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Advertise in THE WEEK   °
Largest Circulation of any-
Weekly Paper in British
The Week
TL Provincial Review and Magazine.
A Dumber ol new homes.  Modern ln  °
every respect.
Easy monthly instalments,
40 Government Street.
Vol. III.   No.
One Dollar Per Annum.
A Review of Local and Foreign Events and Topics
by the Editor.
A Railroad Policy for the Province -Confiscation—Intemperance and Temperance—Vancouver Starting Humane Movement—Star Chamber Heth-
ods—Grand Opera in Vancouver—A Pointer for the Victoria M. P. P's.—
Tyee Looking Up.—Compensation in England—Feet of Clay—A London
By common conser.t i-li'o ii terest in
every session of the i-jov'.noa legisla
ture centres in the railway policy of
the government. There are two obvious reasons for thi ,sthe fact that the
development und prosperity of the
province depend, in every sense, upon
the building of railways, and the further fact that the predatory instinct
which still survives in full force among
congential grafters has found its readiest and most lucrative field in charter
mongering and land grabbing. With
a firmness and discretion whicli
have contributed much to establish if
in the public, confidence the McBride
administration has for two years resisted the frenzied appeals of mere
speculators for land grants, and sub-
sidles, which would enable them to exploit charters in whicli they had not
the slightest interest except to pass
them on to some corporation or syndicate for a consideration. That this
attitude is both commendanble, and in
line with public opinion, is testified by
almost every newspaper in the province, and nothing would do so much to
entrench the present government in
the good graces of the constituencies
as rigid adherence to the principle laid
down. It is an honest, an intelligent
and a statesmanlike policy, one that
will wear, and from which in the present state of public opinion there is no
turning aside. This does not preclude consideration of local conditions and requirements, nor does
it involve the abdication by the
government of their right, and indeed duty, to foster, by all legitimate
means, enterprises which would tend
directly to the development and upbuilding of sections of the country
which lie away from trunk lines such
as the Midway & Vernon and the
Kootneay Central, and which would
probably remain uncultivated and unpeopled for years if left entirely to private effort. Such conditions must exist in what is yet a pioneer province,
and no government Is alive to its responsibilities, which ignores them.
Judicious aid, which goes directly to
stimulate railway construction, involving no land, mineral or timber
grant, and which takes the form either
of a cash subsidy or a guarantee of
bonds, Is not only justifiable but in
some instances cannot be withheld If
the rich valleys lying between the
mountain ranges of British Columbia
are to be brought under cultivation,
and made to yield their wealth of
forest, field, and mine. What the public demand, and what they have a
right to demand, is that the aid shall
be direct, and effective, and that it
shall only be given under such guarantees as will ensure the completion of
the specified work within a given time,
or the forfeiting of the charter. Such
I conditions acquire fresh potency from
I the fact that charter-mongers who
I have held British Columbia railway
charters for years, and have done
practically nothing to fulfil their obll-
Tgations, are seeking a consolidation of
I interests from the present session of
[the legislature, with additional assistance. It will require a fine discrimination to deal wilh such appeals if the
[mere speculator is to be eliminated In
I the Interests of actual railway construction instead of hot air lines.
There is one other principle underlying the railway, policy of any govern-
Irpent fully alive to the true Interests
lof the provinee, that Is a due recogni
tion of Canadian interests. It does not
necessarily follow that every line constructed in Canada, is a Canadian line
in the fullest sense of the word. With
the best of intentions on the part of
the government, charters have been
granted, and roads built, which have
only resulted in diverting traffic across
the boundary, and enriching United
States sities at the expense of Canadian. Such a result was not anticipated, but it would be fatuous to
ignore ■ it, and not to profit by the
knowledge when considering future applications. Railways owned and administered by Canadians have always
been' most keenly alive to Canadian Interests, they have been the pioneers of
low transportation rates, and have
made concessions to infant industries,
such as mining and smelting, which
have not been paralleled in any other
country, nor by so-called competing
lines in this country. In no instance
have rates been lowered by the advent
of foreign corporations, and in view of
these facts any wise and well considered railway policy for British Columbia will embody an element of extreme
caution in dealing with proposals
which have for their chief aim the further exploiting of Canada for the benefit of alien interests.
