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CHOCOLATE EGG,
MALTED MILK and
"SUNNY JIM" SUNDAE
at
Terry's Fountain
S.E. Cor. Fort and Douglas.
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The Week
R British Columbia Review,
Published at Victoria,  B. C.
II. VI.   No
?2
THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 22, 1909
A month ago, or there-
fshipping the abouts,   every   Conserva-
en Calf.      tive paper in Canada, and
not a few of the better
s Liberal papers, were loudly denounc-
the  Honourable   William  Pugsley;
most of them were clamoring for an
ligation into his conduct in connec-
with the Central Railway in New
swick.   The circumstances are so well
that to repeat them is unnecessary,
.ce it to say that a Commission pre-
id over by Mr. Justice Landry, who
ionceded to be a man of high reputa-
and   integrity,    declared   that Mr.
;sley, in conjunction with other parties
were named, had been guilty of mis-
iropriation of public funds to the ex-
t of at least $134,000.   Mr. Pugsley
|i public man, a life-long politician, has
n a Minister in the Local Legislature
is own Province and is now a Cabinet
ster in the Laurier Administration,
these are the facts of the case there
|i be no doubt that Mr. Pugsley is a
fi'upt politician, and whether they be the
its or not the public press has so de-
;red and has accepted them as true.   It
be equally true that Mr. Pugsley is
ery able man, with a fine grasp of
lie affairs, and that he is capable of
ing valuable public service, but the
istion is whether it is seemly to kotow
|a mau who has recently been denounced
such .a serious offence, and who has
ded the only means of re-establishing
reputation, just because he happens to
in a position to confer favours.   Most
iple will think it is too much like wor-
pping the Golden Calf.    It has been
d by reasonable critics, that a conspi-
1 public man destroys his own useful-
when he becomesc involved in such
sactions as those which were brought
ne by the Commission to Mr. Pugsley.
be quite fair to argue that a final
Igment should be suspended uutil the
e has been tried and a verdict rendered,
what do   people   say   of one   whom
ther threats nor persuasions can induce
submit his case to the arbitriment of
fellows?     Suspension   of   judgment
uld surely then cease to be a virtue,
the culprit would, have no right to
iplain if the public drew their own
elusion; this is exactly what happened
! the case of Mr. Pugsley.   The debate
{ the House only emphasized the skill
litli whieh he dodged the issue, and the
ument that his offense was committed
'ore he was a Cabinet Minister is a
re pretext which did nothing to miti-
,e its seriousness.   One can hardly ex-
ss surprise at the suggestion to receive
Pugsley in the West with open arms.
ch an attitude is typical of a certain
of political life which has to be
ognized on this Continent.    The only
ence offered for this sycophantic atti-
is that it is good business, and as
g as the dollar rules there are men who
be willing to shut their eyes to
rything but material advantage.    All
The Week has to say on the subject
that the attitude is inexplicable to the
iter-on who has.no axe to grind, and
favours   to   expect.   Many   Eastern
•ere, and not all of them Conservative
i, have roundly declared that the sit-
ion demanded Mr. Pugsley's resigna-
L   Surely not because of any defalca-
ps in Iys capacity of a private citizen,
which neither the House of Commons
the Press would have anything to do,
because in tlieir opinion he was a cor
rupt politician, and if his numerous denouncers and critics did not mean that
they meant nothing.
The splendid edition of the
News From     Prince'Rupert Empire, pub-
The North.      lished today by John Houston, contains the most comprehensive and reliable information which
has yet been given to the world about the
new Northern City. It is astonishing how
imperceptibly a new city grows on the
frontier.    The outside world hears of a
band of surveyors landing from a launch
with their tent and implements.   A few
months later it hears that half a dozen
prospectors have gone and established a
camp, a little later the first general supply store puts in an appearance, and one
by one men gather, many of them stragglers and world wanderers, until perhaps
in a year a small community has been
formed, and from this time on the community grows until,  as in the case of
Prince Rupert, at the end of three years,
astonishing to relate, there are over a thousand persons domiciled, and one hundred
and fifty business houses able to give their
advertisements to a local paper.   To this
rapid growth the Press has made an enormous contribution.    The veteran newspaper man who  runs the Empire has
flooded the Province and penetrated thousands of miles on the mainland with such
scraps of news as he could gather during
the evolution process.   It is certain that
no pioneer city ever had such extensive
advertising as Prince Rupert.   Inside of
little more than a year 2,000 workmen
have been gathered together, and are now
busily engaged in constructing the first
one hundred miles of railway eastward
from the terminal.   The second hundred,
and possibly one hundred and fifty, is laid
out for next year, meanwhile, the Grand
Trunk Pacific is getting a move on West
of Edmonton and has commenced to close
in the 700-mile gap which separates it
from coast construction.   No fewer than
twenty-six firms of sub-contractors are engaged at this end of the work, and the
chief contractors, Foley, Welsh & Stewart,
are supervising the whole.    The rate of
wages paid ranges from $2.50 to $3.25
for a day of ten hours; there is a hospital
and a very competent doctor, the workmen
contributing a $1 a month each to its support.   There has been a good deal of misconception as to the climate of Prince Rupert, that it is decidedly wet must be admitted, but the Empire contends that its
wet days do not exceed in number those
of Vancouver, although the measurement
of rainfall is greater.   It also claims that
the meteorological returns show the range
of temperature to be about the same, the
average mean a little lower.   Prince Rupert is connected with the outside world
by the Government telegraph line, whicli
is a branch of the Yukon line.   Tlie total
length of the latter is 3,230 miles, while
the branch is 246 miles long.    Today
Prince Rupert has four churches, an average daily school attendance of sixty,  a
Board of Trade with a membership of
sixty,   and  a   workingmen's   Association
with a membership of three hundred.   It
also has a fire department well equipped
with fire fighting appliances.   Next week
the first sale of town lots will take place.
There is a good deal of resentment at the
fact that this sale will be in Vancouver,
and it is possible to sympathise with those
who complain, but on the other hand it
must be admitted that under existing con
ditions it would have been impossible to
assemble as many buyers at Prince Rupert. Its selection would have shut out
some who could not spare the time to
travel so far, and there is little doubt that
the decision of the Government to hold it
at the most convenient rallying point will
be justified by the results of the sale. In
the near future Prince Rupert will for
the first time be in a position to establish
its inhabitants in their own homesteads,
and from that time on it will grow as only
a modern pioneer city can.
Some people are afraid of
In Victoria. a boom, and a good many
Real Estate      others   are   afraid   of   too
much of a boom. The Week
belongs to neither class because it realizes
that in the West all progress is the result
of booms. Victoria slept for forty years;
it awoke three years ago and had a real
estate boom, which realized values undreamt of, enabled many people who had
been holding on with difficulty to sell at
good prices, attracted an enormous increase in population, and induced activity
in every branch of business. Then the
croakers began and said it was only a
boom and would soon fizzle out. It did
not fizzle out, although it subsided somewhat in sympathy with a financial panic,
and trade depression, which hit every part
of the world; but with little more than a
year of lull the boom is busy again, busier
than ever, for during the last two or three
months more real estate has been sold to
bona fide purchasers than during the whole
of the preceding boom which remained active for a year. And the end is not yet,
for every sub-division sells as rapidly as
it is put on the market, and the value of
building permits granted mounts higher
and higher every month. The croakers
are not quite so much in evidence this
time, they begin to realize that a boom may
be a blessing, and if it does nothing else
it makes a noise and stirs things up. However much the circumstance may be discounted it remains that at the present
moment more than two hundred dwelling
houses are in course of construction in
the city, and that new arrivals are registered daily. The difficulty is to keep pace
with the civic requirements of such developments. That is a problem which has
not yet been solved, but it will be before
long.
School
Teachers.
Education is possibly the
most important duty of the
State, at any rate it comes
next to the protection of
human life. A recent caustic writer on
tlie subject, dealing with some of the weaknesses of the present system, wittily remarked that teachers can be divided into
two classes, those who teach and those who
screech. Let it not be supposed from this
characterization that he merely meant to
differentiate male from female teachers,
for although the context would tend to
show that the thought may have passed
through liis mind at any rate he meant to
call attention to the fact ths\t. the screeching teacher is a species not yet extinct.
He describes him as the teacher who is
negative in his relations and attitudes to
liis pupil, who employs his time in hunting their mistakes and pointing out their
failures. Every sympathetic educationalist knows that the true teacher is born and
not made, although if born he may be polished. He is characterized by a zeal for
discovering the aptitudes of a pupil, and
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HALL & WALKER
Agents
WELLII6T0N   COLLIERY
COMPANY'S COAL
1232 Government St. Telephone 83
a-aisosoSPftAM*
One Dollar Per Annum
for adjusting the pupil's work to his faculties and powers. Only in this way can
the best he is capable of be got from
him, and in accomplishing so much of
success he acquires the inspiration to do
better, for self confidence is the strongest
stimulant to effort. Hammering never y#t
developed a pupil, and screeching is an
anomaly in an age whicli claims to produce thinkers instead of thumpers. "He
that hath ears to hear let him hear."
There is only one thing
Newspaper more wonderful than the
Correspondence, similarity in style which
characterizes most of the
correspondence in a certain newspaper,
and that is the modesty of those who sum
up courage to sign their names to their
effusions. The public is wondering why
some of these hitherto obscure correspondents have so long hid their light under a
bushel, and deprived the community of
the benefit of their opinions on the burning topics of the day. It has been well
argued in defence of anonymity that when
the reader does not know who the writer
is imagination may clothe him with some
of the attributes of importance, but that
on the principle that no man is a hero to
his valet, publicity would dispel the illusion. It certainly has done so in the case
of some worthy correspondents who have
been impressed into the service of a local,
paper. Indeed there are not a few who
doubt whether the situation has been improved by the departure from a custom
with whoch the public had at least become
familiar.
