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Bank of Hamilton
Capital $3,500,000
Reserve $2,500,000
Total Assets, $29.000,0001
Interest paid half-yearly on deposits of °(
$1 and upwards in Savings Department. 5
Drafts and Money Orders on all parts of °\
the world.  Vancouver Branches, cor. 5
of Hasting and Hamilton Sts., Powell St, jjj
Cedar Grove. 5
The Week
TL Provincial Review and Magazine.
Vol. III.   No,
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Send Particulars to
Pacific Coast Realty Co. Ld
Offices, 12 MacQregor Block.
C Telephone 1086 Victoria, B.C.
One Dollar Per Annum
he Editor's Review
Of Current Topics.
Ilfter        The aftermath of the Pro-
he Fair,   vincial Exhibition held in
Victoria  recently is  not
easant gathering, and between the
esire as far as possible to protect
cal interests, and at the same time
discharge one's duty to the public!
The Week" will compromise by ig-
ring minor defects and emphasizing
Stal ones.   The following facts are
[ardly open to  contradiction:   That
ie Exhibition itself was totally un-
orthy of an important centre like
ictoria; that the natural products
xhibited were not fairly representa-
ive of the Island; that the best fruit
xhibits were imported; that the ar-
•angements for the judging were ex-
crable; that the system upon which
he prize lists were drawn up was
uch as to eliminate competition and
0 render it a foregone conclusion that
n  many instances the prizes must
lo in  a certain direction; that the
Exhibition was not a financial suc-
ess, as there is still a deficit to meet,
bid that the star attraction from the
'topular standpoint, viz., the bronco
listing, was a disgraceful and dis-
reditable feature which has   been,
ondeinned by every section of the
nblic, and which can never be repeat-
:1 at a Canadian fair.   It goes with-
ut saying that Victoria possesses na-
ral advantages which should render
|lie annual exhibition here the most
uccessfnl and profitable one in the
province.   As an all round grower of
iiit and other agricultural products
\\e Island is not inferior to any dis-
ict in British  Columbia,    and  in
We respects it is superior to many,
ut the fact remains that we were
lot successful in attracting the best
viecimens, and that therefore the Ex-
ibition was not representative. There
lay  be more  reasons than one for
lis, but "The Week" is informed
y the exhibitors themselves that it
due to the manner in which the ex-
|ibits are handled by the committee
f management.     Many other   com-
jlaints have their origin in the same
puse.  The committee is unwieldy; it
divided against itself, and in confluence no one seems to know what
|thers are expected to do.   The sectary is hampered by the indecision
id vacillation of his executive, am)
unable to discharge even the ordin-
y duties of his office   without con-
ilting men who do not know them-
lves what they want.  "The Week"
s several suggestions to make which
ight fairly   he considered   between
>w and next year, and which will
ive  to  he acted upon if  Victoria
pnid do credit to herself in the ef-
•rt to emerge from the class of fail-
es into that which even a little city
e Nelson has attained in making a
bstantial profit every year on its
ill Fair.   These reflections have no
ference   to    the    Secretary,    Mr.
uart, nor his valuable assistant, Mr.
oyd.   They did their best under the
st difficult  and    trying    circum-
jnces.   The suggestions which were
in ted last week without explanation
ta follows:
that voluntary subscriptions should
abolished; that the Fair should be
|anced entirely by the   Provincial
yernment and the municipality in
h proportions as may be deemed
|iitahle, and last, but by no means
least, that a manager of experience
and expertness should be engaged
and paid such a salary as would enable him to devote the whole of his
time to the business in hand. $2,000
a year spent in this way would be the
best investment that could be made
from the standpoint of economy, publicity and efficiency.
Still Among the many  injus-
Trekking. tices which have been
worked by the manner in
which the Grand Trunk Pacific scheme
has been handled is the serious disappointment and loss to isettlers who,
on the strength of the promises of
speedy construction made by the
leaders of the Liberal Party and the
officers of the Grand Trunk Pacific,
took up holdings in the northern section of the Province. These people
were almost exclusively Canadians.
Not a few of them abandoned locations in other sections of British Columbia where for yeans they had toiled in anticipation of the coming of
the Iron Horse, without which there
can be no extensive development.
Tired out, with but a remnant of then-
capital, plunged almost into despair
by the unfulfilled hopes that, being
so long deferred, make the heart sick,
they eagerly clutched at the prospect
of homesteading in a country where
there would be immediate railway construction, with all the benefits and
blessings flowing therefrom. Pulling
up their stakes they trekked to the
north and once more raised their roof-
tree and built their hearth, prepared
to begin the battle of life anew, and
to wrest from a virgin soil the treasures which nature had implanted
tliere. Storm and tempest, long winters, dreary isolation all could be
faced—for a short time—and with
the certainty that close on their heels
would follow the ring of the axe, the
chut-chut of the steam shovel, and
the clang of steel. All this was more
than two years ago, and already the
rosy picture is fading and looks like a
mirage. The promises of statesmen
and railway magnates have proved
frail, as frail as the promise of
"prince's favours." All this may
appear of little consequence to the
political and financial magnates who
are juggling with the tokens of a vast
enterprise, enriched beyond the wildest dreams by gifts from the public
domain; but it is heartbreaking to the
homesteader who sees the fulfilment
of his expectation!" continually receding. The responsibility may after
all only be a moral one, and therefore
uiikcnned by the "unco' great" and
the "unco' guid," but it is a killing
burden to the sufferers, and a deplorable adjunct of a Canadian Railway
Liquor The proposed by-law to re-
Licenses, gulate the liquor trnflic in
the City of Victoria will
be fully discussed at n meeting of the
City Council on Monday evening next.
Meanwhile it is sufficient to point out
Ihat some of its provisions are drastic and far-reaching, and should receive very careful consideration before being incorporated in the municipal statutes. No citizen mindful of
the public weal will raise an object ion
to progressive legislation in connection with the liquor traffic.   Public
opinion throughout the civilized
world, and especially in Canada, de"
mands increasing vigilance and the
imposition of additional restrictions
in the interests of public morality.
These demands have always been conceded and dealt with in a reasonable
spirit by the better class of licensed
vintners, and we have no doubt that
in the present instance they will approach the matter in the same spirit.
All this, however, constitutes a very
strong reason why they should be
treated with absolute fairness, and
why no fanatical suggestions should
be allowed to hamper the conduct of
a legitimate business, which is at
once a public necessity and the largest
contributor to the public revenues.
If the matter is discussed on Monday
which it is now claimed that both
parties have violated.
There is, however, a far more serious and important issue at stake
than the mere dispute between master
and servant. It is an issue to which
the editor of "The Week" has
drawn attention in the Press of this
Province without let or hindrance for
more than five years. An issue
which was raised in such an acute
form five years ago that every Board
of Trade in the Kootenay passed resolutions demanding its settlement by
the Dominion Government. It is an
issue which attains prominence whenever a dispute arises at the Fernie
mines. And finally it is an issue
which now for the third time threatens to lay idle all the smelters in the
This is not
Mr. J. A. Macdonald, K. C.
Leader of the Opposition in the Provincial Assembly,
Senator William .1  Stone of Missouri, one of tho Democrats of the "Merger,'1
» ^.who deceives the public by making cheap political cap!ial whenever lt
can be done without exposing "the interests" to specific criticism.
Cosmopolitan for October—p. 6y
with a due recognition of these
facts the by-law to be submitted to
the ratepayers will not be likely to
contemplate any act of injustice.
Deadly The strike among the
Monopoly, miners of the Crow's
Nest Pass Company is
one of the most serious happenings
which has ever been chronicled in
Southern British Columbia. "The
Week" does not intend to say one
word uiKin lhe merits of the question
in dinpute, not because we hnve the
slightest reluctance to do so, but solely because the point at issue is a
charge of "bad faith" on both sides,
a'nd no one can possibly discuss the
matter with fairness unlesn acquainted with every detail of the negotiations which resulted in the agreement
under which the miners have been
working for more than n yenr, and
Kootenay, and to paralyse every
branch of industry. The issue is that
of an absolute and continuous monopoly in the production of smelting
fuel. That monopoly was created in
189(i, when the Dominion Government
rewarded their minions, George A.
Cox aud Robert Jaffray, by according
them a railway charter which enabled
them to secure possession of 250,000
acres of coal lands in the Crow's
Nest Pnss.
Needless to say, this area comprised all the conl then known to exist,
and although other discoveries hnve
since been made, ns in the Flathead
Valley, or on the Northern Elk River,
they are so remote and inaccessible
nri not to be presently available. Thc
fact remains, whatever may he said
to the contrary, Hint up to date no
either coking coal is on the market.
In spile of every effort to hrenk it
down, the monopoly created for their
friends by the Dominion Government
has held its own for ten years. What
the result of that monopoly has been
in the maintenance of an abnormal
price, in the upbuilding of American
industries at the expense of Canadian,
and in the surrender of control to an
American capitalist is all so well
known in the Kootenay that it need
not be commented on here. The
point to which we wish to draw attention is that for five years the Dominion Government has had the power
legitimately to terminate this deadly
monopoly. In 1891, with the expert
assistance of Col. Taylor and Mr. William Pearce, the Government selected
50,000 acres of coal lands which they
were entitled to deduct from the area
acquired by the Coal Company. At
any moment since 1901 they could
legally have thrown open these lands
for sale or lease. Capitalists have offered again and again to develop
them and to establish effective competition with the mopolists. Such a
course would have placed on the market an abundant supply of coal and
coke. It would have materially reduced the cost, and it would have relieved the smelting industry of the
Kootenay, upon which the commercial
life of the district depends, fsoin a
condition which can only be likened
to that of Dionysius with the sword
of Dainoclep hanging over his head,
ever ready to fall. This is too broad
and serious a matter for politics to
touch; it affects the prosperity of the
whole Province. The condition outlined is not the fault of the Crow's
Nest Coal Company, they have simply
done what every corporation would
do under similar circumstances, but
it is not easy to exonerate the Dominion Government from blame for permitting the continuance of a disease,
the remedy for which is in their
handn. Nor is it easy to understand
why the "Solid Seven" and the
newly appointed Minister of Mines
have failed to demand that such an
intolerable condition of affairs should
be terminated.
Stealing Some  weeks ago  Mr.
Men's Ideas. Thomas Sorby, the well
known nnd highly respected Secretary of the Ratepayers'
Association, wrote several interesting
letters on the Wuter question, nnd
dealt especially with the financial aspect of the question. These letters
were published in the "Colonist"
and "The Week," and accredited to
Mr. Sorby. "The Week" directed
attention to an admirable suggestion
that in nny new scheme for raising
money for the purpose of giving Victoria 1111 adequate water system the
money required should be borrowed
on the security of the enterprise and
the interest paid from its revenue, instend of the income from wnter going
into the general funds of the city and
a special rate being levied to pay the
charges. This week the Colonist appropriates the suggestion "Indus
bolus" nnd exploits it ns an original
idea in a lengthy and exhaustive editorial. The credit of tho suggestion
and its elaboration belong to Mr.
Sorby, nnd as it was given to the
Editor of tlie Colonist in an interview
it would appear to the ordinary mind
Hint it' no acknowledgement i,-. due to
the organ which first printed it some
recognition of Mr. Sorby would have
been  in  Ol'doi THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1906.
% riusic and      j
%   The Drama. $
Digby Bell has been and gone, but
memories of his humorous pourtrayal of
the hen-pecked Mr. Pipp will linger for
many a day. Gibson's satire on the
"climbers" and the "nouveau riche" is
severe but instinct with truth, and it
lost nothing in dramatic representation
at the hands of an all round, capable
company. There is only one possible
criticism—that if the two young ladies
who represented the "Gibson girls" are
the nearest approach to the type that
the U. S. affords, the type must be fast
dying out. They were good looking, at
least one was; and they acted fairly,
but it must have hurt them considerably
to pose as Gibson girls. The house was
literally packed with a fashionable audience which thoroughly enjoyed the
quaint humor of Mr. Pipp and the mal-
apropisms of his better half.
The Grand is furnishing an excellent
vaudeville show this week, not the least
attractive turn being the hazardous loop
by Miss Lillian Chick. The performances
at this popular house are always clean
and entertaining.
Miss Jeanie Fletcher.
An audience that was by no means
confined to representatives of the land
o' cakes filled the opera house to overflowing last evening and showed in no
mean measure its appreciation of the
young singer whose debut it was. Miss
Jeanie Fletcher sang only typically
Scotch songs at last night's concert,
but her interpretation of these stamped
her as an artist of no mean calibre. Art
and nature are combined in her rendering. Her enunciation is wonderfully
clear, and her voice, well modulated
and matured for her years, gives evidence of careful training and eercise.
Added to these great assets she shows a
dramatic power as versatile as it is
forceful.—Vancouver   Daily    Province,
Week October 15
The New
SULLIVAN & CONSIDINE,    Proprietors.
Management of ROBT. JAMIESON.
Summer was the time selected by
Shakespeare wherein to have enacted
the various humorous incidents which
comprise his delightful comedy, "The
Merry Wives pf Windsor," for at no
time of the year does nature and man
hold closer commune than when the
trees are in foliage, the flowers in blossom, the birds in song, and the fields
aglow with thc golden tinted hue of the
Sporting Comment
Members of the board of management
of the James Bay Athletic Association
held their regular monthly meeting last
evening, when a number of reports were
received, all announcing gratifying progress. Among tbe applicants for membership, which were accepted, were the
following: N. B. Gresley, Wm. Laird,
H. Roskamp, J. C. Shaw, Marvyn Ed-
uards, Donald McGregor, John A. Bulger, A. L Cusack and H. P. Mathews.
