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Yes, the weather is changeable, friend
and with the coming of the Fall season,
you will want a change in your wardrobe. We have some very handsome and
durable Fall suitings.   Call on
26 Broad St., Victoria,
and we will reward you suitably.
The Week
fl Provincial Review and Magazine.
A mumber ol new homes.  Modern tn  5
every respect.
Easy monthly instalments.
40 Government Street.
Vol. II.   No.
Price Five Cents.
What Mr. Burns Thinks of Mr. Chamberlain and
What the Week Thinks of John Burns.
"Fair trade is hopeless in England,
retaliation impossible, and protection,
in the language of two distinguished
Tory statesmen, Beaconsfield and Salisbury, is not only dead, but damned."
Thus Mr. John Burns, the labor mem-
|. ber of the Imperial House of Commons
for Battersea, in an interview accorded
I'to the Vancouver World.
1/ The Week hopes that, in so far as
Mr. Joseph Chamberlain's fiscal policy
'is concerned, the people of British Columbia and of Canada generally will not
K'take Mr. Burns' epigrammatic statement seriously. We are not absolutely
1 sure that Beaconsfield did not make the
remark attributed to him by Mr. Burns,
•but we are sure Lord Salisbury never
made such a remark. Also while we
feel convinced that neither Beaconsfield nor Salisbury are damned, we
know that both are dead—and buried,
with many of the old issues in British
politics buried along with them. Let
Mr. John Bums, prophet of all that is
modern, please remember that. What
care we for Beaconsfiekl's views on
Free Trade? True, he was a great
statesman, some think one of the greatest of British statesmen, but questions
of fiscal policy cannot be settled at any
one period for all time. Conditions
change; and the change in the trade
conditions  since    Lord    Beaconsfiekl's
be quite sufficient for the people of the
united Kingdom.
* ♦   *
Mr. Burns is on the wrong side of
the fence. He prides himself on being
a Saxon; well, the Saxons were a fine
people, but if we sre to believe history
they also were a little thick-headed, and
that description is remarkably applicable to John Burns, M.P. He is, in
many ways a notable man; he has ability of a sort; he has the virtues of a
heavily sculled race, but also he has the
weaknesses that follow from a lack of
imagination and a too close adherence
to political dogmaticism. He is a free
trader because, probably, his father was,
and his associates always have been,
free traders; he cannot see any virtue in
any other fiscal system. He is as dogmatic on the subject, as is a strict Presbyterian in the matter of Sabbath observance. No argument, no deduction
from existing conditions can move him.
This cast of mind is one of the causes
of Britain's strength, and likewise it is
the despair of the reformer.
* *   *
When Mr. Burns turns to the subject
of British trade, he is optimistic, but
we fear his optimism is based upon fallacious reasoning. "The protectionist
suggestion that the British are a dying
race with  vanishing trades and disap-
time arc so far-reaching in their effect! Peari,18 '"dustries "s a monstrous mis-
upon the United Kingdom and the col- representation," he says. "It is less a
-onies, that what might have been ae>jrecord of facts thW lf ,s a (llvert'"g
I counted as wisdom in his day may well I Pretext   for   selfish    and    mischievous
be folly now.
* *   * I
As for the late Lord Salisbury, the'
I statement made by Mr. Burns is in-
I accurate     and   misleading,    and Mr.
|Burns knows this very well.    Within
•the past few months something like a
[family controversy has been aired in
[Ihe British press regarding the late
iPrime Minister's views on the fiscal
Iquestion, for the Cecils are divided on!
I the issue, and letters have been printed
j which show very clearly that if Lord
Salisbury was not prepared to accept
la scheme of imperial fiscal union, he
I at least had an open mind on the sub-
Iject. Mr. John Burns has become too
[closely allied with the Liberal party and
lthe "Little Englanders" to be relied
[ upon.
* *   *
"The only effect of Mr. Chamberlain's
l campaign," says Mr.    Burns    to   the
World, " has been to still further consolidate free trade and to render it im-1
pregnable and unassailable for the next j
25 years."    Who can believe  such a!
I statement as that?  Has it not been am-1
j ply demonstrated that the result of Mr.'
Chamberlain's campaign   has   been   to
shake the idol of free trade in England
in a manner that threatens to throw.it
.from its pedestal and shatter it into a
thousand  fragments?    And  why  that
limitation of "25 years"?   Hark to the
| stronge prophet:   "The confession. . .
, that Mr. Chamberlain is certain
I to he beaten at the next general elections confirms this view.   To be beaten
[at the ne--t elections   , , . means that
[the issue then defeated will be, for all
J practical      purposes,       extinguished."
I "Extinguished," we imagine, " for 25
[years."    But   we   do  not   share   Mr.
Burnes' view.   We think the "25 years"
is much too long a period.   Supposing
[that "the issue" is defeated at the next
[general elections—and this is not cer-
[tain by any means, especially as it is
I doubtful    whether   Mr.  Chamberlain's
[policy will be an issue at all on that
[occasion—the Liberals   under that sad
Iperson, Sir Wm. Campbell-Bannerman,
(cannot hope for 25 years' occupancy of
[the treasury benches.   Probably two or
Miree years of that administration would
theories.. The answer to it all is that in
the years 1902, 1903 and 1904, not withstanding depressed home trade, due entirely to the cost of the South African
war, Britain achieved her highest record in imports and exports. Britain im
ports more than she exports. So does
Canada. The difference between the
two, instead of being a standard of decay, is the measure of the profit that
both make on the deal. Any advantage
that Canada may enjoy over Great Britain is due to newness of territory, endowment of physical conditions, freer
atmosphere and less conventional life;
but neither Canada nor America, in
things that make for solid improvement, have made more progress than
the Old Country in many particulars.
If this is doubted, let the Canadians
wait until the report of the Canadian
manufacturers who visited England is
published. I am content to abide by
the result of that visit which agreeably
surprised and also instructed many, and,
I hope, converted a few."
*   *   *
ing industry,-but the working man (and
Air. John Burns, M.P.) prefers to buy
bread made of American or Russian
wheat for two pence a loaf than to pay
two-pence farthing for the home grown
article. He thinks only of the farthing
and does not remember that he has less
money to buy the bread with under free
trade than he would have under protection. He cannot see beyond his nose.
Of course the figures mentioned are in
excess of any possible variation in the
price of bread that would result from
the inauguration of Mr. Chamberlain's
policy, but they serve to illustrate the
bigotry of the free trader's attitude.
*   *   *
If Mr. Burns had come to this continent in an open frame of mind he
might have benefited from the experience, but he is a Saxon and a Free
Trader and he comes determined to
make conditions here fit in with his political dogmas, instead of allowing his
mind to draw independent conclusions
from his experiences. He will return
to England and he will persuade his
people that the laborer who earns fifteen shillings a week in free trade England is as well of as the laborer who
in protectionist Canada earns from
eight to twelve shillings a day. He
will really think so himself, too. and
that is the sad result of his mental
processes. Meanwhile, while English
trade statistics do not actually decline,
The Victoria Anti-Progress Association--Reported
Trouble in Basutoland—Current Topics.
Victoria's "ring" has been referred
to on a previous occasion in The Week,
and the story then published aroused
considerable interest in the city. That
such an organization exists is doubted
by no person who is familiar with the
inner workings of business and politics
in Victoria, but the ring is of so peculiar a character that exposure is exceedingly difficult. So far as The Week
knows, this "mutual admiration society" is not exactly an "organization" in
the usu.al sense of the word; it does not,
we believe, hold mysterious meetings,
sign pledges in human gore, or practice other business beloved by the sensational novelist. But the ring exists
nevertheless and is an increasing in-
Huence retarding the progress and
growth of Victoria. The Week could
produce evidence of several affairs in
which this influence has been exerted,
and we have under consideration a plan
pacts with each other so that whoever
wins, both may have a finger in the patronage pie. That was the case, we believe, in a recent bye-election for the
Dominion House of Commons. We understand also that even the local Socialist body is not unrepresented in l(he
ring, for a business man who at least
poses as a Socialist is reputed to have
crept within the fold.
*   «   *
According to newspaper reports, there
is considerable doubt as to the choice of
a "fit and proper" Liberal for the occu-
pany of Government House. It is said
that Senator Templeman, after reading
an article on the subject in the last
issue of The Week, has grown cold on
the Riley deal, and is stacking his hand
With a large selection of dark kings
and knaves with a view to puzzling
those who sit at the poker table with
him.   Mr. W. C. Wells, who is retiring
of campaign,  the   object of which will [ from business with a comfortable pile,
be to open the eyes of Victoria's citiz-1 possibly is in the Senator's hand, and
ens to the injury worked to the community by the members of the ring.
they will  continue  not to increase as!    0ne case in P°int occurred recently
they should in order to show that Brit-! ai,(l Pr°bably still is fresh in the minds
ish  manufacturers    are keeping    pace  of newspaper readers in Victoria.   Two
with  the   rapidly  increasing   trade   of  gentlemen,   capitalists     from    Eastern
American  and  German  manufacturers,  Canada, came to Victoria to see if con-
and the  unemployed problem will be-  ditions  were  favorable  for  the  estab-
come a more and more difficult problem   lishment of a stove factory on a fairly
to solve until the free trade idol is fin-  'arSe  sca'e-    They  announced the ob-
ally shattered and is laid to rest along  object of their visit shortly after their. pointed, The Week begs leave to stig
with Mr. John Burns and other great  arrival  an„  told  the  newspapers   that  gest the name of Mr. James Dunsmuir,
men who "have eyes an'd see not" and   from w''at they had seen they felt sat-   who,  although  credited   with  being  a
ears  stuffed  with the remnants of an   '5fied that conditions were favorable fnr
other more or less prominent party men
are mentioned. As a matter of fact :io
mere political partisan ever should be
appointed to the Licut.-Governorship. It
is not a "political job" by rights, but
an honorable position which should be
occupied by a gentleman who is not
closely connected with thc aims and
designs of the big political parties. As
there seems to be a general impression
that a British Columbian should be ap-
exploded doctrine.
The Week is in a position to
announce positively that Mr.
George Riley will not be the
next Lieut-Governor of this
Fortunately,   Mr.  Chamberlain   is   a
greater  man  than  Mr.  John    Burns.
And Mr. Chamberlain's policy is greater
than any mere question of the relative
virtues of  free  trade    and protection.
While Mr. Burns is ranged, politically,
alongside   of  the   "Little   Englanders"
with  their narrow views, Mr.  Chamberlain stands at the head of the imperial movement;  at the head of those
Anglo-Saxons who are striving to build
the foundation of a vast and powerful
confederacy  of the  various  branches
of the race.   The surest way to ensure
Wc are glad that Mr. Burns denies J the consummation of this great project
the imputation that the British are "a j is  to  establish  an  imperial   unity  of
dying race," but we cannot accept his j trade interests—and that is the object
dictum that the surplus of a country's; of Mr. Chamberlain's policy.    We all
imports over exports is the measure of j know the benefit that resul's- to one
profit made on the latter.   It is nothing. of our western communities from the
of the kind,   It is a situation parallel ( cultivation of the spirit of "supporting
to that of a man who spends more  local industries."   It means that "money
money than he is earning: either he is, is kept in the place" and not sent away,
getting into  debt,  or he Is spending  In just the same way the encourage-
capital.      Great    Britain,  as statistics  ment of trading within the empire would
show, has been getting into debt—that  benefit the empire.    We believe, with
is, increasing the national debt and in-  Mr. Chamberlain, that his policy offers
creasing,  also,  taxation.      To  a   very  the only alternative to the eventual dis-
large extent this is the result —not of  memberment of the empire, and that il
the South African or any other col-  offers, also, the means by which  the
onial scrimmage—but of the free trade   British  race  may  secure    the greatest
policy  of the  country.    This  has   re-   prosperity   that  has   ever  blessed   any
suited almost in the ruin of the farm-  people in the world.
MISTRESS—Chow, what was the name of that very nice tea?
CHOW—You savey Dick, you savey Lee?   Me tellee you DICKLEE TEA.
MISTRESS (looking puzzled)—I don't think I savey at all,
CHOW (suddenly inspired)—You askce a pleeceman, he savey good thing; he
tellee you.
SMALL CHILD (with a smile—)Mother. Chow means DIXI TEA.
their enterprise. The ring was shocked,
Certain "leading citizens," members of
the ring, promptly called upon the
visitors and so thoroughly impressed
them with the idea that no enterprise
of the kind ever could succeed in Vic
toria, that they hurriedly packed up
their belongings and fled back whence
they came. Some reader may ask, naturally enough: "Why should the ring
wish to keep enterprise out of the city?"
Well, it does seem remarkable, but
that is the policy of the ring. These
people welcome the investor—he brings
money for them; but they hate to see
anyone come here and start an industry
or a business. That may mean competition and influences in city life antagonistic to the ring. The above story is
the plain truth, and the same sort of
action constantly is taken hy members
of the ring in other cases.
*   *   *
'Who are the ring, anyway?" That
is another question—not very grammatical, perhaps—which has been addressed
to 11s. The Week could publish a list of
names, but each person mentioned would
make haste to deny the accusation, and
moreover the list would not be complete. The question could be answered
in a negative way by the statement that
no advertiser in The Week is a member
of the ring. The ring strongly dislikes
The Week. Another answer, we can
give—somewhat general in character, bill
fairly accurate—is that nearly all the
men prominent in Dominion, provincial
or city politics are members of the ring.
