under
favourable auspices cannot but redound to
tin' enormous benefit of the country. A
word of commendation from any one of
thein is worth volumes of newspaper and
pamphlet exploitation, and while they
were naturally conservative in their utterances, they spoke favourably, and Air.
Frecheville in particular emphasized the
great possibilities of .Alining development,
emphasizing the as yet undeveloped riches
of thc great North. The Session of the
Institute held in the Provincial Buildings
on Tuesday morning was a very gratifying
feature of the visit. Three excellent papers
were read, one by ^Alr. VV. Sutton on the
Geology ancl Mineralogy of Vancouver
Island, which showed a complete knowledge of the subject probably possessed by
no other man. Mr. A. B. AV. Hodges, the
very   capable   Manager   of   the Granby
vinee. Mr. McBride showed tliat, his brilliant talents arc not by any means limited
in political work, but. that in his own department he is thoroughly ' au fait" with
Alining matters and able, as few Ministers
are, to speak with wide and detailed
knowledge on a technical subject to men
who are experts in it. After Mr. McBride's address there wcre many expressions both of surprise and admiration, and
when the delegates were leaving they did
not fail to voice their opinion. A word of
praise is due to the local Secretary, .Mr.
E. Jacobs, for his indefatigable labours
which were amply repaid by tlie succe.-s
of a most important occasion.
Mr. Locksley of Victoria,
football enthusiast and umpire, is not a very reliable
reporter. When arguing in
defence of Sunday football he stated that
the clergymen of Nanaimo were all in
favour of it. Since these gentlemen have
denied the statement in the public press
with considerable warmth, it must be ad-
unfortunate with
his colleagues.
Never has a Premier of high personal character been associated
with men of a lower type. Never
has a Minister been so discredited
by the misconduct of those placed
in charge of important folios. Of
all the men who have brought discredit upon the Laurier Administration, the arch offender is Clifford Sifton. The corruption in
public life of which Sir Wilfred
continually complains has been intensified by the demoralizing influence of Sifton, until in the public
estimation he stands out as the one
man who typifies political graft.
Whilst not exactly in the same
class there are few Canadians who
do not know that Sir Charles Fitzpatrick was guilty of practices as
Minister of Justice whicli should
have disqualified him for promotion to the Supreme Court, aud in
any event he long ago lost publie
confidence. In his prosecution of
— a campaign of purity it is interesting to note tliat the fortunes of the
Liberal Government has been confided to
the keeping of these two past masters in
the art of political chicanery; which
leads one to remark that Sir Wilfrid
will find it not a little difficult to
convince the electors that tho cause of
purity will be advanced by the association. In this connection it will
be interesting to note the answer of
Sir AVilfred Laurier to the challenge
of Dr. Chown who has called upon
him and on Mr. Borden to pronounce for a clean campaign, and to
urge their followers and workers to
the same.
-loylcss politics is now thc rule in the
state of Oregon where a candidate may
not treat a voter on election day, or even
give away campaign buttons; nor may
the candidates say untruthful things about
his opponent. Why go into politics at
all?    Better saw wood aud meditate. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1908.
* Social and *
X Personal. *
M* mAm *>&• -sAc *_!_• •_!_» ftjfca aj* &t__i *_!_* »A» _k_ __»
Mrs. Frank Hanington came down
from  Nanaimo during  the  week and
spent a  few days here with friends.
* *    *
Mrs. Clive Phillips Woolley, after
a delightful visit in Victoria as the
guest of Mrs. Barton, Esquimalt, returned to Pier Island early in the
Mr.   and   Mrs.   Burchell   of  Thetis
Island were expected down this week.
* w    *
Mrs. Parry, wife of Commander
Franklin Parry, arrived by the Australian boat on Tuesday.
* *    w
Mrs. Holt and family and Miss V.
Hickey wcre passengers by the evening boat on Saturday last.
Mrs, McCallum, Lampson street,
gave a most enjoyable bridge party
on  Friday afternoon of last week.
The refreshment table, which was
decorated with dahlias and foliage in
autumn tints, was ably presided over
by Mrs. Berkeley and Miss Hawthornthwaite.
The first prize, which was a very
pretty cut glass bon bon dish, was
won oy Airs. Kirk and the second, a
choice piece of china, was awarded to
Mrs.  Coles.
Mrs. McCallum, in a most becoming
gown of black, with vest of old lace,
received the following guests: Mrs.
Fred. Jones, Mrs. VV. F. Bullen in a
smart green frock, Mrs. Flumerfelt in
old rose, Mrs. Barnard in brown satin
and large black hat with plumes, Mrs.
Heisterman in pale blue taffetta, white
hat, Mrs. Matthews was very much
admired in a white muslin with pale
blue stripe, blue girdle and black hat;
Mrs. Kirk in a smart white gown with
Irish crochet, Mrs. Matson, Mrs.
Raymour, Mrs. Pemberton, Mrs.
Hugo Beaven, Mrs. Genge, Mrs.
Rithet, Airs. VV. S. Gore, Mrs.
Holmes,, Mrs. Coles, Mrs. T. S. Gore,
Mrs. Ker, Mrs. Laing, Mrs. Archer
Martin, Mrs. Roggott, Mrs. H. Tye,
Mrs. McBride, Mrs. Gavin Burns, Mrs.
Blackwood, Mrs. C. McCallum, Mrs.
Fletcher, Miss Davie, Miss Monteith,
Miss Gladys McCallum and others.
* *   *
St. John's church was the scene of
a very pretty wedding on Monday
evening last, when Miss Winnifred
Lugrin and Mr. J. McDonald Fahey
were joined in the holy bonds of
matrimony by thc Rev. Percival
Jenns, assisted by the Rev. J. Stanley
Ard, thc ceremony being fully choral.
Mr.. Burnett,, the .organist, of St.
John's, played the wedding march.
Shortly after live the bride, beautifully gowned in soft white duchesse
satin, made with a lace yoke and
sleeves of net, and the conventional
bridal veil and orange blossoms, entered, leaning on her father's arm,
carrying a lovely bouquet of bride's
roses  and   lillics-of-tlie-valley.
Her three sisters made very charming bridesmaids, all wearing dainty
frocks of pale pink and white, with
hats to match, and carried bouquets
of pink sweet peas and roses.
The groom was ably supported by
Mr. Jack Merritt of Vancouver.
Thc church had been beautifully
decorated by thc numerous friends of
the bride with white sweet peas and
asters and garlands of ivy, the ceremony taking place beneath a ell composed of white asters.
The bride's mother was becomingly
gowned in rich blue satin, with
Oriental trimmings, a net vest, and a
white and blue hat.
Mrs. Shaw, sister of the bride, wore
a handsome princess gown of pale
blue silk, with touches of white, a
velvet girdle and directoire hat of
grey felt with black wings.
Mrs. Mitchell looked handsome in
brown corduroy velvet with white and
gold hat.
A reception was held at the residence of the bride's parents on the
Gorge Road immediately after the
Among the invited guests wcre Dr.
and Mrs. Milne, Miss Rebbeck, Mrs.
bChambcrs, Mrs. Spencer and the
Misses Spencer, Misses Barnard, Mrs.
and Miss Earl, Mrs. Fell, Misses
Sweet, Mrs. 11. Pooley, Miss Devereux, Mrs. Duff, Mrs. Blackwood,
Misses Blackwood, Mr. and Mrs. McKilligan, Mr. Redfern, Misses Redfern, Mr. and Mrs. Boggs, Mrs. Harvey, Mrs. Heisterman, Miss Bonter,
Mr. Frank Armstrong, Mr. Russell,
Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Gore and many
The following gentlemen acted as
ushers: Messrs. Barton, Kerr, Futcher.
* *   *
Mrs. Heisterman and Miss Heisterman have left for California.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Leather of
Duncans wcre guests at the Empress
during the week.
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. Hclbert of Vancouver
were in Victoria this week.
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Members of
New York Stock Exchange
New York Cotton Exchange
Boston Stock Exchange
Chicago Board of Trade
A Skin of B»uty ls a Joy Forever
Oriental Cream
Purifies as well as Beautifies the Skin.
No other cosmetic will do it.
Removes Tan, Pimples, Freckles, Moth
Patches, Rash and Skin diseases, and
every blemish on beauty, and defies detection. It has stood the test of 60
years; no other has, and is su harmless—we taste it to be sure it is properly made. Accept no counterfeit of
similar name. The distinguished Dr. L.
A.. Sayre said to a lady of the haut-ton
(a patient). "As you ladies will use
them, I recommend 'Gourand's Cream' as
the least harmful of all the Skin preparations."
For sale by all druggists and Fancy
Goods Dealers.
Por infants and adults. Exquisitely perfumed. Relieves Skin Irritations, cures
Sunburn and renders an excellent complexion.
Price 35 cuts, by mall.
Removes superfluous Hair.
Price $1.00, by mall.
37 Ortat Joim St.,        Hew Tori
Wholesale Distributors.
Tancouvtr ant Tlotorla, B.O.
Y. M. C. A.
A home for young men away from
home. Comfortable Reading Room.
Library, Game Room, Billiards, Hot
and Cold Shower Baths, Gymnasium
and efficient instruction.
Manitoba Free Press on file for
Middle West visitors.
WANTED—Young men for Firemen and
Brakemen, Instruct you at home by
mall. For free information send
stamp to National Railway Training
School, Inc., 37G Robert St. (Room B7),
St. Paul. Minn.. U.S-A.
Construction of the proposed acid
works of the Nichols Chemical Co.,
Ltd., has been commenced on the
south shore of Burrard Inlet not more
than two or three miles from Vancouver, and will be provided with
railway and wharfage facilities. The
plant will be in operation next spring.
It will involve thc outlay of $250,-
000 and will employ about fifty people. The products will be nitric and
sulphuric acid. The Nichols Chemical Company owns plants at Capleton,
Quebec and at Tweed, Ont. Its president is Mr. C. W. Nichols of New
York, and the vice-president is Mr.
E. S. Pincott of Montreal.
"Doc" Quinan's window was turned into an exhibition stand for big
Kaslo cherries on Friday and days
succeeding. A. J. Curie brought in a
box of big Lamberts, grown in A.
W. Allen's orchard, first. John McLeod swore that he could bring some
cherry wonders from Upper-town
that could beat these. He brought
some nice cherries all right, but they
fell a little short of the Allen standard. Then one or two other boxes
drifted in until passing tourists frequently mistook thc pill-box for a
fruit store. "Doc" had a fine time
sampling those big cherries.—Kaslo
Kootenaian  of 6th  tilt.
The Kelowna Courier announces
that the El Mundo cigar made by
the Havana Cigar Syndicate is made
wholly including wrapper from tobacco grown in Kelowna, B.C., a decided compliment to the quality of
the tobacco grown there.
Some stores simply peg along
season after season in the same
old rut.
Others don't.
We're one of the others.
If there's a new cut to a garment—a new kink to the tail-,
oring—a new fabric—you'll be '
sure   to   find   it   here—if   it's
Take our $20 Men's Suits or
our $18 Overcoats for instance.',
You'll find that they are handsome and up to the hour in'
every  detail.
style   from  the  highest  priced
exclusive tailor.
get newer or better *
ALLEN & CO.   _
Fit=Reform Wardrobe
f 1201   Government  St.,
Victoria. 1
A Lady, who is taking her daughter
to school in Europe next January and
returning in April, will be glad to
offer her services to anyone requiring
an escort. Highest references. Address "Chaperon," care this paper.
The Taylor Mill Co.