After some consideration it was decided to make application for affiliation
with the Canadian Amateur Athletic
It was arranged that a general meeting should be held next Tuesday evening for tbe purpose of discussing the organization of teams for winter sports.
All interested are invited to attend.
"At the meeting of the Rugby Union
executive held on Monday evening arrangements for the California trip were
advanced another stage and everything
was reported as moving along very
"The question of junior Rugby was
taken up and discussed at length and
measures were taken to have a junior
schedule in full working order inside
two or three weeks, Mr. O'Callaghan
and Mr. Patterson having the matter in
"The selection committee then met
and chose a team to play against Nanaimo on Saturday at Recreation park."
—Vancouver News-Adevrtiser.
The Ladies' Hockey team have commenced the season's practice at Oak
Bay  Park, Victoria.
In the  singing comedy sketch,
Dollars  and  Cents."
European Grotesque Eccentricities.
Phenomenal Gymnasts.
Blackface Comedian.
Frederic Roberts,
Illustrated Song.
"On a Good Old 5c Trolley Ride."
Prof. Mi Nagel's Orchestra.
Roosevelt's Reductions
King Theodore slept and The G rate Mogul wafted his sole to the far
Indees; he saw the men, wimen and children bisy pikin the smaulest
leevs from the kountless littel shrubs that dotted the luvly lanskape.
"Whi don't tha uze a pare of sheres and save time?" asked King Theodore. "Bekorse this is speshul tee, ownly the smaul yung leves, kontan-
in the richest bookay r wanted in the famous Dixi Tee; when his majeste
the grate Slap Bang, visits Victoria, the butiful kapital of B. C. he can
get that tee at Dixi H. Ross and Kumpa nees store for 35 sents and 50
sents per lb."
R. 1757
Wednesday, October 17
The Greatest Comedy Success of the
Season, achieved by
as Sir John Falstaff,
Supported by Nellie McHenry, Norman
Hackett, Aphie James, Lilian Lancaster
J. Arthur Young, Win. Chrystie Miller, Geo. W. Ward, Aenry F. Maurice,
Etc., Etc,
In a Sumptuous Presentation of Shakespeare^ Comedy
The Merry Wives of Windsor
Great Oast, Chorus, Music.
Marvellous Effects, Gorgeous
Prices 25, 50, 75, $1, and $1.50
Victoria Theatre
Scotch Concert
Johnston's Transfer
In Sir John Falstaff.
ripening grain, then nature is radiant
with good humor, and the influence extends to mankind. With such a gladsome picture, it can easily be surmised
how admirable task it was to frame
The Merry Wives bubbling over with
good natured fun, concoct a scheme to
carry on an innocent flirtation with thc
susceptible fat Sir John Falstaff, and
he, unconscious ot their duplicity, readily falls into the snare, that terminates
in his being made the laughing stock
of all Windsor, and, it is hoped, cured
him from carrying on clandestine flirtations with women he was not thoroughly acquainted with. The many escapades the two wives lead him into,
and Ihe ingenious manner in which he
is able to extricate himself, is told in
Shakespeare's most witty manner, for
of all of his comical creations "Falstaff" is undoubtedly his most happily
Louis James has been especially successful in the portrayal of the jolly
knight of Windsor, for lie is said lo
have entered into the spirit of the comedy with an abandon that is one of the
characteristic attributes of this excellent actor.
The scenic equipment is promised to
he upon a scale of exceptional elegance,
clisclosiup many historical points in and
around Windsor, wherein the action nf
thc comedy takes place, and the costumes, accessories, etc., are said to he
historically correct.
Columbia Gardens.
Six miles by wagon road east of Trail
is Sayward siding, also reached by the
Nelson & Fort Shcpard railway.   Here
are  the Columbia  gardens, comprising
1,200   acres   of choice   fruit land,   on
which a colony of orchardists is being
established by Smith Curtis, of Rossland.   An ample system of irrigation is
under construction, the water of which
is provided free to tbe purchasers of
plots, and the "fall" is sufficient to enable dwellers, by pulling in the necessary  pipes and plumbing to enjoy all
sanitary conveniences.   The climate and
soil are said to be  admirably adopted
for fruit culture, and with the splendid
local markets in adjoining towns and the
railway facilities Columbia Gardens enjoys there appears to be every reason
to believe that when the plots are settled
upon  and  cultivated Trail will enjoy
quite an addition to its commercial expansion—il being   tlle   nearest   supply
point.    To those who are in declining
years, or failing health, or those who arc
weary of the "strenuous life" in thc big
cities, there comes a call wafting over
the  western mountains,  freighted  with
suggestions of placid    waters, rainbow
trout, babbling   brooks,   sydvan glens,
and the rest fulness nf the "lolling lily,"
with  balmy,   aromatic   breezes,   laden
with   the healing  virtues  nf the pines
and cedars, and the fragrance of lhe rose
garden and the apple orchard, inviting
the weary one, whether poor or rich, to
lhe river and lake regions of Kootenay
—the  beautiful.    Columbia  Gardens is
one of lhe spots where to heed the call
means tn the average man ten or twenty
years added In his life.
Popular Price
Victoria Theatre
The Victoria Musical Society will give
their First Concert on
Baritone and Solo Pianist.
Subsctiptions for the fonr concerts will
be received as follows: i ticket for each
Concert, $6 ; two tickets, $12; 3 tickets
f 15; 4 tickets $20.
The box office at the theatre will be
open to subscribers one clear day in advance of the general public.
In every package of CANADIAN
When! Flakes you will find it MOST
USEFUL GIFT of fine Chinaware. consisting of Berry Dishes, Cereal Dishes,
Plates, Cups and Saucers, daintily decorated. It is quite easy to collect a
COMPLETE Tea, Berry nr Cereal Set
if you simply ask vnttr grocer for
CANADIAN 'Wheat Flakes.
I carry an assortment of 400
subjects of
Post Cards
of Banff nnd the Canadian National
Park, also of Northwest Indians,
Mountain and Game Scenes.
My quotations by the hundred nre
the lowest in Canada, Photo post
curds made from any subject you
may send me.
Write for particulars,
Byron Harmon
Photographic Artist,
Banff, Alberta.
I35 Douglas St.   VICTORIA.
Please Order Ahead
the M
■^i:-wy ;-:-■■ y-Y^mFmfWfrrm^ ■■■•■
7p\ Th Sanitarium Hotel, whioh is beautifully situat-
ll cd, overlooking the How Rivor and ils lovely and
11 romantic valley, is a large 5-story building elegantly
•ge 5-story building elegantly
mum nun uvury iiijuoiiitmont calculated to bring
pleasure and comfort to thc tourist or invalid.
A private hospital, which, though isolated, is in
close proximity to tlie Sanitarium, is presided over by
skilfully trained nurses and is also littod out with
every appliance necessary to a first class institution
of its kind.
A very commodious bath-house adjoins tho hotel,
where Turkish, Russian, plunge, shower and douche
baths are given under medical supervision, with
water direct from the celebrated hot sulphur springs.
A first class livery in connection so that rides and
drives through the nmgniflcant scenery may be enjoyed.
Terms: ?2.0 I a day upwards. Special rates by week
or month.  Open all the year.
W. H. SCARTH, Managor.
Medical Staff:
lt. G. Biiktt, m.d ;   G, M. ATKIN, Ml).;
It. H. Bunt, b.a„ m i>.
Purveyors to the Royal Family,
% Buchanan's Royal Household at ji.50 per bottle
h Buchanan's Blnck and While at $i.s* j er bolile
% Buchanan's Red Seal at.$i.oo per bottle
i,3 For sale bv all dealers, VICTORIA. B. C.
The Highest Grade Malt and Hops Used in Manufacture.
PHONE 893.
At The Street   ^
Corner        h
By something that happened in Victoria only three short weeks ago, I am
reminded that whilst in China they are
only just beginning to emancipate the
women's feet, here we have got as
*far as the head, which is easily turned.
During the recent visit of Lady Gr,ey advantage was taken of her presence to
hold a meeting of the local Council of
Women in order to meet her ladyship
and discuss the social problems of the
lay. After covering the usual range of
:opics suggested by the frailty of woman
ind the perfidy of man a lady rose in
:he body of the convention and said:
"I beg that you will permit me to say
ime word as to a crying evil. I am
overjoyed to see you so boldly attacking the wickedness of our country; but
I beg to call your attention to the insidious, atrocious peekaboo waist. I
:annot find words to express my opinion
of it. Why, I am informed that tomorrow morning the firm of Henry
Young & Co. will throw on their counters several thousands of these immodest
garments at the ridiculously low price,
of a dollar each! I beg of you to take
some official action on this crying evil.
Thank you very much for your attention."
Next morning, at the store of Henry
lYoung & Co., she might have been seen
lin the private office of Mr. Young, taking another order for a load of peekaboo waists and receiving congratulations
|on the popularity of her goods.
On  Thursday  afternoon I  was  rid-
ling up Fort street in the tea-time car.
iNeedless to say, it was crowded with
■ladies.    Then consternation fell on all
at an unwonted disturbance:
"Wait a minute till I get my clothes
off!" came a shrill voice from tbe back
lend of the car. All the strap holders
■turned their heads as one man. It was
la 3mall boy striving to drag off the
(hamper containing his mother's wash-
Among the well dressed loafers whose
diurnal peregrinations bring them into
Iniblic notice, mostly when the ladies
fire doing their shopping on Government
[street, is a gentleman of no occupation
ftvho is invariably distinguished by a
jtwirling cane and a sidling gait. After
(wearing out the patience of one well
renown club as a "visitor" he was "put
lip" at the other more fashionable report and recently nominated for merri-
pership. Sad to relate he fell at the
first fence and had the audacity to write
lo the club secretary, demanding the
liame of the man who had blackballed
The secretary could not resist the
fchance of sending the following reply:
['Sir,—I have received your letter de-
liianding the name of the man who
|ilackballed you.   His name is Legion."
I heard an amusing conversation in a
(veil known fruit and soda fountain
Itore on Government street the other
Ifternoon. The fine weather bad revived
lhe demand for the cooling and sparkling fluid. Tbe German girl who pre-
lided over the fountain was accustom-
l.d to patrons who did not know their
Iwn minds and ber habit of thought was
lifficult to change. "I'd like a glass of
[lain soda," said a stout man entering
li evident haste as well as thirst. "You
lave vanilla, or you have lemon?" inquired the young woman. "I want
Jlain soda—without syrup. Didn't you
Inderstand me," asked the stout man,
Istily. "Yas," and the placid German
lice did not change in expression or
[dor. "But wat kind sirup you want
Km mitottt? Mitotit vanila, or mitoiit
[As  the following is  a  true story I
|ake no excuse for reproducing it, es-
cially as I had it from the lips of an
Ificer of the Amur only a few days
I'There is an old Indian named "Mexi-
Tom" living in the Queen Char-
he Islands, who believes in the white
(m's way of doing things when after
l.wifc.    He advertised for one in the
y any intelligent advertiser does, and
the last trip north from Vancouver
[the Canadian Pacific steamer Amur,
rhieago woman was a passenger. She
formed the officers she was going to
reside in the suburbs of Skiddegate. As
Skiddegate is little more than a collection of shacks, the officers wondered
and waited. When "Mexican Tom"
met the lady at the wharf and carried
her off to be married immediately, they
wondered what kind of advertisement he
had placed in the Chicago newspapers
to attract a white woman to travel
3,000 miles to wed a red man and live
on the fringe of civilization.
Last Monday I was paying my weekly
visit to the well known bookstore of
T. N. Hibben & Co. to pick up any unconsidered trifles that might be due when
a tall, bony, spectacled man slouched
in and after looking around discovered a
copy of "The Quest of the Golden
Girl." No doubt he was incited to the
search by the laudatory article of my
colleague Bohemian. Going up to the
manager he asked the price of it. "Two
dollars," was the answer. "What discount do you allow publishers? "Forty
per cent off." "Well," he said, "I am
a publisher. The manager put down the
figures 40 per cent on the card. The
next question was, "What do you allow
authors?" "Forty per cent." "Well,"
he said, "I am an author; you can put
that down. What discount do you allow the clergy?" "Twenty per cent."
"Well," he said, "I am one." So he
took 20 per cent for that. The manager
put down the figures and never smiled
once. Here was the parson-publisher-
author working off these scintillating
brilliancies on him, and like King
Henry II. he never smiled once; did
not even show a spark of recognition.
Apparently in despair the stranger tried
once more. Said he: "You know I am
also a member of the Citizens' League.
Would you allow me 10 per cent off for
that? He set that down and never
smiled. Then the stranger said: "There
is my card with my address on it; I
have no money with me, send the bill
to my home." He picked up th,e book
and was walking away when the manager called out, "Wait a minute, there's
20 cents coming to you!"
No wonder "Hibbens" is still prospering after half a century of book selling.