An exception must he made in favor of
the Conservative candidates at the recent provincial general election (and
what happened to them?) and in a few
other cases, hut on thc whole, the definition is not a bad one. Thc ring is
slronpiy represented in the Legislature;
it controls thc Board of Trade and thc
Cily Council and its influence is not
unknown in police circles and even in
the halls of Justice. Tt includes pconlr
of different political faith, so thai rival
candidates in a bye-election may he—
and have been—brother members of the
ring .and able to enter inln secret corn-
Liberal, is not a partizan, and who
would, no doubt, occupy the position
with credit to himself and to British
• *   *
The principal events of the past week
abroad have been the conclusion of
terms of separation for Norway and
Sweden, and the announcement of the
establishment of an important British
naval station at Singapore. The decision of. the Admiralty in regard to
Singapore marks a further development
of the policy of Admiral Fisher. Strategically, it is considered that the new
base will he the key to the naval situation in the Far East, and will command
commercial communication between
China and Europe.
* *   *
John D. Rockefeller, the oil person,
foresees bad times ahead for the United
States. He believes that as a result of
so-called "over-population" there will
he. in the not far distant future, many
millions of "unemployed" in that country, which, like the Israelites of old, our
cousins across the line believe to he
especially blessed hy a wise providence.
There is to he a panic in 1907 or 1908,
says Mr. Rockefeller, and there will be
the deuce and all to pay, not forgetting
the unemployed. Therefore he counsels
the government of "God's country" to
make haste and provide roadwork for
the people. Mr. Rockefeller may he
right in his prophecy of had times coming or he may be wrong. He has, no
doubt, certain means not given to the
average man of forecasting industrial
conditions, but it is difficult to see how
a period of financial depression is to be
comfortably tided over hy a vast scheme
of government employment. If it were
not for the selfish manipulation of thc
markets by Mr. Rockefeller and the
other financial geniuses of the United
States, there would be no "panic" or
"unemployed question" to face, anyway.
If Mr. Rockefeller's forecast is accurate, it behooves Canada to take thought
for herself Panic in the United States
might gravely affect Canada, but it!
need not do so. As a first precaution
those Canadian hanks with forty or fifty THE WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1905.
The Passing Show I
millions of money ''on call" in New
York might call that coin back where it
« * *
Mr. T. L. Grahame, of Victoria, one
of the most able journalists of the
province, has accepted an offer of an
important position on the Tribune, a
London weekly journal of some note,
and will leave for England shortly.
Mr. Grahame has occupied various positions on the Coast dailies during the
past few years and was for a time editor
of the Victoria Times. No doubt he is
glad to receive an invitation to the'
Mecca of all writers where good work
invariably has its reward. Mr. Grahame
has, occasionally, contributed to The
Week, and our readers will be glad to
know that he has undertaken to continue as a contributor to this journal
from London. While The Week regrets
Mr. Grahame's departure, it regrettfully
admits that a man with literary ability
really is wasting time so long as he remains in this great and allegedly rich
province, where muscle has a much
greater earning power than brain, and
where only a blessed few know the difference between literary work and journalistic hogwash.
* *   *
Telegraphic   reports   from    Pretoria,
Transvaal, state that the Basutos have
become restless and that preparations
are being made to prepare for attack.
The restlessness of the Basutos is
thought to be due to tlie removal of
Lerothodi's pacific influence by his death
which occurred recently. Lerothodi was
a great chief of the Basuto nation who
eventually became friendly to thc British. The German reverses in Southeast
Africa also may have had a bad effect
upon these people. The Basutos are a
very warlike people and have—or had
recently—30,000 splendidly mounted
men who fight on horseback hi much
the same way as the Boers, who are
said to have taken their tactics from
these people. Basutoland adjoins the
Orange river colony, and isj under British rule, a "resident" being stationed
at Masaru. Thc present warlike feeling
is said to be aimed chiefly at the Boers
who are petitioning to be permitted to
arm themselves. According to a London cablegram a flying force left Pretoria on the 26th inst. for the border.
At the time of writing, no official information had been given out. Basutoland is a very "difficult" country for
military operations and if the Basutos
get going in earnest there is likely to
be serious work ahead.
# *   *
The transportation commission appointed by the Dominion government
opened business in Victoria on Thursday when a memorial from the board of
trade on the subject of thc development
of Vancouver Island and recommending
thc bridging of Seymour narrows, between the mainland and Vancouver Island was presented and enlarged upon
by Mr. C. H. Lugrin and Mr. T. W.
Paterson, M.P.P.. The commissioners,
Messrs. Robert Reford, of Montreal,
and J. H. Ashdown, of Winnipeg, appeared to be properly impressed by Mr.
Lugrin's eloquent testimony to the valuable resources of the Island. How-
ver, nothing in particular is likely
lo result from thc arguments presented to the commission. There are
not sufficient voters on Vancouver Island to influence the powers that be at
*   «   *
The contention of The Week that
many of the patent medicines recommended by advertisements in the newspapers to the public as sure cures for
all ills that flesh is heir to, arc injurious
and poisonous is borne out by recent
exposures in the United States. Mr.
John W. Yerkes, commissioner of internal revenue for the United States,
has taken action against thc ghoulish
manufacturers nf these fake cures on
another ground—though total abstainers will not see the difference—-namely,
that many nf the brands of sure cures
arc compounded almost entirely of distilled spirits. He has sent nut nntices
to wholesale and retail dealers in patent medicines and tn thc manufacturers
thereof informing them that on and after
December ist next, all patent medicines
containing a considerable percentage of
alcohol will be classed as spirituous
liquors and will be subject to the regulations of the internal revenue laws.
This means that the manufacturers will
have to pay the regular tax for compounding spirits and that the dealers in
order to sell the stuff will have to obtain liquor licenses. It has been ascertained that enormous quantities of certain compounds, advertised as patent
medicines for certain diseases, have been
consumed in the prohibition districts of
various states and on Indian reservations, where the prohibition laws are
strictly enforced. It is charged that
these strongly alcoholic preparations are
responsible for the terrible increase of
drunkenness in those districts. Under
the new regulation it will be impossible
to obtain these preparations from dealers, as the sale of spirituous liquors
is not permitted. It would be interesting to know how many women have contracted the whiskey habit through indulging in sure cures? There is no objection, in the opinion of The Week, to
advertising whiskey, or brandy or any
other "straight goods," but when a newspaper assists in the sale of spirits disguised as sure cure medicines, a serious
responsibility is incurred
*   *   *
J. K. Mecredy, who was injured by a
gun belonging to C. H. Gibbons and
who was an important witness in a
curious charge laid against the latter
of having been responsible for the shooting, is to bring actions for damages
against Constable Colin S. Campbell and
Supt. F. S. Hussey for improper arrest
and imprisonment. Mecredy, it will be
remembered, having informed the Victoria police that he would not give evidence in the Gibbons case, was arrested
in Vancouver on a telegram from Chief
Langley of Victoria. It is claimed that
arrest on the strength of a telegram is
not justifiable. Mecredy is one of those
people who are never satisfied. One
Mould think he had had enough experience of the law—as it sometimes is administered in British Columbia.
The Dominion
Opened at New Westminster by
the Lieut -Qo ver nor—A
First-Class Show.
According to the World, of Vancouver, there are many cokneys in the
Irish Guards' Band, now visiting British Columbia, as witness this clipping
from the paper:
"Sy, how do you gow to the bloomiiv
"Cawn't we get a glawss of 'alf-an-
alf before we gow aboard?"
"Does it alwys ryne 'ere?"
Thus talking in their delightful
brogue, the members of the Royal Irish
Guards' band detrained this morning at
the depot and made their way across
to the Princess Victoria, on which they
embarked for the capital. The bandsmen themselves are worth all the money
simply to look at. All six-footers and
broad in proportion, they were simply
magnificent in the gorgeous uniform of
the corps.
Ihe Week believes that as a matter of
fact, there is not an Irishman in the
whole bunch. But the band plays splendidly.
Wednesday last witnessed the formal
opening of the Dominion Exhibition at
New Westminster   by His   Honor Sir
Henri Joly  de  Lotbiniere,  Lieutenant-
Governor of the province.    His Honor
was accompanied by  his aide-de-camp,
Capt.  Drake, by his private  secretary,
Mr. Muskett, and by Mr. Keary, manager of the exhibition and Mayor of New-
Westminster.      The    Lieut.-Governor's
carriage arrived on the grounds at   3
o'clock  and   His   Honor   was   met  by
Lieut.-Col. Whyte, commanding the 6th
D. C. 0. R., and Capt. Duff-Stuart, of
the  same  corps,   who    conducted  His
Honor  to  the  entrance  of the manufacturers' building, in front of which was
stationed a guard of honor.   The guard
saluted and the band of the Royal Irish
Guards  played   'God   Save  the  King."
After an inspection of the guard, His
Honor was joined by the Premier, the
Hon. Richard McBride, and by the Hon.
R. F. Green, chief commissioner of lands
i and works, and the Hon. F. J. Fulton,
provincial   secretary.    A   civic  address
| having been presented Mr. T. J. Trapp,
1 president of the Royal Agricultural and
i Industrial Society, welcomed the Lietit.-
; Governor, and His Honor replied and
I also addressed the crowd of people present, declaring the exhibition open,
i    The sun shone during this ceremony,
| but later the rain came down and some
j of the out-door amusements had to be
postponed.   However, the visitors to the
exhibition   found  plenty  of occupation
inspecting the magnificent array of exhibits.    These  embrace  the  resources,
industries    and manufactories of   the
whole Dominion of Canada, and the display reflects great credit upon the management.
In the evening Queen's Park is a blaze
of light, the handsome new buildings
being brilliantly lighted up, and numerous decorative lights beautify the
grounds. In addition to the entertainment afforded by the Irish Guards'
j Band, numerous side shows have been
i opened in the "Sockeye Run." In
i spite of the cheageable weather, the at-
I tendance so tar has been very large.
Numerous excursions are being run from
Vancouver Island and all mainland
points, and advices received state that
there is lots of accommodation available in the Royal City as well as in
The band of the Irish Guards gave
three concerts on Monday and Tuesday
at ihe Drill Hall, Victoria, and delight-
| ed the crowds of patrons with splcnd-
I idly rendered popular music. T'he band
I is now forming one of the chief at-
| tractions at the New Westminster ex-
! hihition.
The thirteenth annual concert by the
pupils of Professor E. G. Wickens, assisted by local talent, will be given in
: the A. 0. U. W. Hall on  Tuesday, Oc-
I tober io.    The concert, which is to be
j held under the patronage of the Mayor
! and Mrs. Barnard and Senator and Mrs.
' Macdonald, aud Senator and Mrs. Tem-
■ pieman, will be of an unusually interesting character.    Among  the  soloists
i will he Mrs. G. C. Mesher, Mr. F. Wad-
| dington, Miss   Nancy Harrison,   Miss
I lleresa Mesher, Miss Beryl Moss, Vic-
i tor  Levy  and   Horace   Plimley.    The
orchestra will consist of 33 instruments
and there will be a grand cantata introducing fairies, goblins and other delightful things, produced hy some forty
vi Ming people.
We are glad to see that Miss Beatrice
Gaudin is sufficiently recovered from her
recent illness to be about again.
An extraordinary explanation of the
reason for the suicide of Miss Edith
Allanby, twenty-nine, head mistress of
St. Anne's National School, Lancaster,
who took carbolic acid, was given at
the inquest, says the Overseas Mail,
The deceased had forwarded to her sister at Cartmel, North Lancashire, a long
letter, from which the coroner read the
following extracts: "I have done what
I nave done not with a suicidal wish,
but because T truly and reverently believe it to be the wisest and most honorable course left open to me. I wrote
a book entitled 'The Fulfilment' four
years since. It contains one of two
things—either truth or page upon page
of blasphemy. I know it to be truth,
but so simple that the world can hardly
recognize it. While T stand in the light,
I'm afraid the truth cannot be seen at
all; but when I'm gone, and the book
has a fair chance of being read and discussed as it deserves to be, it will appear different from what it ever can do
with me living. I tried to publish it
at the time it was written, but failed.
"If the book, 'The Fulfilment." has
been less near to God and less sacred to
me, I would have fought for it well
with earthly weapons, but it was given
to me out of thc great silence, and T am
giving it to thc world the same. That
is the simple, honest truth of the whole
matter. I have tried to give God's sift
tn thc world with as little a stumbling-
block as possible. Tf alive, many while
reading thc book would scarcely take nie
seriously, but, otherwise, they must of
necessity do so when dead."
The coroner said it was idle to suggest insanity, but after the letter a verdict of "died  from the effects of car
bolic acid, self-administered," might be I
returned.    This    was  the    verdict returned.
Mr. Bernard Shaw's next play, in
which a female Salvation Army major
will be the heroine, will be called "Major Barbara." It is in three acts, and
has one of its scenes in a Salvation shelter in the East End. It will be produced at the Court Theatre, London, for a
series of matinees, on Novembtr 28.