All kinds of Building Material,
North Government St.. Victoria
Experience little or no difficulty
in finding a cigar or blend of
smoking mixture that fits their
Our Manila or Havana
Cigars can't be beaten.
We carry a most complete line of smokers'
The Army
and Navy
Cigar Store.
Phone 346
A Splendid
of Post Cards
Local Views, colored.
Local Views, black and white-
new subjects.
Local Views, Sepia—new.
Rocky Mountains Special Series.
Ocean   to   Ocean   Series—hundreds of subjects.
Pone 1759 655 Yates St.
The Highest Grade Malt and Hops Used in Manufacture.
James Buchanan & Co's SCOTCH WHISKIES
Is world-wide, and  stands for the BEST that can be produced.
The following brands are for sale by all the leading dealers:
RADIGER & JANION, Sole Ag.ats for B.C.
Mining Companies
"Morton's B. C." Steel
Following is an extract from letter received from the Superintendent of The Tyee Mine, Mount Sicker:
"Have discarded all others, and now use "MORTON'S B. C.
STEEL" exclusively. I find that it stands more heat, works more
easily, and stands better than any other kind of steel I have
This is but one of the many complimentary letters from
mining companies and others using the "Morton" brand of Tool
and Drill Steel for which we are sole agents. A sample order will
convince you of its superiority.
E. G. PRIOR &e©..
Corner Government and Johnson Streets     -     Victoria B.C
You can always      _ It tastes different
tellanM. B. ci^,r jy|#    |j        than others.
Made by S. A. Bantly, Victoria, B. C.
Union Made.
Havana Filler.
Two Sizes.
Sold Everywhere.
Timber and Land.
The   kind   that   show   what's
taken  up  and   what's   vacant.
Electric Blue Print & Map Co.
Electric  Blue  Print  and  Map  Co.
1218 Langley Street
Victoria. B. C.
Victoria Agents for the Nanaimo
New Wellington Coal.
The  best  household  coal  in  the
market at current rates.
Anthracite Coal for sale.
34 Broad Street. Phone 847
The days are getting Warm.
Is Comfortable.
648 Yates St., Victoria, B. C.
Leave Uur -Baggage Cheeks at the
Pacific Transfer Co'y
No. 4 FORT ST.
Phone U..      /_. E. KENT, Proprietor
LLOYD & CO., practical chimney
cleaners, 716 Pandora St. Chimneys can be cleaned without making an ellova mess. Try ui and
be convinced.
fr Short Story  *
^ifififififififififif *
By J. I. H.
I  found
"My husband is coming up to see
me now," she whispered. "Now you
will know why I love him so."
Nevertheless the woman did not
turn to look when the door opened
too  good  for their wives,
that out long ago."
The day had now fully dawned,
bright and cold, and the clear light
fell upon her face, bringing out mercilessly its worn grayness. The girl, presently, and she heard the glad cry
looking over, wondered what dull tra- of welcome from the girl's bed; and
gedy lay behind its still traceable it was only after a silence which last-
beauty, ed strangely long that she at last low-
  "Your husband is dead?" she ven- ereclher eves slowly.   They met those
She had been lying there awake tureci after a pause which the other 0f a man standing still with his hand
tor  some  time  watching  the  dawn djd not seem incijned t0 break- on the knob of the closed door behind
i.reep grayly in through the window, "He deserted me three years ago," him, and staring at her with a face
bringing one familiar object after an- answered the woman bluntly, "and blotted of all color and expression,
rther out of the darkness: the white j. believed in him as much as you Then suddenly the hospital walls, the
walls with prints tacked upon them,  do jn your ilusband." narrow bed, the wondering girl oppo
se table of medicine-bottles, her bed, The girl drew in her breath with a site> dropped away from her sight like
|ind finally the bed of her neighbour silarp S0Und. mist-wreaths from a hilltop, and left
apposite. She turned her head slow- "Please forgive me for asking— only herself and the man before her.
ly and looked across.   The occupant  r d;dn*t know—I thought—" Shrill voices seemed to be hammer-
bf the bed was sleeping with her face "it doesn't matter," the woman said inS in her ean>» asking quick questions
pmed toward her, and she looked at wearily. "Only you see I have reason that her brain sprang to answer even
t closely, glda of any new interest for what I said." before they took shape.   Was this the
lifter the night's weary vigil. "You have been through a terrible   reward   of  years   of   grimly   patient
It was a sweet young face she saw, experience indeed," said the girl, look- waiting, of a never-acknowledged hope
phaded by masses of dark brown hair, ing at her with a deep pity in her which yet had clung tenaciously at her
hrith a childlike mouth, and long soft eyes. "But it is an exceptional heart? This the end of love and the
'ashes that touched her cheek as she one, I know it must be. It would kill beginning of hate? At all events-
lay sleeping peacefully. The woman me to think that he—that all men her brain made quick answer—she
lad been half asleep when the other  were so heartless and cruel!" could strike, and terribly.   Then why
was brought in the evening before, "I hope you will never have occas- not do it? He had not hesitated to
put she remembered hearing thc ion to think so," said the woman, with strike the blow which had wrecked
mrses talking about her and the se- an involntary softening of her hard and laiti low her whole life, and had
•ious operation to be performed this tone. "Keep in your paradise as long turned her love into a corroding
horning. Now she studied her in the as you can. You can never get back blight I Now the scales had shifted
crowing light, and wondered with a again once it is lost, that I assure and it was her turn to speak, to slay!
ool dispassionateness   what   mental you." His eyes went for a swift instant
aliber she had to support her in They were both silent for a while, to the girl and then returned to her
itch a stress. The ward was quiet and empty except  in a  dumb,  hopeless    appeal.      She
As she still watched her the other for themselves, but outside a baby knew well what he meant. Had the
tirred and opened her eyes. They wailed fretfully from some distant nurses not told her of the serious op-
let those of the woman for a minute room and soft steps were heard hur- eration to bc performed, and of the
uite trustfully and happily, and then rying up and down the corridors. girl's weak heart? What was it the
sudden rush of memory and fear Suddenly the girl covered her face girl had said herself a few minutes—
lurred and broke up their quiet with her hands. "Oh, the awful, or was it hours—ago? "1 would
epths. The woman looked away, half awful, waiting!" she cried brokenly, rather die than live to share him with
shamed to be caught, even uncon- "If it were only over now. I feel my anyone else!" To tell her the truth
ciously, spying on her. courage going with every moment!"  now,  she well  knew,  would  be  the
Presently she heard the other speak- "It will soon be over,' soothed the g'rl's death-warrant as well as his
ig. woman.    "It is not so terrible, after  punishment.    Well, what did it mat-
"I beg your pardon, but do you all—I know, for I have gone through ter t° her, after all? When the weak
now what time it is?" the same thing—only you have youth  cling to the knees of the strong what
The woman glanced at her watch,  and love on your side to fight for you.  wonder if they are  trampled  under.
"About half-past six."
"Thank you."
The voice was youthful and sweet,
ke the face. After a moment's si-
mce she went on:
"T am glad there is not long to wait.
Think if you were alone!    But you et them be trampled under so long
have him to live for."
"Oh, if I were only sure that he
loved me!" wailed the girl. "All the
rest would be easy to bear."
"Why   should   you   doubt   him?"
hey come for me at half-past seven.'  asked  the  woman in some surprise.
as revenge endures and hate stalks
unsatisfied! So the voices shouted
and urged—and then the girl spoke.
"I couldn't get a room, Keith; they
were all taken; so they put me in
here; but this  is  my    friend,    even
"You have slept well?" the woman  "Just a moment ago you told me how  though 1 don't know her name.    We
tid  rather  curiously. "You are  not  much he cared for you.   Has he ever  have been talking together and she
has helped me to be brave, almost as
much as you have, Keith. See how
calm I am now."    She held up her
afraid of the operation.   She told me
that she felt sure it would be all right,
ervous, then?" given you any reason to doubt him?"
"Terribly," the girl answered with The  girl  stared  at  her with  eyes
'sudden shivering contraction of her wild with pain and dread.
hole body.     "But    they    gave me "No, never.    He has always been hand and showed him its steadiness
smething    to    make    mc    sleep—I love   and   devotion   itself;    but  ever with a smile.    "1  don't    feel    at all
egged them to.   1 couldn't even bear since he married me I have had a fear,
te idea of the operation if it were unspoken and hidden—for I've always
ot for my husband.   I must be brave thrust it far away from me as long as and somehow I feel sure of it, too,
_r him." I could—that some day I should wato now.    Won't you thank her for me,
The woman lay silent for a little up to find it was all a dream and 1 Keith?"
-ith averted face. The proud yet ten- was alone once more. And now you A sudden flash of love lit up the
er tone in the other's voice had have roused that fear by what you somber eyes of the man as they turn-
truck savagely on a still throbbing told me, and I cannot conquer it. You ed toward her for a moment, but they
lemory. She remembered her own have made me wonder if perhaps he, dulled again hopelessly as they came
our of trial and endurance, faced too, is like other men—have made me back to the woman. Her own eyes
lone, and the bitter lines about her think and fear—I don't know what I" were hard and cold as steel as she
louth cut themselves still deeper. She broke off with a choked sob, looked at them both.   She raised her-
"He is so worried about me," the and raised herself up in the bed wildly, self up in the bed with an involuntary
irl went on.   "But he is so wonder-  gasping for breath.
movement  of  recoil,    and    the  girl
illy brave and hopeful all the time.      The woman leaned over toward her  watched her with  half-hurt wonder
ment at her silence.
"Don't thank me," she said at last
in a harsh, choked voice.   "And don't
know I could never go through the  quickly,
peration if it were not for him, Dy- "Don't think of anything but his
ig would be easier; but I have him present love for you," she said, hold-
o live for, so that helps me to go  ing the girl with steady eyes.   "Don't  thank him.    Thank yourself  for  all
fear  that your  love  may  not stand that you have, get well, and be happy
She  noticed  the  tenseness  of  the  the  test   bravely.    It   will—I   know  in your paradise."
/oman's attitude, and broke off. that!" She lay back again on tlie pillow
"I—I didn't mean to bother you this      They seemed now to have changed  with a sudden  relaxing of her grim
.ay," she said, half timidly.    "Only places; the woman's voice was strong  self-control that told how it had been
: makes the waiting less hard to talk and full of courage, and the girl felt a  shaken.
) someone. But I won't speak if sudden sense of support and uplifting The man's face flushed for a mo-
ou want to sleep." as she met her firm gaze.   She fought  ment and then paled as abruptly.   He
"I   can't   sleep,"   the   woman   an-   back her tears. made a step toward the bed.
wered  briefly.     "Please   talk,   if   it      "Yes, you are  right," she  gasped.      "Are you—do    you   mean—?"    hc
"I will be brave.    I know he loves  asked hoarsely.
me, and me only.   But I would rather      Her  eyes   burned   him  with   their
'But  die than live to share his love with  scorn.    She   had   gained   control   of
can't believe it, even yet.   He is so  anyone else." herself once more,
ever and strong and I am so stupid "You will not die then," said the "See that you deserve her faith,'
nd foolish that it seems impossible woman, still with the same steady she answered brusquely, and turning
> me that he should have cared to confidence in her voice. "I feel sure over on her side lay there with averted
larry me.    I often tell Keith that I   of that." face.    She heard  his quick,  indrawn
The girl leaned over suduenly and  breath of relief, the girl's puzzled call,
caught the other's hand. "Keith!"  heard  him go  to her with
"How  you  have  helped  me!"  she  one glad step, heard their murmuring
said.    "I cannot thank you enough."  voices and the noise of the nurses and
The door was opened softly and the  attendants   as   they   brought   in   thc
_i as early as they will let him, and  nurses came in.   The woman lay star-  wheeled chair and took the girl out.
len you will see for yourself that he  ing up at the ceiling while they went   But still she lay    there    motionless,
really too good for me." about their morning duties.   When all   staring with  unseeing    eyes    at the
"Don't   believe   that,"   the   woman  was finished the girl pushed aside thc  white walls which seemed to close in
aid brusquely.    "Very few men are screen and smiled over at her. upon her like a relentless future.
elps you.    Have you been married
"Over a year," the girl said.
in do nothing well but love him."