The action of the City
More Council in appealing against
Litigation.       the decision which refused
them the right to block the
conveyance of freight over the lines of the
British Columbia Electric Railway Company will not meet with the approval of
the citizens. The only thing that could
possibly bc said in its defence is that the
decision of the Court of Appeal is necessary to give finality to the judgment, but
as no one except the members of the
Council, has any desire to prevent the conveyance of freight it is merely straining a
legal point to spend more money in litigation. The Week is not in favour of giving the British Columbia Electric Railway
Company or any other corporation a privilege to which it is not entitled, neither
is it, however, in favour of splitting hairs
where the public convenience and public
interest are involved. It is in favour of a
little more common sense and a little less
red tape, and it would gladly aid in a
movement which would get rid of the fossilized regulations which seem to handicap
the movements of the Council whenever
progress is suggested. In the case under
discussion, in the case of the application
of the British Columbia Electric Railway
Company for an undertaking from the
City not to enter into competition with
them as business rivals, and in the case of
the purchase of the rights of the Esquimalt Waterworks Company there has been
unnecessary delay, and far too pronounced
an inclination to litigate. The sooner
some direct means of settling these questions, which are blocking the progress of
the City, can be discovered the better. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY u. 1908
At Thc Street   a)
Corner \
•7 TIM LMMflM
After the lapse of another week the
battle of the pavements is still being waged and apparently is as far
from settlement as ever. Furthermore
the difficulty is increased by the fact
that their number which was legion
is increasing also. Wc have now
wood block, vitrified brick, asphalt,
bithulitic, macadam, granitoid and
Hassam, and probably before these
lines are in print several other com-
pettiors will havc entered the lists.
No wonder that in face of so many
claimants for their favor the City-
Fathers are unable to decide, and i
therefore venture to offer them an
original suggestion which costs nothing. It is that the agents of the various companies, who arc so anxious
to pave Victoria streets should be allowed to pave a section of ten yards
in length on some selected street side
by side, so that all may be subjected
to the same test and the paving that
wears best, and otherwise gives satisfaction, taking into consideration cost,
as well as conditions, should be proclaimed the winner and finally adopted. Meanwhile the wise thing to do
would be to use the City creosoting
plant and local wood blocks, and so
find employment for local labour and
develop a local industry. If this is
not loyalty to Victoria then I shall be
quite willing for the Vancouver Island
Development League or any other
duly qualified and duly authorised
body to correct it.
* «       *
Dust! dust! dust everywhere! but
especially on the main thoroughfares
of the City. What on earth is the
matter with the Sprinkling Committee? 1 am prepared to admit that
the electric sprinkler is doing good
work these days—and nights, but it
cannot work on the streets where
there are no tracks, and Boreas is
getting in his work all the time. The
result is deplorable; grit on the furniture, grit on the beds, grit in the
food, grit on the windows, grit everywhere, and all for want of water,
* *      ♦
My little screed of last week
in favor of the races has met with a
mixed reception. There are some
people who think that a horse race is
bad thing per se, and altogether past
redemption. There are others who
think that the race is all right and
the surroundings all wrong, but I
nevertheless believe that the game is
well worth the candle. True it is
not the rural sport to which some of
us have been accustomed at the old
fashioned country meets at home, but
it is the nearest approach we can get
to it, and those who sigh for other
days whilst condemning tose should
remember that if the race of thoroughbreds be cut off by the abolition
of the sport there could be no evolution from the crude gathering of a
pioneer country to the finished aristocratic meet to which we have been
accustomed. Let us have a little toleration in this matter and give the
horses and the directors, and the
trades' people of Victoria a show in
every sehse of the word. It is beg-
g'hg the question to say that because
a* privilege' has been abused in thc
States it will be abused here, that remains to be seen, and Victorians are
gding to see it through.
•  »      *      *■
I am glad to notice a move in the
direction of sweeping the principal
streets during the day time and removing the rubbish which accumulates so rapidly. I am'still looking
fdr those galvanized'iron depositaries
for whioh the money was voted long
JAMES BUCHANAN & CO.
By Royal Warrants
PURVEYORS TO THE ROYAL FAMILY.
Distillers of the
WORLD-FAMOUS RED SEAL AND BLACK AND WHITE
SCOTCH WHISKIES.
Unsurpassed for AGE, PURITY or FLAVOR.
For Sale by all Dealers.
General Agents for B.C. and the Yukon District
RADIGER & JANION,
Something New
We are now able to offer to our patrons
A   GUARANTEE
on our splendid line of PLATED KNIVES, FORKS and SPOONS.
This line which is specially made for us is guaranteed to have
MORE SILVER than any other standard make and we GUARANTEE to replace
Free of Charge
any of these goods which, alter use, do not prove satisfactory. This
condition we believe accompanies no other flatware made.
Prices aa follows:—
COFFEE SPOONS    per doc.  $3.70
TEASPOONS  " 3-15
DESSERTSPOONS   " 4-95
TABLESPOONS  " 5*5
DESSERT FORKS   " 4-95
fABLE FORKS .'  " 5*5
DESSERT KNIVES    " 4*95
TABLE KNIVES  " 540
Challoner & Mitchell
Diamond Merchants ui Silversmiths
1017 Qovernment Street Victoria, B. C
Great Tea and Coffee Values
JOINED TO LOW PRICES     \im*&$_M-
We study the Groceries that make for satisfaction. Our special
blends of Tea and Coffee give universal delight; they are not
only better and purer than other teas and coffees at like price,
but better than other brands at higher prices.
DT V  T >>     TEA, per lb 50c and 35c
1 -C_. 1          COFFEE, per lb....50c, 40c and 30c
DIXI H. R0S5 CO.
INDEPENDENT GROCERS. 13x7 GOVERNMENT ST.
Tela. 5a, 105a and 1590.
Victoria Fuel Co.
PHONE 1377
ago, and which will arrive presumably at the same time as the floating
platform promised for James Bay
Causeway, I wonder if it is too much
too hope that when these arrive movable receptacles might be placed in
the Ross Bay cemetery to receive discarded flowers, papers, bags and other
waste debris for which there is now
no depositary, and which are flung
about and gave an air of untidyness
to what should be the neatest resort in the city. There is great scope
for a landscape gardener at Ross Bay.
but I suppose the City lacks the necessary funds.
Whilst on the subject of Ross Bay
I want to draw the attention of the
Council to the retaining wall or piles
which are supposed to protect the
cemetery from the ravages of the sea.
Last winter the waves broke over
these piles and made great inroads
on the bank, washing away many
tons of earth, and necessitating the
removal of several coffins. In the
Spring an attempt was made to repair the damage, but it was the attempt of children and not of men.
No permanent work has been done
and the trouble is that the row of
piles are at least eight or ten feet
too low to prevent the sea breaking
over. They are allright right-as a
foot, but what is wanted is another
row behind them, and unless this is
done during the present Summer, next
Winter will see another slice removed from the graveyard. Why is such
a necessary work delayed year after
year? It is this constant botching
of the job, instead of doing it once
for all thoroughly, which wastes so
much public ' money, and creates so
much dissatisfaction.
Nothing substantial has been done
towards    protecting    Dallas    Road
where the sea wall has broken down,
and the same defect exists there—
thc wall is too low. There are no
funds, but my point is that funds will
have to be found later on aud that
it will require a great deal more then
than if the evil were checked at the
present stage.
Central is kept pretty busy these
*    *     *
days and the increased use of the
telephone is another evidence of the
growth of Victoria. Sometimes amusing complications ensue in consequence of the rush. A local business
man, Friday afternoon took down his
receiver to make a hurry call. He
could not get "Central," but was surprised to hear a feminine conversation going on over his Independent
line. He could not help hearing part
of their talk, which concerned a certain social function and what each was
going to wear. Unable to stand it
longer, he demanded to know who
was using the line and why he failed
to get his number. One of the girls,
becoming indignant at the interruption, scornfully asked:
"What line do you think you are
on, anyhow?"
This was too much for the exasperated business man, but his wit got
the better of him and he replied: "I
don't know, but judging from what I
have heard I should say I was on a
clothes line."
He got his number at once.
Ofrx
rz^-f&r,
"Pray what kjnd of a suitor would
come up to your tune?"
"Oh, something like a millionaire."
You want the best Coal, the "Burn all" kind, absolutely free
from Slate, Stones and Klinkers.
We are Sole Agents for The South Wellington Coal Mines
Company (Ltd.).
THIS COAL is admitted by all to be the finest Domestic Coal
mined.
Let us know if you want it quick.
VICTORIA FUEL COMPANY
PHONE 1377 618 TROUNCE AVE.
White Coffee Boils-
Steak Broils.
The lower oven in a gas
range is a wonder worker
for roasts and broiling. Jucies
of the meat are retained—
both sides of a steak are *
broiled in four minutes at a
trifling expense. With coal,
half the juice is lost, the
cost is one-third more and
the inconvenience, dirt and
worry can never be figured.
Exceptional values just now in our showroom in new Gas
Ranges and Stoves.
Victoria Gas Company, Limited
Oorner Fort and Langley Streets.
_w_y___&&M&\\_\——_____\\
THE  UNDERWOOD  LEADS
OTHERS FOLLOW.
CASH REGISTERS,    SAFES,     DESKS,
FILING CABINETS,    OFFICE FURNITURE,
TYPEWRITINGG PAPER,     CARBONS.
BAXTER & JOHNSON     809 Qovenunnt Street
A well furnished office ia a good advertisement.
?.'
Ice Cream Days
Our  Fountain  for  Pure  Fruit Flavors
Clay's Ice Cream
Is the Standard for Purity and quality.
Parties and Picnics Supplied.
Ices, Confectionery, Cold Meats, etc.
Satisfaction Guaranteed.
©lay's
619 Fort St.
Phone 101 THE WEEK  SATURDAY MAY a2, 1909
Pro Imperio.
larion call has sounded,
'hat clamors to be heard;
mnd the world rebounded,
y anxious echoes stirr'd.