May Irwin plays in "Mrs. Black is
Back" at the Victoria Theatre on October 4. The play is unknown to us
but does not sound very promising. May
Irwin hardly is entitled to rank as a
Institute Hall, Victoria
Saturday, September 30
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by Mrs. E. H. Pooley and
Mrs. Garrett Smith.
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<nnm9R7 twi* i-sie? wr? sntmre1 a THE WEEK, SATURDAY, stsfijbmjjiji* 30, iyoa.
On Tuesday, September 26th, at St.
Saviour's Church, Victoria West, by the
Rev. C. Cooper, assisted by Rev. Perci-
val Jenns, Miss Gertrude Loewen, fifth
daughter of Mrs. Loewen, "Rockland,"
Gorge Road, was married to Dr. Herman Robertson. Promptly at 2.30 the
bride entered the church on the arm of
her brother, Mr. Charles Loewen, of
Vancouver. Mr. J. G. Burnett presided
trt the organ, while a voluntary choir
rendered "The Voice that Breathed o'er
Eden' 'and "Perfect Love." In the choir
were Mrs. F. B. Pemberton, Mrs. Genge,
Miss Susie Pemberton, Mrs. and Mr.
A. T. Goward, Mrs. Langworthy, Miss
Violet Powell, Mrs. J. Helmcken, Mr.
I Herbert Kent and Mr. F. Haskoll, who
sang in German "Evening Star" from
The bride wore a most beautiful
gown of lace, (the gift of Mrs. Burroughs) over white satin and tulle, with
the usual veil of tulle caught up with
orange blossoms, and she carried a
shower bouquet of white roses, asparagus fern and swansonia. She was attended by her sisters, the Misses Dolly
rVand Eva Loewen, who were gowned
alike in white liberty satin with transparent yokes, and wore sweet hats of
white twisted tulle trimmed with pale
|Y\ blue and paune velvet and dark maroon
roses. They also wore gold brooches
set with lucky stones, the gifts of the
groom, and carried shower bouquets of
pink 'roses and fern tied with streamers of pink satin ribbon. Mr. Herbert
Robertson, of Vancouver, acted as best
The church was very prettily decorated with white chrysanthemums, ferns
and snow berries, with streamers of
white ribbon—the effective work of
■ Mrs. L. A. Genge and Miss Susie Pemberton,
The wedding was very quiet, only the
relatives and connections of the happy
couple  being  present.    Mrs.    Loewen,
mother of the bride, wore a very becoming gown of black crepe-de-chine over
taffeta, while Mrs. R. Robertson, mother of thc groom, looked very well in a
black silk gown with Spanish lace scarf.
Mrs. A. W. Jones looked well in a pale
- pink satin gown with black picture hat.
with ostrich plume.   Mrs. Frank Barnard was very much admire! in a gown
of mauve silk with hat to match, trim-
I'med  with lace, and a very handsome
' shaded   oslrich   plume.    Mrs.    Pooley
looked dainty in a pale blue voile frock
with hat  lo match,  trimmed  with the
kpalest of pink  Dresden  ribbon.    Miss
[Tobin   (Ottawa)   wore   a  green  voile j
\ dress with hat to match, trimmed with
[tiny pink roses.   Mrs. Harold Robert-
| son looked very pretty in a brown crepe-
de-chine frock with a black velvet pic-
• ture hat.   Mrs. Tait Robertson wore a
very pretty grey costume with hat to
match.   Amongst others in the wedding
party were Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Pooley,
I Miss   Alice  and   Miss  Violet   Pooley,
Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Barnard, Mr., Mrs.
[and Mrs. Mara, Hon. D. M. Eberts and
[the Misses Eberts, Mrs. H. Eberts, Mrs.
1 Charles Major,   Miss   Barnard,   Mr,
Frank Barnard, Mr. H. R. Pooley and
Mr. Harold Robertson.
The reception held at the house after
the wedding was also quiet. The
house was beautifully decorated for the
occasion. In the drawing room the entire scheme was carried out in white
; chrysanthemums, large white lilies, fern
1 streamers and white snow berries, while
the library upstairs, where the presents
were displayed, was decorated with
huge bunches of yellow sunflowers.
The table decorations and those in the
dining room were done in white carnations and festoons of smylax.
After the reception the happy couple
' left for a fortnight's trip to Portland,
Seattle,  Banff and  the  Aff6\v  Lakes,
fatter  which  Dr.  and  Mrs.  Robertson
will reside on Fort street.
performed the duties of best mau.
The bride wore a dainty dress of
white silk and carried a bouquet of
white carnations, and wore a gold locket and chain, the gift of the groom.
The groom's gift to the, bridemaid was a
gold locket.
After the ceremony a reception was
held from 5 to 7, many of the friends of
this popular young couple taking this
opportunity to wish them every happiness.
The list of presents as as follows:—
Parents of bride, piano; Wilson Bros.,
cheque; Percy Wollaston, Jr., set of
carvers; employees Wilson Bros., English oak and silver biscuit jar and butter dish; Victoria Football Club, silver
tea pot; Mr. Frank Thompson (London, Eng.), silver tea spoons; members
Frivolity Club, Japanese embroidered
screen; Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Frost, two
oil paintings; Mrs. O'Meara, silver toast
rack; Mr., Mrs. and Miss Findlay, silver butter knife and sugar shell; Mr.
and Mrs. H. Catterall, silver sugar
bowl; Mr. R. Peden, clock; Mr. H.
Fuller, bronze vase; Mr. and Mrs. Don-
caster, tea set; Mrs. Rerickson. jardiniere; Miss Bessie Crawford, silver cake
dish; Mr. and Mrs. T. K. Anderson,
silver pickle jar and fork; Mr. and Mrs.
Hatcher, jap tea set; Mrs. Capt. Buck-
holtz, cushion ; Mr. J. Peden, jardiniere;
George Loftus, pin tray; Miss Anderson, cushion; Miss Barron, tea set; Mr.
& Mrs. Mydal, clock; Mr. S. Scheving,
pair vaises; Miss L. Bramson, jardiniere; Master Hatcher, set linen doylies;
.Master J. Anderson, sugar shell; Mr. A.
Briedjford, cheque; Miss O'Meara, silver
and oak butter dish; Mr. and Mrs. A.
Loftus, oak table.
The honeymoon will be spent at Shawnigan Lake after which Mr. and Mrs.
Thompson will reside on the Fernwood
the late William A. and and Mrs. Steele.
The bride, who was given away by her
brother, Mr. C. A. Steele, was attended
by Miss Nellie Tuggle, while James A.
Bland supported the groom. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Bishop
Mr. and Mrs. Kingsmill of Toronto
are visiting Mrs. E. Crow-Baker, Gorge
Mrs. Dr. Cleland entertained at tea
■on Thursday in honor of her sisters,
Mrs. Holmes and Mrs. Campbell of
Toronto, who are at present visiting
Buy Old Country Boots
Kip by B. & J. DICK, of Glasgow.   Imported by
H. E. MUNDAY, Sole Agent, 89 Govt. Street
The  Misses  McPhillips are    visiting
their brother, Mr. A. E. McPhillips.
Miss McElhinney returned last week
from Banff, where she has been for several months.
Mrs. Fleet Robertson, Rockland avenue, gave a most enjoyable tea on Tuesday last.
Mr. James Maitland Dougall accompanied by his daughter, Miss Edith, of
Duncans, spent a tew days at the New
England this week.
Colonel Anderson  left on  Thursday
for a visit to the mainland.
Mrs. C. J. Fagan and Mrs. Beauchamp Tye left on Tuesday for New
Westminster to visit their mother, Mrs.
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Local Beer, per doz. pts       85
Local Beer,      "      "       150
Native Port, per quart bottle        85
Native Port, per gallon    1' 50
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The marriage of Mr. F. Renworth and
Miss E. Mercier of Vancouver is arranged to take place at that place on
Thursday, 5th  inst.
Mrs. Loewen entertained a number of
ladies at tea on Wednesday, at her residence on the Gorge Road. Amongst
those present were: Mrs. and Miss Bell,
Miss Dupont, Mrs. Powell, Mrs. Langworthy, Mrs. and Miss Devereux, Mrs.
Frank and Miss Hanington, Mrs. Croft.
Mrs. and Miss McKay, Mrs. Holmes,
Mrs. Rome, Mrs. Blaiklock, Miss Violet Powell, Mrs. Holt, the Misses Hickey, Mrs. and Miss Jones, Mrs. Lamp-
man, Miss Bryden, Mrs. Erb, Mrs. and
Miss Todd, Mrs. Clute, Mrs. and Miss
Monteith, Miss Good, Mrs. and Miss K.
Gaudin, Mrs. Bullen, Miss Ellie Bullen,
Mrs. E. C. Baker, Miss Clapham. Mrs.
Kingsmill, Mrs. Prior, Miss Perry,
Mrs. R. Jones, Mrs. J. Helmcken, Mrs.,
Bodwell, Mrs. James and Miss Duns- j shortly for Europ
muir. Mrs. Rocke Robertson, Miss To-
bin, Mrs. Church, Mrs. C. T. Fagan,
Mrs. and Miss Tilton, Mrs. F. B. Pemberton, Miss Pemberton, Miss J. Graham.   Mrs. Bolton.
Mr. and Mrs. Tait Robertson, Mr.
Herbert Robertson, Miss Tobin, and Mr.
Charles Loewen came down on Monday
to attend Miss Loewen's wedding.
Mrs. Campbell of Vancouver is n
guest of Mr. and Mrs. A. Griffiths,
Coutts street.
Mr. A. B. Cotton has leased Plantation Island, an islet off Sidney. Tin-
soil on the island is rich, and the scenery beautiful, and it is one of the best
spots on the coast for deep sea fishin?:.
Mr. Cotton with his wife and family
will reside on this island.
Expert shoppers save time by coming to FINCH & FINCH'S for
their gloves. Experience has proven that only the most gratifying results are obtained through using our excellent makes. Ladies
buy onr gloves as they have positive assurance of wearing good
Every pair guaranteed.  If desired we fit them at the counter.
French Gloves by the best makers, $1.00 to $1.60. Dent's and
Fowne's English Gloves, $1.00 to $1.50. Vallier, the only genuine
washing gloves, best on earth, $1.75.
57 Government St. VICTORIA.
A very pretty home wedding was sol-
I emnized on Monday last at the residence
i of the bride's parents, when Miss Lena
Viedjford, second daughter of Mr. and
I'Mrs.  Briedjford  was  united in matrimony to Mrs. S. G. Thompson, the Rev.
Dr. Campbell officiating. The house was
I most artistically decorated by a nttm-
|ber of energetic young   friends of the
I bride, and tbe ceremony took place un-
|der a bell of asters.     The bride was
•given away hy her father and attended
Ibv Miss O'Meara, while Mr. R. Peden
One of the most important social
events of this week was the concerts
given by the band of His Majesty's
Irish Guards in the Drill Hall. At all
the performances the hall was filled to
overflowing with the music-loving population of Victoria. It is seldom we have
a chance of hearing such a good band
as this one and the Victorians made the
most of it. The programmes were arranged very well, and went from the
sublime to the ridiculous. For instance
from selections from "Tannhauser" to
"Thc Motor Ride." In the accompaniment to Mr. Donald McGregor's songs
the shading of the band was glorious.
Mr. McGregor has a very clear and rich
voice and was encored most heartily.
Mr. C. W. D. Clifford, with Mrs.
Clifford and their young daughter, leaves
Little Miss Clifford
is in poor health and her parents have
been advised to give her a change of
climate, Mrs. Clifford and her daughter
expect to reside in Switzerland for two
years, but Mr. Clifford will return to
Victoria in time for the opening of the
Legislature next year.
48,  305
404 or 594
A. G. Thynne of Vancouver spent a
few days in town this week.
Mrs. Gerald Williams and children of
Vernon are visiting Mrs. McTavish, of
n Hayward avenue.
We make a specialty of Undertaking, and we give the best possible
service for the reason that :
We have everything modern both for the Embalming process and for
General Work.
We are commended by those who have employed us.
Our prices are always reasonable.
We carry a large and complete line of every class of Undertaking Goods
Our experienced certificated staff are promptly available at any time,
night or day.
Attention is called to these facts because we recognize that those requiring Undertaking Services ought to have the best.
Mrs. Stuart Robertson gave a very
enjoyable tea on Wednesday in honor of
Mrs, Campbell of Vancouver. She was
assisted by Mrs. J. S. Gibb and Mrs.
C. M, Roberts. Amongst those present
Were: Mrs. Holmes, Mrs. Griffiths. Mrs.
Raymur, Mrs. Taylor, Mrs. James Gaudin, Mrs. Cleland, Mrs. Campbell (Toronto), and Mrs. Holmes (Toronto).
Mrs. Burke, Mrs. Angus, Mrs. and Miss
Todd, Mrs. and Misses Butchart. Mrs.
J. Wilson, Mrs. Ker, Mrs. Brett, Mrs.
J, Helmcken. Mrs. Gordon, Mrs. Fleet
Robertson, Mrs. C. Todd, Mrs. Gordon
(England). Mrs, Olandt, Mrs. H. D.