"Is that his name?" asked the wo-
lan quickly.
"Yes.   I think it suits him so well,
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The Threepenny Bit.
Toronto Saturday Night tells a
story of a man and his wife who went
into a candy store on Bloor Street a
few weeks ago, on Saturday evening
to make some purchases for the children. The husband was standing back
leaving thc conduct of affairs in more
capable hands than his own, until his
wife taking out her purse began to
pay for the confectionery with a num-
of live-cent pieces. Then the husband
stepped forward, touched his wife on
the shoulder, and in a voice distinctly
heard by the customers, said warning-
ly, "Keep your small change for Sunday."   She did.
Moralizing on the incident Saturday Night suggests by way of excuse
that they may have had a number of
children at home who would have to
be supplied with collection money two
or three times the following day, but
even then it is somewhat startling to
find a Church-going couple paying
out quarters or half-dollars for candy
on Saturday night, and saving tlieir
nickels for Church next day.
What happened in Toronto happens
all over Canada, people keep their
small change for Sunday collections.
Saturday Night thinks that the
Churches have not much chance to
guide and control the world's morality so long as their members cheerfully pay out more money on Saturday to see a baseball or lacrosse
match, then they grudgingly deposit
in the plates on Sunday. It cannot
be inspiring to a clergyman to see
families spending more money on
canteloupes than Christianity; it must
be discouraging to Deacons and Elders to find many people giving to the
Lord the plugged and perforated quarters and half dollars that Eaton's and
Simpson's  stores will not accept.
No doubt the comment of Saturday
Night is all right, but more remains
behind it. If these are so tliere must
be a reason for it. What is the reason? lt cannot be set down to
niggardliness because the world is
not only making but spending far
more money than ever before. The
incomes of all classes have increased
enormously during the last decade or
two, and especially is this true of the
great working class which is the chief
support of the churches. ■ Few people
have to deny themselves anything
which they really need, and as a matter of fact the purchases of all today
cover a far wider range than even
a few years ago. The luxuries of the
last decade are the necessaries of this.
Under these circumstances the public attitude towards Church contributions is both interesting and significant, and cannot be poohpoohed or
brushed aside. I think it will be generally admitted that whilst people
spend freely, especially on this Continent, they are particularly careful to
get value for their money. If a thing
is good they expect to pay well for
it, and do not object. This tendency
is every day placing at a greater disadvantage "cheap goods."
I hardly dare venture an opinion
of my own, but an Elder in one of
the Victoria churches told me not a
fortnight ago that while it was a
struggle for his Church Committee to
make both ends meet. He thought
that the congregation paid a fair price
for what they got, and his opinion is
in line with that commonly expressed
whenever this subject is raised.
There are as brilliant men in the
Christian Churches today as at any
time in the past, but the rank and
file of the Ministry is woefully behind
the times. In bare intelligence it is
not uncommon to find the average
member of the congregation ahead of
his Pastor. Ministers are not industrious; they do not study; they do not
keep abreast of the times; their range
of subjects is limited, and in proportion as they are narrow; they become
dogmatic. Many of our children, especially those who have passed into
the High School, are disgusted at the
ignorance of those who undertake to
teach them from the pulpit what
would not be tolerated for a moment
in the class room.
The press in England and Ameri
ca is deploring the fact that there is
a dearth of candidates for the Christian Ministry, which means that instead of a judicious selection of men
specially qualified for the sacred mission, hundreds of young fellows whom
nature constructed to become plough
boys and cattle herders will be pitchforked into the pulpits to dispense
their maudlin mediocrity. Under
these circumstances is it not to be
wondered at that the Church is losing
its influence, that its ministry enjoys
less respect than at any time in its
history, and that people like the man
from Toronto, spend their dollars on
candy and saves their nickels for the
People will pay for what they get,
and by no process of threatening or
cajolery will they bc compelled to pay
for what they do not get. When the
leaders of the Church pay a fair price
to the Ministers, and select for the
sacred calling on the same principle
as experts are selected in every other
calling, that of personal adaptability,
and special gifts, the Church will regain its influence and the congregation plates will not gather in nickels
and plugged quarters.
In the Book which all Ministers are
supposed to study is a passage which
runs: "The labourer is worthy of his
hire." In these days he usually manages to get it, whether in the Church
or the world, but get more he cannot. I hope it may not be considered
irreverent if I wind up with another
passage from the same book which
runs: "He that hath ears to hear let
him hear."
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A Retrospect—1896 and 1908.
Twelve years ago the Liberals held
practically all the Provinces. The
party was compact, aggressive, enthusiastic, full of ideals and energy.
Today it has lost four of the Provinces containing the major part of
the population of Canada, is much
weaker in the others, is lethargic,
divided, cynical, lacking in ideals,
dominated by middlemen and camp
followers, and pervaded with the notion that nothing counts but power
and numbers. At the recent Liberal
convention in Toronto it was said
that 25,000 men in Ontario who formerly voted Liberal had voted for
Conservative candidates in the recent
Provincial contest.
What has caused this complete
change? What has caused the party
filled with the energy and the high
ideals of youth to become so like a
worn-out spendthrift, full of debility
and cynicism? Has it not been because of the chilling of the ardor of
the men, the young men particularly, who worked so hard for Liberalism, and hoped so much from it
in the years before 1896? Take thc
men who were then so young that
the campaign of 1896 was the lirst
real part they took in politics. The
Conservative party was then feeling
all the infirmities of eighteen years
of office. The West was poor, desperately poor, and ground under the
heels of abuses that the old Government had tolerated. It was badly
administered, and overrun by carpetbag officials. Grievances existed that
could be remedied by the stroke of a
pen, but which were not remedied.
Settlers from older Canada were just
beginning to understand Western
farming. In the East the leaders
quarrelled. Trade stagnated because
the West stood still. There was constant talk of waste and jobbery and
nepotism. And, last of all, there was
the attempt to coerce Manitoba in
an affair that was her own.
This was the state of affairs, and
young men and old men, too, went
into that long fight, believing that,
once the Liberals were in power, all
these things would be swept away.
The thing was done. The Liberals
were put into power. Some reforms
were made. The administration of
the West was improved—in some
cases with more dragging and delay
than seemed to be necessary. Leading Liberals were taken from the
Provinces to form the "Cabinet of
Premiers" at Ottawa. But with them
seemed to depart the virility of thc
Provincial Ministries. These went to
the bad.. Manitoba, British Columbia,
Ontaio, New Brunswick, all turned
out the Liberals. The weaker and
baser clement that ruled arrogantly
after the "Kings" departed for Ottawa were later spewed out of the
mouth of the Provinces. But imme-
diattly the rejected of thc people in
the Provinces became the elected of
the Ottawa Ministry. The young men
who had looked to see the Senate
abolished, now saw it made the hill
of refuge from which those whom
they had defeated defied them. Names
in such a case would be superfluous.
Every Province knows its own bitterness. If they were not made Senators they were made agents, or inspectors, or commissioners, or what
not, and grinned sardonically and triumphantly at better men than themselves who believed that the Liberal
oartv meant what it said, and who
were astounded and disheartened to
see Ottawa made thc sink into which
all the cast-offs of the Provinces
Men who had worked hard and
made sacrifices for the principles represented by the party saw these mercenaries grow rich at the public ex
pense. These batteners at the public
crib imagined, and still imagine, that
riches form an all sufficient answer
to every question. They imagine that
the public is pleased to see them
rich, and and that the people lie
awake nights scheming how to keep
them in power and increase their
riches. These are the men who force
the hands of the party. It is for them
that the patronage list exists. They
are the cause of the scandals, the jobbery and the waste that has caused
25,000 Liberals in Ontario to vote
Conservative. If these men were any
strength to the party it would not be
when those higth in favour at Ottawa
came to see them and the question
of putting the platform into effect
was mooted they were more or less
bluntly told that they were fools,
and for want of more wit they were
regaled with the worn-out joke that
a party platform as like that of a
railway car, intended to "get in on."
The Senate not reformed, the expenditure not reduced, but, on the contrary, increased, economy laughed at,
public ownership knocked on the
head, Sir William Mulock driven out
because he wanted to nationalize telegraphs and telephones, and do the one
There were other things. There
was the loud, asinine bray of empty-
headed back-benchers howling down
the most reasonable propositions from
the other side. Often they did not
know what they were howling at.
There was Mr. Paterson, who should
have known better, roaring down with
his thunderous voice the arguments of
some young Opposition member that
he could not answer. There was that
exhibition when Sir Richard Cartwright shattered the idol by his
speech on the Jackson episode. These
and icebreakers and Arctic outfits, and
timber leases and marine signals, and
four hundred thousand dollars has
been as yet paid? Of sending out another Arctic expedition?
"What great work has Laurier accomplished? Look around and see
what has become of the $73,000,000
expenditure. Ask the middleman.
Look at the patronage list, the list
of useless public works. Look at the
G. T. P. Railway contract. It must
be finished, but it would be well that
the people should not let Laurier do
it. The Quebec bridge—another expensive and extravagant item."—Mr.
Borden's speech at St. John, N.B.,
September 16.
Mr. Borden to Electors of Canada.
Tlie campaign must be a clean one; no corrupt practices must be employed in our behalf.
The Government's record of corruption is so long and startling that the whole evening
might be occupied in enumerating the various scandals brought to light during the
past three years.
The condition of the Marine Department was known to the Prime Minister long before
the report of the Civil Service Commission.
No member of the Opposition has ventured upon a stronger condemnation of the present
methods of administering than that found within the pages of the commissioners' report.
The avowed policy of the Liberal party with respect to public lands has been outraged and
falsified in the most astonishing manner by the present Administration.
It is safe to prophesy that in another five years little will be left of the public domain if
the present Administration is continued in power.
The party press, subsidized during the past twelve years to the extent of nearly six millions
of dollars, strained the resources of the English language in denunciation of the
Opposition as scandal mongers.
I unhesitatingly make the assertion that within one year the Halifax platform has been
carried into elfect to a greater extent than their own platform during their twelve years
of power.
What branch of administration has not been mismanaged by the Government? What
great public undertaking have they not bungled?
Sir Wilfrid Laurier declares himself the author of the "All-Red" project. It was hardly
necessary for Sir Charles Tupper to remind us that the proposal was his own and that
Sir Wilfrid defeated it more than twelve years ago.
They vowed that thirteen million dollars placed at interest would pay the cost of the whole
undertaking (the National Transcontinental Railway) and that the entire road from
Winnipeg to Moncton would cost not more than fifty-two million dollars. Their own
official returns show that the road will cost the country from $175,000,000 to $200,000,-
000, and there is good reason to believe that the public debt will be nearly doubled
before its completion.
In a time of business depression and financial stringency there have poured into nearly
every important city and town in Canada hundreds of immigrants unable to find work.
Canada believes that it is time for a change.