The annual meeting of the Island's
Agricultural Society will be held in the
society's hall at Ganges Harbour, on
October 17. A lively meeting is anticipated, in fact, a livelier one than the
last. Among the subjects to come up
for discussion is a two days' fair next
year. In connection with this, it may
be said that t'he sports are so numerous
that it is impossible to get through them
in the short hours allotted to the committee. The adjacent islands should
give the show more support, for "what
concerns all should be supported by
Mr. J. McCallum of Vancouver has
just started a logging camp at. North
Salt Spring. He expects to be getting
out timber all this winter.
Tt is understood that a weekly newspaper will shortly be issued on Salt
Spring Island. The promoters have announced that it will be independent in
politics. Its object is to hasten the
prosperity of Salt Spring and the Islands.
Mr. TT. W. Bullock returned on Monday from Victoria, bringing with him
''■•- --'ze sheep. Incidentally, it may be
said that Mr. Bullock's sheep and cows
captured everything they were entered
j for nt the Victoria show and also the
Si'l  Spring show.
Ganges, Oct. 9, 1-906.
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A young lady started her own banking account, and was very proud of
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that one day there came the notification
that she had overdrawn her account.
jWhen she had found out what this
meant she was full of sorrow for the
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apology, and filled up a cheque for the
amount due. "This," she wrote, "will
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For a paper that is supposed to have
definite views the Victoria Morning
Journal is on the fence with respect to
more public issues than any other newspaper in Canada. With its political-
dual political—aspect I have no concern
but I am profoundly interested in its
striving after better things in the field
of literature. My heartiest congratulations are offered on the entire absence of
that Seattle "boiler-plate" which so disfigured it during the dog days. It has
sloughed the sensational and settled
down into a respectable moral family
journal; as might have been expected.
Pathetic and emotional little anecdotes
have replaced the brood curdling and
sensational tales of "battle, murder and
sudden death" with which its pages
were wont to be disfigured. In lieu of
polemics, we now get homiletics and up-
to-date sermons. The motto of the presiding genius seems to be to banish
everything exciting, even news, and to
leave undisturbed the serenity of its
readers. This is a new departure in
journalism, it is not even a reversion to
the calm philosophical standard of early
days, the Addisonian, for instance, for
it simulates the tranquility of that
Georgian period without its conviction
or expression. It is hard to suit all
tastes, as every journalist knows to his
sorrow, but he would be hard to please
who did not find the columns of our
"Morning Journal" both restful and
soothing. With what careless dignity
does it ignore such trifles as the voting
down of the water bylaw. With what
perspicacity docs it refuse even to allow
its columns to be defiled with a free
and independent discussion on the repeal
of the Chinese head tax. Chinese affairs seem to be a sore point with our
sensitive contemporary. It would seem
to have had a Chinese nightmare, but
even so it is not easy to understand why
jt should object to the discussion of this
topic. Since it cannot be explained on
the ground of offence to Chinese mandarins without imputing prevarication to
thc management one is driven to the
other alternative, that there arc to be
taken into account thc susceptibilities of
others. Who arc the others? Sir
John Lubbock once said, "In seeking a
motive never neglect the obvious for tho
remote." If that be applied in the present case it can only lead to Ottawa,
where the head tax was legislatively
imposed. But then our contemporary is
a Conservative paper, wc have been told
so again and again, until the iteration
has been pathetic if not painful, and
more than one subscriber has been rc-
•••i-rip'l of Shakespeare's "Methinks the
lady doth protest too much." Meanwhile the puzzle remains unsolved, and
the versatile editor who has served both
political parties—at thc same time—remains unacknowledged by the Managing
Director of a Conservative paper, who
supported (he Liberal candidate at the
last election and is already being boosted
by his friends as Liberal candidate for
Esquimalt in opposition to the veteran
representative Mr. E, C. Pooley. The
whole presents a pictorial and journalistic knlci'lo«copo which is amazingly diverting to many people amour whom is
Calling a Spade a Spade.
Editor Week:
Dear Sir,—For a long time time The
Week has come regularly addressed to
me,and for a long time I regularly
turned it back. Then the postmaster
and I had a private "session" to devise
other means to stop it. And the postmaster, before my own eyes, whote
some mysterious document which he
guaranteed as a panacea against unordered newspapers, but to no avail. So,
like Job and his boil, I have assumed
an air of injured innocence and patience,
and now read it (the first page at least)
with much joy. Your informal, independent don't "give a damn," is simply
delicious, and tickles my British blood
to its source. So herewith $i.oo, to be
followed by more when I know where
this one commences from.
Yours truly,
Oct. 9, 1906.
Sanatorium  for Consumptives—A
Generous Offer.
To the Editor of The Week:
Dear Sir;
I was very pleased indeed to notice
the Ho.n Mr. Dunsmuir's generous offer in aid of the above sanatorium.
Such an institution will be of incalculable benefit. Whilst I am not a wealthy
man, yet to help along the good cause
I wil give $50.00 (fifty dollars) provided fifty others will each give a
like sum before the 31st inst. There
should ge no difficulty, for I feel sure
that amongst our well-to-do citizens
there will be found at least fifty if not
double that number who will willingly
give that amount or more if the matter
is only brought to their notice, and I
think that if you, sir, will use the influence of your valuable paper to impress upon your readers the imperative
necessity of such an institution, that it
will not be long before the full amount
required is raised.
Respectfully yours,
Victoria, B.C., Oct. 4, 1906.
(The Week will be glad to receive
the  names  of any persons   willing to
"line up" with Mr. Lancaster's offer.-—
Ed. Week.)
Modern Shylocks.
An Englishman down on his luck contracted an account with a Victoria firm
of gents' furnishers, on the understand
ing that he would pay as soon as he
was able his impecunosity being well
known to the firm at the moment. Recently he was jumped and then sued
for the account. Judgment was obtained, and on the unfortunate debtor committing a technical contempt of court
by failing to comply with its order, he
was thrown into jail. The moment for
bis incarceration was chosen with diabolical cunning, Saturday night last,
when county court Judge Lampman
was out of town, and but for the intervention of a generous friend the debtor
must have remained in jail over Sunday. This is exacting the pound of
flesh with a vengeance, and revives in
its most acute form one of the most
damnatory characteristics of the "good
old times," when the Fleet prison
yawned for the victims of seventeenth
century Shylocks.
Tu every package of CANADIAN
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Plates, Cups and Saucers, daintily decorated. It is quite easy to collect a
COMPLETE Tea, Berry or Cereal Set
if you simply ask your grocer for
CANADIAN Wheat Flakes.
A man is seldom so deaf but what he
can hear monev talk.
Anecdote of Julius Caesar.
Once more thc Senate pressed about
Caesar, offering him thc crown, and
once more he thrust it away.
A Voice: "All bail!" Everybody
bailed violently. A voice: "Now, Julius,
if wc hail, you ought to be willing to
This was some forty-four years B. C,
or about 713 from the foundation of
the cily. yet the joke was deemed too
ancient even then to be spread upon
the official minutes.
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Fruit Growing.
British Columbia fruit is preferred
above all others in the markets of
the Middle West, where it commands
profitable prices. In 1904 a small
exhibit sent to England was awarded the gold medal of the Royal Horticultural Society, and last year
(1905) a car lot, exhibited in London, won the first prize from all competitors, while no less than eight
medals were awarded the individual
exhibits which made up the collection. This goes to prove that despite
the great distance British Columbia
fruit has secured a prominent place
in the British market, in which Oregon and California applies have heretofore sold at the highest prices.
The fruit industry of British Columbia is in its infancy, but the results so far secred are convincing as
to its future importance.   The actual
extent of fruit growing land has not
yet been ascertained, but by a conservative estimate at least one million acres south of the 52nd degree
will produce all the fruits of the temperate ssone.    The recognized fruit
districts include the southern part
of Vancouver Island and the Gulf
Islands, Lower Fraser River Valley,
Thompson   River   Valley,   Shuswap
Lake, Okanagan, Spallumcheen, Oso-
yoos, Similkameen, Upper Columbia
Valley, Kootenay Lake, Arrow Lake,
Lower Columbia River   and Grand
Forks, which are all suited to the
best grades of fruit, and which contain extensive areas of fruit lands.
Other good fruit districts are: West
Coast of Vancouver Island,   West
Coast of Mainland (where patches of
fruit lands are found at the heads of
the numerous inlets), Lower Fraser
Valley, Nicola,  Grand Prairie,  and
many other localities.     In some of
these sections irrigation is necessary,
and, as mentioned elsewhere, water is
being supplied where the influx of
population   warrants the   necessary
expenditure.   Many localities, which
are now proved to be suitable for
fruit culture, were but recently "discovered," for a few years ago fruit
was only raised in the settlements
along the coast and along the rivers,
and in quantity that failed to supply
even the limited local demand.   In
1891 the total orchard area of the
province was 6,500 acres.   In ten
years it only increased 1,000 acres,
but from 1901 to 1905 it jumped to
22,000 acres, and it is safe to say
that that acreage will be more than
doubled again before Ihe close of
1906.   Ten years ago British Columbia did not produce enough fruit to
supply her own population. The fol-
following table of fruit shipments is
interesting in showing   the steady
growth of the industry:
"Apples of Excellent Quality."
Nelson Fruit Fair.
By freight. By Express. Total. Increase.
1902     1,469  tons 487 tons 1,956 tons
1903     1,868  tons 676 tons 2,544 tons , 588 tons
1904            2,161  tons 864 tons 3,025 tons , 481 tons
1905    3,181  tons 1,176 tons 4,357 tons 1,332 tons
An increase of over 50 per cent in four years, THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1966.
Exchanges With Our Kindred.
Hands Across the Sea,
Parsee View of John Bull.
If you have studied the John Bull
character you must know that when his
back is up he is a most, unmanageable
party—Jam-e-Jaamshed, Bombay.
British Megalomania.
The adoration of fortissimo top notes,
of centuries in cricket matches, of Gordon Bennett record-breaking ,of stentorian oratory, of Samson men and
mammonth ladies, of thinking in continents, of multi-millionaireship—this
defiance of perspective and of the law
of gravity permeates the British mind.
—Saturday Review.
Looks and Shopping.
Mr. Whiteley discredits the statement
that ladies prefer being served by good-
looking young fellows. But there is no
smoke without fire. Thejre must he
some shops where there is a feminine
run upon smart young assstants. But
whether this is to the employer's advantage must be regarded as doubtful,
—Drapers' Record.
Family of Parliamentarians.
The Right Hon. J. W. Lowther, the
Speaker of the House of Commons,
drew attention to an interesting record
held by Ins lamily in the course of a
speech at Kirkby Lonsdale.
"Since Parliament first existed," he
said, "a Lowther has always sat in it,
generally as member for Westmoreland.
My father represented one of your divisions for over twenty-five years, and is
still in flourishing health in his eighty-
seventh year.
Weakening British Rule.
Mr. Morley has severely shaken the
confidence of every thoughtful Mussul
man in the ways of the Government.
Mr. Morley seems to undo, with one
breath, what a long-standing policy of
the British rule in India has been able
to achieve in the course of a century
and a half of laborious work done by
administrators from Clive down to Lord
Rizwi, in "Pioneer, Alla-
The Tea Face.
The woman who spends her every
afternoon on visits to friends is bound
to develop the "tea face." The "tea
face" is frozen vivacity. The eyes have
an uninterrupted sparkle, the head has
a permanent sudden tilt of interest and
expectancy, while the smile looks as if
it had been done up in curl-papers overnight—Health.
Classifying the Fair*
Women, according to the pessimist,
can be divided into three classes—the
Frou.frou, the Blue, and the Athlete.—
The Gentlewoman."
Earning An Epitaph.
If the Liberal Government remain
long enough in office, it may yet be said
of them that they found the Transvaal
British and left it Boer.-^North China
Herald, Shanghai.
Wifely View of Husbands.
It is urged that the Briton leaves his
wife too much alone, and spends his
time money-making. But what British
woman would want her husband dangling about the house for the greater part
of the day?—Lady's Pictorial.
Cynics in Skirts.
Why are women so bitter nowadays?
Their position has improved enormously of late years; their liberty is uncontrolled, their powers acknowledged, and
yet every book a woman writes is full
of gibes and cynical sneers.—Lady Violet Greville, in the Graphic,
The Atlantic Passage.
It is not more than five years ago that
a Canadian would almost unclass himself socially if he went to England bya
Canadian steamer.   New York must be
the sailing point for all people with a
social standing and    a bank account.
Only laboring people, ministers, students, artists, and those with a "pass"
sailed from Montreal or Quebec.   Yet
in five years we have changed all that.
Today there was four steamers running from the St. Lawrence to Liverpool which are equal in comfort to any
steamers in the world of equal tonnage
—12,000 to 14,500.   Two of these, the
Allan liners Victorian and Virginian,
are turbiners, while the two Canadian
Pacific liners, the Empress of Ireland
and the Empress of Britain, have the
latest type   of   reciprocating   engines.
Each of these vessels can average seventeen knots, and can cover the distance
between Quebec and Liverpool in seven
days.   The Virginian   has made   432
knots in twenty-four hours, and the Empress of Britan on her first trip accomplished 452 knots.  As the total distance
is 2,810 knots, it will be seen that six
days of favorable work should bring
the vessel from one harbor to the other.
With such a service as this it is not
surprising that Canadians should be rapidly coming to the point where they do
not think of going via New York be
tween May and October.
The British Gift.
It is now possible to go from London
to the heart of the Soudan in three
weeks. It is only fair to the English
to recognize that they have the gift of
creating a commercial centre and a
comfortable station in places which
would discourage other nations.—La
Revue, Paris.