Helmcken, Mrs. W. E. Green, Mrs. Trv-
in, Miss Trving, Mrs. McPhillips.
At the home of the groom's parents.
Toronto street, on Wednesday. W. TT.
Bland, second son of Mr. P. nnd Mrs. J.
W. Bland, was united in marriage to
Miss Lillian Ethel, third daughter of
Mrs. G. A. Leigh and Miss Emerson
of San Francisco are visiting Mrs.
Simpson, James Bay.
Mrs, Alfred Hood (nee Miss Alice
Fraser) will hold her post nuptial reception at 38 Niagara street during thc
first week in October.
V. A. G. Elliot, F. W. Lamb and C.
M. Lamb of Somenos, spent part of this
week in Victoria, registering at the St.
Francis. •   ..
A number of Victorians spent part of
last week at Cowichan Lake. Amongst
these were Mr. J. Bradcn, Mr. R. Red-
land, B. J. Perry, H. H. Barker, J. Mc-
Farlane, Mr. and Mrs. A. Hood, Mr.
F. C. Gamble, J. Ogden Graham, and
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Robertson,
Mrs. King returned from a visit to
Salt Spring Island tbis week.
The engagement is announced of Mr.
Claude Wilders, of the B. C. Electric
Railway Co., Victoria, to Miss Honore
Williams, sister of Mrs. James A.
Douglas, of "Lillooet," Fairfield road.
The wedding will take place in about
three weeks.
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rendered beautiful and happy by faith
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More than a year ago attention was
called in this journal to the unsatisfactory conditions prevailing in the sealing
business, lt was hinted by the writer
of that article that certain of the sealing schooners were in an unseaworthy
condition and that the official or officials
responsible for the inspection of vessels
leaving this port had neglected to perform that duty properly. The Week has
been requested by certain persons interested in the matter to once more
invite public attention to the Victoria
sealing fleet. For obvious reasons these
persons are unwilling that their names
should be published, but we believe that
they are in the best position to be able
to judge of the seaworthiness of the
schooners and we desire to do what we
can to remove all doubts on the subject.
The Week does not allege criminal
negligence on the part either of the
responsible official or of the owners of
the schooners; but it is clear that if it
is true that some of the schooners are
not in a fit condition to put out to sea,
a very grave responsibility attaches to
all who are concerned in the business.
If the schooners are seaworthy, then
a careful inspection would demonstrate
that fact, and would set at rest the
doubts and suspicions that are freely
circulated in this city. No harm, anyhow, would result.
If, on the other hand, it is shown that
some of the schooners are not seaworthy and are not properly equipped for
Ihe work for which they are intended,
disasters and loss of many lives may be
Scaling is a dangerous business under
the best conditions. Let us be well assured that we are not sending out our
scalers in coffin ships.
The readers of certain partizan newspapers who have been deceived into a
belief that the man Nilson, prosecuted
at the instigation of certain Liberals
with the crime of impersonation in the
Alberni bye-election, escaped punishment through the machinations of Conservatives in high places, will do well
to read the true story of this trumped
up "case" told elsewhere in this issue by
our Nanaimo correspondent.
Unscrupulous partizans, smarting under defeat, endeavored to bolster up lying charges of corrupt practices madfc
against members of the provincial government by involving an innocent and
ignorant foreigner in a criminal charge.
The facts, briefly, were that Nilson, like
many Scandinavians in this country is
known by a variety of names, of which
Nels Nilson or Nelson is the commonest
in use. His real Christian name is
Edward. His name is on the voters'
list and he was entitled to a vote. On
election day he was not quite sober, in
fact he was in a joyous frame of mind
when he went to the polling booth at
Wellington to record his vote, and when
the returning officer asked him if he was
Nels Christian Nelson, he said yes—
under the impression that he was so
entered on the list—and voted. No vote
was put in at any polling booth on the
strength of Nilson's own name, so that
it could not be supposed that any fraudulent intent existed. Nilson, who had a
right to vote, voted on the wrong name,
and that was all.
The disgraceful comments that have
appeared in some of the Liberal party
organs on this case—inspired not by
a spirit of justice but by one of spite-
are a disgrace to decent journalism.
Mr. Yarwood, the Nanaimo magistrate,
who dismissed the charge against Nil-
son, acted wisely and justly, and those
responsible for a bare-faced attempt to
make political capital by ruining an innocent man deserve the contempt of every honest man in the country.
The Colonist has entered into the
business of foisting cheap Eastern goods
upon the province. The Montreal Star
and Family Herald is an enormous
publication gotten out at low price by
printers who get much smaller pay than
is the rule in British Columbia, by
"newspaper men" whose pay averages
$8 per week, and. with the aid of the
advertisement of every "mail order" establishment in Toronto and Montreal
and other Eastern cities. The Colonist,
in order to boost the circulation of its
semi-weekly edition, is offering that
painful publication together with the
Montreal Star and Family Herald at a
rate that can be profitable to neither
party to the combine. This is not business. The newspapers in British Columbia are making themselves too cheap,
both to subscribers and advertisers, and
the result of this only can be financial
loss. The Colonist, on grounds of policy, probably would not print an advertisement of an Eastern mail order house,
but it is willing to push the circulation
of an Eastern newspaper that carries
numbers of those advertisements—which
amounts to the same thing, but deceives
the local advertiser.
Lowery's Claim has started in business again with its home in Nelson, and
the first number of the new series, issued last week, shows that Mr. Lowery's
views on things in general have not
greatly changed since The Claim suspended some two years ago.
Mr. Lowery is a real humorist and it
is satisfactory to find that he has been
able to free himself from the trammels
of orthodox journalism and can now devote himself to more interesting work.
But while we admire Mr. Lowery's ability, we think that he is voluntarily and
unnecessarily limiting his audience by
over-indulgence in a vein of sarcastic
infidelity. We rejoice so long as he
levels his shafts at the hypocrite and
the humbug and at all that is narrow,
Referring to our brief allusion last
week to the uproar which the very
pointed rebuke we administered to certain of the Nanaimo strikers in our
fesue of the 9th inst. seemed to have
created in the lower and less reputable
circles of the provincial press, we
lind ourselves at present possessed of
sufficient time to deal summarily with
one of the most degraded of these pus-
sillaliimous disgraces to journalism. We
do it with reluctance, for it is like breaking a butterfly on the wheel, like taking
candy from a baby, to handle seriously
the ungrammatical and hysterical effusion of the half-taught scribes who
run the badly-printed and disreputable
sheets which make their living by pan
dering to the basest passions of men yet
more ignorant than they.   But we are
urged by a sense of duty.
On the 14th inst. the Nanaimo Herald,
which calls itself in a sub-head "The
Official Organ of the Labor Party," and
which looks, from its style of printing
and general get-up, as if no duly qualified union printer had ever had anything
to do with it, came before the public in
a great rage. Its anger was directed
against The Week, on account of this
journal's article on the 9th inst. entitled "Shameless Mendicants." This
article the Herald reprinted in full—for
which free advertisement we are much
obliged—and then proceeded to go for
us, head down and teeth and claws out,
with much rancor, but little ability. The
resulting effort was exceedingly funny,
lt was also very ungrammatical. One
of the worst results of getting a free
education at the "little red school-house"
is that afterwards you are seldom able
to speak, much less write, decent English.
Very funny, too, and plainly to be
read between the lines, was the real
cause of the feverish abuse, violent denunciations and ludicrous false-hoods
which, throughout the article in the
Herald, took the place of the judicious
argument which a sane and self-respecting man would have employed. It was
so very evident, so easily to be seen, that
the Herald did not really care a rap
whether the workingmen it deludes were
insulted or not—but was very angry because The Week had contributed largely
to the recent well-merited defeat in Alberni of one Hugh Aitken, connected
with the Herald, and chosen candidate
of the Quebec French Catholics. The
Week has espoused the cause of the
provincial government, taking the manly stand of "British Columbia for British Columbians, and no Ottawa tyranny," and the verdict of the people showed overwhelmingly that they endorsed
the action of the provincial government.
Mr. Aitken was sent home, defeated as
well as disgraced, and the wretched men
who turned traitors to their province
and came to force Mr. Aitken—unsavory
^morsel!—down the throats of a free
people at the bidding of a foreign ty-
rany, were cast adrift, and, very naturally, the poor little Herald sat down to
poultice the places where it had been
kicked, and nurse plans for a deep and
dark revenge. And when it saw The
Week's article on "Shameless Mendicants," its wounds bled afresh. For the
inner workings of the Herald have always been of that kind which lives off
other people's earnings. Several people
in Nanaimo will recollect the circumstance we allude to.
So the Herald moved to the attack.
Its very first sentence was typical of the
class to which it belongs. It called the
publisher of this paper "a person." This,
downstairs in the servants' hall, is always supposed to be a most crushing
thing to say. We don't know why.
Everybody is a person. Even the editor of the Herald is a person—though a
very little and insignificant one. But
we will be magnanimous and let the
"cruel insult" pass.
Then it says that The Week "is a
paper under the direct supervision and
patronage of the McBride government."
This, of course, is a large and manifest
lie. The Week is no more under the
patronage of the McBride government
than is the Nanaimo Herald, or the Victoria Times, or the Victoria Colonist, or
any other anti-McBride, anti-Conservative paper.
But, even supposing The Week was in
that position, what crime would it be?
The Nanaimo Herald is under the direct
supervision and patronage of Sir Wilfrid Laurier and his priestly friends, and
we never said a word against it. Why
should not Mr. McBride patronize and
supervise The Week as Sir Wilfrid does
the Herald, if Mr. McBride had the time
to spare and chose to do so; or if
we were to choose to let him? As a
matter of fact, he does nothing of the
sort; but, if he did, what wrong would
he be doing?
Then the Herald's real grievances begin to slow out. "During the recent
Alberni election"—ah, there's where the
shoe pinches!—"thousands of copies of
The Week were distributed throughout
the constituency as government campaign literature," wails the Herald, "and
was"—was they, now?—"pointed to by
government hangers-on as the official organ of the government am! thc direct
product of government pap."
Dear, dear!   Thousands of copies, eh?
Considering the population of Alberni,
that strikes us as a sinful waste of good
material. Thousands of copies? Someone must have been infringing on our
copyright, because, in addition to our
regular subscription list, we didn't print
a thousand extra copies during the whole
course of the campaign, and we've got
the books to show it. This must be
looked into: we can't have other people
stealing our thunder.
But we have quite a few subscribers
round Alberni and those parts, Brother
Herald, and we knew a thing or two
about your lovely party and your Ottawa
masters which we were not afraid to
print, and we drove our arguments home
so hard that, when election day came
round, you were beaten, whining to your
kennel. The people didn't want your
nominee, or Sir Wilfrid Laurier's nominee either.
Then the Herald still further shows
the public the real source of its bitterness. It says: "The latest copy of The
Week we have been privileged"—privileged is good—"to see contains, in addition to tlie delightful article repro
duced for the delectation of govern
ment supporters in Nanaimo, a full page
of government advertising charged for
at the generous rate allowed by the Conservative government to their chosen
This is very interesting. "A full page
of government advertising," eh? Well,
let us measure it. We take up the much
abused issue of the 9th inst., and proceed to examine the government advertising. By exact measurement we find
that the said issue contained three
Government advertisements, containing
in all a total of sixteen and three-quarter inches.
How shockingly depraved we are get
ting! lt is a relief to turn from Dur
"government pap" columns, and take up
the pure, snow white sheets of the Nanaimo Heralu. We blush under its virtuous rebuke of our foul crime in accepting advertisements of the affairs of
the country. But hold, what do wc
see? Bless us, can we believe our eyes?
On the very next page to that contain
ing the article so scornfully condemnatory of The Week for accepting ''government pap" we find a mass of Dominion
government advertising, aggregating, by
careful measurement, no less than thirty-four and a quarter inches, or more
than double the quantity the Herald has
been abusing us for getting!
And—what makes it more shocking-
Brother Herald is a daily paper, while
we are only a weekly paper. Thus, not
only has he got more than twice our
amount of "government pap," but he gets
paid for it six times to our once! And
yet the unabashed and dirty little humbug has the gall to abuse us, and put
on airs of superior virtue! Oh, the
cheek of him!   The nerve of him!
And as for our "lull page of govern
ment advertising," all but the sixteen
and three-quarter inches were extra-
provincial company advertisements, paid
for by the companies themselves, and
having nothing whatever to do with the
government! And yet this pitiful little
journalistic ignoramus had not brains
or education to see a fact which was
staring him in the face, and, blinded by
the stupid hate characteristic of his
breed, had jumped to the conclusion
that they were government advertise
ments, had fallen into a trap of his own
setting, and had laid his own weakness
bare to public derision by formulating
an accusation which condemned his own
silly self!
Were the thing not so ludicrous, it
would be pitiful—this spectacle of an
ignorant man, vicious and smarting under deserved defeat, arrogating to himself the rignt to criticise his betters and
accusing them of an imaginary offense,
while all the while he is doing the same
thing in a twelve-fold greater degree.
Moreover, The Week gives good value
to its advertisers.   It is a well-printed,
well got-up paper, which circulates all
over the province and outside as well.