Mr. Kendrie, a woollen man, spoke
next. He said that the industry had
received no aid from the Government
and unless some change is soon made
the trade will be ruined. He asked
the association that they should pass
a resolution. He contended that they
were making as good a class of goods
as are made elsewhere. He contended that the Yorkshire manufacturers
dumped a class of materials made by
cheap labour, uot to be obtained to
the south by thc great manufacturing
couutry. On a recent visit to the
Eastern States he found many of his
former employes, who had drifted
there, because of better conditions.
He took issue with Sir Wilfrid
Laurier's statements. The speaker objected to comparisons with the United
States. In thc States they consumed
95 per cent, of their own prodt.ction
and exported 5 per cent. In Canada
they imported 90 per cent. Again
he took issue with Sir Wilfrid Laurier
in the latter's statements that thc
industry had been given a due
measure of protection. Mr. Paterson,
the Minister of Customs, had recently, said to him that the members of
western constituencies would object
to any change. He wanted to know
if the west was ruling thc country,
if that was so thc sooner the fact
was found out in thc cast the better.
—Mr. Kendrie at Montreal, Sept. 16.
so bad, but the young Liberal sees
that they have been nothing but a
dead weight from the very beginning,
and he is getting tired of carrying
The Conservatives did not want to
be beaten in 896, but when !they
were beaten many an honourable man
heaved a sigh of relief that at last
a horde of hangers-on would have
to get out and earn a living more
or less honest. Many of them, to
the amazement of young voters, were
inside the Liberal lines before daybreak next morning. And these and
the Liberal cast-offs in tlie Provinces
arc thc evil spirits which havc bedevilled the Federal Liberal party.
But there was more than this. When
young citizens  went to Ottawa,  or
thing that would put the Intercolonial
on its feet, namely, extend it by the
opportune purchase of the Canada Atlantic to Georgian Bay. All these
things chilled thc enthusiasm of young
Liberals. Then came without warning the Autonomy Bills of 905, with
their negation in regard to Provincial rights of everything that Liberals
had fought for in 896. Liberals who
had been brought up on thc doctrines
taught in Manitoba's long light and
gallant rescue by Quebec under Sir
Wilfrid Laurier could not unlearn all
those lessons in 1905, and cheer for
the coercion doctrines they had denounced in 1896. This, more than
anything else, quenched the last spark
of that enthusiasm which had carried
the party to victory in 1896.
emergency rations, and wire fence
contracts, and Blairmore townsites,
and Robins leases, and a hundred
more episodes and deals and crookedness account for the lethargy of the
Liberal party iu 1908 as compared
with thc enthusiasm of 190C.
"Let Laurier finish his work," was
thc appeal of thc Liberal press and
speakers. "What work?" asked the
Conservative leader. "Of breaking
the planks of his 1893 platform? That
has been already completed. Of handing over the public domain to party
friends, of carrying out tlie North Atlantic Trading Company contract
which was for one million, and only
A morning paper says "Sir Wilfrid Points a Moral." But he did
not attempt to adorn the tale of the
Civil  Service  Commission.
* *   *
Mr. Frank Oliver says that the
Government has not broken its
pledges. Frank, you are all right. We
should like to go fishing with you.
In 1896 thc Liberals had a Cabinet
of Premiers. Now the Provincial Premiers arc touring with Mr. Borden.
* *   *
It is perhaps a mistake to say the
Government has given away land and
other natural resources to speculators.
Speculators are men who risk money.
* *   *
Lieut.-Governor Fraser of Nova
Scotia said recently that in building a
nation the blind partizan was rather a
hindrance than a help. Yet he who is
not a blind partizan "loses the patronage" and is not invited out to dinner.    What  is to be done?
* *   *
The fact that Sir Wilfrid Laurier's
hair is growing grey is no reason'
why the country should permit Mr.
Fielding's extravagance to go on.
* *   *
Sir Wilfrid Laurier believes it
would be heartless to turn his Government mit of power. Every middleman will echo tllis delightful sentiment.
* *   *
The new Premier of Japan has outlined a policy of rigid economy. He
is not taking Canada's Prime Minister as his pattern and model. THE WEEK, SATURDAY,   SEPTEMBER «6, 1908
Sir Charles Tuppers' Reply to Sir Wilfrid
Laurier's Sorel Speech.
Crushing Indictment of the Liberal Administration.
To the Right Honourable Sir Wilfrid
Laurier, G.C.M.G., Ottawa, Ont.:
Dear Sir Wilfrid,—In your recent
speech at Sorel, 1 find the following
reference to myself: "My old friend,
Sir Charles Tupper, who, after many
defeats, has withdrawn from thc
struggle, has come out from his retreat to predict our defeat, lie has
done this regularly since 1896."
1 do not know what you mean by
my "many defeats," as i was elected
in my native county of Cumberland
fourteen times and twice in Cape Breton, being defeated only once there
owing to my having devoted practically all my efforts to other constituencies. If you refer to thc "defeats'' of my party, which carried the
country in 1867, 1872, 1878, 1882, 1887
and 1891, I would remind you that
thc Liberal party has only been successful in the elections of 1874, 1896,
900 and 904. It is a matter of history that the Liberal party only obtained power in 1873 by giving six
of their opponents scats in the Cabinet, and that in 1896 you defeated the
Conservative party by denouncing the
Government for not having disallowed
the Manitoba Schuol Act, which took
away the rights of the Catholics, and
when the Government brought in a
measure declared necessary by the
Judicial Committee of thc Privy
Council to restore those rights, you
joined with the Orangemen in defeating that measure by obstructing
a large majority of the House of
Commons, and then securing the support of Quebec by declaring the Act
did not go far enough, and that if
you obtained power you would, if
necessary to secure their "rights in
their entirety," bring in a stronger
In 1900 you maintained yourself in
office by trampling under foot all the
principles to which your party had
been pledged, and resting upon the
support of your race and religion.
In 1904 you sustained yourself by
fastening upon the country a gigantic
debt for the construction of the Grand
Trunk Pacific Railway, which you declared would involve a charge of $13,-
000,000 on the public exchequer,
whereas it has now been proved that
the cost will be nearly $200,000,000.
Your statement that you have
achieved something in the negotiation of treaties not previously ob-
• tailed requires no notice from me,
- as it has been already emphatically
contradicted by thc declarations of
thc Colonial Secretary, Lord Crewe,
in the House of Lords, and by Sir
Edward Grey in the House of Commons, who was thc Under-Secretary
in the Foreign Ollice when 1 negotiated thc treaty with France in 1893,
and is now Secretary of State for
Foreign Affairs. lie said, in thc
House of Commons, that "The Plenipotentiaries for tlie conclusion of
the Commercial Convention between
France and Canada, of September
9th, 907, were Sir Francis Bertie, H.
M. Ambassador at Paris, Hon. W. S.
Kidding, and the Hon. L. P. Brodeur. They were not appointed by
letters patent, but were furnished
with lull powers under lhe Royal
Sign Manual, similar "mutatis mutandis' to those furnished to thc late
Marquis of Dufferin and Ava, and to
Sir Charles Tupper in 1893." Nor
must it be forgotten that, by boasting of what you had accomplished
for Canada, you havc prevented the
adoption of your treaty up to the
present time, and that the only treaty
in existence today is that negotiated
by me in 1893.
You claim great credit for your efforts   to   secure   the   All-Red   Line,'
whereas you should apologise for killing that enterprise after 1 had secured from the British Government
a subsidy of £75,000 a year for ten
years, and made a contract with the
Messrs. Allan, of Montreal, and Glasgow, which would havc given a 20-
knot service to Montreal in summer
and Halifax in winter, on the 1st day
of May, 1898.
Vour claim that you have promoted
harmony between different races and
religions is best answered by your
speech at Richmond, N. S., when you
wcre obliged to admit that you found
greater harmony between those of
different races and religions in Nova
Scotia than in any other part of Canada. 1 read that admission with
much pleasure, as from the first hour
of my public life 1 had made equal
rights for all, irrespective of race
and creed, a cardinal principle.
Allow me now to fell you on what
1 base thc opinion 1 expressed when
asked what I thought would be the
result of the impending general election. The political history of Canada
shows that all our great prosperity
is due to the policy of the Liberal-
Conservative party, carried in the
very teeth of the most bitter and persistent opposition of the Liberal
No intelligent man can bc found
who can question the fact that our
present position has been attained by
Confederation, the adoption of a protective policy, and the construction of
an inter-oceanic railway.
The proposal to complete the confederation of British North America
by the inclusion of British Columbia
on the only ternis by which that
could be obtained, giving that Province railway communication, with the
rest of Canada, was fiercely denounced by the Liberal party as
ruinous. The result of this opposition was a large reduction of the Conservative majority in the election of
1872, and the party thus weakened
was defeated in 1873 by the action
of six of its supporters, who thus
obtained seats in the Liberal Cabinet.
The Liberal Government then
formed dissolved the House, and obtained a large majority. They pursued a Free Trade policy which
brought the country to a deplorable
condition. The Opposition propounded a protective policy, and carried
the country in 1878 by an overwhelming majority. That policy was established in the face of the most determined opposition. The increasing
prosperity enabled the Government to
vigorously prosecute the construction
of the railway to the Pacific Ocean,
in April, 1880, Mr. Blake, the Leader
of the Liberal party, moved a resolution in the House of Commons to
compel the Government to suspend
all construction beyond the eastern
side of the Rocky Mountains, and im
plorcd the House not to ruin Canada
for the sake of 12,000 white people
in British Columbia. He was supported ou that motion by the entire
Liberal party, including yourself. In
October of that year thc Government
entered into a contract with the Pacific Railway Syndicate, for thc completion of the railway, and it was
opened for traffic from ocean to ocean
in 1896. That contract was strenuously opposed by thc Liberal party,
although no man can deny that it
has resulted in untold benefit to Canada. The Company is now operating
more than 13,000 miles of railway,
and has provided a fleet of steamers
affording the most rapid communication between Canada and Great Britain. Who, then, I ask, will dare to
say that without these great measures
which you and your party have so
bitterly opposed Canada could havc
attained the great position it now
But that is not all. lt will never
be forgotten that our position as an
important part of the British Empire
was imperilled by your party. When
all your efforts to obstruct the  Na
tional Policy and the construction of
the Canadian Pacilic Railway ended
in failure, you, as Leader, joined with
Erastus Wyman, whose avowed policy was to induce Canada to abandon
allegiance to Great Britain and become part of the United States, in
advocating unrestricted reciprocity
with the United States, although you
knew that it involved the adoption
by Canada of thc American tariff
against England. Thc Liberal-Conservative party saved 'Canada land
secured to us the priceless continuation of British institutions in that
crisis, which was so grave that the
lion. Edward Blake refused to go into
the battle with you, because he would
not fight under false pretences and
imperil Britisli institutions. You
know as well as 1 that Republicans
and Democrats alike agreed in the
desire to possess Canada, as they
were well aware of its potentialities.
The lion. William A. Seward, the
Secretary of State under President
Lincoln, penned the following prophetic words: "Having its Atlantic seaport at Halifax and its Pacific depot
near Vancouver Island, Britisli America would inevitably draw to it the
commerce of Europe, Asia and the
United States. Thus, from a mere
colonial dependency, it would assume
a controlling rank in the world. To
her other nations would be tributary,
and in vain would the United States
attempt to be her rival, for we could
never dispute with her the possession
of the Asiatic commerce, nor the
power which that commerce confers."