Purple-Clad Londoners.
Purple is the color of this season,
and the extraordinary vogue of this
color extends even to the string used
for tying up parcels.
Of 120 ladies entering St. Paul's Cathedral on Sunday afternoon ninety-five
wore purple. Purple is practically the
only color worn by brides in thc East
Earl Grey's Success.
From the very first Earl Grey seemed
to realize that to efficiently perform thp
duties of his office he must "get next"
to the people. His success in this respect has been remarkable, until now he
is more of a Canadian than some native samples.—Free Press, Ottawa.
A butterfly—they call you so,
Those sombre folk who watch you go
Serenely on your airy way
To dance and dinner, rout and play—
Where'er the blooms of pleasure grow.
Perchance 'tis true, since high and low
I follow, as my masters may,
The daintiest thing on earth today—
A butterfly.
Oh, Psyche, this indeed I know:
Those wings that sway you to and fro,
Are youth and girlish laughter gay.
Sweet winds of love, be kind, I pray,
And one day to this bosom blow
A butterfly.
—Theodosia Garrison.
Who Took Russia's Lost Oars.
King andf Statesman.
Although King Edward is reserved,
somewhat backward, and avoids even the
appearance of officiousness in the affairs
of the nations, he is easily enough the
greatest statesman and most far-reaching diplomat of his day and generation.
—News-Lctter, San Francisco.
The Russians have just discovered
that during the war with Japan one
thousand five hundred cars completely
disapeared from the Siberian railroad.
Ouring thc same time so many other
things were lost, including two fleets and
a fortress, that no attention was paid to
the missing cars. Now no trace of them
can be found.
The investigators are also searching
for three hundred and fifty thousand
dollars belonging to the government,
which vanished from one station, besides smaller sums which were stolen all
along the line. It's an ill wind that
blows nobody good, and the war seems
to have been profitable to somebody in
Russia, after all.
Meanwhile, Japan, despite her recent
triumphs, is showing herself still willing to learn. Ten Japanese army officers
are to be put to work on the Southern
Pacific, in order to learn something of
American operating and accounting
To Ambitious Boys and Girls
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The only condition is that each name and address of a new subscriber
sent in must be accompanied by $1, the amount of one annual subscription.
Subscriptions must be reported weekly—on Wednesday—so that list can be
published. Every boy and girl in the Province is eligible. Subscriptions
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Chinese- made Skirts fi^Overalls
Sonic preaching is like a man who
leaves his hook and line and bait at
home and goes out with his fish pole
and threshes the water.
and Ore Shippers' Agent.
Gold    $1.00
Silver   1.00
Copper   1.25
Lead   1.25
Iron   ijo
Zinc   2.00
Gold and Silver  1.50
Gold and Copper  2.00
Gold, Silver and Copper  2.50
Gold, Silver and Lead  2.50
Other metals on application.
A discount allowed to regular customers.
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That means our Baking Powder, because it is as good as Pure Cream of
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The large sale our Baking Powder
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Useful, Artistic and Beautiful New Goods.
The designs are in floral and Oriental
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their blending qualities that they harmonize with any color scheme. These
Carpets are suitable for any room.
2 1-2 yards by 3 yards $9.00
3 yards by 3 yards  10.50
3 yards by 3 1-3 yards  12.00
3 1-3 yards by 4 yards  16.00
4 yards by 4 yards 20.00
4 yards by 4 2-3 yards 22.50
4 1-3 yards by 5 yards 25.00
They are splendid wearers.
Dainty and Useful Willow Baskets
Suitable for ladies' work baskets or
baby linen baskets. A splendid new lot
at 50c, 60c, 75c.
Sponge and Polishing Cloths
Wanted and used in every household.
These goods are thc best sorts, genuine
English. Size 22x24 inches, per dozen,
65c; size 28x28 inches, per dozen, $1.
English Cotton Mop Heads
Just what you are looking for; cannot
be beaten for quality; 14 oz. weight;
something good and substantial, at 65c.
Selvyt Polishing Cloth
The best material in the world for polishing all sorts of things about the
house; each, 20c, 25c and 35c.
Choicest Productions
In English Kerbs and Fenders, in dull
iron, antique hammered copper or burnished brass, from $1.75 up.
Hint on Blanket Buying.
Naturally, raw material plays the
most important part in the manufacture
of Blankets. If you buy a very low-
priced Blanket, you get shoddy and cotton. A medium-priced Blanket has a
great deal of shoddy and some amount
of pure wool in it; but if you pay a
fair market price to a reliable house,
you get a pure wool Blanket, such as
the celebrated Cheviot Blanket.
70x80 inches, 7 lbs. Per pair... $7.00
72x90 inches, 8 lbs. Per pair...   8.00
76x90 inches, 9 lbs. Per pair...   9.00
80x93 inches, 10 lbs. Per pair... 10.00
Compare these prices with what you
are asked for ordinary Scotch Blankets.
Note the large, comfortable sizes. These
Blankets, although sold in pairs, are
separate, which is a great improvement.
We are sole agents for B. C.
We want you to see our Catalogue.
It is thc largest work on Furniture and
Furnishing ever published in Western
Canada, containing very valuable information for furnishing every room in
the home, with over 1,703 illustrations
of furniture, furnishings, accessories and
beautiful homes in B. C. Tt is mailed to
you FREE. Just write our mail order
department, enclosing this coupon.
English Fire Guards
All sorts and sizes, in iron and brass wire, from $1.75 up to $5.
Because we are specialists, this business does more than three times as
much furnishing as any other two houses in B. C. put together—departmental or otherwise.
If we had not been specialists in furnishing, the ladies who demand
correct and fashionable furniture, architects, bankers, insurance companies, hotel proprietors and steamship owners who invest, largo sums of
money in solid and magnificent furniture, and householders by the thousand^ from every part of Western Canada would not have honored us
with their esteemed commands.
The linn who specialize invariably handle the highest quality goods;
their reputation depends on quality and durability.
The firm who specialize can buy in larger quantities at lower rates,
and give their customer*} the advantage of the finest goods at very little
more cost than what is generally charged for common goods by non-specializing firms.
The firm who specialize never have
recourse to the pernicious practice
of fixing high prices on goods to create fictitious values in order to make
imaginary cuts in prices.
In our Showrooms and Mail Order
Department every article is marked
and quoted in plain figures at its
legitimate value.
New and Interesting.
Arras Cloth is an interesting new fabric for artistic and inexpensive
curtains, wall coverings and most effective portieres.
It is in art colors, old gold, terra cotta, art bine, dark and willow
greenp. Its effectiveness is increased when decorated with crude embroidery.   Size 54 inches wide.
Price, per yard S5c
Liberty Bedspreads
Just the daintiest and quaintest designs, depicting Dutch scenery in
Delft Blues, size 77 inches by 10(1 inches, at $4.50
Also in greens, blues and pink liberty floral designs, 100 inches by
108 incher- at '.$4.00
Weiler Bros.
Complete Home, Hotel, Club and Office Furnishers,
To which you are cordially invited to inspect all that is best in Furnishings
from London, Paris, New York, Vienna and Berlin.
Corner of Broughton and Government Streets, Victoria, B. C.
From several of the best Staffordshire
potteries, embracing all the new shapes
and daintiest designs. As to prices, we
have fixed them very low, namely, $5,
$6.50, $7.50 and $10. In other words,
you can secure these beautiful goods at
the same price you pay for the common
sorts elsewhere.
Of course we stock the Kent Knife
Polishing Machine, a necessity for hotels and large households; but we have
just imported the wonderful Sun Knife
Machine. It is the ideal knife cleaning
machine for small and average sized
households. Call in and sec this little
wonder.   It only costs $7.50.
Holborn Knife Powder—Whether
you use knife board or machines, you
want thc best knife powder. Order a
tin of The Holborn Knife Powder at,
per tin, 25c.
We have a large stock of Knife
Cleaning Boards, at prices ranging
from 25c to 50c.
Squeegees—In the very best rubber;
matchless for cleaning plate glass and
any other sort of window. 9-inch size,
50c; 12-inch size, 75c; 16-inch size, $1.
Chafing Dishes
With lamp and stand complete, so useful for that tasty little supper or moro
elaborate entree. We have them at all
prices from $5.00 up.
Copper and Brass Tea Kettles, lamp
and stand useful either for afternoon
tea, dinner or supper from $2.
Same in thc most fashionable Royal
Copper Ware at $12.
Silver Plate Baskets
Large size, lined with green baize, three
divisions; very strongly built of white
split wicker, from $1. Smaller size,
Sheets—Ready to Use
Per Pair.
t:i,y.»'., yds., strong cotton  $2.00
2 X2'V( yds., strong cotton twill.. 2.50
2   X2l[i yds., double  warp Wigan. 3.00
'  v2'., yds., plain weave   3.00
21/|X2'.', yds., extra Wigan weave. 3.25
j'.', yds., excellent twill   2.75
2VoX2'l'| yds., extra heavy  twill... 3.00
a' f,xj:< , yds., extra   special   Manchester twill    4.25
Pure Linen Sheets
Per Pair.
2   X2U1 yds., fine  and  durable $7.25
21'ixa1.', yds., excellent quality ... 775
2'oX2';i yds., special  square size.. 8.25
21'1X2;,'| yds., very useful size 8.50
2i;,x2:,.'| yds., the comfortable size. 9.00
In order to trace the results of each
of our advertisements, we present a
free gift to every ladv who writes for
our free catalogue. This week we are
giving n complete set nf dainty White
Toilet Table Mats, five ill all. providing
you cut this out and enclose il when
writing fnr our free catalogue. Address
Mail Order Department, Weiler Bros.,
Victoria, B. C. THE WEEK   SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1906.
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* A Lady's Letter *
* *
if By  BABETTE. ^
if *
Dear Madge:
An interesting journalist treated us
to a series of disconcerting articles on
the adulteration of our food not long
ago. He found microbes in many matters eatable, and false quantities (not in
Greek, but in grocery) everywhere. All
thp shocks and surprises sprung on us
then in relation to our daily bread
were, however, a bagatelle in comparison with the exposures made in America of late, which, curiously enough,
first came to notice through tlle revelations of a recent novel.
Never again, heaving once read "The
Jungle," can one look on ''canned" or
"potted" edibles unmoved, unless they
are the productions of one of the sev
eral firms whose goods are and have
been for a long time above suspicion.
Is the sloping shoulder coming back
A single design may not inaugurate a
fashion, but since a feather shows
which way the wind blows, there is
food for reflection in the fact that some
of the French artists are drawing frock
with the sleeve let into the shoulder
after the manner of a certain make of
smart sporting coat. The gown I am
speaking of was by no means tailor-
made, but possessed quite a fluffy bodice. One trusts, however, that the fashion mongers will be merciful and not
rush us too madly from our present
comfortably established allegiance to
the moderately accentuated shoulder,
which is so much more becoming to the
majority of women than the bottle-
necked habit to which we were lately
A new material I have lately encountered has narrow raised stripes interwoven at intervals, suggesting very line
pin tucks. A model frock composed of
it was a very pretty gray, lined with
pale tan taffeta, the .effect of this color
gleaming through the semi-transparency
of the material being charming. It
seems indeed a feature of the best gowns
this year that they should not be obvious, the soft half-tones produced by
the blending of several being aimed at.
A charming Princess robe of pink
silk and one that 1 admired very much
is honey-combed about the waist to
form the effect of a deep-pointed corselet. The bodice proper is of line filmy
lace. 1 liis fashion of tucking or gathering or honey-combing the waists of
Princess robes in these materials is a
merciful one, inasmuch as it enables
many women to wear them lo whom a
"perfect lit" is not an absolutely unmixed blessing. The same substitute
for gauging is being used a good deal
on blouses of fine French muslin, and
looks very well on neat afternoon frocks
of natural chanting smocked and belted
with a contrasting color.
I have just been wondering what thc
name of the mechanical genius was who
originated those convenient sliding boxes in grooves, known as a chest of
drawers. I suppose lie is as unknown
as the mau who invented scissors.
The Chinese from time immemorial,
I should imagine, have had miniature
sets of drawers with lace and carved
ivory decorations. Japan supplies us
with elaborate cabinets for trinkets and
minute belongings dear to the feminine
mind. There are also numerous inventions of thc kind for keeping men's
paraphernalia in order. Then the thousand and one devices for storing letters, for recording correspondence, thc
card index with all ils ramifications and
lhe symmetrically arranged cabinets
with drop-down fronts and mechanical
simplicities, ate one and all designed
to lay low that many-headed monster,
"Disorder." Men are nothing as business men if lhey arc not neat. It is a
good sign. The elasticity of the new inventions is a marked feature. The drawer is not designed to conceal things,
but lo store them in proper order.
Contrivances with this in view arc
largely used. Ledgers that depart from
cast iron grooves, with detachable
leaves for insertion, desks that swing
into position and show thc merchant or
bis manager a bird's-eye view of things,
and drawers that really are tidy, show
that if wc are on thc down grade we
are dying hard. Apropos of all this il
behooves tne to remind the tidy house
wife that undoubtedly one of the most
useful and necessary articles of furniture is the chest of drawers, and Weiler
Bros, hav.e them always in stock, besides they will also make them to order
in any size or to fit any corner.