:fend the Empire" 1—Hearken
e men of brain and brawn:
tch where the storm-clouds darken
'he splendor of the dawn.
lat patriot voice among ye,
hall fail to answer fair;
. challenge that is flung ye,
)n every breath of air?
fence, but not Defiance 1
To hold, not to redeem!
perial Alliance,
'he Star beyond the Dream.
tat patriot heart shall quaver
"o face the issue?-—Why,
only cowards waver,
pis only cravens flyl
patriot spirit in ye,—
our heritage from birth,—
ill yet arise and win ye
'he glory of the earth.
nen of Greater Britain,
Tis time to stand on guard 1
would not see Her smitten,
'e would not see Her scarr'd:—
_ Mother who hath shielded
ind shelter'd you so long;
lose far-flung arm hath wielded
'he strength that made ye strong.
ur empery so vaunted:—
.an it defend its own,
flag of faith forth-flaunted,
Jy pride of place alone?
naught but these were needed,
Why then the warning cry?
all   it  be  all  unheeded,
Or what will ye reply?
all it be words or actions?
Brave words, or braver deeds
ipt scorn to deal with factions,
Dr-trade with party creeds?
ir common weal avowing
One; comprehensive Good:
1 other disallowing,   .
Save only Brotherhood.
ie arm must now be strengthened,
That shields the Mother's breast;
ie "thin red line" be lengthened,
If it would stand the test.
!, of the body royal,
The blood arterial;
ill ye be less than loyal,
Less than Imperial?
rsf for your state and nation,
Let your devotion prove,
ithout equivocation,
The measure of your love.
ove it by being ready,
Disdaining dalliance.
ove it by standing steady,
Armed with all valiance.
)efend the Empire"!—Hear ye,
Each, of the Whole a Fart:
old to your trust, nor fear ye,
Inscribe it on your heart,
old it with that ye prizeth,
Lest ye perchance forget,
brighter sun upriseth,
Than ever yet hath set.
—Blanche E. Holt Murison.
uilding Permits Issued in Victoria
from May 14th to 19th, Inclusive.
,80-9—Frame building, Green St.;
John H. Yeo, owner; R. Hetherington, contractor.
,200—Frame building, Stevenson
and Summit Sts.; R. T. Elliott,
owner; F. M. Rattenbury, architect; W. H. Mitchell, contractor.
,900—Frame, stone foundation, Quadra St.;    Blaquire    & Haggerty,
owners and contractors.
|,900—Frame, stone foundation; Linden Ave.; Rev. W. L. Clay, owner; W- A. Gleason, contractor.
1,500—Frame,   concrete   foundation;
S. Turner and Rithet Sts.; Jas.
McDonald,   owner;   Jas.   Fairall,
architect and contractor.
1,850—Brick,    steel    and   concrete,
pumping house,  lot  122-3,  B.B.
City  of Victoria,  owners;  John
A. Adams, architect; Luney Bros.,
contractors.
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i* Social and        %
X Personal. *
ij» ij? ifi if 1ji fji i. if ifi if ijp if i|i
Mr. E. T. Colley left by Thursday's
boat for the west coast.
* *   *
Mrs. George L. Courtney and children have returned from California.
* *   *
Miss Nanna Baker of Vancouver
is visiting friends in Victoria.
* *   *
Mr.   Edgar  Brown  left  for  Bella
Coola on Thursday last.
* *   *
Mrs. Fred. Walker is making satisfactory progress from a recent attack
of scarlet fever.
* ♦   *
Mrs. Walter Dunn of Westholme
was in town during the week.
.   *   *
Mrs. Fisher of Metchosin was a
visitor in town during the week.
* *   *
Mr. H. Pooley returned home from
Seattle early in the week.
* *   *
Mr. K. Gillespie returned from San
Juan during the week.
* *   *
Mrs. Love leaves shortly on a trip
to England.
*   *   *   *
Mrs. de B. Green and the Misses
Green are guests at the Angela.
* *   *
Mr. T. 0. McKay of Vancouver
came over for a few days this week.
* *   *
Miss Phyllys Eberts is expected
home from the East some time next
month.
* *   *
Mr. R. Flaherty has returned to
town after an absence of several
months.
* *■' *
Miss Helen Peters gave a small
dance on Friday last at her mother's
residence, Oak Bay.
* . *   *. .
Miss Walker and Mrs. Morse spent
a few days in Seattle during the
week.
* *   *
Miss Violet Hickey returned last
Monday from Seattle where she had
been visiting friends.
* *   *
Mrs. Harry Pooley, after a delightful visit spent with friends in
Vancouver, arrived during the week.
* *   *
Lady Musgrave and Mrs. Chaplin
arrived on Saturday from the Old
Country and will be the guests of
their sister, Mrs. Henry Croft.
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the 24th.
* .■ *
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the week.
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mmemmmmsmiimtmmm!^^ THE WEEK, SATURDAY MAY 22, 19*9
The Week
▲ Provincial Review and Magazine, published every Saturday by
"THE WEEK" PUBLISHING
COMPANY, LIMITED.
tabllshsd at VICTORIA aad VANCOUVER
1208 Government St., Victoria, B.C.
W. BLAKEMORE, Editor.
George  fleredith,
By BOHEMIAN.
Now that George Meredith has
gone the sole survivoi of the Victorian era of literature in the realm
of fiction is Thomas Hardy. Both
had long passed the three score years
and ten limit within which a man can
do his best work. Neither received
in their last days the divine afflatus
whicli came to Tennyson when he
wrote "Crossing the Bar." For Meredith the book of life is closed and for
Hardy the scroll will no more be
unrolled.
Meredith was never a strong man
"physically, and for half* his life time
was a sufferer. To what extent this
accounts for the touch of cynicism
which became chronic in his writings
and the note pessimism which all too
often pervaded them, it is impossible
•to say. At any rate this quality of
his work is largely responsible for the
alienation of public sympathy and for
the fact that he never achieved popularity in spite of the standard which
he  reached  as  a  literary  craftsman.
I always regarded Meredith's cynicism as superficial, more a pose
than a trait, one of which he made
convenient use at times to veil his
real meaning, and whicli he handled
as a dexterous swordsman handles a
rapier, to prick but not to wound his
adversary. No doubt cynicism became a habitude of his mind but it
was not unkindly nor was it ever sardonic, as he hurled the keenest shaft,
the intelligent reader could hear him
chuckle, and knew that he was experimenting and speculating as to just
how much the hide of his adversary
could stand.
No student of Meredith's writing
could possibly write him down as a
cynic or a pessimist; he had intervals of gloom, when the skies were
grey and the clouds heavy with rain,
but the intervals were always succeeded by bright sunshine and clear
skies, and even while the black cloud
hung overhead he would illuminate
them with lightning flashes of wit.
No writer of the last century penned
so many striking epigrammatic sentences or clothed so many pungent
thoughts in such picturesque phraseology. He compelled attention by the
unusual garb in which he dressed his
ideas, and when he had exhausted
every other resource known to the
craft he would ling in a brilliant paradox which arrested the attention and
compelled the reader to think if he
would understand.
It was this liberal use of the paradox which caused Meredith to be
caviare to the general public. They
would not take the trouble to disentangle the knots in the skein, and if
the meaning were not obvious they
branded him obscure, at which he
laughed as only the gods laugh at the
foibles of a mortal, and dub them
ignorant.
Still Meredith was a true philosopher, he had a mind like Shakespeare,
he understood human nature, and
could read the human heart like a
book. He had the charity of all great
minds, and judged men lightly of
their errors. His every villian had a
redeeming feature, and every incident,
however dark, the gleam of possible
good. He could never be brought to
regard the faults of mankind as unredeemed or permanent. Even the
supreme   egoist,   whom  he   covered
with scathing ridicule, must have a
warm corner in his heart which circumstance revealed.
As a workman in words, Meredith
had no peer in his own day; he could
juggle with them as no other artificer
could, and like a conjurer would pick
them up indiscriminately and fling
them into space, but they would always fly together into a crystalized
thought, whose beauty was enhanced
by the novelty of the performance.
Meredith was essentially a stylist,
not of the pale type of Stevenson,
who polished every facett of his stone
until it glittered, but one who rather
preserved the rugged pristine beauties of the original nugget as it came
from nature's hand. His style threw
into relief the most brilliant thoughts
vvith which his works were crowded
until they glittered like corruscations.
Tlieir light, unlike the steady shining
of Stevenson's Silvery Moon was as
the scorching ray of the sun emerging from behind a cloud, or the blinding flash of a meteor as it is hurled
across a dark sky.
Meredith gradually developed a
sound philosophy of life, it is the
philosophy of toleration which does
not expect too much and is not impatient at too little. In his later
years the mantle of pessimism fell
from his shoulders, and if it was too
late for him to add to his most brilliant literary work it was not too late
to infuse into his rare utterances the
high sounding note of optimism which
closed his career. In the end he
came home and brought with him a
host of worshippers, who for years
had bowed at his shrine and who • followed him into the broader light.
Meredith will never appeal to the
million unless it be in an intellectual
age whose standard has not even been
dreamt of so far, but he will always
keep the torch of truth burning for a
favorite few and they will draw inspiration from his inspired utterances
and will scatter the seed in many a
furrow.
Meredith has deeply enriched the
world of letters, he has given it
chaste thought, clothed if possible .in
still chaster language. After soaring
above the heads of mere mortals he
has alighted in their midst and at the
last acclaimed the faith to which they
cling. This must be accounted unto
him for righteousness, by a world
which is ever on the lookout for light
und leading.
The revulsion of feeling after his
death to one of tender sympathy is
the first evidence that if misunder-:
stood in life, even in the moment of
passing the eyes of men have been
opened to his real character, and those
who never drew near to him in the
flesh, and who regarded him as one
afar off, will soon lay hold of the immortal thoughts to which he gave utterance, and "grapple them to their
hearts with hooks of steel."
Charlotte Beaumont Jarvis.
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I MUSIC AND I
*     THE STAGE *
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At the Victoria Theatre.
Today sees the close of the second
Gables," contributes a story of the
supernatural entitled "The Return of
Hester." A comprehensive appreciation of the music of the season, particularly in Toronto, is given by Miss
Katherine Hale and there is as well
an article by Arthur Hawkes, entitled
"Why I Am a Suffragette" and nature
sketches by Suzanne Marny and F
M. Kelly, a clever character sketch
by James P. Haverson, with poetry
from John Boyd, E. M. Yeoman, A.