But the Herald looks as if its management first printed the paper, then wore
I it under its short for a week, and finally
1 handed the smeared rag to the public.
j And who—outside of the town in which
' it is published, reads the Herald ? Where
: does it circulate?    What value does it
give  for  the  money  it  gets   from the
! people of Canada to pay for this daily
j thirty-four and a quarter inches of ad-
1 vertisements?    None at all.    The Na-
| naimo  Herald  has, to    quote  its own
words, "sold its integrity for a crust ab-
Just Opened Out
In Glass, by
Stourbridge, England.  A fine collection
of beautiful specimens,
Centre Pieces,
Flower Vases,
Spirit Jugs,
Water Pitehers,
Cologne Bottles,
"Cleat as pure water from a sparkling
In the consignment are a few
choice pieces of
The fine intaglio decoration on these |
is very fascinating,
<• A Veritable Picture on Glass."
The worker truly proving himself
an artist
This aggregation offers a striking opportunity for the selection of an   ,
jectly and mayhap dishonestly received^
from the public coffers."
But tliere! We will let the poor little 1
wretch alone now on that subject. One J
thing we are very sure of—the nextj
time he talks about "government pap,"T
he will look carefully to see that thej
next page of his paper does not give]
him away as it has done in this case.
Then the Herald, proceeding furtherl
in its anger at The Week, proceeds tol
expose the whole reason for its pretend-l
ed indignation on behalf of the Nanaimo  workingmen—who  were  never at-)
tacked by The Week at all—by making
a personal attack on Mr. McBride, thus:]
"The Week, in addition to being thel
general   government   organ,   is  known!
as the personal journal of Premier Mel
Bride, and is known to share with than
most enlightened and progressive states-^
man the feeling of warm personal regard and respect for Mr. J. H. Haw-]
thornthwaite, M.P.P., and fully endorsed!
the shameless surrender by Mr. McBride!
to the Socialist shibboleth through which)
the miners of Nanaimo are now idle."
Well, Mr. McBride would be surpris-l
ed to learn that he owns The WeekJ
particularly as Mr. McBride is not in-J
terested directly or indirectly to the ext
tent of one cent in this journal. The]
unfortunate Herald, in its eagerness tol
get after the McBride government forf
licking Mr. Aitken, again puts its foot!
in it. So far from being in favor ofl
Socialism, The Week has endeavored tol
prove the fallacy of Socialism with!
greater emphasis and frequency than!
any other journal in the province. Wef
have condemned Socialism in such
fashion as the Herald has never hadl
courage to do.
Will the Herald please explain itsl
remarkable position—why it attacks thel
Socialists in one part of its article andl
pretends to defend them as honored!
workingmen in the other part? No, the!
Herald dare not, but we will tell the|
Thc Herald's seeming inconsistency U
due to the fact that it is a Liberal pal
per. It also has a grudge against the!
McBride government because the peo-l
pic of Alberni preferred a supporter ol
that government to a supporter of the!
government of Sir Wilfrid Laurier]
Therefore the Herald uses the old Lib!
eral weapon of attack—it employs thd
workingmen as a club to beat the Conl
servatives with. After the Liberals havl
done with the club, they throw it awayl
That is the whole story of the Liberal
party's attitude towards the Canadian
workingmen. That is the explanation ol
the Herald's article in its issue of ttuf
9th inst. The Herald does not care
tinker's   continental cuss-word whethd THE WREK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, i9°5-
the workingman is insulted or not—and
ihe Week never made any attack on
workingmen—but Mr. McBride gave it
a licking and so it has simply got to
get after Mr. McBride, or bust. And,
as we said before, beiug a Liberal paper
it follows the traditions of the Liberal
party and uses the workingman as its
tool.   That is all there is to it
Why does the Victoria Times boost
that  very much   over-boosted   person,
Theodore Roosevelt, by reprinting weird
•cartoons from American papers?
Our ingenuous friend, the Vancouver World, has some fun at the expense
of Mr. J. J. Cambridge, of New Westminster, by quoting a paragraph from
The Week in which it was stated that
he was the chief sufferer from the loss of
some special provender shipped to the
Premier's camp by Mr. T. S. Annandale.
The paragraph is quoted as Mr. McBride's statement, but we fear that the
Premier is not altogether responsible
for the mention of Mr. Cambridge's
name in that connection. Still the
World makes an amusing story, for
which—in view of the deadly dullness
now pervading the Coast papers—we
give thanks. But our paragraph was
meant as a joke, too!
John Dewar is taking a trip into the
Similkameen country.—Ymir Herald.
No  man  can love  his neighbor as
himself if the  aforesaid    neighbor  is
learning    to play the   cornet.—Moyie
Last week Nelson was full of Grit
editors and politicians, but nothing was
stolen in this city except a few hours
of sleep.—Lowery's Claim.
John Henderson, editor of the Lone
Jack Recorder, 25 miles away, mustered
up sufficient courage yesterday to call us
a liar over the wire. We shall have to
drive him to the woods again in a few
days.—The Arizona Kicker.
One would thing that the saloons in
Vancouver could not make a living. The
people of that great city are seldom dry.
—Lowery's Claim.
At the French penal colony, Noumea,
New Caledonia, the convicts have organized a band. The leader is a notorious murderer. The cymbal player
killed a subpoena server, and the drum
player murdered his landlord with a
hammer. The assistant bandmaster
chopped his wife to pieces—Argonaut,
San Francisco.
The visit of the British squadron to
German waters causes the German
"hurrah-patriots" no pleasure. They are
unable to disguise the fact that John is
still superior to Michael on the seas,
and that they will hardly be able to alter
this state of things for some years t)o
come.—Volkszeitung, Berne, Switzerland.
Only modesty prevents us from observing that this pamphlet, as well as
the one issued by the Tourist Association, is mechanically the product of the
Colonist printing department.—Victoria
ing some one partly hidden behind a1
grocery fired six shots at us from a revolver. As all the shots went wild and
as the man who fired them took to his
heels as soon as through pulling trigger,
we have a strong suspicion that it was
our esteemed contemporary. When will
he ever learn to throw stones instead of
firing bullets?—The Arizona Kicker.
Mr. D. W. Higgins' New Volume
Western Stories Reviewed.
Whether from the numerous unfavorable comments in the press, or be-
' cause there are other influences at work,
Hon. Mr. Templeman is quoted as saying
that it is now by no means sure that
Mr. Riley will get the position of Lieut.-
Governor of British Columbia. Mr.
Templeman says there are half a dozen
other men mentioned in connection with
the position, which may be interpreted
to mean that there is no lack of applicants in the ranks of the Liberal party
when there is a good, fat position to be
filled. The question is, who has the big
pull with Laurier.—Nanaimo Free Press.
In "The Passing of a Race and More
Tales of Western Life" (William
Briggs, Toronto) Mr. D. W. Higgins
gives to the public a further installment of the delightful stories of "old
times" on this coast which he commenced in "The Mystic Spring." The
volume is entirely welcome. Mr. Higgins is an able writer, and he brings to
bear upon his chosen subject a rare
gift tor narrative and an intimate
knowledge of the events of the early
days on the Pacific Coast. The result
is a most fascinating series of stories
that are history—and history of a most
human and romantic character. In his
brief preface to the volume now under
consideration the author says: "The
reminiscent stories are all founded upon
actual occurrences, and in the years to
come may be found of value to the student of early events in California and
the British Pacific. I have aimed to
write history, so far as it came under
my own observation, in an entertaining
manner." Quite so; and Mr. Higgins
certainly has succeeded in his task.
Considered simply as a "story book"
—as it may be by a class of readers in
other parts of the world—some of the
contents of this volume are imperfect.
For instance, exception may be taken to
a certain lack of continuity in some of
the pieces as in "The Pest-house Mystery" and in some of the "occult" stories, but this is an easy transgression in
a work which should not be compared
with a volume of fiction. At times, also,
references are made to purely temporary matters, such as the present re-
regime at the Driard Hotel, which are
out of place, but these slight digressions are only noticeable by reason of
the real excellence of the whole production. In this connection it is interesting to note that Mr. Higgins is of
the opinion that the people who amassed wealth by the horrible traffic in
poisonous liquor with the Indians did
not derive permanent prosperity from
the ill-gotten money. This opinion is
contrary to current gossip both in Victoria and elsewhere, for it is said that
the foundations of the wealth of more
than one British Columbian family, now
prosperous, were laid in that traffic.
Mr. Higgins powerfully portrays the
ruin and desolation that followed the
sale of the "fire water" to the Indians
of Vancouver Island, and demonstrates
the fact that the dealers in the stuff
were under the protection of those who
should have prosecuted them. The traffic resulted now and then in terrible
crimes in which white people were the
victims, although unfortunately the vengeance was not wrecked on those responsible. The story of the wreck of
the John Bright on the Vancouver Island coast and the dreadful fate of the
passengers is told vividly in "A Great
Crime and Its Punishment," although
the reader will think that in this case
the punishment hardly fitted the crime.
It does not seem quite clear, in this
case, that the outrage was committed
by the Indians as a result of "fire
water" although that apparently is the
contention of the writer.
The critical reader of "The Passing
of a Race" will be inclined to wonder!
Island Affairs
The Truth About the Nelson Case
—Ralph Smith Hides His Light
Under a Bushel.
Nanaimo, September 27.
Although Nanaimo is deadly dull, in
a business way, due to strike conditions,
there has been a good deal of human
interest in events that have been transpiring during the past ten days, varying
from a manslaughter case to the Alberni personation charge, that has caused the Liberals such an anxious time
and impotent rage because they could
not send to jail a poor ignorant Scandinavian, whose name was on the voters'
list, but who got hold of the wrong ballot paper by mistake. To hear the remarks of the Liberals, one not acquainted with the circumstances would imagine some terrible miscarriage of justice
had taken place; whereas it would have
been a crying shame had Nilson, the
man charged, been found guilty. Nil-
son, like many another of the foreign
class, had been known by a variety of
names, and had got on the list as Nels
Nilson, one of the names by which he
is known, although his real name is
Edward Nilson. He went to the polling
booth when he had been drinking too
freely, and was so chatty with the scrutineers that the returning officer had to
stop him. He said his name was Nels
Nilson (or Nelson) and when the returning officer said "Nels Christian Nelson, Nels did not know nor care whether
he was a Christian or a Grit and took
his ballot under the impression he was
only getting what was coming to him.
He had a vote and that was all he knew
or cared about it. Nobody voted in the
name of Nels Nilson, so what earthly
good could he have accomplished by
knowingly voting in Nelson's name and
allowing his own vote to go unballoted?
These are the facts of the case and they
are important for the reason that most
of the opposition papers and even some
of the Conservative ones had the report
of the proceedings at the trial very much
mixed, and did not convey an intelligent idea of what had transpired. Had
the defence been called upon to produce
evidence, their case would have made
the prosecution look all the sillier, so
that instead of feeling angry, Mr. Drury
and his friends may be thankful for the
way it ended.
The advent of W. L. Mackenzie King,
deputy minister of labor, in Nanaimo
in an endeavor to wind up the strike
gave a little more life to the town this
week, and it needed it badly, for the incessant rain was making things look
bluer than any time since the trouble
began. No doubt if all goes well, Mr.
Ralph Smith will endeavor to claim a
political advantage in the matter; but
there is no warrant for him to do so,
as he made such a failure when he tried
to intervene last July that he knows
better than to appear now even indirectly in the matter, and timed his return to Nanaimo from Ottawa this week
so as to arrive on a different train
than Mr. King, so as not to appear to
have anything to do with the matter.
One effect of the strike at Nanaimo
is to make money tighter at Ladysmith.
In spite of the fact that there is a large
force of men taking out coal steadily,
merchants at Ladysmith complain that
there is not a corresponding disbursement. Every one who gets paid hangs
to his money, a sort of uneasy feeling
prevailing that should the trouble not
be settled at Nanaimo, there may be
some unknown calamity fall on Ladysmith. Capital is proverbially timid, and
this seems tn apply just as much when
it is held by a Socialist miner as by a
millionaire employer.    They both  look
In returning from a birthday party
given on Cochise Place the other even-
that Mr. Higgins does not devote him
self to fiction.   Some of the stories in I out for sclualls and keeP their Purses
this volume are told with a dramatic | closed at tllc S18n of dan&er-
power that  few fictionists of the day j
possess, and which, if brought to bear1 LICENCE TO AN EXTRA-PROVIN-
on   a  more   sustained   literary    effort J C1AL COMPANY.
would win the author a wide audience. 1 	
Considered from this standpoint, "The I "Companies  Act.   1807."
Guardian    Angel,"   "A    Visitation   of' Canada:
God,"  and  a   portion   of  "The   Pest- j Province of British Columbia,
house Mystery" are masterpieces.   The  No. 300.
simple directness of these narratives. THIS IS TO CERTIFY that "The
the masterly mannerly in which the weird ; Pacific Whaling Company. Limited," is
and horrible are impressed upon the' authorized and licenced to carry on
reader's mind without undue use of business within the Province of British
adjectives, and the remarkable manner; Columbia, and to carry out or effect a
in which the immutable law of retribu- j or any of the objects of the Company
tion is shown to he fulfilled, stamp the i to which the legislative authority of
writer as an artist who deserves a high | the Legislature of British Columbia ex-
The head office of the Company is situate at Victoria, in the Province of
British Columbia.