•   .»    •
An organized campaign has been
set on foot by the West Kootenay
Power and Light Company which
threatens to inflict a serious injury
on the interests of the province in
their most vulnerable point. A reference to our Kootenay letter will
show that in breach of the rules and
regulations governing the proceedings
of the Associated Boards of Trade a
resolution was forced on the meeting at Cranbrook in support of the
application of this company for an
amendment in their charter. After a
prolonged discussion the resolution
was carried by the casting vote of the
chairman. The amendment sought is
an extension of powers to enable 'be
company to operate in the Yale district, which means practically the
Boundary. The ground of this application is that, the Cascade Water
Power and Light Company, already
in operation there, is unable to supply the power required, and that in
consequence the important smelting
industries will suffer. In support of
this contention two considerations
were urged. The first, that during
1905, for a period of two months
when the Kettle river was low and
frozen, the water supply fell off, and
with it the available power, in consequence of which the smelters had
to close temporarily. The other consideration is that mining and smelting are developing in the district, and
in any event the Cascade company
will be unable to keep pace with the
requirements. In support of this it
is pointed out. that the total capacity
of the Cascade Palls is 5,000 horsepower, of which only 3,000 have heen
developed by this company, and the
requirements in the near future are
estimated at 7,000 to 8,000 horsepower. Apart from the legal technicalities of the question, with which
we are not concerned, it must be admitted that neither to please the
West Kootenay nor the Cascade
companies can the great mining and
smelting industries of the Boundary
he allowed to suffer. That they must
have all the power they want, within
available limits, goes without the saying, and any legislation looking to
interference with this prescriptive
right would be dangerous in the extreme. On the other hand, there are
broader issues than the rights of any
particular corporation, or any special
industry—the, interests of the province—and from the evidence submitted to the private bills committee
this week on the application of the
West Kootenay company to amend
their charter, it is quite clear that
those interests are threatened. Mr.
P. F. Begg of London, Eng., is a man
of the highest status, and his opinions
are entitled to careful consideration.
He is not only chairman of many of
the largest commercial enterprises in
the capital, but is also a member of
the council of the London Stock Exchange and one of the London Chamber of Commerce. He came to Victoria in order to oppose this application on behalf of 93y2 per cent, of
the shareholders of the Cascade company on the following grounds: The
company was granted a provincial
charter in 1897; under it they had
expended $500,000 and developed
3,000 horse-power. They had never
received a dividend, and are looking
to the future to yield a return on
their investment. They were prepared at once to spend $125,000 more,
the amount required to develop their
total water power of 5,000 horsepower. Meanwhile the West Kootenay company had built a power line
into their reserved territory and made
provisional contracts with their customers for 90 per cent, of the power
they were now supplying. This invasion of their territory was illegal,
and the West Kootenay company
sought by the legislation asked for
to legalize it. The effect, if it were
granted, would be to close down the
Cascade company and to destroy their
investment. What the full effect of
such a course would be in influencing
the London market against, other investments can easily be imagined,
especially in view of Mr. Begg's position and personal influence. He did
not ask that his company should be
protected in a monopoly. of power
supply, but only up to the 5,000 horsepower which they controlled. In view
of their investment and the terms of
their charter this would appear to he
the least they are entitled to, and in
the interests of honest dealing and
the good credit, of the province it is
to be hoped the government will be
guided by this principle in dealing
with the matter. If after an English
or indeed any other company, has
spent half a million dollars in good
faith and under a provincial charter
fresh legislation is to be granted
wiping out their investment, then we
nre likely for many years to come to
bewail a lack of capital for the development of our natural resources.
•   •   •
The Week is a strenuous advocate
of temperance in all things; it is an
uncompromising foe to intemperance
in any form, including the worst form
of all, mouth disease. The greatest
enemies of reform are to be found
in the ranks of would-be reformers.
The greatest hinderance to the spread
of religion in this world is the inconsistency of its professors. The most
serious stumbling block in the way of
temperance reform has always been
the "hatred, malice and uncharitable-
ness' of its advocates. This spirit set
back the clock of progress in England
fifty years, and to-day any improvement traceable in the social condition
of the people, and any more favorable attitude of public opinion, exists
not in consequence of but in spite of
organized temperance societies.