Clare Giffin, Douglas Roberts and
Charlotte Beaumont Jarvis
Literary Notes.
The Canadian Magazine for May
is a most interesting number. The
first article in point of timeliness is
entitled "Kaiser Wilhelm: His Opportunity and Failure." It affords a
splendid conception of the present
situation in Europe. "Ontario's Outworn Police System" is a vigorous
criticism by John Verner McAree, a
writer who apparently knows whereof
he writes. "Montreal: A Great Commercial Centre^" is contributed by
John S. MacLean, and is finely illustrated. There are other good illustrated articles—"Hebert the Sculptor,"
by Gustave Dutaud; "Subduing the
Sockeye," by Harold Sands, and
"Making Cheese in Switzerland," by
H. P. Somner. Miss L. M. Montgomery, author of "Anne of Green
At the Victoria Theatre,
Today sees the close of the second
week of the engagement of the Edmund Gardiner Company at the Victoria Theatre, and a successful week
it has been. "His Excellency the
Governor,'' which has constituted the
bill of fare since Tuesday evening,
is one of the most amusing farce
comedies which has been put on the
boards for a long time. Mr. •Gardiner's clever players have made the
most of their opportunities, and the
result has been increasingly large
audiences every night.
In the title role Darrell Standing
has confirmed the splendid impression
created by him the lirst week in "The
Case of Rebellious Susan," and has
given an artistic rendition of the part.
As Baverstock, Bennett Southard has
ouce more shown his powers as a
comedian of talent, while Verne Lay-
ton has been well suited with the part
of Capt. Carew, the soldier who wins
the heart of Miss Carlton. Orrin
Knox did some excellent ork as Mr.
Carlton, the susceptible cabinet minister, the other male members of the
company having minor roles.
Of the ladies, Miss van Buren made
a host of friends by her, dainty acting
as Miss Carlton, the young lady with
whom the governor and his staff with,
one accord fall in love. She is very
charming and graceful. Miss Gilbert
has' made a big hit as the Countess, a
music hall star of doubtful antecedents who captivates .the, old statesman and shocks his sister, that severe
widow, Mrs. Bolingbroke. The latter
part was played by Miss Brook, who
did so well as the suffragette last
week. She is immense as the prejudiced, cantankerous old aristocrat,
and altogether Capt. Marshall's masterpiece has been splendidly put on.
The staging, as usual, has been quite
beyond criticism. Today gives the
last chance to see the play, and all
those ho have not seen it, and most
of those who have, could not do better
than to go to the Victoria theatre
this afternoon or'evening and have a
couple of hours of unadulterated enjoyment.
The play next week will be Capt.
Swift, the powerful drama which first
brought Haddon Chambers into prominence. This will be a production
of a very different kind. It is full
of action and shows the workings of
some of the deepest human motives.
Capt. Swift is the nom de guerre of
a famous Australian bushranger, with
his not less famous steed, Starlight.
The illegitimate son of an English
lady, he is put out to nurse with a
family servant by the name of Marshall, by him he is badly treated and
later on he runs away from school to
Australia.
His last exploit is to rob a bank in
Queensland, after which he comes to
London under the name of Wilding,
There he stops a runaway, thus saving the life of Mr. Seabrook who invites Wilding to his house, where he
meets his mother, Mrs. Seabrook;
and the scene in which she reveals
her identity to him is one of the most
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powerful of the play. He falls in
love with a cousin, who is the intended bride of his half-brother, Harry Seabrook, but in the meantime the
detectives have tracked him to London and he is betrayed to them by
his foster father. He evades arrest,
but finally commits suicide to save his
mother's name.
The title part is played by Darrell
Standing, who is thus shown in quite
a different role to any which he has
hitherto played in Victoria. It gives
opportunities for a great deal of fine
and powerful acting, of which Mr.
Standing avails himself to the uttermost. He may be trusted greatly to
increase his reputation here next
week. Bennett Southard plays Marshall, the scoundrelly servant and
foster father. Hitherto Mr. Southard has taken comedy parts but next
week he will be able to display quite
a different side. of histrionic talent.
It is a play which is always popular, for while not melodramatic it appeals most powerfully to the emotions
of any audience, and should attract
large crowds nightly.
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NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
Benson  School.
Sealed Tenders, superscribed "T
for School-house," will be received
the Hon. the Minister of Public Vtl
up to noon of Thursday, the 10th]
of June, 1U09, for the erection and 1
pletion of a large one-room f|
.school-house at Benson Road,
Municipal  Schol District.
Plans, specifications, contract j
forms of tender may be seen on I
after the 17th day of May, 1909, all
offices of the Government Agent at T
Westminste*; of N. A. McDairmid, I
Secretary of the School Board, Lad
B.C., and at the Public Works Deu
ment, Victoria, B.C. j
Each proposal must be accompeL
by an accepted bank cheque or eel
cate of deposit on a chartered ban!
Canada, made payable to the Hon.}
Minister of Public Works, for a,
equivalent to ten per cent, of the am
of the tender, which sail be forfeit!
the party tendering decline to enter!
contract when called upon to do sJ
If he fail to complete the work [
tracted for. The cheques or certifld
of deposit of unsuccessful tenderers)
be returned to them upon the execu
of the contract. J
Tenders will not be considered un
made out on the forms supplied, sij
with the actual signature of the T
derer, and enclosed ln the envel]
furnished.
F. C. GAMBLE,
Public Works Englj
Public Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., May 13th, 1909.
may 22
"COMPANIES ACT, 1897."
The Millstones of Politics.
Of the Liberal party little need be
said. An amalgamation of men of all
—or no—political principles, it is an
office for the moment retaining its
position by a careful counting of
noses from day to day, a spectacle
for gods and men. Given two earnest parties on the right and left
flank, with definite opposing principles, and this flabby mass is bound,
in the long run, to be squeezed out
of existence between them.
Not Much Good.
"Can I have a piece of pie, mother?"
"Say 'may I,' Johnny, not 'can I.'"
"Well, mother, may I have a piece
of pie?"
"No, Johnny, you can't."
Unnatural History.
Young Eleanor was out riding with
her father one day and saw a mule
for the first time.
"Papa," said she, "didn't that
horse's ears know enough to stop
growing when they got big enough?"
"Hey, there! It is forbidden to walk
on the railway tracks."
"Do not be afraid, my good man;
we have come here to escape the automobiles."
NOTICE is hereby given that
ence Wilton Bradshaw, barrister-at-
of  Victoria,  B.C.,  has  been  appoJ
the new attorney of the "Interprovii
Land Company."
Dated this 10th day of May, 1909.
S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Compa_|
may 22
NOTICE ls hereby given that,
suant to the provisions of the Revl
Statutes of Canada, 1906, Chapter
Sec.  7, and Chapter 148,  Sec.  34,.
undersigned will,  at the expiration
thirty days from the date hereof ai
to the Governor ln Council for thel
proval of the area plans  and  slteL
certain proposed works to be constrl
ed at Thetis Cove, Esquimalt Harbl
Vancouver   Island,    British    Colu'nl
upon the following described forest]
and submerged lands:—Commencing
high water mark at the north-westi
corner of the Esquimalt and Nana,
Railway Station grounds, known a
Esquimalt Station;  thence south
four degrees west (S. 54 deg. W.) a I
tance of four hundred and seventy-til
feet (475ft.) more or less, along bou
ary of foreshore applied for by tha
F. Graham Lumber Company (the pi
of which are   filed)    to  the shore
Richards Island, thence south nine;
degrees and thirteen minutes west
19 deg. 13 mln. W.) a distance of
hundred and fifty feet  (150 ft.) al
boundary  of foreshore applied  for
the  B.  F.  Graham  Lumber  Compi
thence south eighty degrees east (S
deg.   E.)   a  distance  of  four  hum
and eighty feet (480 ft.) more or les
high water mark, and thence follov
high water mark to point of comme
ment, the whole containing 3.85 (ti
and eighty-five one hundredths)  a
and shown coloured red on plan _.
by T. S. Gore P. L. S. under date
7th,  1909.
The said works consist of the
struction of a booming ground for
within the area above described, andl
erection of a saw-mill upon the fl
shore and extending into the water, r
a plan of the said proposed works
a description of the proposed site I
been deposited    with    the Miniated
Public Works at Ottawa and duplicl
thereof in the Land Registry Office!
Victoria, B.C. 1
Dated Victoria, B.C., May 21st, ll
may 22 PERCY DAVID HILLlT THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 22, 1909
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A STUDY IN PALMISTRY.
By Walter Hackett.
1 No episode in the career of Herr
|itto Schmalz, the preventer of crime,
etter illustrates his unique methods
lian  his  singular  adventure  at the
jrreystone dinner.
That affair was, in fact, given in his
Ionor, his connection with the theft
f the Dudley diamonds having given
im so great a notoriety as make him
desirable lion. Nevertheless, I ac-
lompanied him thither—Mr. Grey-
Kone had secured his attendance,
hrough my intervention—with many
Iloomy forebodings; for his extreme
.outness, his childish and overminc-
lg vanity, and his unfortunate habit
f falling asleep at the most inoppor-
iine times—a disease resulting from
lefective circulation—made him seem
|nything but a desirable dinner-guest.
His conduct at the table confirmed
Iiy fears, for in drinking his soUp he
jianaged to make a most terrific and
we-inspiring noise, besides spilling
lost of the liquid upon his  shirt-
•ont.   Before his plate was removed,
e fell asleep, and despite all my efforts he did not wake again until the
lick was placed before him.   Then,
pr the first time during the dinner,
spoke.    He  complained, with  a
etulant querulousness, that the duck
hs cold; after which he once more
ink into slumber.
His conduct well-nigh drove Mrs.
Greystone to despair—a feeling which
she took no pains to hide—for she
had bidden a brilliant company of
guests to meet Herr Schmalz. With
the unreasonableness of her sex, she
held me to blame for the failure of
her lion, calmly shifting to my shoulders the task of turning the dismal
affair into a success.
- I strove to do this with all my powers, but made no progress. No topic
that I could mention seemed to excite general interest. By the time
dessert was served I was prepared to
abandon my efforts, when by a lucky
chance I brought up the subject of
palmistry.