A friend wrote me the other day, in
moving terms of indignation, on the
duplicity of a dealer in furs, who sold
sold her the skin of a tabby or unclassed
animal for aristocratic ermine. This
deceiver of confiding woman being left
behind somewhere abroad, nothing in
the shape of redress was possible, and
only unavailing lamentations remained.
A moral may, however, be drawn from
this touching tale, and the unwisdom
of buying valuables like fur and jewelry from unknown traders at different
points of the compass, when sterling
worth and reputation are to be had ir
transactions nearer home pointed out
In this connection I may mention that
any article of jewelry coming from tl
well known firm of Challoner & Mitchell, bears the hall-mark of good qual
ity and style. The value of a correct
definition in these days of "high falutin"
styles and titles, when every girl is a
lady and every jackdaw a peacock, cannot be too strongly realized, and with
this firm's jewels one not only buys
good jewels but gets them.
Social and
Mr. and Mrs. A. Hubert Ritchie left
on Wednesday last for Germany.
* *   *
Mrs.  Thos.  Corsan   is  the guest ot
Mrs. E. E. Blackwood.
* *   *
Miss Tatlow leaves the first of the
week to visit friends in Vernon.
* *   *
Mrs. Holmes returned from a three
months'  visit  to the East on Monday
* *   *
Miss Mignonne Edwards, Seattle, is
spending a fortnight here, the guest ot
her cousin, Miss Noel Moresby.
* *   *
Miss Lyle Whalen returned on Sunday from a two weeks' visit with
friends in Vancouver and New Westminster.
* * •#
Mr. Walter Brown, of the staff ot
the Canadian Bank of Commerce, is
spending his holidays in New Westminster.
* *   *
Mrs. Croft, "Mount Adelaide," entertained a few friends at the tea hour
on Wednesday afternoon last.
* *   *
Mrs. Chaplin and children leave for
Europe the first of the week. While
here they have been the guests of Mrs.
Henry Croft, "Mount Adelaide," Esquimalt.
* *   *
The Invitation Dancing Club has
been changed to a skating club, which
will meet every Thursday evening at
the rink on Fort Street.
* *   *
The fancy fair to be given by llic
young ladies of the Auxiliary Anti-Tuberculosis Society will take place the
end of November and beginning of
December in the Drill Hall, and will
very likely continue for three days.
The officers are: Hon. president, Mrs.
James Dunsmuir; president, Mrs. Galletly; vice president, Miss Todd; treasurer, Miss Pooley, and secretary, Mrs.
Beauchamp Tye. The society consists
of about fifty members, who are both
energetic and enthusiastic, and whose
efforts in such a worthy cause should
lie crowned with success. It is to be
hoped that the public generally with
help the society in their undertaking.
* *   *
The dance given on Tuesday evening
"rs. Norton in thc A. 0. U. VV.
Hal) was a most delightful affair, thc
thing going with a snap from start to
finish. The ball was prettily decorated
for the occasion with Hags and bunting,
and the supper room was most artistic
in yellow and red dahlias and greenery.
The chaperones on this occasion were
Mrs. Eberts, Mrs. T. S. Gore, Mrs.
Gordon Hunter, Mrs. Johnson and Mrs.
Raymur. As the dance was such a
decided success, Mrs. Norton intends
having another on the i6th of November. Among the many handsome dresses worn, those especially noticed were:
Mrs. Langton, who looked very chic
in a princesse robe of pale pink.
Mrs. Norton was sweet in white,
trimmed with lovely laee.
Miss Eberts wore a handsome black-
Mrs. Httnter looked extremely well in
Miss Lorna Eberts looked sweet in a
m-""i Ibnvcrcd organdie.
Miss Doris Macon was much admired
111 while point d'esprit.
Mis-; Bee Gaudin wore a pretty pale
blue and silver gown.
Mrs. Beauchamp Tye wore a dainty
frock of pink painted organdie.
Miss Pooley looked handsome in
white lace.
Miss Marie Gaudin looked well in
Miss McQuade looked charming in
white with touches of pale blue.
Miss Noel Moresby was much admired in a pretty pink frock, as was her
cousin, Miss Edwards, in a striking
looking scarlet gown.
Miss Monteith was handsome in black
Miss Johnson wore a pretty blue muslin.
Miss Genevieve Irving looked well in
white silk and lace.
Miss Perty Drake's gown was of pale
blue silk with handsome bertha of silver spangles.
Miss Hickey wore a dainty pink
pink frock.
Miss Newling looked pretty in a
flowered organdie gown, with pink girdle and broad hem of pink.
Miss Daisy Langley was smart in
Miss Pemberton wore a pretty pale
green gown.
Miss M. Peters looked well in a pale
pink silk frock.
Miss Violet Pooley appeared to advantage in a pretty white dress.
Those present were: Mrs. Eberts,
the Misses Eberts, the Misses Monteith,
Mrs. Hickey, Miss Hickey, the Misses
Irving, Miss Bullen, Mrs. Moresby,
Miss Moresby, Mrs. Newling, Miss
Newling, the Misses Pooley, Miss Bell,
Mr. and Mrs. Laugton, Mrs. Johnson,
Miss Johnson, Mrs. T. S. Gore, iss Arbuckle, the Misses Gaudin, Mrs. Raymur, Mr. and Mrs. Beauchamp Tye,
Mrs. Roberts, Miss Newcombe, Miss
Bulwer (Vancouver), Mr. and Mrs.
Phipps, Mrs. Clute, Mr. Douglas Bullen, Miss Drake, Miss Langley, Mr.
Brown, Mr. Taylor, Mr. Rochfort, Mr.
Gordon, Mr. Moresby, Mr. Hillyard,
Mr. Arthur Gore, Miss Pemberton,
Miss Tuck, Mr. Pemberton. Mr. and
Mrs. Herkermer, Miss McQuade, the
Misses Mason, Miss Vera Mason, Miss
Doris Mason, Miss Gladys Mason, Miss
Brae, Mr. Brae. Mr. J. Macon, Mr.
Arbuckle, Mr. Farlonger, Miss Foot,
Mr. Foot, Mr. Lawson, Mr. Muskett,
Miss Reade, Mr. Max Ewart. Mr. Jack
Cambie, the Misses Pitts, Mr. Pitts,
Mr. Motherwell, Mr. McCurdy, Mr.
Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Pigott, Mrs.
Griffiths and others.
The Roller skating rink Fort street,
Victoria, is in full swing, being crowded at all hours of the day and night by
happy skaters. Private parties are all
fhe vogue and for the nonce even golf is
neglected by some of its most devoted
admirers.' But then skating has other
He Found the Bullet.
The late Duke of Cambridge used to
tell with considerable relish the following story of a friend of his, a celebrated Colonel:
During the Egyptian war of '82 Major   was shot in the knee, and
tlie projectile made a hole of some
depth. When the surgeons were probing the wound and causing endless torture the poor officer begged to know
what they were bunting about for.
"We're searching for the bullet," was
the reply.
"What! Looking for the bullet? Why,
damme, I've had it in my pocket all the
time."—Pall Mall Gazette.
Occasionally they manufacture a good
story in London. One of the latest tells
of a family pasionately devoted to
bridge whist which was plunged into
mourning by the loss of the father. A
discussion arose as to whether the deceased would have chosen to b.e buried
or cremated. The decision was left to
the eldest son, who, looking at his
mother, said, "I will leave it to you."
Tow hicb the lady replied: "I make it
In every package of CANADIAN
Wheat Flakes you will find a MOST
USEFUL GIFT of fine Chinaware, consisting of Berry Dishes, Cereal Dishes,
Plates, Cups and Saucers, daintily decorated. It is quite easy to collect a
COMPLETE Tea, Berry or Cereal Set
if you simply ask your grocer for
CANADIAN Wheat Flakes.
Nelson Iron Works
Machinery of nil kinds built,
erected mid repaired.
Complete Mining Plants
Cammell Laird Steel, Etc.
R. W. Hinton     NCISOIIj D. C.
Victoria Agents for the Nanaituo.Collierles.
New Wellington Coal.
The best household coal in the market ar
current ratea.  Anthracite coal for sale.:
Dealers 'u Cord and Cut Wood.
34 Broad Street.
Phone 647
What is your Type?
Semi-ready Type B — Erect.
Nature recognizes seven
types of physical manhood—
each type being clearly defined
to the student of physiology.
The salesman in the Semi-ready
store is a student of physical types.
He can look you over and at once
select from among a thousand the
exact garment fashioned to your
figure. After you select your
favorite, the suit can be finished
to your measure in 2 hours.
A $15 Semi-ready Suit hai the tame workmanship
ia it at our |ao and $sj Suits.
Semi-rbady Wardrob*:
B. Williams
68-70 Yates St.,
Having a Climate and Soil
equal to any other section
of British Columbiai
Nelson Fruit
will save you 25 to 50 per
cent, on cost of original
Nelson, B.C.
The Eva Hotel
Headquarters for mining men and
commercial travellers.
JOHN A. THEW, Proprietor.
Hotel Victoria
Headquarters for miners and
Hotel King Edward
Banff's Most Popular $2 a Day Hot]
Close to Station and Sulphur
N. K. LUXTON, Proprietor.
Deane's Hotel
New. Modern hot water system. Electr]
lighted. Tub and shower baths and laundry f
connection.   The miners' home.
•' DANNY " DEANE, Proprietor
The Windsor Hotel]
American and European Plan.
Cafe in Connection.
Hoffman House
Rates $1.00 per day and up.   Cafe
QREEN & SHITH. Prop's.
Leading Hotel of the Kootenays.
J. FRED HUME,      -      Propriety
Silver King Hotel,)
The home of the Industrial Workers
of the Kootenays.
W. E. ricCandlish,
There is nothing better in the ]
Tie line for wear, than this make.'
We have just received a very]
complete  range  in all   tbe new]
autumn shades.
Opposite Strand Motel,
Vancouver. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 1906.
His Mark.
It is said of Angelo that once he came
into the lonley cottage of a friend, and
ound it empty, yet he left no name,
?ut one great curve did swiftly bend
bn the blank canvas near,
Vhen on return his comrade did exclaim,
Behold,  the   Buoworotte   has    been
saw a splendid rainbow span the sky,
Vith its mysterious and mighty arch
1 stately grandeur   sweeping heaven
''er which    tempest,    with   majestic
't thund'rous music trod.
To this small studio our world," said
Hath this day had a visit from our
No Hurry.
i'Thc minister was shocked when the
oung lady declined an introduction to
Dine of his parishioners. "Why, my
ear young lady, did you ever think
hat perhaps you will have to mingle
/ith these good people when you get to
"Well," she exclaimed, "that will be
0011 enough."—Life.
'Nuff Sed.
Two men, each driving a light team,
cere approaching each other from op-
iosite directions when they suddenly
nd somewhat severely collided. One
f the men, who was cross-eyed, ex
fainted angrily, "Why don't you look
irhcre you're going?"
The other immediately retorted: "And
vhy don't you go where you're look-
Used to It.
On a railroad train the other day, a
pan came slowly to his  senses after
long slumber,
"Conductor, why didn't you wake me
ip, as I asked you? Here I am miles
■eyond my station."
"I did try, sir, but the best I could
[0, all I could get fro myou was 'All
ight, Maria; get the children their
:reakfast, and I'll be down—in—a min-
Cheaper Than Soap.
Chauncey Olcott possesses that rare
ift a broad sense of the humor of
'u'ngs in everyday life. He relates the
allowing incident which fell under his
bservation while travelling through
ie bituminous coal regions of Penn-
vlvania.     A   large    motherly-looking
oman in a department store said to a
rtop-girl: "I want a pair of gloves for
ly Jim. He's going to a ball." "Yes,
iadam," said the girl, producing white
id gloves. "This is the kind, I sup-
ose." "Them!" cried t'he woman,
joodn'ess no. They'd be too good. My
m's got a hand like a shoulder of
iiitton. Besides, they're too dear,
laven't you got something like the po-
cemen wear—at about fifteen cents,
lie clerk smilingly regretted that they
id not keep that kind.   "Oh, very well,"
e old party replied, "there's no help
|ir it—Jim'll have to wash his hands
ter all."
Getting His Trousseau Ready.
[The kindly squire of the neighborhood
[as just leaving from a friendly social
[sit to Mrs.  Maguire.
"And your sou, Mrs. Maguire?" said
|t squire, as he reached  for his hat.
hope he is well.    Bus)',  I suppose,
Itting ready for his wedding tonight?"
P'Well, not very busy this minit,
Ijtiire," answered thc beaming mother.
He's upstairs in bed while I'm was'li-
l; out his  trousseau."—Ladies' Home
"It is not like heaven," said Professor
Mateucci. "It reminds me of a story
about a Neapolitan widow whose husband had been dead some years. One
night she was persuaded to go to a
spiritualists' seance, and there the spirit
of her dead husband appeared and spoke
with her.
" 'My dear Agostino,' said the widow
to the shade, 'are you happy now?
"T am very happy,' Agostino answered.
" 'Happier than you were on earth
with me ?" asked the widow.
" 'Yes,' replied the shade; 'I am far,
far happier now than I was on earth
with you.'
"The widow was silent a moment.
Then she said:
" 'Tell me, Agostino; what is it like
in heaven?'
"''Heaven?' said Agostino, T am not
in heaven.'"—New York Tribune.
Notice is hereby given that, 60 days
after date, I intend to apply to the'Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a lease of the foreshore opposite Lots
53 and 54, Metchosin District.