Drunkenness cannot, be cured by act
of parliament, even if, as was so arrogantly declared by the essayist at
the Institute Hall on Wednesday; it
is a "sin" and not a "disease." Thc
law can do much to minimize the
evil. It can limit the trade to the requirements of the population, it can
insist on compliance with its own provisions, and it can severely punish
those who violate its enactments. All
this it can and should do. Diminished,
drinking, however, can only result, in
any considerable degree, from an enlightened public opinion, and this
must spring from education, and perhaps more largely from home training. This good work is going on.
Within the lifetime of the writer
drunkenness was fashionable in social
circles and abstinence scoffed at; today the positions are reversed. The
inexorable logic of facts is forcing
men to observe the amenities in this
regard, and conditions are improving
year by yeaiv When, however, men
I who claim to be fighting under the
banner of Him who never spake uncharitably, or accused falsely, scatter
reckless charges against those who
I conduct a legalized business and
slander not only the men, but the
.women of a community, they are
simply killing all honest effort to re-form the worst aspect of an excess.
No cause is forwarded by such methods, and if, as promised by the promoters of Wednesday's meeting, the
crusade is to he continued, let us hope
the fight will be waged with other
weapons, in the use of which some
regard for decency and truth will be
a factor. It may not be altogether
out of place to remind these gentlemen of the ninth commandment in
their own Book and also of the verse
in Proverbs which suggests the
use of a "bridle" in certain cases
which we forbear to particularize.
For our own part we must confess
that when battles are over and the
long rest begins we would rather our
epitaph be "Here lies a drunkard"
than "Here lies a slanderer," if for
no other reason because we should he
in better company—the day after,
* ♦   »
The Week Is in receipt of an enquiry
from George Ware, Jutland road, Cat-
ford, London, England, for a position
as electrical engineer. As*he has had
a splendid experience, and bears a
Food character, he should have no difficulty in finding an opening in the
only branch of engineering In Canada
which is not overcrowded. The fact
that he is a reader of The Week and
praises it determines his intelligence.
We accept the unexpected bouquet
from across the waters with fitting
• •    •
In view of the fact that the Victoria
Times has devoted five columns to a
report of a three hours' session of the
Kaien Island investigation committee
it is quite unnecessary for The Week,
whose space Is valuable, to do more
than point out that the sole result was
the discovery by Mr. J. A. Macdonald
of—a mare's nest.
•'•'"■' I
Vancouver is starting an agitation in'
favor of shortening the hours of work
of young girls employed in the restaurants of that city.   Tliere are said to be
400 in  this  employment who  work 12
hours and  upwards and are on  their '
feet most of the time.   We are sure the |
restaurant keepers and the public will I
co-operate In any movement calculated I
to ease the lot of these tollers, the
daughters of our people.
a     *     .
The aldermen of Vancouver want to
exclude the Press from their committees. We would respectfully suggest
that they give the matter a little consideration before deciding ,for the following reasons. The days of the star
chamber have passed, the public do not
trust them sufficiently to willingly remove the safeguard of the fourth estate ,and in any event their proceedings will be reported.
»       -        *
Vancouver is to be congratulated on
having secured a visit from the English Grand Opera Co. Whether it be
the dread of "mal de mer" or something else not yet explained certain it
is that Victoria for once loses a privilege which the terminal city gains and
accepts the disappointment with becoming meekness.
The opposition to the McGill University Bill in the Legislative Assembly
is based on a misconception of the
scope and correct Interpretation of'
clause 8. Nothing can interfere with .
the statutory rights of school trustees
and municipalities. The clause Is only
oermlsslve not compelling. In view of
the fact that in sixteen years the province has been unable to do anything
under its own University Bill it is little short of a dog-in-the-manger policy
to try to block the present measure.
Instead of grousing because they think
Vancouver is to be the favored location
for the new college if the members for
Victoria would bestir themselves in
raising a larger endowment fund
imnng the millionaires of their city it
would be none too late to bring it here,
ind that would he practical politics.
* »   *
Everyone, even those who have most
strongly criticized Tyee affairs will be
glad to know that the strike on the
thousand-foot level is genuine and
promises a new lease of life to this
famous mine.