And the late Mr. Charles Summer,
in the Senate of the United States,
in 1867, in reference to thc purchase
of Alaska, said: "The present treaty
is a visible step in the occupation
of the whole North American Continent. As such it will be recognized
by the world and accepted by the
American people. But that treaty involves something more. By it we dismiss one more monarch from this
Continent. One by one they have retired: First France, then Spain, then
France again, and now Russia, all
giving way to that absorbing unity
which is declared in the national motto, 'E pluribus ununi.' In reference
to the Pacific railway of the United
States, completed May loth, 1869, the
late Mr. Asa Whitney assured his
readers in 1845: "You will see that
it will change the whole world, allow
us to traverse the globe in thirty
days, civilise and Christianise mankind, and place us in the centre of
the world, compelling Europe on the
one side, and Asia and Africa on the
other, to pass through us."
When at the request of the late
Hon. Mr. Bayard, Secretary of State,
I visited him at Washington in 1887,
he said: "Well, Sir Charles, the Confederation of British North America
and the construction of the Canadian
Pacific Railway have brought us face
to face with a nation, and we must
now deal with international matters
from "that point of view."
No one can read these opinions of
the public men of the United States
without seeing the vital importance
of those great measures from a national standpoint.
Beaten on everv issue between the
two parties, you owed your success
in 1896 to a Janus-faced policy when
the interests of your French co-religionists were at stake, and I think
you will agree with mc that under the
circumstances I had a reason to expect a fair share of support from
The by-elections in Brockville and
Huron proved that in Ontario most
disgraceful frauds were resorted to by
Liberals in 1896. In the election of
1900 in Ontario, 1 was opposed by
two'Governments, with all tlieir patronage and unlimited means, while
there was but a small subscription
made for the Conservative party bv
a few friends in Toronto, whicli only
admitted of a slight contribution tu
aid in meeting thc legal expenses.
Notwithstanding these disadvantages
however, although you had a majority
of twelve when dissolution took place,
at thc close of thc election I had a
majority of eighteen, and my defeat
was secured by a solid French vote
and thc influence of the Governments
in the smaller Provinces, all of which
were supporting you except Manitoba.
Am I not warranted under these circumstances, when your opponents are
in power in Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia, and New Brunswick,
in expecting that the great party who
have, despite all the obstruction of
the so-called Liberals, made Canada
what it is, will receive from the electorate the support to which they are
If further evidence is wanting to
show tllat yours is a lost cause, it is
to be found in a session wasted by
frantic efforts of your Government to
conceal the information on public
matters to which the House and public are entitled, and to pass an Act
to enable the same frauds to bc perpetrated in connection with the electoral lists in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec as wcre
used in your support at thc last Dominion election in Manitoba.
Hoping that I have satisfied you
that I have sufficient reason for the
confidence I feel in the triumph of my
successor, Mr. R. L. Borden, in the
coining contest, I remain, Yours
Winnipeg, September ioth, 1908.
Templeman v. McINNES.
"Send me to Ottaw aand I will see
that Natal Act is passed. British
Columbia must have it."—W. W. B.
"You can thus see that a Natal Act
would be useless."—lion. William
"I believe that the sensible men
of British Columbia will agree that
the Oriental Question with respect to
the Japanese has been settled in a
broad and statesmanlike manner."—
Hon. William Templeman.
"1 resigned from the Dominion
House because the Liberal government refused to settle the Oriental
Question in accord with their plain
pledges,"—W. W. B. Mclnnes.
"We believe we have settled the
problem.—Hon. William Templeman.
"The Oriental Question is not understood in the east."—W. W. B. Mc-'
"The present legislation on the
Chinese question is all that is reasonably required."—Hon. William Templeman.
"Something much more must be
done to keep Britisli Columbia a
white man's country."—W. W. B. Mclnnes.
"I think it will be conceded by
every fair-minded man, and especially
by every fair-minded workman, that
the best thing that could bc done in
the interest of Canada has been done."
—Hon. William Templeman.
"I had to remind the local government that it had forgotten to again
pass the Natal Act, and that it should
be done in order to show the people
of the cast that we were in earnest
about the matter."—W. W. B. Mclnnes.
"Many think that wc should pass
an absolute exclusion act. We are
not prepared to take that view."—
lion. William Templeman.
more  Liberal  every  day.    Like  Mr.
Fielding, as it were.
* *   *
Some people get the freedom of the
city, but the middleman does better,
lie gets the freedom of the Treasury.
* *   *
Let Laurier finish  his work—now.
These eleventh-hour surrenders to
the Halifax platform suggest that thc
Government is thoroughly frightened.
* *   *
The whole official Liberal programme seems to consist of boastin^
and spending.
* *   *
If Sir Wilfrid could govern as well
as he can speak this country would
bc well off.
* *.  *
It is nonsense to say that the return of the Conservatives to power
would imperil the completion of the
Grand Trunk Pacific. The nation i3
committed to the project, and will
carry it through no matter who is in
* *   *
Frenzied Economy is a phrase they
are using in papers in the West. It
must represent how Economy feels
when she looks at the latest Ottawa
* *   *
Thanksgiving Day will come after
the general election. Whether Sir
Wilfrid Laurier will eat turkey or
crow depends on the voters.
The Little Brokers.
Ten little brokers standing in a line;
One got cold feet and then there were
Nine little brokers   monkeying   with
their fate;
One  got a  good  squeeze  and  then
there wcre eight.
Eight little brokers yelling up  to
Heart  disease  got hold  of one and
then there were seven.
Seven little brokers playing brokers'
One  couldn't cover and  then there
were six.
Six little brokers buzzing round the
One got well stung and then there
were five.
Five   little   brokers   bidding   on   the
One got a loan called and then there
were four.
Four little brokers on   a   gambling
One got cornered and then there were
Three little brokers formed a pool in
One of them got stuck and then there
were two.
Two   little   brokers   making  lots   of
One dropped his long green and then
there was one.
One little broker on a Broadway car;
What hc said we cannot print;  let's
bid him au rcvoir.
—The  Metropolitan.
Answer to Correspondent — The
Liberal Platform of 1893 died of neglect twelve years ago, aged three
years.   The good die young.
* *   *
The silence of Sir Richard Cartwright in lhe campaign is noticeable.
Let us hope it is not a profane silence.
* *   *
Sir Wilfrid Laurier's defence of the
departure from thc platform of 1893
may havc sounded all right, but in
cold print it is no defence at all.
* *   *
Thc charge of extravagance Sir
Wilfrid repelled with scorn. If he
would repel the middlemen in that
way there would be no charge.
■|*       W       W
One of the speakers at Niagara
Falls said that Ontario was getting
Miss Goodson's Recital.
(From the New York Sun, Feb. 18)
The piano recital which Katharine
Goodson gave yesterday afternoon in
Mendelssohn Hall was interesting in
its disclosure of a strong and vital
personality, masculinity of her technic,
the virility of her touch, and the
sweeping boldness of her style made
no little impression. It was expected
that in recital she would exhibit still
more fully the brilliancy of her musical utterance and accompany it with
demonstrations of a subtler insight
In the array of striking features her
performance was in no way disappointing.
Of the interpretation of the "Wanderer Fantasia" it might be said that
it had open air breadth and the free
swing of the road. It had beautiful
tonal quality and its dynamic perspectives were finely wrought. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1908
Corner China Cabinet—This style
has four shelves, two mirrors
and bent glass doors. The wood
is handsome golden oak. Makes
a very attractive cabinet style.
Price, each  $30.00
Corner China Cabinet—Another
corner cabinet style in golden
oak. This has four shelves, four
mirrors and bent glass doors.
Finely finished throughout.
Price, each    $45.00
China Cabinet—An Early English
style of unusually attractive design and priced very low. Has
foUr shelves. Doors are of glass
with cross strips of wood.
Price, each  $25.00
China Cabinet—An Early English
style of uncommon design. Has
3 shelves and bent glass door.
Finely finished throughout. A
pleasing style and good value at
each, only   $36.00
China and
Art Wares
_ If you are planning wedding
presents—and many foresighted
Eeople are even putting away
oliday gifts this early—or enriching your own collection of
finepieces of china and art objects,
the opportunities afforded here
are most unusual at this time.
•fl The new things challenge admiration by beauty and style
and bewilder in variety and
_ No previous season has shown
such tempting things—irresistible
things. You must see them without delay.
If it is a new dining-room
table you have been longing
to own, this is the store for
you. Present offerings in
dining tables show some
really excellent styles and a
range of prices surprisingly fair indeed. In round and
square, golden oak, weathered oak, oak and mahogany,
low priced and high, we
show most complete stocks.
We have them as low as—
Dainty New Designs.
A dainty Buffet adds greatly to
the attractiveness of any dining-
room—convenient, too, of course.
Quaint indeed are some of the
present day designs in Buffets, and
it is really surprising how low the
price is kept with style, finish and
workmanship so high.
There is a great collection awaiting your inspection on our third
floor, and we would greatly appreciate the opportunity to show you.
We have them from each—
Big Stock Offered.
Dainty Linen delights the dainty
housekeeper. What a pride some
housekeepers take in their table
linen. Fine linen does make a difference, and when first quality
linens may be purchased here at
prices most other shops charge for
ordinary sorts, why not have the
better kind?
We are famous for the excellence of the linens we sell. For
years we have had an enviable
reputation along these lines, and
the care in buying that built that
reputation is still being exercised.
All the latest Fall Ideas in Fall Ideas in Curtains are shown on our
Second Floor. Obliging salesmen are there to show you these handsome
creations and a visit to this department is "worth while." Fall carpets
and other "new things" are also shown on this floor.   Come in today.
The special room in which we display this immense stock of Libbey
Cut Glass has attracted much favorable comment. The exhibit is much
admired by tourists and visitors. Come in and see the World's best Cut
Glass shown as it should be shown.
Complete Home Furnishers
balloons as merely material for drift-  told  a   number   of    children    there
ing matches. about  snow,  which   they  had  never
Learning. licence
Well, boy, what have you learned
Good Society. 	
The agent for a cemetery company she had finished one little fell
seen,  says  the  Washington  Herald, at college?    Can you reconstruct a
They were much interested, but when dinosaur?
"Companies Act, 1807."
Province of British Columbia.
_._«_ agent ior a cemetery company sue Had mushed one little fellow said:      "Gosh, dad, I'm more oractic-,1 thnn      *»• ««•
was expatiating on the good points      "Mrs. Browning, I can't quite be-  tint    T ,-,n   .„.  _      lu Tll.',s ls t0 certlfy
of a certain lot.    Presently the pros-  licve that." " ££,  ' ^ PUt t0gCther a» automo" »«£ £&&"
that "The Boiler In-
ance Company of Ca-
_ . ...,.,..ii.j ul Camilla" is authorised and licensed to carry
on business within the Province of British Columbia, and to carry out or elfect
,,.,,, T    ,     pective   purchaser   interrupted   with      Next morning   a    caller   was an-
I notice she bowed to you.   Is she  the enumeration of several prominent nounced   for   Mrs.   Browning    and A w,. t    t     -.at
"—' '*^ZL_.T^^^
ed                                                                     "xi      a                                      .            ls!    lNobod>' will ever bc brighter or „    *-e--ead ollice of the Company Is sit
6dT,                   ,   .     ,    ,       .                  Mrs' Br°wnmg, mother says it was. better for his living." Vfi 0%VonSZ °f T°™™& &?*&
The   agent   admitted   that   ,t   was very wrong for me to say what I did      "I  don't  know  about  that.    Glum c£?J  »'  the  capital   of  the
yesterday, so I m sorry and want to  husbands make merry widows." £<™ SL^S^^6^
an old acquaintance ?^^^^^^^^^
"Y—yes; she's a sort of distant relation.   She was the first wife of my
second wife's first husband."