Vancouver, B. C, July 4th, 1906.
A Duet.
When Dean Swift was called to the
living of Loracor he inaugurated t'he
custom of reading prayers on Wednesday and Friday. At the first Wednesday service he waited in vain for anyone to appear except his clerk Roger.
At length he began, "Dearly beloved
Roger, the Scriptures movcth you and
me in sundry places,", and so proceeded
to thc end of the service.
A City of Hotels.
Phoenix boasts of 14 licensed hotels—
good, bad and indifferent—from the
new well appointed Hotel Brooklyn
costing $25,000 down to a frame and log
single story shanty of the days of its beginning. To this number must be added several mine and private boarding-
houses, such as the Granby Mines
house, where 175 men are cared for, and
"Danny" Deane's new four and a half
storey hotel on First street, where over
100 miners make their home. This last
is a modern commodious building, electrically lighted, having hot and cold
baths and showers, laundry and a 'hot
water heating system and fire protection
throughout. It represents the outcome
of five years of successful effort on the
part of "Danny" in catering to the wants
of the miners of the camp—who appreciate the fact that the place is something
more than a big boarding house—its a
home to them.
The man who is still keeping his
New Year resolutions is so stuck up
on himself by this time that there is no
living in the same house with him.
NOTICE is hereby Riven that 30 dnys
after date, we intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lnnds nnd Works
fnr a special licence to cut nnd carry away
timber from the following described lands:
Xo. 4. Commencing nt n post on the
west shore of tlie largo lake on the northern end of Sechell Peninsula, about four
miles south of Captain Islnnd, New Westminster District; thence west 40 chnins.
south SO chnins, east 40 chnins, south 80
ehnlns, enst 40 chnins, more or less, to
Shore; thence following the shore to point
of  commencement.
N10. 5. Commencing at a stake on the
western shore of n lake on the nortli end of
■Sechelt Peninsula; thence west to the eastern boundary of T. L. 5.8SS: thence 80
chains nortli; thenoe 80 chains east; thence
south to shore of lnke; thonce following the
shore to point of commencement.
No. ll. Commencing from the shore of n
lake at tlie north end of Sechelt Peninsula;
thence north nbout 40 chains to tho southwest 'corner of Timber Lonse No. 072;
thence enst 40 chnins, south 40 chains, enst
40 chains, south 120 chains; thence about
40 ohains west to shore of lake; thonoe following thc shore to point of commencement.
J.   WEST.
NOTICE Is hereby given that 00 dnys
from date I In tend tn apply to tho Chief
Commlsslo • of Lunds nml Works for permission to purchase tho following described
lnnd, adjoining Lot 646, Skoeun District!
Commencing nt 11 pnst marked "A C.'s N.
W. Corner"; thence enst 40 chains along
oivth boundnry of T. Flewln's clnim; thence
south 411 chnins; tiience west 40 cluiins;
thi'iii-o mirth to chains, along oast boundary
of Lot 646 to point of commencement, containing 100 acres niiore or loss.
Happier, Anyway.
■Tofessor Matteticci, superintendent of
Vesuvius Observatory, was dining
th some Americans at the Royal Ho-
i in Naples.
~he dining-room fronted the sea. The
lyes crashed against the massive em-
fckment of stone, and showers nf while
fny rose high in thc sunlit air.
ffhis is heavenly. But what is it
in your observatory when Vestt-
is active?" a voting woman asked.
NOTICE is hereby given tluit 30 dnys
lllter dute 1 Intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Laud and Works
for a lleoncd to cut nml carry awny timber
from the following described la nils situated
in  Renfrew District:
No. fl. Commencing nt 11 post 20 chains
east of the first fork ofDubnli crook, nbout
1 milo from suit wnter; tiience E. 40 chnins;
S. 100 ehnlns: W. 40 chains; *• 160 cluiins
to point of commencement.
No. 7. Commencing nt southenst corner
of No. fl olnlni on Dtilmli creek; thence
enst 10O ehnlns: N. 40 ehnlns; W. 100
chains; S. 40 chains to -point of commencement.
No. 8. Commencing nt n post planted
about 20 chains N. mf the N. E. corner »f
No. 7 olnlm, on tile north side of Dnbnh
creek; thence W. 80 ohains; N. 80 ehnlns;
10. 80 ehnlns; S. SO ehnlns to point of commencement.
No. 0. Commencing nt a post nt the
south end or Ttatudnt Lnke, about half
mile S. E. of Nliinut Luke: thence 13. so
chnins; S. 80 cluiins; W. 80 ehnlns; N. SO
ehnlns to point of commencement.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 dnys
from dnte I intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to purchase the following described land, situated in Range 5, Skeena
River District, about one mile from Little
Commencing nt a post planted on the
southeast corner, mnrked R. Brnun; thence
running west 80 chnins to Turner's S. E.
corner; thence north 40 chnins to
Frank's southeast corner; thence enst
40 chnins; thence south 80 chains to point
of commencement, containing 480 acres,
more or less.
'Located September 1, 1906.
Port Esslngton,  B. C.
NOTICE is hereby given thnt sixty dnys
nfter dnte I Intend to npply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lnnds nnd Works for permission to purchuse the following described
lnnd, starting from a post plnnted on the
south line of lot 199, nt the hend of Union
Bay, thence 40 chnins east, tiience 40 chains
south, thence 40 chains west to shore
line, thence northerly along shore
line of Union Bny to point of commencement, containing 160 acres more or less.
Stnked September 4th, 1906.
NOTICE Is hereby given that thirty dnys
after date I Intend to apply to the Hon. the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and- Works for
permission to -purchnse the following described lnnd, situated on Portland Channel:
Starting from a post mnrked "C. B. F.'s
northwest corner;" thence south 40 chains;
thence east 40 chains; thence north 40
chnins; thence west nlong shore line to
point of commencement, containing 160
acres more or less.
Little Cnnyon, B. C, Sept. 3rd, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given thnt sixty days
from date I Intend to npply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of ILnnds nnd Works
for permission to purchnse the following
described lnnd, situated ln Range S, Skeena
River District, about one nnd one half
miles from Little Canyon, commencing nt
n post marked West N. E. Corner and K.
B-roun S. E. Comer, thonce 80 chnins west
to Schilling's S. E. Corner, thence north 40
chnins, thence enst 80 chains, thonce south
40 chains to point of commencement, containing 320 ncres more or less.
Located Sept. 3rd, 1906.
Notice is hereby given thnt 30 dnys nfter
dnte, I Intend to npply to the Hon. the
Chief Commissioner of Lnnds nnd Works,
for a speclnl license to cut nnd enrry
nwny timber from the following described
No. 4. Commencing at a stake on the
west shore of the large lake on the
northern end of Sechelt Peninsula, nbout
four miles south of Cnptnin Islnnd, New
Westminster District; thence west 40
chnins, south 80 chnins, east 40 chains,
south SO chnins, enst 40 chnins to shore
of 'nke; thenee following shore line to
point of commencement.
No. 5. Commencing nt n stnke on the
western shore of n lnke on the north end
of Sechelt Pcninsuln; thence west to the
enstern boundary of Timber License No.
5.888; thence 80 chnins north to the boun-
Hfnrv of pre-emption No. 1,843; thence
80 chnins enst; thenee south to shore of
lake; thonce following lake shore to point
of commencement.
No. 6. Commencing from the shore of
a lake at the north end of Sechelt Peninsula: thence north about 40 chains to the
southwest corner of Timber Lease No. 672;
thence east 40 chains; thence south 40
chains; east 40 chains; south 120 chains;
thence nbont 40 chnins west to shore of
lnke; thence following the shore to point
of commencement.
Little Cnnyon, Sept. 1, 1906.
Southeast Kootenay Railway Co.
Take Notice that the first meeting of
the shareholders of the Southeast Kootenay Railway Company will be held
at the office of Messrs. McPhillips &
Heisterman, Davie Chambers, Bastion
St., Victoria, B. C, on Thursday, the
18th day of October, 1006, at the hour of
8.80 p.m.
R. B. Punnett, Secretary.
SIXTY dnys nfter date I Intend to
npply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands
nnd Works for permission to purchnse the
following described lnnd, commencing at
a post planted on the left bank of the
Skeent river, nbout three nnd one-
hnlf miles nbove the Lnkelse river
nnd Joining John Neidhardt's N. E.
earner and marked L. W. S.'s northwest
corner and running south 100 chnln6,
thence enst 40 chnins, theuce north 160
ehoins, more or less, to left bank of the
Skeena river, thenee westwnrdly nlong tlie
Skeenn river to point of commencement
nnd containing 640 ncres,  more or less.
Port Esslngton, B. C.
L. W. SLOAN, Locator.
J. E. BATEMAN, Agent.
SIXTY dnys after date I Intend to
npply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands
nnd Works for permission to purchnse the
following described lnnd, commencing nt
a post plnnted on the left bnnk of the
Skeenn, nbout four miles above the Lnkelse
river nnd adjoining L. W. S.'s northenst
corner nnd mnrked N. M. J.'s northwest
corner, nnd running south nlong the eastern boundnry of L. W. S.'s application 160
chains, thence enst 40 chains, thence north
160 chnins, more or less, to bank of the
Skeena river, thence westerly nlong the
Skeenn river to point of commencement
nnd eontnlulng 640 ncres, more or less.
Port  Esslngton, B.  C.
N. M. JOSEPH, Locator.
J. E. BATEMAN, Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given thnt 60 dnys
from dnte I intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lnnds nnd Works for permission tin. purchnse the following described
land, adjoining Lot 046, Skeenn District:
Commencing nt n post marked "A. C.'s. N.
W. Corner"; thenoe enst 40 chains along
south'boundary of T. Flewln's claim; thonce
south 40 chains; thence west 40 ehnlns;
thenee north 40 chnins, nlong enst boundnry of Lot 046 to point of commencement,
containing 160 aeres^moji j-^
Notice is hereby given that thirty
days after date I intend to apply to the
Hon. the Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for permission to purchase
the following described land, situated on
Portland Channel: Starting from a
post marked "C. B. F.'s northwest corner;" thence south 40 chains; thence
east 40 chains; thence north 40 chains;
thence west along shore line to point
of commencement, containing 160 acres
more or less.
NOTICE-Is hereby ~givcn-thitt"flO^dnys
nfter date I Intend to apply to the Hon.
the Chief Commissioner of Lands nml Works
for permission to purchnse the following
described lnnd:
A smnll unnamed Island outside the S.E.
corner of Campbell buy, off the enst const
of Mayne Islnnd and situate about 30
ehnlns to tho southeastward of the northenst corner of section nine, Mayne Island,
nnd containing nbout lfi ncres.
Dnted this 19th dny of September, 1006.
NOTICE Is hereby given thnt 00 dnys
nfter date, I Intend to npply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lnnds nnd Works,
for permission to purehnse the following
lnnd nenr Knien Island, in Skeent district:
Commencing nt n stnke planted nt
southenst corner of (lot 040, mnrked
"W. C's. corner;" thence enst 40 chains;
thence south nbout 55 chnins to W. Mc-
Kcnssie'g north boundnry; thence west 20
ehnlns to A. G. II. Pott's east boundary;
thonce north nbont 30 chnins to A. G. II.
Pott's northenst corner; thence west nlong
snid boundnry 20 chnins to enst line nf
lot 646A; thenee north 20 chnins to point
of commencement, containing 140 ncres
more or less.
NOTICE Is hereby given that the Lieutenant-Governor ln Council has been p'eased
to order as follows, namely:
That the boundaries ef the Assessment
Districts of Lillooet lEast and West) and
of Quesnel Forks, ns described in the British Columbia Gnzette Cnted 25th April, 1906,
in pursunuce of the Order ln Council No.
232, be rescinded and cancelled, and the
following boundaries substituted therefor:
Lillooet Assessment District.
1. West Lillooet.—Commencing at the
junction of the Chllcotln river with the
Fraser river; thence southerly, following
the course of the Fraser river to the 51st
parallel of latitude; thence enst along said
parallel of latitude to Its crossing of tho
Lillooet and Alexandria Wngon Rond at
the 53-mile post; thence southeasterly, fo'-
lowlng the divide between Pnvlllon creek
nnd Maiden creek to Its Intersection with
the western boundary of the Rnllwuy Belt
In Township 22, Range 27 west of the
sixth Initial meridian; thence southerly,
following the western boundary of the
Rnilwny Belt to n point due we6t from
Lvttou on the boundnry of snid Railway
Belt; thenee west to a point where„the
124th merldlnn of west longitude Intersects the north shore of Queen's Reach,
Jowls inlet; thence due north nlong the
124th merldlnn of west longitude to tho
51st pnrnllel of latitude; thence due west
nlong the snid 51st pnrallel of latitude to
its Intersection with the 125th meridian of
west longitude (a point on the Homnlko
river about seven miles from Woddingtou
Hnrbor); thence due north nlong the 125th
meridian of west longitude to Its intersection with the 52nd parallel of Intitude;
thonoe due enst nlong the 52nd pnrnllel of
1 latitude to Its Intei-secrion with thc centre
of Tntln lnke; thence easterly following the
centre of Tntln lake, Chllunco river and
Chllcotln river to tho mouth of Anaham
creek; thence northerly up Auahnm creek
to the crossing of the wngon road; thence
southeasterly and northeasterly, following
the wngon rond pnst Harper's lnke to the
Frnser river nt the month of Chimney creek;
thonce southerly, following the Frnser river
to the point of commencement.