In an instant there was a stir of interest. Every woman present was
leaning forward eagerly, and a general
discussion upon the question was precipitated. Without exception the women 'expressed their belief in the
chiromantic art, while to a man the
opposite sex scoffed at such a superstition.
It was this argument that awoke
Herr Schmalz for the second time. He
listened a space, his little eyes blinking sleepily behind his strong-lensed
spectacles in silence. Then, suddenly,
his heavy, guttural German voice
boomed out above the other speakers.
"Palmistry," he declared in his precise foreign English, "is an exact
science—so exact as mathematics."
With this he attacked his cafe par-
fait voraciously. A surprised silence
followed his dictum. Then one of
the men—Montgomery Morgan, the
great steel magnate—leaned across
the table and addressed him.
"Herr Schmalz," he said, making no
effort to hide the contempt in his
voice, "perhaps you are prepared to
prove that statement."
The preventer of crime finished his
ice with one gulp, and pushed the
glass away. Then he glanced at Morgan.
"Give me your hand," he ordered.
The latter rose and, coming around
the table, did as he was bid. For a
moment Schmalz held the hand to the
light, and scrutinized it carefully.
When he had done, he dropped it,
turned to the rest of us, and launched into a disquisition upon Morgan's
character and habits.
Everyone of us present knew him
intimately, and each of us recognized
the truthfulness of Schmalz's assertions, remorseless and scathing as
they were. Morgan himself, having
returned to his chair, listened with
white face and angry, compressed lips.
As Schmalz finished, he looked
around at the other men.
"Have I convinced you?" he inquired.
None of them answered. None of
them volunteered to ask for another
test. The victory was his. Observing this, he was about to settle himself for another nap, when a woman
at the farther end of the table rose
quickly to her feet.
''Herr Schmalz," she cried, "do
read my hand, won't you?"
Her action proved contagious. A
moment later all the women in thc
room had gathered about him, eagerly
asking him to study their hands.
Their importunity tickled his vanity
tremendously. His great flabby face,
childish beneath the dome-shaped
head, wrinkled itself in one vast grin
of delight as he consented. In turn,
he read each palm with a frankness,
which, but for the gales of laughter
that greeted his awkward revelations,
might have caused no little ill-feeling.
At last all the women had passed
before him but Margaret Heywood, a
beautiful girl of twenty. He took her
hand with the same careless manner
as the others; but after one hasty
glance into the palm, I saw him
wrinkle his brows and bend closely
over it. Then, rising, he stood face to
face with its owner.
"I will tell nothing but the truth
in what I see in the hand," he said
to her; and then, pausing ever so
slightly, he added; "So I can tell you
nothing."
A dead silence followed these remarkable words. The girl's face flushed crimson, and then slowly faded
to a frightened white.
"I do not understand," she managed to say finally.
He turned abruptly from her.
"It is not necessary that you
should," was his curt rejoinder.
"But," she continued, laying her
hand upon his arm ana holding her
other hand open before him, "I insist
that you tell me what you see—there."
We all leaned forward breathlessly
to hear his answer. He did not give
it at once, but stood staring through
his great spectacles at the girl. At
last, with an impatient gesure, he
turned from her.
"I will tell you nothing," he said
petulantly, and, settling his great body
into a chair, went peacefully to sleep.
II.
We gazed at him, and at the white-
faced girl standing beside him, but no
one spoke. In fact, the thing had
grown very awkward. It was Mrs.
Greystone who at last saved the day.
"Come, Margaret," .she said, rising
and giving the signal to leave the
men to their cigars, "we will leave
Herr Schmalz to his wine. After it
he will no doubt be in a more agreeable mood, and we will all unite in
insisting that he reveal to us your
dark secret."
Placing her arm about the girl's
waist, she led her gently through the
door of the drawing-room, the rest of
the ladies rustling after her. When
all of them had vanished, Morgan
rose to his feet and closed the door
behind them. Then he turned toward
us.
"Gentlemen," he exclaimed in A
voice that thrilled with anger, "never
have I seen so outrageous a wrong
done to a defenseless woman as this—
this"—his hand trembled excitedly as
he pointed at the sleeping Schmalz
—"this mountebank"—he fairly shouted the epithet—"has committed upon
Miss Heywood. It is our duty to demand an explanation."
He paused and glanced about the
table. Every man bowed an assent
to his proposition. Though we knew,
that he was prompted by his anger at
Schmalz's analysis of his character,
we realized that Morgan's position
was unassailable. Observing our acquiescence, he crossed to where the
preventer of crime was peacefully
snoozing.
"Mr. Schmalz!" he thundered.
There was    no   answer.   The fat
man dozed peacefully   on.    Morgan
touched him, but without effect.    At
(Continued on Page Eight) THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 22, 1909
A GIFT THAT WILL BE SURE
A Gas Range would be an ideal gift to a bride and particularly to a June Bride because it would make her summer cooking a delight.
Cooking with gas is far superior to and more convenient than any other
method, safer and more economical; beside being cooler to the cook it ensures
a more uniform result. No dust, ashes and smoke as from coal or wood. No
over-heating or under-heating. You burn the gas only while cooking, therefore
it is an ideal summer way.
No housewife discards a Gas Range for a coal or wood range; one proof of
its infinite superiority. A Gas Range will do anything that a coal range will
do, and do it quicker, cheaper and better with less trouble to the housewife.
Wise Housekeepers should install a Gas Range in their kitchens NOW before the warm weather is upon us.   We cordially invite them to  call  at our
showrooms and inspect the fine line of Gas Ranges and Gas Stoves to be found here.   We can offer exceptionally fine values just now.
Come in and let us explain the economy of a Gas Range.
VICTORIA GAS COMP'Y
Limited
Cor. Fort and Langley Streets, Victoria, B. C.
Sporting Comment
•*-■_. he-first match for the Minto Cup
has been played and New Westminster has secured lirst blood. British
Columbia lacrosse players are practically all down on New Westminster
to hold the cup, the only possible
chance being a win for the Reginas in
the lirst match. Now that this has
been disposed of and the visitors
given a beating, there is very little
chance of them winning the second
match, even if they succeeded in doing so they would have a hard time
overcoming a two-goal lead. Individually thc line up of the Regina team
is about as strong as the Red Shirts
but collectively they cannot hope to
be in the same class as the Royals.
Conceding another win to New Westminster the next series for the cup
will take place in the Royal City" during the latter part of next month and
the early part of July when the Tecumsehs will make an effort to lift
it, but I think they will meet with
the same result as the Reginas.
This afternoon will witness tne
first attractions in connection with the
annual celebration of Empire Day.
The first on the programme will be
thc yacht race between the Spirit of
this city and the Alexandra uf Vancouver which will take place off Beacon Hill; baseball between the local
' aggregation and the Multonomah
club of Portland; lacrosse between
Victoria and Vancouver, along with
thc school sports and the regatta will
make up the programme as far as the
sporting events are concerned, and
given good weather they should provide  excellent  sport.
Baseball was supposed to have
started in Victoria last Saturday, but
owing to the failure of the weather
man to make good the game had to
be cancelled. This makes it hard for
thc local team and it is hoped that
they will receive a good attendance at
every one of the three games they
play during the celebration. The first
will take place this afternoon at the
Royal Athletic Park.
The first lacrosse match of the season will be played at the Royal
Athletic Park on Monday when the
local team will try conclusions with
the Maple Leafs of Vancouver. This
should be a good match and lovers
of the National game are urged to
attend and give, the young players
every encouragement.
The result of the six-round contest
between Jack Johnson and Jack
O'Brien the other evening did not
show Johnson in a very strong light.
O'Brien evidently did some clever
work but his blows did not effect
the big coon, and unless the latter
improves before he runs against Ket-
chel, he might not have the chance
to meet Jeffries.
UMPIRE.
is intact, albeit, very much' wrinkled
as becunies ripe old age.
Thg.dynosaur is now being prepared in the American Museum of
Natural History. It is being renovated, or revamped or whatever it is
that is done with ancient dynosaurs
to make them fit for other company.
It will then be brought on to Seattle
as a part of the Government's exhibit.
Rather Ancient Exhibit.
Seattle, Wash., May 21.—Some enthusiastic antiquarian at thc national
capital has gone back three million
years to fish up an exhibit for thc
Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition.
A letter from the government exposition agent describes it as a "mummied dinosaur, or trachadon," but
even if it is worse than that, it will
be an acceptable addition to the other
old timers who will gather by the
lakeside when tlie gates open on
June  ist.
Not much of Colonel Trachodon's
antecedents is known, nothing in fact.
except that he died suddenly in Wyoming on an extremely hot day.
Judging from the position in which
the remains were found by Charles
H. Sternberg, it died with its feet
in the'air and then lay out in the
heat for two or three thousand years,
which fortunately for posterity, made
it a mummy instead of a dislocated
skeleton,  for  the  skin  of  the  beast
A L'Outrance.
Turning to face his foe,
The knight holds his lance at rest.
"Now, steady, good lance! and so
You will find the heart in his breast.
Dark knight, of foes the first!
No quarter I give nor take;
My lance's terrible thirst,
There's  naught  but your  blood  can
slake.
I know you—as strong as bold,
But hoLd you  awhile at bay,
Ere one of us dyes the mold,
And the other  rides  on his way."
Ho! the clang of the steel!
Clear through  his armour it  thrust!
He sees him waver and reel—
His worst enemy bites the dust.
Prone  'neath  the  darkening  skies,
What recks- he of fame or pelf?—
One look—and the victor cries
To the heavens: "It is myself!"
Conqueror in the fight,
He springs to his steed again—
Acclaim him the noblest knight,
Because it is Self that lies slain.
—Charlotte   Beaumont   Jarvis,   in
The Canadian Magazine for May.
."_.•"„". Milk and Water.
A Scottish farmer one day called
to a farm lad,."Here, Tam, gang roon
and gee the coos a cabbage each, but
min' ye gie the biggest to tlie coo
that gies the raaist milk."
The boy departed to do his bidding, and on his return the farmer asked him if he had done as he was told.