  -~~ quite a distance ofij 	
When Something Comes Of It. "Then," said the woman, "I don't apologize.    But, '"he added, ingenu
Tess—These men who are forever  want jt  j>d rat]ier pay more anc[ get ousiy «i ^on<t believe it yet."
in a good neighbourhood." 	
The agent collapsed.
"Has it come to the point," he said
"where   people   considei   their   next
 , aV •_.__., ^ out or elfect
all or any of the objects of the Com-
nnti-u*   Ir.   ...1.1-1-   ... -   .
trying to kiss a girl make me tired.
Jess—Me, too.   There's nothing I
admire so much as a successful man.
Paternal Ambition.
"Is your boy Josh going to study
Not a Rapid Game.
The train was just pulling out of
the Grand Central   station    in New
"Wouldn't you like to play a game    ._ ,    ...        „ r,«
,    ,      -,„,,_,                 ...   li     st0llt citizen, "we used to go on ex
of chess?    asked the man with the  . _, ___
"I  don't know," answered  Farmer  c°G^"y'unde
.    ., _  -__.-_u.iity, ln-
uranee Agents,  whose address  is  Victoria aforesaid, is thc attorney for the
Sounded Ominous.
door neighbors even in a graveyard?" "/stayingto l^e last S£f mk_  T^Ttvell?^ °' 'T"' "^ SoSIW^hP'"-^ %?u£
he?" asked the young man. J develop   "nanc.erm'   energy tfmhT^i^.fi?!!^"" day of Sep-
"Yes,"   replied   the   dear
The Providers. xes-    rcp"ed  tlle  dear  £irl-  "he
"When 1 was a tad,' remarked the  dld "Jf something, but I don't know
just what he meant.    He said if you
derby hat.
"I won't have time," remarked the
man addressed; "I'm only going as
far as Chicago."
cursions and we tads were very popular with the girls during thc day. But
in the evening the older chaps would
come on the scene. These were thc
providers, the eligibles, thc fellows
with steady jobs. And then how the
girls did drop us tads; and how I did
hate those providers; and how I did
long to be one myself."
"And you were one eventually."
"Yes; but my triumph was not for
long. A provider is soon married and
caused to  provide."
What He Ordered '"^° catc'' tlle transient hour's the rub.
Guest   (in   cheap   restauraiit.-See The flight of time a mortal dreads.
I here, waiter, I thought I told you to Life s a sllort summer- man :i dub'
I bring me a strong cup of coffee. He wcds- alas' how soon he wcds!"
Waiter—Well, wot's de matter wid After   emitting   which   paraphrase,
I dat cup?   Youse couldn't break it wid the stout citizen ran for his car.
I a ax. ~                   ~~
  Polite   But   Unconvinced.
The aeroplanists have gone up so A Kansas City matron who visited
lin  the  air that  they  look down  on in    Southern    Alabama  last    winter
didn't   go    home   earlier    hereafter
there'd bc a kick coming from him."
_...._..„,   ..,,_,  uiKoLuenm  day  of  Sep-
energy  tember, one thousand nine hundred and
enough to git to be one of the fellers  (Jf'y'j s v wootton,
that hires the lawyers." Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The  objects  for which this  Company
  has   been   established   aud   licensed  are:
"What's this, a primitive loom?"        '-t'o transact and —-	
of  insur
"Great    ■-       »- — •-•
1 primitive loom?"
curio.      Portable   derrick;  }?a
year  1908.    They wcre  used  for re
moving women's hats."
carry on  the business
jrance and  re-insurance against
Figuring It Out.
"But remember, my dear, that you
I and I are one."
She looked at him scornfully.
"One!" she echoed.   "Nonsense. We
I are 10.   I'm the one and you are the
Canada's Civil Service.
The American system of regulating
The Fatal Gift of Beauty.
The novel-reader cried:
"I'm sick of the beauties of Enid tho
And proudly Lady Gwendolen gives
me a pain.
Paint me a   freckled-faced  girl  with
red hair; B
Write  me  a  novel  of plain  Mary  doubtless be adopted.    Th
Jane." i
So the Novelist wrote. b
But the Novel read: d    ^^^^^^^^^
Like roses bepowdered with gold was  tended to the outside service, whicl
her face, much larger, at any time by
A halo of flame-colored tresses had   in council.   Thc syste
she; ^
Though a Duchess, she waived all her   England   and
rights  to "Your Grace," "d
And said, "To my lover, I'm pi
Jeanne Marie."
 «  .,   a.   tviiion  tney
may bo attached, or to any goods, wares,
merchandise, cargo or other property of
nnv    description    stored
, . ...1 nn* necessary matters and' things
■■_-uur.u-.3s oe adopted, ine principle connected with and proper to promote
S applied to promotions also. The those objects, And they shall havo tho
1 , additional powers ol making, entering
_>111 as introduced relates only to the Into and executing policies, contracts,
lr.i*i**ii-fninnt« -it Ottawa hut can he ex- agreements and undertakings, guarantee-
It p.u tinints at Uttawa, out can ue ex [ag engln9era aml urcinen i„ actual at-
*******mm**m                      , which is tedance upon any boiler Insured by uie
. said   company   against   loss   of   lifo   or
an order injury in person, resulting from the e.\-
:m contemplated -llo'sl1"* thereof.
_____ oGpt,   Jo
originated some sixty years since in ,
England   and   passes   to   thc   chief James  Murray,  lather of thc huge
"daughter state" after adoption by thc new    English   dictionary,    has   been
ain   United  States.    It   marks  a  definite knighted,    lie had words enough at
step in sound administration. his command to express his thank**: THE WEEK,  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1908.
At The Street   *}
Corner        j>
It goes without saying that the attractive point for lounging this week
has been at the Provincial Fair. Having lounged there to my heart's content I want lirst of all to offer my
heartiest congratulations to Mr. J. E.
Smart, the Secretary, and thc Committee at thc splendid result of their
labours. In every department but
one this is by far the best Exhibition
held in Victoria. Not only is the
number of exhibits double that of last
year, but the general standard of excellence is higher, and altogether there
is an air of interest and liveliness
hitherto lacking.
When the old buildings burnt down
there were not a few who thought
it would be difficult, if not impossible,
to finance new buildings this year, but
as it turned out this was not the only
fire which was a blessing in disguise.
It removed an unsightly and unsuitable block which reminded one in the
distance more of a heathen temple
than anything else. It enabled the
Committee to assemble a group of
modern attractive buildings which will
no doubt be supplemented at an early
date by the addition of a new grand
stand and a permanent horse show.
Never have Victorians had an opportunity of inspecting such splendid
horses, and the performances in the
ring were easily thc star attraction.
The races were the only disappointing
feature, due to restrictions which need
not be further canvassed. It is a
pity that the authorities have adopted
a policy which must inevitably keep
the best class horses away from Victoria.
Of tlie general exhibits it need only
be said that they were excellent, and
altogether the Provincial Fair has
this year been placed on an entirely
different plane and one which should
insure even greater success next year.
The Committee has shown what can
be done, public interest has been
aroused, and the result spells success.
It is to bc hoped that before another year arrangements will be made
with the B.C.E.R. Co. to run their
cars into the grounds. This is the
one drawback, and should be remedied   without   delay.
I understand that the owners of
Thc Willows Hotel are asking an ex-
horbitant price for the corner of
their property which it is necessary
for the city or the B.C.E.R. Co. to
acquire in order to make a decent
curve. If the owners think that this
policy will inure to their benefit they
arc mistaken. You cannot hold up a
city forever.
It must be very discouraging to
race course touts and toughs to strike
Victoria. Thanks to the cold storage
system so effectively maintained by
Chief Langley. They no sooner land
than they get cold feet, and discover
that the climate does not suit their
health. I often wonder why the
seamy side of life is so much more
conspicuous in Vancouver than in
Victoria, and why toughs arc so much
more difficult to manage at thc former
place. Xo doubt it is harder to get
away from the Island than from thc
Mainland City. This may have something to do with it, but in thc main
the difference is due to the determination of the Police authorities and to
the resolute manner in which they set
themselves to subdue any attempt at
disorderlies s.
I firmly believe that thc present agitation against racing is due more to
the disrepute into which it has been
brought by the low characters it attracts than in consequence of thc public objection to betting, which is usually thc point attacked.
It is not often that a fashionable
company has the unique experience
of attending a reception in a Legislative Chamber lighted with stable
lanterns, but this occurred on Wednesday evening last when thc Provincial Government was entertaining thc
Mining Engineers and their friends in
our own gilded halls. It was almost
uncanny groping one's way along the
dark corridors, in search of the cloak
room, and the humorous side of the
case was very much in evidence when,
by the aid of one wax candle, it was
possible dimly to discern the stalwart
figure of Premier McBride, with several ladies, near the Speaker's chair
waiting to receive the guests. The
vagaries of electricity do not seem to
have been exhausted, and this is one
of the striking illustrations which goes
to show why English people were so
slow in adopting the new method of
illumination. The farthing dip is still
a necessary stand by, for even the
faintest glimmer becomes a kindly
light when the fuse burns out. Naturally there was a cheer when thc
defect was remedied and then everybody began to have a good time,
which was enhanced not a little by
the excellent catering of Mr. Robinson and his assistants who dispensed
the delicacies of the season in the
I heard a little bird whisper that
the most popular man of the evening
was the Deputy Provincial Secretary,
whoever that official may be, who for
this occasion only was the official dispenser of smiles.
By the way, I forgot to mention
that one of the most conspicuous
figures at the Mining Engineers' reception was John Oliver, the redoubtable Member for Delta. It may not
bc generally known that "John" is a
veritable squire of dames, and when
he lays aside his Legislative duties
becomes a social lion. He does not
always dress the part, but that is due
to his modesty and as he wandered
round on Wednesday night in his ordinary business rig out, I could not
help thinking of John Burns who for
years invaded thc House of Commons
in tweeds, indeed the Member for
Delta has much in common with his
English prototype. Both are of thc
same sturdy, uncompromising, determined character, and both will be
popular with men of all parties despite their political proclivities.
1 have been much amused at a discussion carried on in the public press
as to the attraction which dangerous
performances have for the public.
One of the most interesting contributions was a letter from the veteran
Goldwin Smith, who recalls the fact
that many years ago when Blondin
was at the height of his fame, untold
thousands Hocked to see him cross
the high wire. This wire was stretched
between two poles at an elevation of
75 to 100 feet above the ground. A
fall meant certain death, and people
hung breathlessly upon his every
movement, rending the air with their
plaudits when he had safely completed his performance. After a few
years the wire was lowered and safety
nets were used at the instance of the
authorities. That settled Blondin's
popularity. The audiences dwindled
down to two or three thousand. The
elements of danger had been eliminated. Thc explanation is very simple.
People arc simply dying for a sensation; there is no mystery about it.
This age is simply mad for sensation.
Thc entertainer who can guarantee
this is assured of a fortune. Probably risk to human life furnishes the
greatest sensation, which accounts for
thc hold which bull fighting has on
the Southern people. Our wise lawmakers havc very properly limited
sensations of this kind during late
years, and will probably limit them
still further, when a few more aviators, aeroplanists aud parachutists
have come  to earth.
The Hedley Gazette announces the
possession of a specimen of a rare
mineral axinite, a boro-silicate of aluminium and calcium, which was found
by Chas. Camscll of the Geological
Survey party of Hedley Camp on the
Copper Cliff mineral claim. This is
the first known find in Canada anywhere west of the great lakes.