The amount of the capital of the Company is two hundred thousand dollars,
divided into four thousand shares of
fifty dollars each.
The head office of the Company in
this Province is situated at Victoria, and
Sprott Balcom, Master Mariner, whose
address is Victoria, is the attorney for
the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of office at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this 18th day of September,
one thousand nine hundred and five.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company
has been established and licensed are:
(a) To build, purchase, charter, hire,
acquire and hold vessels of every kind,
sort or description, propelled by steam,
sail or any other motive power whatsoever, with their usual appurtenances:
(b) To sell, lease, let, charter, mortgage, assign, transfer, pledge, sail, operate and maintain vessels, as aforesaid, for the purposes of the Company:!
(c) To hunt, kill, buy, capture, and
breed whales, seals and fur-bearing animals, and to catch or cure fish of all
kinds whatsoever, and to buy and sell
fish and marine animals of all kinds and
the products thereof:
(d) To buy and sell seal skins, fur
and seal oil, and generally to carry on,
manage and operate the trade or business of seal and whale hunting:
(e) To purphase, lease, acquire, let,
occupy or hire lands or buildings,
wharves, piers, landing places or docks,
and all other structures necessary for
the business of the Company:
(f) To acquire the good will of any
business within the objects of the Com
pany, and any vessels, gear, machinery,
lands, privileges, rights and contracts
appertaining thereto, and in connection wth any such purchase to undertake the liabilities of the company,
association or person:
(g) To sell or otherwise dispose of
the whole or any part or branch of the
business or property of the Company:
(h) To carry on, manage and operate
the trade or business of seal and whale
hunting and fishing in such seas or
places as the Company may from time to
time determine:
(i) To tow and otherwise move, assist, help and aid vessels in distress or
(j) To contract for the floating, assisting and aiding of wrecked and
stranded vessels, snd to purchase, buy,
acquire, hire, lease, hold, transfer or
dispose of wrecking or other pumps,
gear or material incidental to or necessary for the floating or moving oi
wrecked or stranded vessels or of vessels of any kind or in any position:
(k) To purchase, buy, own, hold, acquire, sell, transfer or dispose of cargoes, cargo or goods and material in
whole or in part of any vessel or vessels wrecked, stranded or in any position whatsoever, and whether said cargoes, cargo or goods or material is
afloat or on shore or within or without
said vessel or vessels
(1) To do, perform and carry out all
things necessary, incidental or conducive to the pursuit and prosecution of
the seal and whale fishery and other objects of the Company as herein expressed. Se 30.
A good and peaceable man turneth all
things to good.—Thomas a Kempis.
As thy days so shall thy strength be.
Why Not Smoke
The Best That Is Going
Turner Beeton & Co., Limited, Victoria, B.e,
Sole Agents for British Columbia.
If your tobacconist does not oarry these lines write ns direct.
"BLACK AND WHITE" was the only Scotch Whiskey served at the
dinner given to our King and Queen when visiting
Algiers in April last.
Ask your Wine Merchant for "BLACK AND WHITE"
Radiger & Janion, General Agents lor British Columbia and the Yukon District.
The Old Established and Popular House.
First Class Restaurant in Connection.
Meals at Alt Hours.
The Victoria is Steam Heated Throughout; has the best Sample Rooms In the City;
and has been Ke-lurnished Irom Top to Bottom.
& CO.      I
place in contemporary literature.
1 tends.
Teacher of the Pianoforte
••Am Meer," Dallas Road.
Pupils taught Theory and Harmony and prepared for the examinations of the Toronto Conservatory of Music.
Recommended by Kdward Fisher. Alns. Doc., and other leading
musicians iu Canada.
Terms $5.00 a month for two lessonB weekly. _.__ .
The Question
of Headgear
Pall Hats, Odd and Otherwise-
Hints for Shoppers,
By Babette.
Dear Madge:—By the way of a little
amusement, I have been reading a most
interesting   work  on   the   selection  of
clothes, which has conclusively proved
to me that we have all been clothing
ourselves hitherto from a totally wrong
standpoint.   It is neither one's eyes nor
one's coloring that should constitute the
final court of appeal when sartorial decisions are pending, but the nose.    Of
course one grasped long ago that 'the
shape  of this  often  doubtful blessing
exercised a potent if unconscious influence   on  one's   selection  of  millinery,
but that it  should by  right dominate
one's  wardrobe  seems  at  first  sight a
little  arbitrary.    After    anxious  communion with my mirror I am reduced to
the melancholy conclusion that chameleon colorings and a somewhat voluminous cut ought, strictly speaking, to constitute the burden of my apparel for the
remainder of my life.   And I am at last
grasping  the  true   inwardness   of  the
bulky checks and tweeds with a strong
suggestion of Rufus in the coloring affected  by  men   whose   preference   for
such conspicuous apparel I have hitherto deplored.   But seriously I do think
one should study carefully what is becoming and what is not.    Some there
are who have the faculty of exaggerating the fashion of to-day to such a degree as to often times appear ridiculous.   What a splendid thing it would be
if  some    enterprising    fashion    artist
would give the world a series oi cartoons based on current modes.   The exaggeration of the various points would
show    the  uninitiated  what to    avoid
whilst  indicating  the  desirable    trend.
Failing the reintroduction of the sumptuary laws I would have a series framed
and  hung  in  every  board  school.    It
would form the basis of an object lesson no less valuable in  its may than
cookery  or  housewifery.      That   it  is
needed one has only to walk through the
park on a fine Sunday afternoon to realize most vividly.
as  French and English,
sixteenth year.
He is in his
Lord Bury, attached to the staff of the
Governor-General, has had to pay the
$50 licence for killing game as a visitor,
on the order of Mr. Christie, government agent at Ashcroft. Lord Bury
holds a commission in the Scots Greys,
and the Act says that officers of the
Army or Navy "on service" in the country are exempt from this tax. Lord
Bury claimed that as an attache of Earl
Grey he was "on service," but Mr.
Christie decided otherwise—and wrongly in our opinion.
Mr. W. C. Wells, M.P.P., has sold
his mills and lumber to an American
syndicate . The firm which now controls the properties is the Dickinson-
Goodman Lumber Co., of Kansas City.
No statement is given out as to the
price paid for the holdings. The figure
must have been a large one, however,
as Mr. Wells began operations at Pal-
liser 20 years ago and has been making
extensions ever since. The new owners
have plenty of capital behind them and
intend to extend the business, one of
their first intentions being the establishment of a chain of lumber yards right
through the Northwest. Mr. Wells,
having retired from business, intends
settling on the Coast.
Residents of Ashcroft recently had
reason to recall the disappearance of
George Finney, five years ago, and how
a search party hunted in vain for him.
They knew the direction he had taken,
but could not discover any further trace
of him. Now the mystery may in part
be cleared up. Thomas English, while
riding in the mountains near T. Pocock's
placed, found a skull which is believed
to be that of Finney. Its position would
indicate that it came from the mountain above, either by rolling down or
being carried by a wild animal. No
other part of the body or the remains
of the horse were visible, which bears
out the supposition that farther up the
mountain may be found evidences of
bow Finney died.
News and Notes of Interest to British
The Canadian Pacilic railway has protested to the Canadian government
against the recent decision of the Australian government that inland freight
charges in Canada would be included in
calculating the -rate of duty on goods
destined for Australia. As this seriously
hampers and restricts Canadian trade
with Australia via Vancouver and
strikes a blow at the Canadian-Australian steamship line, which is subsidized
by both governments, the Canadian government has taken the matter up with
A letter has been received in New
Westminster stating that besides the first
prize which Mr. H. M. Vasey of Ladner
won in the Clydesdale stallion class with
the Premier Prince, he also secured on
the second day of the stock show at
Portland third, fourth and fifth places
with his mares and colts. The gentleman who wrote from Portland said that
Mr. Vasey stood the best of chances of
taking a prize for every animal which
he took to exhibit under the Stats and
Stripes. Mr. Vasey had with him 10
horses, 11 sheep and to pigs and every
one of them the pick of his large Delta
The Columbian College, of New Westminster, has just received a consignment of pupils from distant lands. One
of the new arrivals is Ezzet David Ef-
fendi, son of the Turkish government
official in Persia, and the other is named
Mirza  Elia, a young Macedonian, who
T. Costello, foreman of the rock gang-
working for the West Kootenay Power
& Light Company near Murphy creek,
was electrocuted by 20,000 volts of electricity on Tuesday. He was engaged in
blasting holes for the poles, with others,
in the rock in that vicinity. Costello
and his companions lighted the fuse for
a blast, and retired to a safe distance.
The force of the ascending rock was so
great that it broke one- of the high-
tension wires carrying the power between this city and Lower Bonningtpn
falls and also thc telephone wire fastened to the same pole. Costello and his
companions started toward where the
blast had gone off and on the way he
ran into the wires which were tangled
up partially on the ground, and partially
held up by the brush, and the result was
that he was instantly electrocuted by the
20,000 volts carried by the high-tension
wire. That Costello had a premonition
that he would meet with such an end is
evident by the fact that two weeks since
he told some friends in Rossland that he
expected soon to have a sudden and violent death.
E. J. H. Duncan, charged with having
forged a check for $25 on the Henderson Directory Co., was sentenced by
Magistrate Alexander in the police court
on Monday to serve three months at
hard labour for his crime. According to
thc evidence, Duncan was a trusted employee of the company. He had been
with them for a year and his accounts
had always been found correct to a
nickel. For the past month or so he has
worked for the company in Victoria, collecting all monies due the concern there
and doing everything correctly. On August s, in a billiard room, on Cordova
street, he presented a check, made out to
himself and signed with the name of
James Henderson, to Jesse Stott, driver
of a wagon for the Pioneer Laundry.
Stott gave him $10 on the check. Dun-
was orphaned a few years ago through I can told Stott not to present it at the
F there is any
merit in advertising, there is
surely merit in
having it done so that it
stands out distinctively,
effectively and convincingly, from the advertising of your competitors.
If it has this power, it is
of necessity profitable.
In our advertising
department, we arrange
your "copy" so as to
make it effective in your
appeal to your possible
Printing and designing
of advertising literature
of the highest grade.
Corner Courtney and Gordon Streets
the murder of hts father and his aunt
by Turks. Mirza's father was a Wes-
leyan missionary. New Westminster
Methodists will defray the expenses of
Mirza's education and he intends to
take up his father's work. Ezzet
David David's father is a Christian convert and Ezzet David is a scholar, as he
can speak five eastern Inmruasies as well
bank, but to hold it for a while. Stott
held it until the 21st, when lie went
to the Bank of B. N. A. to see if there
were any funds to cover it. As the signature was not in the least like James
Henderson's it was immediately recognized as a forgery and Duncan was arrested. James _ Henderson nnd Stotr
were the only witnesses.   Mr. Cassidy
made a strong plea for clemency, contending that the young man's actions
was more foolish than criminal, and
pointed out that he had been handling
$50 to $200 a day recently without any
defalcations of any kind.
If, as Saturday Night alleges, Canadians are insincere, the insincerity of
Canadian editors could never reach the
height of perfection exemplified in the
following story of a Chinese editor and
a rejected manuscript, which is vouched
for by the Gaulois, of Paris:
"An author at Pekin, who had sent an
article to a Chinese newspaper, has
received, together with his rejected
manuscript, the following letter from
the editor: 	
'"Illustrious Brother of the Sun and
of the Moon,—We have perused your
manuscript with celestial delight. By
the bones of our ancestors, we swear
that we have never met a masterpiece
like it. If we publish it, H.M. the
Emperor will command us to take it as
a criterion, and to print nothing that
does not equal it. Since that could
never be possible in ten thousand years,
we return your manuscript, trembling
and asking your mercy seventeen thousand times. Lo! my head is at your feet
and I am the slave of your slave.'"
Dr. Jameson, Premier of Cape Colony,
who has been ill, has derived considerable benefit from his visit to Carlsbad,
rie is to go to London for slight sur>-
gical treatment.
Dundee is the only large city in Scotland in which there is no service of Sunday cars, and, in order to test the feeling
of the inhabitants on the point, voting
cards were issued a few days ago. The
vote was enumerated, when out of an
electorate of 20,000 over 19,000 polled.
The result was for Sunday cars, 11,623
against 7,406.
The recent Unionist victory in the
Kingswinford division of Staffordshire
was celebrated by the opening of a Conservative club at Black-heath, Rowley,
the ceremony being performed by Mr.
Staveley Hill, the victor. It was stated
that the Radicals were so sure of victory
that effigies were prepared of Mr. Stave-
ley Hill, but they were still tinburnt,
while the champagne laid in stock to
celebrate the Radical victory was now
for sale,
This Week
is the right time to instal
because by putting the matter off indhf-
initely you are going without one of
the greatest of modern conveniences.
Leave your order with us at once.
B. C. Electric R'y Co,
Broad Street, Between
Yates   and   Johnson
0. Renz,      Manager.
The oldest and most popular vaudeville^
resort in the city. The management
aims at all times to furnish the largest^
most finished, refined and up-to-date
aggregation of imported vaudeville,
talent that pains and money can secure.1
Open every evening at 8 o'clock.