* «   »
The temperance people of Victoria
will be shocked to hear that the licensing justices of Birmingham, Eng,,
have just awarded compensation
amounting to £23,900 to the holders of
twenty-three licensed houses on the
cancellation of their licenses; but then
that was In England where a spirit of
justice still survives,
* ♦   •
Zionites now admit that Dowie had
feet of clay, they might as well plead
guilty to a face of brass and hands of
Many are the laments to be heard
that Mr. Savage has decided not to
bring his Grand Opera Company over
to Victoria, although everyone realises
that conditions amply justify his decision. However, as the mountain will
not come to Mahomet, Mahomet must
go to the mountain, and lt Is likely
that many stage-goers will make a
trip over to Vancouver next week to
see the performances of Lohengrin,
liigoletto, Tannhauser and Faust,
which will be played in that order,
starting from Thursday, February
You may choose to play your part
well or badly, but you do not choose
your part..—Eplctetus.
DIXI H. ROSS & CO., Ill Government St.
Progressive Grocers. Where You Get Good Things to Eat.
. \\ ;.£.,»>M**w&iii4v&&itf&\**.>.'<*fif*' THE WEKK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1906.
Victoria Social.
Quite the most brilliant social event
of the season took place on Wednesday evening last, when the captain
and officers of H. M. ships Egeria
and Shearwater entertained their
many friends at the Assembly Hall.
The spacious room was converted into
- a miniature arsenal, overhung with
hundreds of flags and ensigns and
flanked with the trophies of the batr
tleBhip, the walls being almost entirely covered with naval emblems.
The supper-room decorations were
carried out by the aid of many
colored lights and bunting intertwined with greenery, and the many
cozy corners and sitting-out places
were tastefully arranged. The band,
under the conductorship of Prof.
Schmidt, was all that could be desired. The festivities extended until
after 3 o'clock in the morning.
Among the many beautifully gowned women, those more especially noticed were: Mrs. James Dunsmuir, in
silver grey chiffon and spangles; Miss
Bessie Dunsmuir wore an Empire robe
of grey-blue velvet trimmed with rose
buds and ermine; Mrs. Luxton, pale
blue Liberty satin and chiffon; Miss
Gertrude Flumerfelt, reseda green
green chiffon over satin; Mrs. Irving,
a handsome black gown; Mrs. Prior,
black lace; Mrs. Norton, the daintiest
of pink chiffon gowns; Miss Cobbel,
yellow satin; Mrs. Roper wore a beautiful gpwn of pink chiffon over taffeta
ij trimmed with lace; Mi-s. Parry, pink
crepe de chine; Miss Johnson was
striking in scarlet, chiffon; Miss
Phipps, yellow satin mervielleux;
Mrs. Fagan wore white point d'esprit
and lace; Miss Perry looked sweet
in white Liberty satin; Mrs. Hood
looked very smart in black: Miss
Gladys Green wore white Liberty
satin; Miss Olive Bryden was sweet
in a soft, sopule white satin gown;
Mrs. Greeley looked dainty in a frock
of Dresden silk flowered in pink;
Mrs. Langley's costume was of yellow brocade; Miss Langley was sweet
in white; Mrs. Bullen looked well in
mauve; Miss Bullen wore pale blue
crepe de chine; Mrs. Beauchamp
Tye's gown was of white messaline
silk trimmed with lovely lace; Miss
Loewen wore white satin; Mrs. A. W.
Jones looked well in pale pink messaline silk; Mrs. R. A. Pooley, in
white and pale bine; Miss Brady, in
primrose yellow taffeta; Miss Hickey,
in white lace frock with gold
spangles; Miss Monteith was smart in
black net; Miss T. Monteith wore a
simple white gown; Mrs. F. B. Ward
wore a handsome white satin; Miss
Butchard, white lace; Miss M. Butchart, green voile; Miss Reid, white
lace; Miss Tva Loewen, white organdie trimmed with violets; Miss
Tilton, in pink; Miss Ethel Tilton
wore a dainty frock of pale blue ac-
eordian pleated chiffon trimmed with
forget-me-notes; the Misses Pitts
wore white and gold spangled dresses;
Miss Newling, pale blue; Miss Drake,
pink crepe dechine; Miss Dupont,
■blue silk; Miss Willimar (Comox),
white silk; Miss F. Devereux, white
silk; Mrs. Galletly wore a handsome
white gown; Mrs. Butchart, royal
blue velvet and lace; Mrs. Pooley,
black and white; Miss Violet Powell
i wore a sweet frock of blue silk trimmed with lace; Mrs. Rhoder wore
white net over satin; Miss Todd
looked well in white lace; Mrs. Roberts was smart in black; Miss Eberts
wore white; Mrs. Hannington, black
with white lace; Miss Hannington,
white lace over pale blue; Mrs. Gaudin, a handsome black gown with
bertha of real lace; Miss Alice Bell,
in pink; Miss Pooley, in bright blue
and white lace; Miss eBanlands in
,The guests present were: Mr. and
Mrs. James Dunsmuir, Miss B.