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Dear  Madge:
Nowadays, when marriage seems
temporarily out of favour, and we. are
deluged not only with novels on its
problems but with little books full
of advice on "how to bear it," it is
remarkable to find a woman leaving
a substantial sum of money to dower
two poor girls every year, in order—
in the words of the testatrix—"that
two young girls may each year be-
thereby made very happy." This is
a widow's handsome tribute to her belief in the wedded state, and it is a
wonder that these provisions for dow-
erlcss girls are not made more often.
It is a question indeed if wc should
not do better as a State by pensioning strapping and deserving young
brides than by dowering the old and
feeble. The children of the State are
its most valuable asset, and the young
mother assuredly not the least important of its citizens. In spite of
the gibes of cynics and the wails of
the ill-matched, matrimony for thc
masses, will continue to bc popular.
Mr. 'Enry 'Awkins and his Eliza do
not affect the problem-novel; their
only problem indeed is the material
one of how to procure an adequate
Sunday dinner. With pensions for
mothers, the birthrate might once
more rise, and with it our hopes of
figuring, in the future, as a great
Imperial  race.
We are threatened—and there is no
use any longer disguising the fact—
with a formidable revival of the Dickens girl. It has come about by the
simplest means. An audacious milliner of Paris in a thoughtless moment, re-introduced the "cottage bonnet" (familiar in portraits of the
young Queen Victoria) a» a kind of
blinker for motoring, and this headgear, tied round the dimpled chin of
a pretty young woman, reminded numerous elderly gentlemen of sirens
of the fifties. For some time past the
artists of the younger school have
been painting crinolines and shawls,
parted  hair and  cameo-brooches—all
the  insignia,  in  short, of the young|
person of the Dickens novel and period.   And now  it  is  predicted  that
she will be upon us in the flesh, and
not upon canvas.   This cottage bonnet   effect,  and   the   soft  frilly  hats
worn so far back on thc head with
flowing veil, sweep  all before them,
the most devout woman-hater is disarmed,   the   susceptible   fall   at   onel
glance.   And with the Dickens bonnet|
will surely come a revival of the feminine manners, the feminine attitude
of the 'forties and 'fifties.   It will be
a   surprising  volte-face.    Missy  will
have to put away the golf clubs and
hockey   sticks,   take   to   tatting   and
playing  the   piano.    Young   persons
with  a  pretty wit  and  a talent  for
conversation    must    henceforth    sit
mumchance,   and   their   voices   must
not be heard at the dinner table.   Instead snubbing and chaffing the mere
man she will have to prostrate her-f
self before him as a being of superior!
powers.    One  can  foresee  some  di-f
verting contingencies—until the hero-|
ine  of another  and  more  audacious!
period  becomes,  for  the  nonce,  thel
fashion.     Speaking   of   bonnets   re-l
minds me of the splendid display of| THE WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1908.
all millinery at Henry Young & Co.'s
m Government street. Their show-
ooms are particularly attractive this
eason, the splendid blending of the
:olour scheme of their creations is
>eyond reproach. And even the least
imong us, with the slimest purse,
-cceives the best of attention here,
vhich, I am sorry to say, cannot be
laid of many of our bonnet depart-
We live in an age when ceremony
at a discount, in which—in the
ligher and the lower classes, at any
•ate—a freedom of address is used
vhich would have made our grand-
nothers faint with horror. Every-
iody in "Society" calls everyone else
)y their Christian name after the
iriefest of acquaintances, if not by
iome endearing if uncomplimentary
lickname. Yet I have heard that the
Duke of Portland in his younger days
.ddressed his own sister as "Your
_,adyship," while that near relative
lever asked after the Duke's health
without prefacing the question by
Your Grace." These things sound
ncredible to modern free-and-easy
ars. And yet there is one point in
irhich the maligned modern woman
i certainly more tactful than her fore-
ears. Some of us can remember a
me when stately Dowagers still
ailed their male friends and acquaint-
nccs "Smith" and "Robinson" "tout
mrt," a proceeding which would
rouse consternation in a twentieth-
sntury drawing-room. If we must
ave a familiar style of address,
Dick" or "Jack" is certainly an im-
•ovement on the bald surname,
hich always has an arrogant and
ltronising sound coming from so-
illed "rosy lips." On the whole thc
oman with the cigarette is a much
ore sociable and philosophic crc-
ure than her intimidating grand-
other. Great ladies in the 'fifties
id 'sixties were imposing and awc-
nne persons, who ruled Society with
rod of iron, and made young men
el their displeasure if they trans-
essed the smallest social law.
A 'Sentimentalization of Sin.'
If the disagreement of critics about
book is a sign of its vitality, then
Herrick's Together is without
ubt the most momentous piece of
tion of the year. In New York thc
wspapers are giving tlieir columns
interviews with prominent suffra-
ttes in which Mr. Herrick and his
:ws are scathingly denounced, while
reviewers go on pointing to it as
; biggest novei of the year and
es keep pace with thc discussion,
en among thc reviewers there are
•iotis differences of opinion, though
:y are agreed as to the importance
the book. On the question of its
irals there is a decided split. Take,
instance, the contrast in the opin-
is of two of the leading religious
pers of the country. The Interior,
Chicago, says: 'There is a fine con-
uctive philosophy in it, a health-
, wholesome, uplifting wisdom that
)tild make many soul-perplexed
n and women deeply grateful to
bert Herrick.' On the other hand,
e Congregationalism of Boston,
fs: 'The book is a scntimentaliza-
11 of sin quite unworthy of the
:hor's reputation.' Hardly less cx-
me are the divergences of opinion
to its art. The New York Times,
ilying the conventional standards
whicli novels are commonly meas-
d, remarks that it is 'an essay
ier than a novel.1 The reviewer
The Forum, Dr. F. T. Cooper,
iments on 'the wide sweep of the
:ure, the impression of urgent,
anging life, the effect of niany-
idness to which the book first of
owes its inherent bigness.' The
timore Sun avers that 'Mr. Her-
has proved his ability to present
ideal and inspiring in literature,
neither quality can be claimed for
;ether.' Yet Mr. Francis Hackett,
;ing in the Chicago Evening Post,
ins something very like these qual-
i for thc book when he says: "The
it of this book is in the end brac-
and quickening. * * * Its en-
iiasnis ring true.'
hus the critics disagree—and thc
k goes into its seventh edition
lin a month of publication.
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The place there is going to be
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"Companies Act, 1S97."
Province of British Columbia.
No. 452.
THI SIS TO CERTIFY that the "National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford," is authorised and licensed to carry 011 business within the Provinee of
British Columbia, and to earry out or
effect all or any of the objects of the
Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head ollice of the Company is situate at  Hartford,  Connecticut.
The amount of capital of the Company
is live million dollars, divided into tlfty
thousand shares of one hundred dollars
The head offlce of the Company in this
Province is situate at Victoria, and W.
A. Lawson, Insurance Agent, whose address is Victoria, B.C., is the attorney
for the Company.
Given under my Hand and Seal of
Office at Victoria, Province of Britisli
Columbia, this tenth day of September,
one  thousand   nine  hundred  and   eight.
(L. S.) S,  Y.  WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company
has been established and licensed are:—
To make insurance against the loss by
lire on all kinds of real, mixed and personal property of every name and description, and are also authorized to insure on vessels of all descriptions, ana
on all kinds of goods and merchandise;
and said Corporation shall be liable to
make good, and to pay to the several
persons who may or shall oe Insured
by the said Corporation for all losses
they may sustain In the subject matter
insured, ln accordance with the terms
of the contract of insurance ana of the
form of the policies Issued by said Company, which said policies, and all other
contracts of said Company, may be
made with or without the common seal
of said Company, and shall be signed by
the President or Vice-President and
countersigned by the Secretary, and, being   so   signed   and   executed,   shall   be
obligatory on said Company. To make
insurance against loss or damage by
wind or hall storms, lightning, tornadoes, cyclones, leakage of sprinklers ana
sprinkler systems installed or maintained for the purpose 01 protecting
against fire, and explosions, whether nre
ensues or not; provided the same shall
be clearly expressed In the policy, but
nothing herein shall be construed to empower said company to insure against
loss or damage to person or property
resulting from explosions of steam
In  the  mater  of an  application  for  a
Duplicate Certificate of Title to Lot
1,  Block  14,   (Map 537A),  Town of
Port Essington.
NOTICE  is   hereby  given   that  it   Is
my intention at the expiration of  one
month from the date of the first publication hereof to issue a Duplicate Certificate  of  Title  to  above  land  Issued
to Edward Ebbs Charleson on the 2 Sth
day   of   March,    1905,    and   numbered
Land   Registry  Ofllce,   Victoria,   B.C.,
the ISth day of August,  1908.
District of Coast. Range 2.
TAKE NOTICE that Alexander W.
Young, of Victor1-*, B.C., occupation
Timber Dealer, intends to apply for permission to lease the following described
foreshore and submerged lands on Moss
Commencing at a post planted at the
southeast corner, being about one-half
mile south of the mouth of Clyak river;
thence north 40 chains; thence west 46
chains; thence south 40 chains; thence
east 45 chains to point of commencement.
Staked July 3, 1908.
July 25 George Young, Agent.
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that William H. Perkins, of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Station Agent, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted three
and one-half miles east of the southeast corner of Indian Reservation No.
1, Fort George; thence north 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains; thence south 80
chains; thence east 80 chains to the
point of commencement and containing
640 acres, more or less.
Dated June 30, 1908.
Vancouver Island Trunk Road—Sections
1, 6, 7 and 8.
SEPARATE SEALED TENDERS superscribed "Tender for Section , Vancouver Island Trunk Road," will be received by the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works up to and including Monday, the 21st day of September,
190S, for constructing and completing
Sections 1, 6, . and 8, each Section being two miles, more or less, in length,
of the Vancouver Island Trunk Road.
Plans, profiles, drawings, specifications and forms of contract and tender may be seen by intending tenderers,
on and after Monday, the 31st day of
August, 190S, at the offlce of the undersigned, Lands and Yorks Department,
Victoria, B.C., and at the offlce of the
Government Agent, Duncan, B.C.
Intending tenderers can obtain one
set of the location plans and profile,
and of the specification of each or any
Section, for the sum of flve ($5) dollars
per set, on application to the Public
Works Engineer.
Each separate tender shall be for one
Section of the road only, and must be
accompanied by an accepted bank cheque
or certlflcate of deposit on a chartered
bank of Canada, made payable to the
order of the Hon. the Chief Commissioner, in the sum of two hundred and
fifty ($260) dollars, which shall be forfeited if the party tendering decline or
neglect to enter into contract when
called upon to do so, or fail to complete  the  work  contracted  for.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out, on the forms supplied, separately for each Section of the road as
specified, signed with the actual signatures of the tenderers, accompanied by
the above-mentioned cheque and enclosed in the envelope furnished.
The Chief Commissioner ls not bound
to accept the lowest or any tender.
Public Works  Engineer.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., August, 1908.
Sept. 6
east 40 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence west 40 chains to the point ot
commencement and eontalnlng 320 acres
more or less.
Dated June 30, 1908.
District of Coast (Rivers Inlet).
TAKE NOTICE that the B. C. Canning Co., Ltd., of London, Eng., occupation Canners and Sawmill owners, Intends to apply for permission to lease
the following described foreshore and
submerged land:
Commencing ta a post marked B. C.
C. Co., S.E. Cor., planted at high water
mark on island forming part of Lot 3,
Range ,2 Coast District, about three
chains southwesterly from the church,
situated on the Wannuck River, Rivers
Inlet; thence due west 20 chains; thence
due north about 10 chains; thence about
25 chains to S.W. corner of Lot 3 on
north shore of Rivers Inlet; thence following the shore line at high-water mark
in a southeasterly direction to a point
about one and a half chains east of
north end of bridge; thence due south
to the island lirst mentioned; thence
following the western shore of the island
to point of commencement, and containing 50 acres, more or less.