Show starts at 8:80.
Admission: 10 and 25c.
Week   of October  2,   1905.
Management of ROBT. JAMIESON.
Daily—7.30 to 11.80.      Matinees ioc. all over.
Dee Is and Dow
Highh-class singing and Dancing.
The Great Santell
Herculean Wonder.
The Gladstone Children
Singing, Dancing and Acrobatic act
Bessie Taunehill
Operatic Vocalist.
Miss Maud Hughes
Illustrated  Song.
New Moving Pictures.
Week  October 2
Comedy Singers.
Electrical Dancers.
"■"" BLAINE,
Modern Sampson.
15c and 25c
Province of British Columbia.
No. 28a.
This is to certify that the "Norwich
Union Fire Insurance Society" is authorised and licensed to carry on business within the Province of British
Columbia and to carry out or effect all
or any of the objects of the Company
to which the legislative authority of
the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company is
situate at Norwich and London, England.
The amount of the capital of the
Company is £1,100,000, divided into II,-
000 shares of £100 each.
The head office of the Company in
this Province is situate at Victoria, and
Bernard S. Heisterman, Insurance
Agent, whose address is Victoria, is
attorney for the Company.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which this Company
has been established and licensed are:
To insure against loss by fire (includ-
hig lightning and electricity), and
against loss by explosion resulting from
the action of fire, gas or steam, and
whether such explosion shall happen on
premises where the insurance is in
force or elsewhere.
Farm, at Trout ereek.
The Canada Press representative at by a certified cheque, made payable: person who may desire to obtain a Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
tlie exposition at Liege, Belgium, states to the undersigned ,to cover the am-1 lease, under the provisions of section The objects for which the Com-
tliat among the awards already announc- ount 0f tne first year's rental ($2,-J 42 of the "Land Act," for the pur-' pany has been established and licensed Canada wins eight grand prizes in 34^75); and   tne   amount 0f bonus': pose of cutting timber therefrom, of ed are:
the following exhibits: Agriculture for- tendered) and als0 a certified cheque U timber limit situated on Vancouver,    To ensure on dwelling houses and
fauna, „     ^^na ac v.: «.- ..-i ~* „_.:„
estry,  fruits, fish    and    game,    .......»,   „     *~-,no,ir  u •      u.        t   s
.     ,      .      ,        ... r-    j    for $7,198.45, being the cost of cruis
cereals, minerals, and tobacco.    Canada  , ' .        ,      .   .        m,
did not compete in industries, but the m% and surveying the limits.    The
board of jurors granted under classin- cheques will be at once returned to
cation paper, making honorable mention unsuccessful competitors.
of Canadian pulp.    In all tht foregoing j W. S. GORE,
eight classifications Canada won thirty I Deputy Commissioner of Lands and
points in each, or the highest possible, j    Works.
The .board^ of jurors pronounce the pres-  jjands and Works Department,
lent exhibit practically perfect and not
eclipsed by any other country. Commissioner Hutchison and his staff are
receiving many congratulations.
Victoria, B.C., 21st Sept., 1905.
se 23
Tenders for Crown Lands.
Sealed Tenders, properly endorsed,
will be received by the undersigned up
to noon of Saturday, 7th of October,
next, for the purchase of the Government property at Laurel Point (Sehl's
Tenders for Timber Limits.
Sealed Tenders will be received by
the undersigned up to noon of Wednesday, 25th October, 1905, from any
person who may desire to obtain a
Island, known as Lots 143, 148, 149, all other buildings, on ships and ves-
184, 625, 626, 648, 650, 651, 652, 653, sels of every description, while in
662, 663, 664 and 665, Clayoquot Dis- port or on the stocks, on goods, chat-
trict containing in the aggregate 11,- tels, wares, merchandise, and on all
141 acres. kinds of mixed and personal estate of
The competitor offering the high- every description, and against the
est cash bonus will be entitled to a hazards of inland navigation and
lease of the limits for a term of transportation, and against any loss
twenty-one yean. or damage to all kinds of property
Each tender must be accompanied by the elements, including damage by
by a certified cheque, made payable lightning. se 23.
to the undersigned, to cover the am-	
ount of the first year's rental ($2,-
785.25), and the amount of bonus
tendered, and also a certified cheque
for $8,602.65, being the cost of cruising and surveying the limits. The
cheques will be at once returned to
unsuccessful competitors.
Deputy Commissioner of Lands and
"Companies Act, 1897."
lease under the provisions of section T^ands  and  Works Department,
Point), Victoria Harbor, known as Lot 42 of the "Land Act" for the Pur'
570B, Victoria City. Each tender must
be accompanied by an accepted cheque,
payable to the undersigned, for the amount tendered, including $10 Crown
Grant fee.
Deputy Commissioner   of   Lands and
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 22nd Sept. 1905.    Se28
Tenders for Timber Limits.
, Sealed Tenders will be received by
the undersigned up to noon of Wednesday, 25th October, 1905, from any
person who may desire to obtain a
lease, under the provisions of section
42 of the "Land Act." for the purpose of cutting timber therefrom, of
a timber limit situated on Vancouver Island, known as Lots 654 and
656, Clayoquot District, and Lots 18,
19, 34. 35, and 36. Nootka District,
(containing in the aggregate 9.395
\ acres.
The competitor offering the highest j
I cash bonus will be entitled to a lease j
lof the limits for a term of twenty-
lone vears. !
pose of cutting timber therefrom, of
a timber limit situated on Vancouver
Island, known as Lots 666, 667 and LICENCE TO AN EXTRA-PROVIN
668, Clayoquot District, containing in
the aggregate 1,702 acres. I
The competitor offering the highest
Province of British Columbia.
No. 296.
This is to certify that "The Connecticut Fire Insurance Company" is
Victoria. B.C., s7pr21stTi905. authorised.and licensed to carr>' on
no busiuess within the Province of Brit-
Tenders for Timber Limits.
Sealed tenders will be received by the'
undersigned up to noon of Wednesday,
27th September, 1905, from any person
who may desire to obtain a lease under
the provisions, of section 42 of the
'Land Act," for the purpose of cutting
timber therefrom, of a timber limit situated in the vicinity of Northwest Bay,
known as lots 2,211, 2,212 and 2,213,
Group 1, New Westminster District,
containing in the aggregate 1,920 ocres.
The competitor offering the highest
cash bonus will be entitled to a lease of
the limits for a term of 21 years.
Each tender must be accompanied by
a certified cheque, made payable to the
undersigned, to cover the amount of the
first year's rental ($485.00), and the
amount of the bonus tendered, and also
a certified cheque for $1,000, being the
cost of cruising and surveying the limits. The cheques will be at once returned to unsuccessful competitors.
Deputy Commissioner of   Lands   and
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, 28th August, 1905.
'Companies Act, 1897."
cash bonus will be entitled to a lease
of the limits for a term of twenty-
one years.
Each tender must be accompanied
by a certified cheque, made payable
to the undersigned, to cover the amount of the first year's rental
($425.50), and the amount of bonus
tended, and also a certified cheque
for $1,493.25, being the cost of cruising and surveying the limits. The
eheques will be at once returned to
unsuccessful competitors.
Deputy Commissioner of Lands   and
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C.. 21st Sept.. 1905.
se 23
Province of British Columbia.
No. 295.
ish Columbia, and to carry out or ef
feet all or any of the objects of the
Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British
Columbia extends.
• The head office of the Company is
situated at the City of Hartford, in
the State of Connecticut.
The amount of the capital of the
This is to certify that the "Aetna '• Company is one million dollars, di
Insurance Company" is authorized; v'<led into ten thousand shares of
and licensed to carry on business! "ne hundred dollars each.
within the Province of British Co- The head office of the Company in
luinhia, and to carry out all or any of i this Province is situate at Victoria,
the objects of the Company to which and B. S. Oddy, underwriter and gen-
1 he legislative authority of the Leg- oral broker, whose address is Vic-
islature of British Columbia extends, j toria, is the attorney for the Com-
The head office of the Company is pany,
situate at the City of Hartford, in
the State of Connecticut.
The amount of the capital of the
Company is four million dollars, divided into forty thousand shares of
■up hundred dollars each.
Given under my hand and seal of
office at Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this fifteenth day of
September, one thousand nine hundred and five.
Tenders for Timber Limits.
Sealed Tenders will be received by
the undersigned up to noon of Wed-
Eacb tender must be accompanied I nesday. 25th October. 1905. from any
The head office if the Company in  Registrar of Joint Stock Companies,
this Province is situate at Vietoria,
and J. E. Kinsman, insurance agent,
whose address is Vietoria, is the attorney for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of
office at Victoria. Provinee of British
Columbia, this fifteenth dny of September, one thousand nine hundred
and flve,
The objects for which tlie Company
has been established nnd liseensed
To insure property, both real .'ind
personal, of every description whatsoever, against loss and damage by
fire nnd all the hazards of inland
navigation, and to nlso insure the
enriroes of sen-gointr vessels against
marine disasters. so 23
Notice is hereby given that the reservation, notice of which was published in the B. G. Gazette, and dated 9th
August, 1901, covering a belt of land
extending back a distance of ten miles
on each side of the Skeena river between Kilsilas Canyon and Hazelton, is
Notice is also given that that portion
of the reservation, notice of which was
published in the B. C. Gazette and dated 27th December, 1899, covering a belt
of land extending between the mouth of
Kitimat River and Kitsilas Canyon, is
rescinded in so far as it covers land lying between Kitsilas Canyon and a point
in the Kitimat Valley, distant ten miles
in a northerly direction from the mouth
of Kitimat River, and that Crown lands
thereon will be open to sale, pre-emption and other disposition under the provisions of the Land Act, on and after
e eighth C8th') day of December next:
Provided that the right of way of any
railroad shall not be included in any
lands so acquired.
Deputy    Commissioner    of Lands and
Lands and  Works Department,
Victoria. B. C„ 31st August, 1005. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1905.
!      "CURTAIN!"
'.ByNellie K. Blissett
Greatorex groped at the little door
that led in from the courtyard. Someone had let the lamp go out, and the
whereabouts of the door could only be
guessed. The concierge had gone to
bed, and how the outer door happened
to be open at all was a mystery. But
open it was, and Greatorex entered and
found the door of the little outer staircase by which, on occasions, he could
find the way to his room.
Presently he reached the door, which
opened at his touch. He crept cautiously across a dark entry to the equally
dark room beyond.
Someone had moved the matches, and
Greatorex grumbled. Someone had moved the furniture also, by the feel of it.
He hunted vainly for a few moments
and then came into collision with the
bed. A bright idea struck him, and
he made sure of a night's rest by throwing himself upon it just as he was.
The matches were evidently gone, and
—Greatorex went to sleep.
*******      *
It seemed to him that he was awakened by the flashing of a light upon his
face. Then the light was shaded and
someone laughed—a woman's laughter,
soft and delicately modulated. Greatorex opened his eyes.
A second later he sat up in considerable horror. The room wore an unwonted aspect. There was a blue cotton quilt on the bed, and a bunch of
violets, in a broken vase, on the table
beside it. And a girl, in a shabby frock,
stood smiling down upon him, with a
candle in her hand.
"Ah, do not reproach yourself—do
not be disturbed monsieur, I beg," she
said, her mischievous eyes dancing at
the spectable of his amazement. "I see
that you are an unconscious trespasser.
I, too, I am only here for a while—
a little while." A shadow seemed to
fall upon her bright face, and for an
instant it grew sad. "Do not discompose yourself," she said gently.
Greatorex was by this time upon his
feet. He looked round the little room.
Her dress was poor and simple. Her
brown hair shone in the candle light,
her brown eyes held a most charming
mixture of pathos and humor. She had
a quaint little stuff apron tied over her
black skirt, and a colored kerchief at
her throat. She was clearly of the
people—such a little ouvricre as Greatorex had seen many a time hurrying
aiong the Rue Saint-Honore, And yet
—and yet there was, somehow, a subtle
But, meanwhile, the only two things
left to him were to apologize and retreat. The first he did; the second he
was preparing to do, but the brown
eyes opened inquiringly, and the pretty
mouth dropped at the corners.
"Ah, monsieur, now I have driven
you away! But that is very impolite
of me. Am I so ferocious that you are
afraid to stay?"
Greatorex replied fervently in the
She laughed, gave him a gay glance
out of her brown eyes, and waved him
to a chair.
"Then you will not desert me—no, I
insist! Ah, monsieur, do you know
that I cannot face these four walls
alone? If you go, I shall sit and cry."
The same tender shadow fell once more
upon her face. "For so many years I
have promised myself this night—but
if I am alone, I shall certainly cry.
Monsieur, you would not be hardhearted enough to desire that I should
His response set her laughing again.
She began to walk round the little
room, pausing here, lingering there, devouring the plain, homely objects with
her soft eyes.
"There is the chair with three legs—
ah I how often it has played me a bad
trick, that chair! And here is the table
that always  rocked when  one  worked
at it.   And here    Do you know
who I am?" she asked abruptly, turning upon him.
"No, mademoiselle; how should I?"
"Ah, hah—and that is Fame!" She
made a little movement of disgust.
"Yes, yes, it is all very well when one
has on silks and diamonds. One is a
queen, and a goddess, and all the rest.