"Aye, maister," replied the lad; "I
gied 'em a' a cabbage each, and hung
the biggest een on the pump handle."
"And do you mean to say you pr
fer Chollie? You told me you alwa
feel so perfectly at home with Algi<
"So I do, but with Chollie I feel s
if I were at a restaurant." '
A Texas paper says it has come to
this, that a cook will not stay in- a
place where she is expected to do
lhe cooking.
•;' "A Great tielp. " j
■ Mrs.. Smith—Yes, my little fiyj
year-old girl is a great help to m
housekeeping.     . ,  ,    ..   ._. .....
Mrs. Randall—Why, what can sue
a child do to help?
Mrs. Smith—She goes down ar
tells the cook for me whenever we'i
going to have company.
"I suppose your town is getting a
bit more fashionable now," said Citiman.
"Yes," replied Subbubs, "we used to
complain of our "chills and fever,"
but now we call it 'malaria.'"
In a southern state where an educational qualification was required for
voters, a negro was asked, "What is
the writ of certiorari?"
"I dunno, boss," replied the darkey, "but it's sumfin to keep de niggers from votin'."
The Ambitions of Youth.
"Johnny, why don't you be a good
boy like your brother Willy?" the
mother was sternly admonishing her
naughty son. "Willy here may be
president some day, while you will
have to dig in the sewer."
"But mother," wailed Willy, "can't
I dig in the sewer sometimes, too?"
Reminded Him.
Winks—"Tthat medical gentleman
hovering over the bar reminds me
so  of my nautical  experience."
Dinks—"Because he is half seas
over?"
Winks—"No, no; not so crude as
that. Because the bartender is putting the schooner into the dry doc."
"Well, well," exclaimed the bachelor friend, seeing the baby for thc
first time, "he's the dead image of
you, Jack."
"Not much he isn't," exclaimed
Jack, who had been up half the night
"he's the living image if he's anything."
Finds Out How to Make Friends.
Not long ago the editor of a Ne
York magazine called upon Chaui
cey M. Depew to contribute to h
magazine.
"My magazine, Dr. Depew," 1
said, "had three hundred thousat
readers. By addressing them you w
gain one hundred thousand friend
all of whom will some day vote fi
you for the presidency."
"Will they?" asked Depew abrup
ly-
"I am convinced of it," said tl
editor.
Depew took a letter from one of tl
drawers of his desk and said:
"Well, just read this:"
"Honorable Chauncey M. Depew:
"Dear Sir: If you will stop cac
ling for awhile, and give the count
a rest on the thousand-and-one su
jects that seem to be your sped;
ty, yours truly will not only be ve
thankful to you, but will, of his ov
accord, blow your trumpet whenev
the necessity for doing so arises.
Yours respectfully, JOSHUA S. R.
Charleston, South Carolina."
"This  advice,"   said    the    learn
doctor, "seemed to me sound, thoui
at first a trifle hard to digest.   I ha
concluded to accustom my system
it." THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 22/1908
^^*k_if:___W^___
iNOTICtif TO CONTRACTORS.
1 Public School, Prince Rupert.
tied Tenders, superscribed "Tender
Public School, Prince Rupert," will
Iceived by the Honourable the Min-
I of Public Works up to noon on
nday, the 27th day of May, 1909, for
erection and completion of a two-
ly and basement frame school at
le Rupert, B.C.
tns, Specifications, Contract and
as of Tender may be seen on ana
the 26th day of April, 1909, at
bfflces of the Government Agent at
Le Rupert, of the Provincial Timber
Ictor, Vancouver, and at the Public
fs Department, Victoria, B.C.
ph proposal must be accompanied
i accepted bank cheque or certlfl-
pt deposit on a chartered bank of
aa, made payable to the Hon. the
Iter of Public Works  for a sum
alent   to   ten   per  cent,   of    the
Int of the tender,  which shall be
lted if the party tendering decline
fer into contract when called upon
so, or If he fall to complete the
contracted for.   The cheques or
ncates  of deposit of unsuccessful
frers will be returned to them upon
xecution of the contract.
|iders will not be considered unless
out on the forms supplied, signed
[the actual  signature  of the ten-
" and  enclosed  in  the  envelopes
hhed.
lowest or any tender not nece-.-
|* accepted.
EVERED CRIDDLE,
Supervising Architect.
Ic Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 20th April, 1909.
3AL  PROSPECTING NOTICB.
Rupert District.
JTICE is hereby given that Philip
|strom will within 30 days from this
apply to the Assistant Coramls-
• of Lands at Victoria, for a 11-
to prospect for coal on the land
Under the area described as follows:
nmencing at a post on the N. E.
Ir of section 18, township 30; thence
k one mile; thence west one mlle;
be north one mile; thence east one
Ito place of beginning.
■ted 22 March, 1909. may 8
CANCELLATION OP RESERVE.
Commencing at a post on the N. W.
corner of section 18, township 27, thence
east one mile, thence south one mile,
thence west one mile, thence north one
mile to place of beginning.
Dated 22 March, 1909. may 8
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve existing on lands on the Black-
water and Euchiniko Rivers, in Cariboo
District, and Range 4, Coast District,
notice of which was published ln the
British Columbia Gazette of July 2nd,
1908, and bearing date of June 30th,
1908, is cancelled.
ROBERT A, RENWICK,
Deputy Commissioner of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C., May lst, 1909.
may 8
CANCELLATION  OF  RESERVE.
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve existing on lands on Mud River,
in Cariboo District, and Range 4, Coast
District, notice of which was published
in the British Columbia Gazette of July
2nd, 1908, and bearing date of June
30th, 1908, is cancelled.
ROBERT A, RENWICK,
Deputy Commissioner of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C., May lst, 1909.
may 8
COAL   PROSPECTING  NOTICE.
Rupert District.
NOTICE is hereby given that Chris
Nordstrom will within 30 days from
this date apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, for a
license to prospect for coal on the land
and under the area described as follows:
Commencing at a post on the N. W.
corner of section 18, township 27; thence
east one mile, thence south one mlle;
thence west one mile; thence north one
mile to place of beginning.
Dated 22 March, 1909. may 8
COAL PROSPECTING NOTICB.
Tumbo Island.
NOTICE is hereby given that Arthur
E. Hepburn will within 30 days from
this date apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, for a license to prospect for coal under the
area described as follows:—
Commencing at a post planted at the
extreme easterly end of Tumbo Island
at high water mark; thence north one
mile; thence east one mile; thence south
one mile; thence west one mile to place
of beginning.
Dated   27  April,   1909.
may 8
SKEENA LAND DISTRICT.
Queen Charlotte Islands.
TAKE NOTICE that I, William Slmt
son, of Seattle, Washington, Intend to
apply for permission to prospect loi
coal over the following described lands:
—Commencing at a post planted at the
north-west corner of E. Moore's location; thence north 80 chains; thence
east 80 chains; thence south 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains to point of commencement, and containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Dated November 10th, 1908.
WILLIAM SIMISON,
may 8 F. B. Allard, Agent.
SKEENA LAND DISTRICT.
Queen Charlotte Islands.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Richard GI-
guere, of Everett, Washington, hotel-
keeper, intend to apply for permission
to prospect for coal over the following
described lands:—Commencing at a post
planted at the north-west corner of Arcadus Giguere's licence; thence north 80
chains; thence east 80 chains; thence
south 80 chains; thence west 80 chains
to point of commencement, and containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated November 10th, 1908.
RICHARD GIGUERE,
may 8 F. B. Allard, Agent.
INOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
Trite School.
kled Tenders, superscribed "Tender
School-house," will be received by
ion.' the Minister of Public Works
noon of Wednesday, the 2nd day
line, 1909, for the erection and com-
pn of a large one-room frame
bl-house on Lulu Island, Richmond
Icipallty.
>ns,    specifications,    contract   and
|s of tender may be seen on and
the  10th day  of May,  1909, at
■offices  of the  Government  Agent
few Westminster; of W. T. Easter-
Esq., Secretary   of   the School
d, Eburne; and at the Public Works
Irtment, Victoria, B.C.
jch proposal must be accompanied
In accepted bank cheque or certifl-
]of deposit on a chartered bank of
da, made payable to the Hon. the
■ter of Public Works, for a sum
talent to ten per cent of the amount
he tender, which shall be forfeited
le party tendering decline to enter
} contract when called upon to do
Ir If he fall to complete the work
tacted for.   The cheques or certl-
bs of deposit of unsuccessful tears will be returned to them upon
execution of the contraot
|iders will not be considered unless
out on the forms supplied, signed
the actual signature of the len-
and  enclosed  in  the  envelopes
ashed.
le lowest or any tender not neces-
ly accepted.
F. C. GAMBLE,
Public Works Engineer,
lie Works Department
Ictoria, B.C., May 4th, 1909.   may 8
COAL  PROSPECTING NOTICB.
Tumbo Island.
NOTICE is hereby given that Harry
Mclvor Hepburn will within 30 days
from this date apply to the Assistant
Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, for
a license to prospect for coal under
the area described as follows:—
Commencing at a post planted at the
extreme westerly end of Tumbo Island
at high water mark; thence north one
mile; thence west one mile; thence
south one mile; thence east one mile
to place of beginning.
Dated 27 April, 1909. may 8
COAL  PROSPECTING NOTICB.
Tumbo Island.
NOTICB is hereby given that Frank
H. Hepburn will within SO days from
this date apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, for a
license to prospect for coal under the
area described as follows:—
Commencing at a post made on a
stump at the centre of the north shore
of Tumbo Island at high water mark.
Thence north one mile; thence west one
mile; thence south one mile; thenca east
one mlle to place of beginning.
Dated 27 April, 1909. may 8
COAL  PROSPECTING NOTICE.
Tumbo Island.
NOTICB is hereby given that Barbara
G. Hepburn will within 80 days from
this date apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, for a
license to prospect for coal under the
area described as follows:—
Commencing at a post made on a
stump at the centre of the north shore
of Tumbo Island, at high water mark;
thence north one mlle; thence east one
mile; thence south one mile; thence
west one mile to place of bglnnlng.