2. Enst Lillooet.—Commencing nt the
junction of the Chllcotln river with the
Frnser river; thenee southerly, following
the course of the Frnser river to the 51st
parallel of latitude; thence enst nlong snid
parallel of latitude to Its crossing of the
Lillooet and Alexandria Wngon Rond nt the
53-mlle post; thenco southeasterly, following the divide between Pavilion creek and
Maiden creek to its Intersection with the
western boundnry of the Rnilwny Belt In
Township 22, Range 27 west of the sixth
Initial merldlnn; thonce south, following
the western boundnry of the Railway Belt
to Its Intersection with the northern boundary of Township 21, Range 27 west of the
sixth initial meridian; thenoe enst, following tho northern boundary of Township 21,
in Iinngos 27, 20, 25, 24, 23 nnd 22 west
ot tlle sixth Initial meridian to the northeast corner of snhl Township 21, In Rnnge
22 west of tlie sixth initlnl merldlnn;
thenee nortli, following the enst boundary
of Townships 22, 23 nnd 24 to the northern lioundni-y of the Rnilwny Belt in Township 24; thenoe enst nlong the north boundary of the Railway Belt to Its intersection with the enstern boundary of Kamloops Assessment District at the southeast
corner of Section 27,  Township 23.  Rnnge
Notice is hereby given that, fiO days
after date, I Intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a lease of the foreshore opposite Lots
45, 46 and 47, Esquimalt District.
Vancouver, B. C, July 4th, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that two months
after date I intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lnnds nnd Works
for n speclnl licence to cut nnd enrry awny
timber from the following described lnnds,
commencing nt a post planted at the southwest corner of Lot 313. Door creek, Clayo-
quot, thonce east 40 chnins, thence south
411 chnins, thonce west 40 ehnlns, thenee
south SO ehnlns, thenco west SO chuins,
thenoe northerly along the bench to point
of commencement,   containing   040   ncres,
mm  °r l0SS' M. .1. HAUGEN.
August 28th, 1008.
NOTICE Is hereby given that two months
nfter dnte I  bit I  to npply to the "on.
Chief Commissioner of Lnnds nml  Works
for u speclnl lici 0 to cut nml enrry away
timber from the following described Inmls,
commencing at a post plnnted about three
fourths of u mile west of the Elk river,
thence nortli So chains, thenee west 40
ohains, thenoe south 40 ehnlns, thenco west
40 ehnlns, thonoe south 40 chains, thenee
oast 40 ehnlns, thonoe south 40 cbulns,
thenoe oust along the bench of Kennedy
hike, thenoe north to point of commencement, containing 040 ncres, more or loss.
Sept. 1st,   1900.
NOTICE Is hereby given thnt 60 dnys
nfter dnte 1 Intend to npply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lnnds nnd Works for permission to purchase the following land,
situated on Works Chnnnel: Commencing
nt a post marked "Initial Post T. II. W„"
thence enst 20 chains, thence north 20
chains, thenee west 20 chains, thenee nortn
20 chains, thenee west 40 chnins, tbence
south 40 ehnlns, more or less, to shore
line; thence following shore line to point
of commencement, containing 240 acres
more or less.
Port Simpson, B. C, Aug. 16, 1906.
NOTICE Is herehy given that thirty (30)
dnvs nfter date I intend to npply to Iho Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands nnd Works
for n speclnl licence to cut and oarry timber
from the following described Inmls. situated  In  Distriot of New  Westminster.
1. Commencing nt n post planted n quarter
of a mile from the beach nt the head of St.
Vluoont Hay. Hothnm Sound, thenco west
1(10 ohains. thenco north 40 ohains, thenco
oast 100 chains, and thenee south 40 ohains
to the point of commencement, eontnlulng
CIO ncres,
2. Commencing nt the northeast corner
of Xo. 1 ch tm as above described, thonoe
north 40 chains, thonoe west 1(10 chnins,
thence south 40 ehnlns, thenco east along
the northern boundary of the said No. 1
(•Mm to point of commencement, containing 010  acres.
Dated at   Vancouver   this  181 h  dny   of
NOTICE Is hereby given thnt, 60 days
nfter dnte, I Intend to apply to thc Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lnnds and Works
for permission to purchnse the west half
of southenst qunrter nnd west hnlf of
noTthenst quarter, all in Section 8, Township 6, Const Rnnge 5, Bulkley Vnlley;
containing one hundred and sixty (160)
ncres, more or less.
Dnted July 25th,  1906.
NOTICE Is hereby given thut, 60 dnys
nfter dnte, I Intend to npply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lnnds nnd Works
for permission to purchnse the southwest
qunrter seotion 17, Township 6, Const
Range 5. Bulkley Vnlley; eontnlulng (100)
oue hundred and sixty acres, more or less.
Aldermere.   July 25,   1906. aull
NOTICE Is hereby given that. 00 dnys
nfter dnte, I, the undersigned, will apply
to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to louse or purchase
the following described lnnd, namely, ln
Ilesnlt Hnrbor, Tlupnnn Arm, Nootkn
Sound, commencing nt a post marked J.
Mortimer, Southenst Corner, running 40
ohains west, thonce north to shore line,
thenoe following the shore Hue to the
point of commencement, eontnlulng 80
ncres, more or less.
Victoria, B.  C,  July  11th, 1906.
Notice Is Hereby given Ihal, 00 days
after (Into. I intend to apply "j the ll"ii
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for uorinission to purchase iho following
described hind on the Skeena Ulver.
Range V., Coast District: Starting from f.
po3t located ot tiie northeast corner 01
the Kitsilas Indian Reserve, nnd marked
"13, .1. McGeaohle, S. W. corner"; tlionei
north 40 chuins; thonce enst 40 chuins.
thonoe south 40 chains; tbence wesl t'
chains to point of commencement, containing 1(X) acres, more or loss.
E, J.  MoUEALTneJ.
Kitsilas, May 13th, 1900.
IS west of tiie sixth Initial meridian; thence
north, following the west boundary of the
iKamloops District to n point on the 52nd
pnrallel of Intitude north of Mahood lake;
thenee west nlong tiie snid 52nd pnrnllel of
Intitude to lis intersection with the Frnser
river; thenee following southerly nlong the
Fraser river to the point of commencement.
Quesnel   Forks Assessment  District.
Commencing  nt  n    point on  the    west
boundary of  the  Kootenny   Lnnd District
on the 52nd parallel of Intitude, ten miles
west  of  the  Columbia river; thence due
west, following the 52ml pnrallel of latitude,
to its intersection with the Frnser river!
thenoe  northerly,  following the course  of
the Frnser river to the Intersection of the
Wngon   Rond   nt   the   mouth  of   Chimney
creek;   thenee    southwesterly nnd    northwesterly,  following the Wngon  Rond  pnst
Hnrper's lake   to   Anaham   creek;   thence
southerly down Annhnm creek to its mouth;,
tiience westerly,   following  the   course  of
the Chllcotln river to its junction with the
Chilanco river; thenee westerly, following
the course of the Chilanco river nud the
centre of Tutln lake to the Intersection of
thc centre  line  of snld  Tatla   lnke,   with
the 52nd pnrallel of  latitude;  thenee due
west, following the 52nd parallel of  Intitude
to its Intersection with the 125th merldlnn
of   west   longitude;  thence   uorth  on  the
height of lnnd between the watershed of
the Chllcotln and Blackwater rivers to tlie
west of Tsa-ehn lnke; thenoe ensterly, following  the    northern    watershed    of  the
Mlnckwntcr   river   four   miles   below   the
mouth of the Nnzco river; thence ensterly
to  the   Frnser    river,    opposite   Quesnel;
thenee south,  following the centre of the
iF.-nsor river four miles; thenoe eust to the
south end of Dragon lake; thenee southeast
to   Twenty-mile   creek;   thenee   following
Twenty-Mile    crook    to    Its   headwaters;
thonoe following the height of lnnd form-
lug the watershed  between Quesnel  river,
Cariboo   lake,   nnd   Swnmp   river  on   the
south,  nnd   Swift  river und   Willow   river
nml Its tributaries on the north, crossing
Swamp   rivor   two  miles   south   of  Sandy
Ink id following the height of lnnd forming the watershed between the South Fork
of I lie Frnser river and Canoe river to ttit.'
oast  boundary of  the  Kootenay  provinoe;
thonoe south along the east boundary of
the province  to  the northern boundary of
Kootenay District; thence west nnd sooth
nlong the boundary of the Kootenny District to the point of commencement.
It Is further ordered that the Assessors
and Collectors of the said Lillooet and
Quesnel Forks Assessment Districts be and
are hereby Invested with jurisdiction within the Assessment Districts hereliy defined,
and thnt the boundaries ns now defined
tnke effect ns from the 80th dnv ot June,
1000, That the Assessment Rolls for tne
your lOOfl, ns llnnlly passed, shall be noted
upon by the Assessors and Collectors of
snld Iilstrlets until the snld 80th (lay of
June, 1000, nnd that all taxes shall be collect ed in accordance therewith up to and Including that date. That Immediately after
said 3oth June, whore It may ho necessary
to transfer the names of Ihe assessed persons nn the rolls of the respective Assessment Districts, or to transfer the descriptions of assessed property from
one district to tlle other district,
In consequence of the change In the
boundnrles between the snid two Assessment Districts. Uie Assessors and Collectors nre authorized to niuke such transfers
and to collect any arrears of taxes due nt
said .'loth day of June by the persons and
property so transferred to their respective
Assessment Districts.
Treasury Depart ment, 21st August, 1900. 10
TJuparalleled Prosperity.
Tlie Rossland Miner waxes eloquent
over the unprecedented prosperity
which the lead industry of the Kootenay
is now enjoying. The price of lead on
the London market has during the last
few months advanced from sixteen
pounds to nineteen pounds per ton, and
as a result the lead miners are making
large profits, and silver-lead properties
are being sought for. Meanwhile Mr.
G. 0. Buchanan, the popular Bounty
Commissioner, has taken a long holiday,
his presence not being immediately required now that the high price of lead
renders the Bounty regulation inoperative. This is a happy state of things and
the longer it lasts the better, both for
the mine operator and for the Finance
Minister. Copper, which was comparatively low in price not long ago, has now
reached twenty cents a pound. Even at
this figure the demand is far in excess
of the supply, and producers have orders
in hand for more than a year ahead.
Truly this is the golden harvest for The
Nelson Fruit.
Mr. Martin Burrell of Grand Forks,
stayed over in Nelson on his way back
from the Agricultural Exhibitions at Victoria and New Westminster. He accorded high praise to the Kootenay exhibits, where Nelson was given the
greatest number of points, viz., three
hundred out of a maximum of three-
fifty, Kelowna was second with two-
ninety, Agassiz third with two-forty and
Chilliwack fourth with two-thirty-five.
In connection with the judging of this,
the fresh fruit section, both the number
of varities exhibited and the quality of
the fruit is taken into consideration,
which proves conclusively that the class
of fruit raised' in The Kootenay is very
fine. Mr. Burrell added that both in appearance and the tasteful way in which
the exhibit was set up the Nelson display received well-merited approval, and
was the cause of considerable surprise,
particularly among the Coast fruitgrowers and exhibitors.
A Little Hazy.
Mr. W. A. Galliher is strictly up
against it as far as his Nelson constituents are concerned. It looks as if it
would require all his ingenuity to explain away a somewhat remarkable
speech which he recently made in Winnipeg. Speaking there on the fruit industry of British Columbia lie said,
"There is little done except at the Coast
and in the Okanagan Valley." The only
possible explanation of such a lapsus
linguae is that thc hon. member was suffering from a temporary lapse of memory. He had entirely forgotten the Fall
Fair which has only just been held; he
apparently knew nothing of the prizes
won by Nelson fruit elswehere, nor has
he any recollection of the miles of orchards and fruit gardens which line the
shores of Kootenay Lake, from Nelson
to Balfour. It is a pity that Mr. Gal-
liher's onerous duties at Ottawa should
have had such a serious effect on his
memory. The Nelson people, however,
may be trusted to furnisii him with several reminders. Mr. Galliher ought to
know that among the most notable features of this era of prosperity in thc interior of the Province not one is more
conspicuous, or rests upon a sounder
footing than the fruit industry of Ncl-
A Volte Face.
Thc Cranbrook Herald, which only a
few weeks ago was so positive that there
would be a provincial election this fall,
has executed the usual turn-about face,
and in its latest issue informs its readers in tbe grammar of the Old Man that
it "Don't look like election." For once
we quite agree with the organiser of the
Liberal party in the Interior; it certainly
don't look like election; it looks very
much more like another session, and a
continuance of business at the old stand,
much to th|e chagrin of the Liberal'
Press, which has run its sensational
story and is stranded with its usual
burst bubble.
ing has become a business, in which the
solid seven from British Columbia take
a prominent part. In fact so prominent
have they become that The Toronto
News has been led to comment upon the
matter, and emphasizes the fact that
Mr. Galliher had charge of eight, Mr.