But let one put on a shabby dress, and
an apron, and wash off the paint and'
powder, and—pfuil"—.she snapped her
fingers—"who will look at you twice in
the street, I should like to know? Oh,
do not shake your head; it is only what
one must expect. Look at me!" She
spread out her arms with a graceful
introductory gesture. "This is an old
dress; there are holes in it, see! And
my shoes let in the water, and my
apron has a patch in the corner. I am
only a little work-girl who carries bonnets in the Rue Saint-Honore, eh, mon-
She paused, provokingly interrogative,
Then she was off again, illustrating her
speech   with  expressive   pantomime.
"But a little rouge on the cheek—so
—and a dress that trails on the ground
—so— and a few jewels to glitter—and
an air. Ah! yes, an air of being a little
too good for the common earth." Her
head went up royally and then, quite
suddenly, she dropped a quick curtsy.
"There, monsieur, you have me—Rose
Herve, of the Theatre de la Repub-
"Rose Herve! I have seen you many
a time."
"Ah, yes—no doubt. And I have seen
you, too, monsieur—and the charming
demoiselle, the pretty English girl with
the fair hair—no, no, do not blush! I
offer my congratulation. . . . Yes,
I am Rose Herve." Her gay tone
changed. "But when I lived here, monsieur, I was not Rose Herve, but just a
little work-girl, as you see."
She paused, and then resumed in a
tone of meditation, of retrospect.
"And I have always said to myself:
•I am famous, I have money, and fine
dresses, and a fiiie house. I am Rose
Herve, the actress, whom all the world
goes to see. Well, now I will put on a
shabby dress, and go to the little room
where I lived with my little Louis'—
my brother, monsieur—'and be the little
ourievre I was once, just for half-an-
hour.'   And so, to-night, I am here."
"But I thought," Greatorex put in,
"that you  were playing  to-night?"
She smiled—a smile that was vaguely enigmatical, vaguely sad.
"Ah, no, monsieur, to-night I have a
holiday. To-night I come back to the
little room where I lived so long, and
where my poor Louis used to lie for
so many years—my dear little Louis!"
Her eyes softened. Greatorex looked
at her and wondered. Was this the
woman whose wild comedy had set all
the world laughing?
"He is dead your   brother?"   he
"Yes," she answered simply. He is
dead long ago. He was a cripple, monsieur. He used to lie there, where you
were—on the bed—and watch me sew.
And in the evening I would dance to
him to amuse him. It was then that I
learned to dance, I think.. . . Monsieur, do you know that for years and
years, when I danced at the theatre, I
could always see this little room, and
the bed with the blue quilt, and little
Louis watching me? And many, many
times, I have wept as I danced, because dancing reminded me of him."
She shook herself with a light gesture as though shaking off a painful
"But enough—I w.il not bore you
with my sorrows, monsieur. And that
was afterwards—the sorrow—yes. For
I was happy here, monsieur—very happy.   That is why I come back."
She walked a few paces with her
light dancing step. Then suddenly she
paused before Greatorex. There was a
smile on her face, a smile infinitely
tender and wistful. When she spoke
her voice had the shy sweetness of a
"Monsieur . . , do not let, me
frighten you away. But—the time is
short, and I would like to dance here
again once more—yes, once more—do
you understand?—as I used to dance
for Louis long ago."
Greatorex was touched, silenced. He
bent his head before her request. She
stood for a moment reflecting, with the
smile still in her eyes.
Then she pushed the little table away
from the centre of the room and began
to dance—to dance very slowly, with a
step that made no sound upon the
boards—the face of a girl who is almost
a child. She seemed younger even than
when he had  seen her first, standing
over him with the candle, and her eyes
full of mirth.
Her black skirts whirled noiselessly
in the still air, the quaint little apron
flapped up and down. . . . And it
seemed to Greatorex that he could see
On the blue quilt of the bed a figure,
faint and shadowy—the figure of the
crippled child clapping his thin hands
in mute applause.
The dance grew faster. The light of
the candle flickered before her. Her
face was a white flame in the air, her
eyes glowed like jewels. The black
draperies that tossed round her seemed
shadows—the shadows of wings, like
those of a bird.
Gradually, as she danced, the little
room seemed to grow wide and bright,
the narrow walls melted away. Greatorex saw her on the stage of a theatre:
with the lights all about her. She was
glorious with jewels; diamonds twinkled in her hair, on her dancing feet.
But in her eyes was always the same
smile, tender and wistful, and he knew
she saw still, beyond the lights, be
yond the clamour of the audience, the
little crippled boy lying on the blue
quilt in the Paris attic of long ago.
****      ***.      *
Greatorex woke suddenly. The sun
was shining upon his face. He sat up
and rubbed his eyes, and looked round
him. He was lying on his own bed; the
blue quilt was gone—the furniture looked as it had always done.
He went down the little staircase
slowly and thoughtfully, and out into
the street. Men were wheeling barrows, and calling milk, and mussels, in
their strange traditional cries.
At the little kiosk where he bought
his morning paper, he paused, and felt
in his pocket for the necessary sou.
The woman who served him, and who
knew him very well, looked at him with
a face of lugubrious importance.
"Monsieur has heard the sad news?"
"No.   What is it?"
"Ah the pity of it! She made al!
Paris laugh, the poor thing. Well,
well, they will weep to-day."
"But who is it?—what has happened?"
"She died .last night at the theatre
—on the stage. Ah! the poor thing-
Mademoiselle Rose Herve."
Greatorex thought of his dream.
—Ladies' Magazine.
The Week is in receipt of a copy of
an interesting little book dealing with
"Protection and Prices and the Farmers'
Home Market," by Mr. Walter Griffin.
The articles contained in the book are
reprinted from "Industrial Canada," of
Toronto. These articles are written in
a very able manner and present, clearly
and concisely, the case for protection.
The book is illustrated wits some effective cartoons. We note that 158,000
copies are being issued and we hope
these will be widely circulated among
all classes in Canada.
The Okotoks (Alberta) Review says
that David Paterson, of Victoria, and
his father, who is the local postmaster,
recently had a most successful day's
fishing in the High River. The Review
was convinced of the truth of the story
of success by an inspection of the catch.
One'of the trout was so big that Paterson pere thought of lassoeing it, but
brought it to dry land all right at last.
Messrs. L. Eaton & Co., have been
informed by the municipal authorities
that they can have the use of the stock
yards attached to the old city market for
the purpose of holding weekly stock
sales, and these will accordingly take
place in the yards in future.
Mr. Frank Haskoll, a noted English
vocalist, will give a recital in the Institute Hall this evening, assisted by Mrs.
Garrett Smith, pianiste, and Mrs. R. H.
Pooley, wno have kindly consented to
take part. Mr. Haskoll has sang in concerts in St. James's Hall, Queen's Hall.
and at the Crystal Palace and has a
high reputation as a concert singer in
London. He is in Victoria on a visit to
Rain-in-the-Face, one of the leadinn-
chiefs of the Custer massacre, and who
is said personally to have killed Gen.
Custer, died at the Standing Rock reservation, S.D., September 12. He \vn<
(12 years old.
Kootenay Letter
Nelson's  Successful  Fair—Houston's Absence Cause Financial
Worry to Nelson,
Nelson, September 26.
The Fair is over and Nelson is once
again recovering its breath for the next
item on the civic programme, which
will be the celebration of Trafalgar day
on October 21, under the auspices of
the Sons of England. The Fair was
Nelson's third and most successful effort in this direction. The celebration
was for three days instead of two and
the entries of exhibits, fruit, vegetables
and minerals mostly, with side issues on
babies, poultry and dogs, showed an increase of fifty per cent. So did the receipts which were eminently gratifying.
Of course, the show was not of Nelson
wholly. In fact the bulk of the exhibits
were perhaps from places outside of
Nelson. There were many visitors at
the Fair, among others Sir Thomas
Shaughnessy, who was to have faced off
the lacrosse game between Rossland and
Nelson, but funked at the last minute.
However, he turned up, although late,
and admired the fruit (which was expected of him) and presented a cup for
competition next year, which was not
expected. The only failure the fair had
to contend with was the absence .of representation on the part of the lumber industry, and this was partly attributable
to lack of space. However, that lack
will probably be made up next year. It
has been somewhat hard in the past to
get the representation of outside districts which ought to be made. This is
partly sheer laziness, and business ineptitude, and partly a feeling that Nelson is trying to hog the whole thing.
Even if the latter was true, and it isn't,
the absentees are merely following the
time-honored policy of the near-sighted,
of cutting off one's nose to spite one's
face. Time has demonstrated the value
of the advertising that exhibitors get.
Those who come once, come again, and
exhibit more and ask for more space,
and in a year or two to come Nelson
will have to greatly enlarge its fair
building which is already three times tlie
size of that which first was thought
good enough. A feature started this year
was the "Midway." Here in Nelson,
naturally enough, it was called "The
Stope." There was a bench of thoroughbred dogs, a wild animal show, a
giantess, an armless wonder and a machinery moved city. Moreover, there
were balloon ascents daily and acrobatic
performances. Also baseball, lacrosse
and basketball. So the visitors were
amused as well as engaged in learning
who won the prizes and wdiy they
shouldn't have won themselves.
There has been a big fight going on in
Rossland over the shipment of the ore
of the Le Roi mine, some wishing it to
be sent to Trail and some to Northport.
The 1 rail people have won, at least
temporarily and the Rossland Miner is
effusively gushing over the cuts made
in smelter treatment by the Canadian
Pacific smelter. This is all true. The
Trail smelter was the first. At. first it
charged $13 per ton and then it brought
down its charges to $11 on a heavy contract. Then the Le Roi started in and
shipped to the Northport smelter for
?8 per ton. Of course Trail followed
suit and then the Le Roi bought the
Northport plant and found that it could
get its ore reduced for $5 and $6. Then
Trail took a long contract with the War
Eagle and Centre Star and brought thc
charges down to $4.50 and then to $4.
Northport came down also, although it
was doing but little custom work. Finally the public is told that Trail is charging but $3 a ton, but at the same time
the manager of the Northport smelter
declares that his costs are very little
more than $3 with only two furnaces
running. Northport has six furnaces
and with them all in full blast consider-
ble economy is effected in reduction. It
would appear, therefore, that after all
there is little difference in the charge of
the two smelters. The great trouble at
Northport has been the constant shifts
of management, corresponding with the
spirits in the direction of the Le Roi,
and furthermore the sapient wiseacres
of Northport have been milking that
alien industry as much as possible. If
the smelter should really shut down
for good and aye it is good-bye to
Northport.   However, no sympathy will
be dolled out to them for the free aud
enlightened citizens of the great republic have not helped the struggle against
Trail except to aid the other fellow by
their constant exactions and damage
suits for farms destroyed. If Trail
should get the upper hand there may
not be any more cuts in smelting rates
for a long period. Which same, however, might be a blessing in disguise,
for the camp would then really have to
get down to the concentration problem
instead of playing with it, with the'
tongue in the cheek.
At last the friends of John Houston
have risen in their might against the
absent mayor and have rent him!   This
week his friends have blazened to the
world that the absent mayor as early as (
August 12 last had anticipated the whole '
of his salary up to the end of the year,
partly avowedly as anticipated   salary,
but principally on account of expenses
for which he has to account, but for
which he has not accounted, and apparently does not mean to account, inasmuch as the council has not heard from i
the chief since   the   date he   last drew '
upon that body.   With an unerring sense j
of justice they have cut off the mayor's |
salary to one dollar a month during the!
time of his absence dating from October 1 (Houston anticipated his mayoral ^
emoluments up to the end of September)
and the remaining money will be ac-i|
counted for by John Houston personally.   So the council says.   But John is j
in Tonopah and has not signified any
intention of returning and accounting i
as aforesaid.    When the council went •
into office,  Houston had  the support (
of four out of the six.   He lost two,
Messrs.     Amiable     and     Macdonald,
through persisting in firing a man without cause.    Of the remaining two one,
Aid. Kirkpatrick, is responsible for the
present drastic resolution.   And the vote,
went unanimously as to thc accounting, j
so that apparently the whole council is
on the other side of the fence.   What
the citizens will say at the next election
remains to be seen, but it is long odds ■
against John Houston in this city.  This
time, however, he has a deuce of a hole
to scramble out of.    In the meantime ,
all  kinds  of accounts  are  pouring  m
saying that they are for work done oni
behalf of the city in connection with '
the- power plant.   Now Mayor Houston ]
had especial authority to order this kindj
of work if he thought it to be in the in-|
terests of the city.   He alone can check!
these accounts, and in his absence thej
council must pay and look pleasant.   Ini
this they are succeeding about as well]
as a child with a dose of   castor   oir
which it is asked to assimilate.
The rival editors of that peaceful littleJ
town of Cumberland are raising Cain.!
They do not seem to like each other,!
but the true inwardness of the things]
they are saying about each other is not]
to be understood by an outsider.
Something New)
For Disc Talking Machines—any kind.
Made by Curtis Famous Mexican Band
now playing a three years engagement
at the Waldorf, Astoria, N. Y.
Must Be Heard to Be Appreciated.
93 Government St.
Something New In
All the Fad East.
The long nights are coming, don't forget
our lending library.


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