Dated 27 April, 1909. may 8
Each proposal must be acoempanied
by an accepted bank cheque or certlflcate of deposit on a chartered bank of
Canada, made payable to the Hon. the
Minister of Public Works, for a sum
equivalent to ten per cent, of the
amount of the tender, which shall be
forfeited if the party tendering decline
to enter Into contract when called upon
to do so, or If he fall to complete the
work contracted for. The cheques or
certificates of deposit of unsuccessful
tenderers will be returned to them upon the execution of the contraet.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, slgnea
with the actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed in the envelopes
furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
EVERED CRIDDLE,
Supervising Architect.
Public Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 20th April, 1909.
apl 24
CASCADE MINERAL CLAIM.
Situate in the Alberni Mining Division
of the Alberni District.
Where located—On Uchucklesit Harbour, Alberni Canal.
TAKE NOTICE that we the Cascade Mining Company, Limited, Non-
Personal Liability, Free Miner's Certificate No. B23151, intend, 60 days
from the date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of
Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
claim.
And further take notice that action
under section 37 must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 18th day of March, 1909.
THE CASCADE COPPER
MINING COMPANY, LIMITED
mch 13 Non-Personal Liability.
Dr. W. F. Fraser
DENTIST
Has Established Himself At
723 Yates Street,
Garesche Block
Where he is prepared to perform
dental operation according to the
latest scientific methods. Specialist
in Crown and Bridgework.
Phone 261. Hours: 9 a.m., 4 p.m.
NOTICE.
NOTICE ls hereby given that the Reserve existing on Lot 223, Rupert District, is cancelled.
ROBERT A. RENWICK,
Deputy Commissioner of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C., March 17th, 1909.
COAL PROSPECTING NOTICB.
Rupert Distriot.
NOTICE is hereby given that Ole
Strandwald will within 80 days from
this date apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, for a
license to prospect for coal on the land
and under the area described as follows:
Commencing at a post on the S. B.
corner of section 19, township 27, thence
north one mile, thence west one mile,
thence south one mile, thence east one
mile to place of beginning.
Dated 22 March, 1909. may 8
NOTICE.
NOTICB ls hereby given that the Reserve on Lot 29a, Range 4, Coast District, ls cancelled.
R. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Commissioner of
Lands and Works.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 16th October, 1908.
3m
COAL PROSPECTING NOTICB.
Rupert Distriot
NOTICE is hereby given that Theresa
Elliott Pilling will within 30 days from
this date apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Viotoria, for a
license to prospect for coal on the land
and under the area described as follows:
Commencing at a post on the S. W.
corner of section 8, ln township 81;
thence north one mile; thence east one
mile; thence south one mile; thence west
one mile to place of beginning.
Dated 22 March, 1909. may 8
fl_nftTTftTr ■"-- •u • *"aT,l
\ NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
Court House, Fernie.
aled Tenders, superscribed "Tender
iCourt House, Fernie, B.C.," will
lecelved by the Hon. the Minister
fublic Works up to noon of Wednes-
Jthe 9th day of June, 1909, for the
lion and completion of a Concrete
[Brick Court House at Fernie, B.C.
pns, specifications, contract and
Is of tender may be seen on and
the 10th day of May, 1909, at the
hs of the Government Agent at
lie; the Government Agent at Nel-
l the Government Agent at Revel-
fe, and at the Public Works Depart-
f, Victoria, B.C.
Ich proposal must be accompanied
In accepted bank cheque or certifl-
I of deposit on a chartered bank of
Ida, made payable to the Hon. the
Ister  of Public Works,  for a sum
Tralent to   ten   per   cent,   of   the
lint of the tender,  which shall be
lited if the party tendering decline
liter into contract when called upon
so, or If he fall to complete the
contracted for.   The  cheques  or
Ificates  of deposit  of  unsuccessful
fcrers will be returned to them upon
Execution of the contract.
nders will not be considered unless
1 out on the forms supplied, signed
the actual  signature of  the ten-
and  enclosed  ln  the envelopes
Jshed. .    _ ,    *
Ie lowest or any tender not neces-
ly accepted. 	
EVERED CRIDDLE,
Supervising Architect.
Jic Works Department,
fctoria, B.C., May 4th, 1909.   may 8
COAL  PROSPECTING NOTICB.
Rupert District.
NOTICE is hereby given that E.
Miles will within 30 days from this date
apply to the Assistant Commissioner
of Lands at Victoria, for a license to
prospect for coal on the land and under
the area described as follows:
Commencing at a post on the S. B.
corner of section 4, in township 81,
thence north one mile, thence west one
mile, thence south one mile, thence east
one mile to place of beginning.
Dated 22 March, 1909. may 8
COAL  PROSPECTING NOTICE.
Rupert District.
NOTICE is hereby given, that George
Nordstrom will within 30 days from
this date apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, for a
license to prospect for coal on the land
and under the area described as follows:
Commencing at a post on the N. W.
corner of section 26 ln township 80;
thence south one mile; thence east one
mile; thence north one mile; thence west
one mile to place of beginning.
Dated 22 March, 1909. may 8
COAL PROSPECTING NOTICE.
Rupert District.
NOTICE is hereby given that A. E.
Pilling win, within 30 days from this
date apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, for a license to prospect for coal on the land
and under the area described as follows:
Commencing at a post on the N. E.
corner of section 23, township 30, thence
south one mile, thence west one mile;
thence north one mile; thence east one
mile to place of beginning.
Dated 22 March, 1909, may 8
COAL PROSPECTING NOTICE.
Rupert District.
NOTICE is hereby given tliat Charlie
Nordstrom will within 30 days from this
date apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, for a license to prospect for coal on the land
and under the area described as follows:—
NOTICB TO CONTRACTORS.
North Dairy School House.
Sealed Tenders, superscribed "Tenders
for School-house," will be received by
the Hon. the Minister of Publio Works
up to noon of Thursday, the 20th day
of May, 1909, tor the erection and com-
Eletion ot a two-room frame Schooi-
ouse, situated near the Pumping Station on the Quadra Street extension,
in the Saanich Municipality.
Plans, specifications, contract anu
forms of tender may be seen on ana
after the 26th day of April, 1909, at
the Public Works Department, Victoria,
B. C.
Bach proposal must be accompanied
by an accepted bank cheque or certlflcate of deposit on a chartered bank of
Canada, made payable to the Hon. the
Minister of Public Works, for a sum
equivalent to ten per cent, of tne
amount of the tender, which shall db
forfeited If the party tendering decline
to enter into contract when called upou
to do so, or If he fall to complete tne
work contracted for. The cheques or
certificates of deposit of unsuccessful
tenderers will be returned to them upou
the execution of the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, signed
with the actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed in the envelopes
furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
EVERED CRIDDLE,
Supervising Alchitect.
Public Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 20th April, 1909.
apl 24
COAL  PROSPECTING NOTICE.
Rupert District.
NOTICE ls hereby given that Olaf
Strandwald will wlthta 80 days from
this date apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, for a
license to prospect for coal on the land
and under the area described as followc
. Commencing at a post on the S. W.
corner of section 21, township 27, thence
north one mile, thence east one mile,
thence south one mile, thence west one
mile to place of beginning.
Dated 22 March, 1909. may 8
COAL PROSPECTING NOTICE.
Rupert District.
NOTICE ls hereby given that Harold
Strandwald will within 80 days from
this date apply to the Assistant Commissioner of Lands at Victoria, for a
license to prospect for coal on the land
and under the area described as follows:
Commencing at a post on the N. W.
eorner of section 16, township 27, thenee
south one mile, thence east one mile,
thence north one mile, thence west one
mile to place of beginning.
Dated 22 March, 1909. mays
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NOTICE ls hereby given that C. D.
Johnson will within 30 days from this
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sioner of Lands at Victoria, for a license to prospect for coal on the land
and under the area desoribed aa follows:
Commencing at a post on the S. W.
corner of section 22, township 27, thence
north one mile, thence east one mile,
thence south one mile, thence west one
mile to place of beginning.
Dated 22 March, 1909. may 8
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS,
Hospital for Insane, Coquitlam Farm.
Alternative Sealed Tenders, superscribed "Tender for Chronic Building,
Hospital for Insane, Coquitlam Farm,"
will be received by the Hon. the Minister of Public Works up to noon of
Monday, the 31st day of May, 1909:
1. For the erection and completion
of a reinforced concrete and brick building.
2. For the erection and part completion of a re-inforced concrete and bnch
building.
Plans, specifications, contract and
forms of tender may be seen on and
after the 26th day of April, 1909, at
the offices of the Government Agent.
New Westminster; of the Provincial
Timber Inspector, Vancouver, and at the
Public Works Department, Victoria, B.C.
NOTICB is hereby given that 80 days
after date I Intend to apply to the Hon.
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for a license to prospect for ooal
and petroleum under the foreshore and
under the water on the lands ln and
opposite Denman Island, Comox District, and described as follows:—Commencing at a post planted on the sea
beach near the Intersection of the centre line of section 20 and High Water
Mark, Denman Island; thence west 40
chains; thence north 80 chains; thence
east 80 chains, more or less, to High
Water Mark; thence southerly along sea
beach to place of commencement.
Dated this 26th day of March, 1909.
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may 16 E. Priest, Agent.
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(Continued from Page Four)
last, in exasperation, he seized his arm
and shook him until Schmalz's huge
body heaved and rolled like a great
mold of jelly. This secured the desired result. Schmalz sleepily opened
his eyes and crossly demanded:
"Veil, veil, vass iss?" It was only
when first awakened that he deviated
from his scrupulously perfect English.
"We demand," Morgan began pompously, "that you explain your outrageous conduct to Miss Heywood."
"There was nothing outrageous
about it," Schmalz replied. "I saw
something in her hand that I could
not tell her—and did not. That's
all."
But Morgan was not to be put off
so lightly.   He meant to have revenge.
"Possibly what you say is true," he
agreed condescendingly. "Admitting,
however, that it is true, there is nothing that you saw there which you cannot tell to us, who are her friends."
The preventer of crime frowned.
Then he glanced about the table at
the rest of us. In every face he saw
a judgment against him. Leaning
back in his chair, he sighed wearily.