Macpherson eight and Mr. Duncan
Ross four during last session of parliament. Several of their bills attracted special attention as being introduced by members whose constituencies
are remote from the operation of the
interests affected. Thus Mr. Macpherson promoted a bill affecting Port Arthur and Fort William. Mr. Galliher
handled a measure for fhe Ottawa Electric Company, with respect to which
The News says "He conducted a campaign which for skill in influencing men
and manipulating interests, for untiring,
unfagging persistence, for vigilance and
for downright hard work must extort
admiration, tempered though that admiration may be," all of which leads the
average man to ask two questions: First,
what becomes of British Columbia interests while our members are working
with vigilance for Eastern Canadian
Corporations; and secondly, what was
the object of increasing the sessional
allowance from fifteen hundred dollars
to twenty-five hundred dollars?
All Bound Excellence.
Once more Cihlliwack has demonstrated that as an all-round producer it
is entitled to b,e considered fhe banner
district of the Province. Whilst both
Nelson and Agassiz were a few points
ahead in the fresh fruit department,
Chilliwack out-distanced all competitors
in preserved fruits, roots and vegetables,
forage plants and dairy products. The
runner-up was Langley, which scored
1,483 points against 1606. In every
sense the exhibition was a success, and
the financial result will be much more
satisfactory than was anticipated. Once
more has the Royal Burgh succeeded in
attracting the finest exhibits of fruits,
vegetables and grain in the Province,
and the management deserve hearty
congratulation on the conduct of the
Provincial Fair.
A Wise Suggestion.
The Nelson City Council has been
considering the subject of slaughter
houses, some complaint having been
made about the one now used by at
local firm. Mr. W. J. Wilson, manager
of P. Burns Co., made the very sensible
and practical suggestion that a city official should be appointed to inspect all
meat sold in the city, for the protection
of the citizens and his company. Coming from a man so largely interested in
the meat trade the suggestion must be
considered as a very fair one, and it is
1 to be hoped that the City Council of
Nelson will see its way to pioneer meat
inspection in B. C. Incidentally Mr.
Wilson mentioned that at Vancouver
and Victoria slaughter houses were al-
. lowed within the city limits; he did not,
I however, mention the fact that there is
no inspection of meat. This deficiency
cannot be remedied too soon; inspection
would be by no means superfluous in
the interests of public health.
I Fine Discrimination.
The Similkameen Star has a new editor, but has not changed either its pro-
proprietor or its broad and comprehensive way of looking at things. In a
recent issue is an interesting editorial
under the caption, "The Turning
Point"; in which among other things
the following judicial opinion finds utterance:
"In the history of every country there
has been a turning point—a point that
marked a new order of things. This
change has been brought about in various ways. In the case of our own
glorious Canada this point may be justly
said to have been turned with the advent of the Laurier administration."
Princeton ought to be thankful that
it possesses a journalist who sees so
clearly to the heart of things, and expresses his ideas with such admirable
The Bill Promoting Graft.
Several Provincial papers have directed attention to thc fact that Bill-promot-
Must Be Up-to-Date.
Vernon is in the throes of an agitation
on thc subject of sewerage and water.
The Vernon  News   pertinently   says,
"Sewerage is good, but water is absolutely essential. The City finances will
not permit us to have both, therefore let
us have water." The editor of The
News has not been in Victoria lately or
he would have found out that it is possible to have the two combined, at least
that is the opinion of those who have
been dependent upon the Elk Lake mud
and water. By all means separate them
if you can.
To the Point.
The Hedley Gazette calls timely attention to the fact that hundreds, if not
thousands of settlers who rushed into
the northern sections of the Province
in 1904, are suffering severe loss, and
that many of them are leavihg because
of the delay in locating and constructing
the Grand Trunk Pacific. The Gazette
roundly declares that the flotation of
the Grand Trunk Pacific project has
been a costly manoeuvre for British
Columbia. This is true in every sense;
it has depleted districts like the Similkameen, which were just beginning to
get on their feet, whilst it has only
brought disappointment to those who
rushed to the North and settled there on
the strength of the promises made by
the Federal Government and the officials of the G. T. P. This is a feature
of the case which has not attracted the
attention to which it is entitled, but it
has been a serious matter to the deluded
victims. As far as we can judge there
is little probability of any immediate
relief since the Hon. William Templeman's latest promise points to 1911 as
the earliest date for construction.
A Hold-Up.
The White Horse Star declares that
the White Pass Railway Company are
exacting an exorbitant rate for carrying
passengers from White Horse to Skagway. In a recent issue,, it says that of
235 persons arriving there on a given
day no less than 100 "hit the ties" for
Skagway to save the twenty dollars each
which they would have to pay. The
only reflection we have to make upon
this news item is well expressed in the
concluding paragraph of the article in
question, which reads:
"Thus do men leave the country with
blisters on their feet and with curses
on their lips, not at the country itself,
but at the grasping methods which are
practised within its borders."
On The Trail |
By the Traveller. |
The Kootenay Metropolis.
Nowhere in the Upper Country are
the signs of improvement as visible as
in Nelson—the metropolis of the Kootenay country. Not only is the city itself looking brighter, more businesslike, more prosperous, but the whole of
the surrounding country is waking up
to a sense of the important part it is to
play in the future of the hinterland of
this province. The spirit of the newer
generation in Nelson is best shown in
the hustling, progressive methods of ^the
Twenty Thousand Club. Already that
organization has increased the population by dint of incessant advertising,
by flooding the country with pamphlets
and folders, by causing its newspaper
correspondents to keep Nelson ever in
the public eye, by insisting on exhibits
of fruits, of minerals, of the resources
of the country in general being sent to
this exhibition or the other, or being
kept on view in the leading thoroughfares of some of the best cities on this
continent. Tliat increase is at least at
the rate of 20 per cent. And that within less than a year. By itself the Twenty
Thousand Club is nothing. It is the
exponent of an unknown quantity—the
progressiveness of the Kootenay.
Not content with owning its own light
and water system, Nelson has reached
out for the tramways, and that which a
private company failed to do in Nelson
has been successfully accomplished by
lhe municipality. It has engaged in a
dangerous conflict with one of the most
powerful of the western corporations,
the West Kootenay Power & Light
Company, and has fought that company
to a standstill. Now it is completing
the erection of a power plant in the
vicinity of tbe city and is already proclaiming its ability to sell power at $36
per h.p. per annum to all power users
from ('he start. This is a rate that cannot be beaten anywhere in the west and
only cain be touched in the east, where
huge quantities of electricity are being
contracted for by gigantic concerns.
And this rate, it is promised, will be
reduced as the power takers become
more  numerous.
Here in the Kootenay everything is
imported. Yet there is wood which the
coast alone can touch as to fineness and
durability. There is coal in abundance,
there is iron now coming to thp front
Inevitably Nelson will become, because
of its geographical position, because of
the nearness and cheapness of the raw
material and because of the hardihood
and foresightedness of its pioneers the
manufacturing centre of the eastern
half of the province. But it is not to
manufactures that Nelson is now trusting. Those are merely nascent. There
is the fruit industry which is rapidly
coming to the front. When The Traveller was here a year ago the ranches
were beginning to spot the western arm
of Kootenay Lake. In a short twelve
months hundreds of acres have been
cleared and Nelson men are spreading
all over the lakes—Kootenay, Slocan,
and Arrow. Their ranches are filling
the view and thousands and thousands
of fruit trees are being rapidly planted.
I saw one orchard alone, nearly 600
acres in extent, within six miles of Nelson, covered with young trees which a
year ago was guiltless of arboriculture.
There is not an inch of land between
Nelson and Proctor, 20 miles away up
tbe lake, which has not been occupied
by the rancher. Every day sees new
comers into the country, men with capital from the Old Land, from the East,
willing and eager to open up a country
which has even beaten the Coast in the
excellence of its fruit.
Nor is the mainstay of the country,
the cause of its first prominence, neglected. The silver-lead mines which
were languishing in desuetude are opening up again and flourishing. Slocan
has recovered from its despondency,
and over 100 properties are shipping and
twice as many developing. Three mills
are running where there was but one,
and that working in occasional spurts,
a year or so ago. And they are making
money. The La Plata mine, to take a
typical example, is sending down concentrates from the mine situated 7,500
feet above sea ievel to the smelter, netting the mine $45 a ton, clearing for thp
property a net profit of $100,000 a year
or something like 30 per cent on the
present value of the shares, or nearly
cent per cent on the original investment. It is a wonderful contrast, that
of ranching and mining, the one forming a correlative to the other, furnishing
it at once with a market and, when
the ranchers more thoroughly understand the situation, an entrepot for labor.
Nelson is truly as one of the ambitious folders of its Twenty Thousand
Club terms it, "The Hub of Glorious
The Copper City.
It is four years since The Traveller
was in the "Golden City," as Rossland
was fondly termed in the exciting days
of 1896-7, when the history of the camp
on the forest swathed slopes of Red
Mountain was in its making, and the
gold fevered prospector and speculator
were flocking in by the hundreds a day.
Rossland was sobering down in 1902. It
has completely recovered its sobriety
now. In the brief decade that has
gone since its founding few of the
pioneers remain. One sees Archie Mackenzie, steadfast in his first love; one
sees a few more such as the famous
John Kirkup, who ruled the camp with
an iron hand in '96, C. E. Benn is still
in thc stockbrokerage business; Donald
Guthrie, ex-chief of flic fire department,
has gone into trade, Mine host Davis
if the Allan hotel, John Hooson and a
bare score of others—not forgetting
Colonel John Egan—still flirt with
Dame Fortune, awaiting her chary
smiles. But the ore is there, the place
is no longer the rendezvous of the stock
jobber, it is of the hardworking miner,
<''c hard headed mining engineer, the
enterprising merchant—and they are all
making money. Never was the outlook
brighter than at this writing, never at
any time were its ore bodies more assured, wider or of better value at depth.
Thc mines are working with full complements, the shipments arc increasing
and at Rossland and its appanage, Trail,
where the great bulk of the gold-copper
ore is reduced, are at least 1,500 men
The three leading mines of the camp,
the Centre Star (which now includes
the War Eagle and several other properties) the Le Roi and the Le Ro No.
Two are each making a profit of from
$30,000 to $50,000 a month. The number of men employed in fhe mines at
present is over 800 and the outlook is
that this number will be increased to"
1,000 by the end of the year. This will
b(e principally due to larger outputs at
the Centre Star and Le Roi. At the
Centre Star the contract for the largest.
hoist at any mine in Canada was let
three months since, and inside of two
months this hoist will be installed and
the quantity of ore extracted will be
trebled. The Le Roi purposes on the
15th of October to start its smelter at
Northport. Besides keeping this plant
in operation it is under contract with the
smelter of the Consolidated Mining &
Smelting Company, of Canada, to deliver it about 600,000 tons of ore. The
output of the mine will have to be raised
from about 350 tons a day up to 1,000
tons in order to do this. In both the,
Centre Star and Le Roi there are large,
reserves of ore and it will be easy for
them to largely increase fhe quantity ol
ore extracted. The Le Roi No. Two
has uncovered on its 500-foot level the
longest ore shoot perhaps in Canada. It|
is 1,200 feet long, and all but about 100
feet of it is ore of a high grade. The
shoot is being developed for the purpose
of ascertaining how high up and how
low down it goes. The outlook for
steady development and greater production of ore was never, better in the camp
than it is at the present day. One of
the results of this is that capital is again
looking over the properties of Trail
Creek mining division, and it is reasonably certain that large sums will be invested and work restarted on a number
of groups before the expiration of another year.
The Smelter City.
Coy. Topping located Trail—the smelter city—as a pre-emption in 1893. It
was turned into a townsite in '95-6,
when F. Aug. Heinze, of Butte, started
to build the smelter—which, with its
immense modern additions and improvements, has passed into the hands of the^
Consolidated Mining and Smelting Co.
of Canada. At the office of City Clerk
Deirtt I was informed that since its incorporation Trail can boast of being the
most economically run municipality of
the Province. It has no bonded indebtri
edness, and its business is carried alongl
without even the temporary assistance!
of a bank "overdraft." At the reduc-|
tion works, on a big bluff overlooking
the town, some 500 men find employ-l
ment, and the monthly pay-roll runs bell
tween $38,000 to 40,000, to which must|
be added that of the various railroad
crews and other C. P. R. employees)]
who make Trail their headquarters.
A visit to the smelter, with its varied
scenes of industrial activity, is we'll
worth any one's time. To the laymen
the different processes of reduction, the1
several ores go through is wonderful.1
Besides furnaces for copper-gold ores!
there are lead stacks, and it also has the!
only electrolytic lead refinery in Can-^
ada, maufacttiring 60 tons per day oi
pig lead, piping, etc. These lead proJ
ducts, besides finding a market in the!
west, are also shipped extensively, a si
well as the silver bullion, to the Orient/
Altogether Trail has an industry sup-j
porting it, that, as the years go by, and
the plant expands, will add to thd
growth of the present prosperous little]
city on the Dewdney trail.
The Washerwoman.
(In Wordsworth's Realistic Style.)
By Harry T. Baker.
Hang out the washing, mother dear,
And pin it on the line.
Our Willie's socks that were so soilet]
Are now all sweet and fine.
My heart leaps up when I behold
This large, fair sheet of white,
In length six feet and five in width— j
It gives tne pure delight.
Why, Ma! how red your knuckles looj
From scrubbing Father's shirt!
Cold cream you must apply at once
To save your bands from hurt.
Let no rude breeze disturb this quilt, |
Nor fowl upon it swoop;
For once it covered Sammy's toes
Before he died of croup.


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