26th June, 1908.
Aug. 1 Clement A. Haynes, Agent.
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that John D. MacLean
of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Physician,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted four
(4) miles east of the southeast corner
of Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort
George, thence south 80 chains; thenee
west 80 chains; thence north SO chains;
thence east 80 chains to the point or
commencement, and containing 640 acres
more or less.
Dated June 30, 1908.
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that Donald J. Matheson, of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Postmaster, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
Commencing at a post planted four (4)
miles east of the southeast corner of
Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort George,
thence north 80 chains; thence west 80
chains; thence south 80 chains; thence
east 80 chains to the point of commencement aud containing 640 acres, more or
Dated June 30, 1908.
District  of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that Edward L.
Thompson, of Phoenix, B.C., occupation
Miner, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
Commencing at a post planted five (5)
miles southeast of the southeast corner
of Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort
George; thence south 80 chains; thence
west 40 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence east 40 chains to the point of
commencement and containing 320 acres
moro or less.
Dated June 30th, 1908.
Aug. 15        EDWARD L. THOMPSON.
District  of  Rivers   Inlet,  B.C.   (Coast).
TAKE NOTICE that the British Columbia Canning Co., Ltd., of London,
Eng., occupation canners and sawmill
owners, intend to apply for permission
to lease the following described foreshore and submerged land:
Commencing at a post marked B. C.
C. Co., N.W. Cor., planted at high-water
mark about one and a half chains east
of the nortli end of bridge on Lot 3,
Range 2, Coast District, at head of
Rivers Inlet; thence following the shore
line in a south-easterly direction about
60 chains to S.E. corner of Lot 3; thence
about 40 chains In a south-westerly direction to a point In the centre of the
river due south of Church on Lot 3;
thence about 10 chains north to the post
on Island placed about three chains
south of church, and forming the S.E.
boundary of the B.C. Canning Co.'s previous notice of application for fore-
shove lease; thence about 19 chains In
a north-easterly direction following the
high-water mark to entrance to slough;
thence in a north-westerly direction following the north shore of said Island
about 23 cliains to a point due south
of point of commencement; thence north
about 10 chains to point of commencement, and containing 40 acres, more or
2(ith June, 1908.
Aug. 1 Clement A. Haynes, Agent.
District of Coast (Rivers Inlet).
TAKE NOTICE that the B.C. Canning
Cnmpany, Ltd., of London, England, occupation, Canners, etc., Intends to apply
for permission to lease the following
described lands, Including the foreshore
to  the depth  of ono  chain:
Commencing at a post planted at high
water mark on the west boundary of
Lot 3, Range 2, Coast District, marked
"B.C.C. Co., S.E. C"; thence north 20
chains; thence west 20 chains; thence
south 20 chains; thence following shore
line in an easterly direction to point
of commencement, containing forty acres
more or less.
Date  13th  June,  1908.
Aug.  1 C. A.  Haynes, Agent.
District of  Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that John A. Morrln,
of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Merchant,
Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted four (I)
miles east of the southeast corner of
Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort George,
thence east SO chains; thence south 40
chains; thence west SO chains; thence
thence north 40 chains to the point of
commencement and containing 320 acres
more or less.
Dated June 30, 1908.
District of Fort George.
TAKE NOTICE that Charles H. Pinker
of Phoenix, B.C., occupation Minor, Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted flve (6)
miles southeast of the southeast corner
of Indian Reservation No. 1, Fort
Goorge, thence south 80 chains; thence
"Companies Act, 1897."
I hereby certify that "The Ferro-Con-
crete Construction Company" has this
day been registered as an Extra-Provincial Company under the "Companies Act,
1897," to carry out or effect til or an»
of the objects of the Company to which
the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head offlce of tha Company Is
situate at Cincinnati In Hamilton County. Ohio.
The amount of the capital of the
Company Is Uv* hundred thousand dollars, divided Into flve thousand share*
of one hundred dollars each.
The bead ofllcs of tha Company In thli
Province   ls   situate   at   Victoria,   and
Henry Graham Lawson, Solicitor, whose
address Is Victoria, B.C., Is tha attorney
for   the   company.     Not   empowered   to
Issue and transfer stock.
Given under my hand and Seal of Offlca
at Victoria,  Province of British  Columbia,  this fourth day of April, one
thousand nine hundred and sight.
Registrar of Joint Stock CompanlM.
The objects for which  this company
has been established and registered are:
M'V-facturlng and dealing ln flre-proof-
ln_, and building material of all kinds,
and constructing, equipping and owning
buildings, bridges and structures of all
kinds,  and all  things  Incident  thereto,
of   engaging   In   a   general   contracting
business; and of acquiring, holding, owning and disposing of all rights, patent
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for the views expressed by its correspondents.
Communications will be inserted
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given to the editor as an evidence of
bona fides. In no case will it be
divulged without consent.
Whales, Politics, and Asiatics.
Victoria,  Sept.  22,   1908.
Editor The Week.
Sir,—You published a letter for me
a couple of weeks ago, in which I
said  that  some   of  the  largest  employers of cheap Oriental labour on
this Island were men of broad Liberal
principles.   I   had   in   my   mind   the
two whaling stations, that employ almost exclusively Oriental labour. The
exception are a manager, an engineer,
and fireman, a time keeper, a weigh-
man, a cooper and one or two others.
The rest are Asiatics, over one hundred in number, who earn from $50
to $70 a month, and import most of
what they eat and drink.   How much
of their wages are spent in Victoria?
Even the   Indians   that   have   most
claim   on   the   whales,   are   not   employed, as they will not work for the
wages  offered—75  cents  for  women
and $1.25 for men; and they are the
wards of the broad Liberal government.   This  applies  to  Sechart,  and
a like condition prevails at Kyuquot,
with the exception that some Indians
work there.   The owners will say, it
is  nobody's  business   how  they  run
their concerns.   I say it is, for it affects every man, woman and child on
this Island.    They have caught over
500 whales this season, the profits on
which will be over half a million dollars, and they can well afford to employ white labour, but one of the principal shareholders said: "Cultus white
man," give us Chinamen; the whales
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pression "newspaper gossip" as thoug
pression " newspaper gossip" as
though the editorial portion of a
newspaper constituted an element distinct and separate from the interests
of a work-a-day world, and was inspired by sentiments hostile to the
development of the public welfare.
This is largely due to the fact that
the editorial staff has of late been
gathering its robes about itself, as if
afraid  it  might  be  contaminated  by
coming directly into contact with the
are  the  peoples  property,  exploited  .. * ■ *.    ■  . .-.„•, .1
,        t r     li   • __•     living spiritual  forces  ot  today, and
writing editorials which cast a slttrr
by a few persons for their own gain,
to the detriment of the public's welfare, and this all done under a broad
Liberal policy. Is it any wonder
workingmen harmonize with the
teachings of Socialism, when capitalists run their business along such
lines, but a day of reckoning is swiftly coming. Workingmen, hurl from
power thc Liberal Government, than
whom there are none more opposed
to a fair distribution of the profits of
labour. They have proved it by their
actions. Before I close I will mention another little incident. There are
seventy or eighty workmen somewhere up the West Coast, engaged
scratching out a trail. How many
Victoria men are there. You can
count them on your fingers. The rest
are all Ralph Smith's old age pensioners, and this all under a broad
Liberal 'government.
A Victoria Workingman.
Newspaper Work.
(By Primer)
In last Sunday's Colonist an article
appeared under the heading
"Church Work" and to prove how
easy it is to write an article of its
class 1 now send you one on exactly
the same lines entitled newspaper
When newspaper work is spoken of
most people think of work within a
newspaper office or building, attention
to press duties, atendance of reporters
at political meetings or theatres, and
the getting all you can from advertisements for the financial support of
upon the authority of the church and
afford a printed excuse to 11011 churchgoers. This is no nonly a common
practice, but is also a profession. A
few conspicuous exceptions can be
cited, but it is unfortunately only too
true that the great body of editors,
though never more righteous from
the matter appearing in the columns
of their own papers, never more conscientious in the discharge of the
political obligations for which they
are paid, are very much out of touch
with the great mass of tlieir readers.
Yet there never was a time when
there was greater work for the newspapers to do. In every walk of life
there is scope for their action, and
especially is it their duty to get as
closely in sympathy as possible with
the movement which is finding expression in church organization and
in its extreme phases results in a
Christian socialism, that threatens the
very foundations of political and
newspaper graft.
There is also a great work to be
done among the educated classes.
_f They profess an outward interest in
the newspapers by ordering a copy,
but there are signs among them that
the editorial columns are read as
amusing accounts of children's nursery fights. The better side of an
editor's nature ought lo be exerted
towards arresting this pitiable state
of things.
The New Grand
SULLIVAN * CONSIDINE,    Proprietors.
Management cf ROBT. JAMIESON,
Pantomime Oddity.
Arnold Ethyl
"Going Into Vaudeville."
"The German Explorers."
Dialect Comedian.
High Class Violinist.
THOS. J. PRICE, Song Illustrator
"Love Will Find a Way."
M. Nagel, Director.
"Oh! Celestial Aida," Comet Solo
"The Cliff End."
(By Edward C. Booth)
The Morning Post says: "We need
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great toe dancer; Rosa Roma, violiniste; Adams and Guhl, "The German Explorers"; Al. Coleman, dialect
comedian; Mrs. McKinney, high class
vocalist; Thos. J. Price, in a new illustrated song; New Moving Pictures
entitled "Love Will End a Way," and
as an overture "Oh, Celestial Aida,"
cornet solo, from Verdis' opera Aida.
thc staff.   All these are very excellent  look no further for 'the novel of the
things in their way. Without them
the maintenance of newspapers as
such would be impossible and it is
in the highest degree necessary to
preserve the press of thc country.
But outside the newspaper offices
themselves   there   is   a   vast   amount
season.' Here it is, and more power
to its author's elbow, lt is really a
remarkable book, which, both for itself and for the kind of things for
which it stands in the modern world,
we would rather overpraise than trear
with   thc   stiffness   that  comes  from
Refuge for the Taxpayer.
Will the result of old-age pensions
be the abolition of thc workhouses?
asks a correspondent. Wc hope not.
Thc country ought surely to maintain
some sort of.shelter for the head of
the  broken-down  taxpayer.
of work to be done.   Only those who fear of self-committal,   lt belongs to
arc   brought   into   contact   with   the the class of book which is in the direct
conditions   existing   around   us   can line of our best English  fiction, and
fully appreciate what the extent and of which we have not heard thc last."
character of the work is.    To those
newspaper editors whose life consists
of close observance of press rules and
extracts   from   a   good   encyclopedia, ranged for next week will include The
the  great untitled   field  of practical Cycling Lcanders, in a pantomime od-
politics is an unknown quantity.    In dity they call "A Night at thc Beach";
every community a spirit of press con- The Grazers, Arnold and Ethyl, in a
tempt  is  growing  up.    Here  in  tho, sketch   entitled  "Going   Into  Vaude-
far west one frequently hears the ex- ville," introducing Arnold Grazer, the
Ile—They   say that   people   who
marry soon grow to look alike.
She—Then you must consider my
refusal as final.
The New Grand.
strong bill of nine numbers ar-
Getting Along.
Miss Goodlcy—Miss llussic goes in
for everything. She's constantly doing something.
Miss Knox—Yes, but the one thing
she is doing most steadily she won't
Miss Goodlcy—What's that?
Miss Knox—Growing older.
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