"Very well," he answered, "I shall
do as you wish. What I saw in her
palm was, that she was destined to
become"—he raised his wine-glass and
sipped it thoughtfully; then, replacing
it carefully—a"a murderess," he concluded.
The sudden and terrible accusation
was terrifying. Morgan reeled back
from it as if he had been struck a
blow in the face. I saw another man
across the table spring to his feet and
stand staring at Schmalz with wide,
terror-stricken eyes. Still another, at
my left, who had been raising his
glass to his lips, let it fall from his
nerveless fingers.
For a long time no one spoke. Then
Morgan pulled himself together and
leaned over Schmalz.
"You are professionally a preventer
of crime," he said smoothly. "Can
you not prevent this girl from committing so heinous an offense as that?"
He was laying a trap, and Schmalz
saw it.    He shrugged his shoulders.
"I am not superhuman. I cannot
change the nature of people. They
;ire as they are born, You laugh -it
nie and worship your own pig detectives, who only tell you what has happened after it has happened. I tell
you what will happen before. They
deduce the criminal from the crime; I
deduce thc crime from the future
criminal. Your great author takes a
character and tells you truthfully
what will happen to him; I take real
character and do the same. If you
take my warnings in time, catastrophe
may be averted,   If not—"
(We more he shrugged his shoulders. Morgan was back at him like
a flash.
"Warn us, that we may avert this
vatastrophe," he cried.
He meant to force the other to
commit himself. Apparently, Schmalz
was nothing loath.
"If that girl does become a murderess," he jerked out spasmodically,
"she will kill a tall, thin man—a man
with gray hair, brown eyes, worry-
lined face, and hooked nose. When
in repose, his eyelids will twitch continuously. He dresses quietly, and
wears only necessary jewelry. His
hands are without rings, but his
finger-nails are constantly down to
the quick—either because he bites
them or because he pares them close-
ly."
As on a previous occasion, this sudden and complete description of some
mythical man excited my laughter;
but the sound of it jangled alone in
the quiet of the dining-room. Thc
face of every other man had grown
suddenly grave. I saw that even Morgan looked white.
"On what," he asked quietly—his
voice had lost its taunting note, and
there was a vague fear in it—"on
what," he repeated, "do you base this
most astounding assertion?"
For the first time that evening,
Schmalz fairly beamed. The interest
in the other's voice flattered his vanity at its most susceptible point.
"I will explain,'' he said, waving his
hand genially about the table. "It is
simplicity itself. There is in the lines
of the young woman's hand the indication that she will kill a man; but
it will not be in sudden passion, nor
for love. She is too cold, too hard,
for that. The line of her hand shows
that also," he added. "So cold, so
hard," he went on, "that the assassination will be an act of justice; so
determined a character is she that she
will bc strong enough to punish an
enemy with death. If she does not
kill a man who loves her, whom will
she kill? A person who has wronged
some one whom she loves devotedly.
Not a child—she has no children—the
absence of a edding-ring shows that;
yet the mother-love in the lines of
her hand is developed to a surprising
degree. The answer to the question
is simple. She has an invalid parent
whom she loves devotedly and cares
for tenderly. Is it her father or her
mother? I say unhesitatingly her
father, and he and she are alone in
the world. If it were her mother, the
motherly line would be developed, but
not abnormally—sick women do not
need so great care as sick men; and
if her mother lived, or if she had brothers or sisters, the whole care of
her father would not devolve upon
her. It is some one who is attempting to wrong her father, then, that
she will kill." Once more he waved
his hand. "As I said, before, simplicity itself!"
He ceased, but no one moved or
spoke. Every one present, except the
speaker, knew of Margaret Heywood's
life and circumstances. It seemed impossible that Schmalz could have
learned the facts, yet he had described them with astounding accuracy.
"To continue," he went on, more
and more flattered by the sensation he
was causing, "it remains for us to discover who could wrong her father.
Again I say, simplicity itself! The
girl's appearance, her manner, indicate
wealth, The long illness of her fath-
I know it has been a long one,
because the abnormal development in
the line of her hand could only have
come after years—makes it impossible
to believe that he himself made his
fortune. It must have been inherited.
Therefore, for years he will have had
the same man of business; and this
man is the only person who could be
in a position to do him a wrong. He
could wrong him only by stealing his
money. A man steals in order to
gamble. Therefore, since gamblers
lead a life of great nervous strain,
and he is at least a middle-aged man,
he will be gray-haired, hc will con-
tantly bite or pare his nails, his face
will be wrinkled with lines of care,
and his eyes will twitch when he is
in repose. This last is a failing which
embezzlers from positions of trust
always have. I said he would have
gray hair and a hooked nose. Somehow, the great criminologist positively states that hypocrites—hypocritical
thieves, he means—always have gray
hair and hooked noses, and are always clean-shaven.    That he will be
luietly dressed and wear no jewelry
follows. The man of brains who
steals and gambles always dresses unostentatiously. Hc knows that it will
disarm the suspicions of his clients.
If such a man as I have described
has anything to do with this girl's
father's property, beware how they
meet, for, unless you prevent it, some
day she will kill him. My fee—my
fee is five hundred dollars."
He put his hand out toward Mor
gan, as if to receive the money, and
the next instant was fast asleep.
III.
Even as Schmalz's head fell forward on his breast, there came the
sharp jangling of the door-bell, and a
moment later the butler threw open
the door from the front hallway to
admit a late arrival.
As the newcomer smilingly entered
the room, I sprang to my feet with a
cry of surprise. The man was he
whom Schmalz had just described to
us. Even to the twitching eyes and
knawed nails, the description was perfect!
The man looked at me. Then he
glanced swiftly around the table at the
white, set faces of the men who sat
at it. At lr.st his eyes found Morgan
ind he raised his brows interrogatively.
"What is it?" he queried. "Something is wrong?"
"Something is very wrong," replied
Morgan. "This man"—he indicated
Schmalz with a wave of the hand—
"has been making most serious
charges against you, Benton."
Benton gazed at the sleeper askance,
"That man?" he said wonderingly.
"Why, I never saw him before in my
life.   What has he said?"
"He shall tell you himself," Morgan answered.
Once more he approached the preventer of crime and shook him violently, bellowing Schmalz's name,
meanwhile, at the top of his voice.
The other slowly opened his eyes.
"Veil?" he demanded.
"Herr Schmalz," said Morgan, "this
is Theodore Benton, the business
agent of John Heywood—Margaret's
father. Will you tell him what you
have just told us?"
Schmalz glared at the newcomer
with no disguised venom. Evidently
he regarded Benton with disfavor for
interrupting his nap.
"Tell hiin yourself," she said at last,
in an irritable voice.     '        '
He did not go to'sleep again, however. Instead, his child-like eyes slowly scrutinized Benton's face.
"Very well," answered Morgan.
The chance he had been longing for
had come at last. "This man Schmalz
has just declared that yoii are in danger of being killed by Margaret Heywood,"
Benton gasped with amazement, and
his face went pale as he looked from
Schmalz to Morgan and back to
Schmalz again. Then he recovered
and laughed.
"And why, may I iisk, should Margaret care to kill me?"
It was Schmalz who answered him,
and in a voice that was strange to
me. The heavy guttural tones had
disappeared, and he spoke in a piercing treble.
"Pecause"—in the excitement of
the moment his careful English was
entirely forgotten—"you haf robbed
her father of eferything, and mean to
escape this night. You were expected
here to dinner—your card is there in
the empty plate—but you did not
come. Why? You were at your
office—the blue streak from the blotter on your desk still clings to your
sleeve. Why did you go there? To
get all the negotiable securities together. It is this that makes your
coat bulge out on the right side there,
above your breast."
Every eye followed the fat finger
that pointed toward Benton. The last
statement, at least, was true. There
was an unmistakable bulge in thc
man's coat.
There followed a moment of perfect silence. . During it, Benton's face
grew white, while his eyes widened
and his mouth parted, showing his
teeth in a smile that was no'smile at
all, but the snarl of a wolf at bay.
All at once he sprang forward, and,
placing both hands upon the table,
leaned across.it. at Schmalz.
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"Then it is you who have had men
dogging my footsteps! You cur, the
same house cannot contain us both!"
He straightened himself up, and,
turning, walked toward the door; but
before he had taken two steps he was
suddenly halted. Margaret Heywood
had swung back the curtain that hung
over the door of the dining-room, and
stood confronting him. Her hard
eyes looked at him fearlessly; her
beautiful, cold face was set and stern.
"Margaret!" Benton faltered. 'You?'
"Since I left the dining-room I have
been there listening," she said slowly.
"I  have heard every word."
"Then you know"—the man's nervousness was pitiable—"then you
know," he stammered, "how absurd
it all  is!"
"I will think it absurd"—her voice
was as cold as ice—"if you will show
me the papers in your breast-pocket."
He gave ground as he heard her,
and involuntarily his hand was raised
protestingly to the pocket, but he did
not answer her.   •
"Well?" she persisted.
He raised his head and looked at
her defiantly.
"What you ask, Margaret, is impossible," he said.
It seemed to me that that refusal
proved Schmalz's case. I turned to
look at him that I might observe his
triumph. He knew nothing of it however, for once more he was fast asleep.
When my eyes returned to the
others, a strange sight met my gaze.
Benton had drawn a revolver and was
slowly backing toward a French window at the farther end of the room.
It gave on to a balcony from which
he could leap to the pavement. Suddenly one of the men leaped forward
and struck the hand that held the pistol. The weapon dropped to the floor
with a clatter, but Benton managed
to shake himself free from the other's
grasp. Turning, he leaped for the
window, and broke it open.
Just as he did so, there came a
sharp crack, a flash, and a thin line
of smoke. His hands loosed their
grip upon the window-frame and
writhed high above his head. Then
he fell over upon his back—stone
dead.
I turned and looked across the
room. Margaret Heywood was leaning against the wall there, the smoking pistol still in her hand.
It took the combined efforts of two
of us to wake Schmalz from his
sleepy eyes told him the story.
"Ach," he replied wearily, "if they
would take my advice, once in a while
I might get a feel"
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