Dunsmuir, Mr. and Mrs. Flumerfelt,
Miss Flumerfelt, Mr., Mrs. and the
Misses Pooley, Col. and Mrs. Prior,
Capt. and Mrs. Parry, Capt. and Mrs.
Langley, Miss Langley, Mrs. Reid,
Miss Reid, Mr. and Mrs. Mackenzie,
Mr. and Mrs. Rogers, Mr. and Mrs.
Harold Robertson, Mr. and Mrs. R.
H. Pooley, Miss Macdonald, Mr. and
Mrs. Luxton, Mr. and Mrs. S. Robertson, the Misses Tilton, the Misses
Hickey, the Misses Pitts, Mrs. and
Miss Bullen, Mr. Bullen, Mr. and Mrs.
Gaudin, Miss Beanlands, Miss Hey
land, Dr. and Mrs. Fagan, Mr. and
Mrs. Beauchamp Tye, the Misses
Monteith, Mrs. Bridgeman, Mr. and
Mrs. Crease, Miss Newling, Miss
Eberts, Mrs. and Miss Hannington,
Capt. and Mrs. Wright, Mrs. and
Miss ohnson, Mrs. Norton, the Misses
Bell, Mrs. 0. M. Jones, Miss Brady,
Mr. and Mrs. Butchart, the Misses
Butchart, Miss Mara, Mrs. Cleland,
Mr. and Miss Cobbelt, Miss F. Devereux, Miss Bryden, Miss Drake, Mr.
and Mrs. Gibb, Mr. and Mrs. Roberts,
Mrs. Roper, Mr. and Mrs. Greeley,
Miss Heyland, Mr., Mrs. and Miss
Irving, Mr. and Miss Phipps, Mr. B.
Prior, Mr. P. Keefer, Mr. C. Keefer,
Miss Keefer, Mr. Gore, Mr. Gillespie,
Major and Mrs. Jones, the Misses
Loewen, Mr. and Mrs. Kirk, Mr. and
Mrs. Laing, Miss Brown, Mr. Brown,
Mr. J. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Tait
(Vancouver), Dr. and Mrs. Hasell,
Miss Green, Mrs. J. Pemberton, Miss
Pemberton, Miss Powell, Mr. and
Miss Todd, Dr. Todd, Mr. J. Cambie,
Mr. Kingsmill, Mr. Foote, Capt, and
Mrs. F. B. Ward, Mr. Wile, Capt.
Martin, the officers of H. M. ships
Shearwater and Egeria   and   many
«   *   •
Mrs. J. W. Church gave a most
delightful tea at her pretty home at.
Beacon Hill on Tuesday afternoon
last. The event was in honor of Miss
D. Sehl, who is shortly to become the
bride of Mr. Charles Wilson, Mrs.
Church's younger brother. The reception rooms were prettily arranged
for the occasion, and the tea room
and table was artistically decorated
with red and white carnations and
ferns. Mrs. Church was asssted in
receiving her guests by Mr. J. E.
Wilson, Miss D. Sehl and Miss Nelson. Some of those present were:
Mrs. W. S. Gore, Mrs. A. W. Jones,
Mrs. H. Pooley, Mrs. H. Robertson,
Mrs. McMicking, Mrs Carmichael,
Mrs. H. A. Goward, Mrs. A. Stuart
Robertson, Mrs. A. E. McPhillips,
Mrs. Spratt, Mrs. Nicholles, Miss M.
Nicholles, Miss Harvey, Mrs. Kent,
Miss Sehl, Mr. Hirsch, Mrs. King and
Miss King, Miss MacKay, Mrs. Mac-
Kay, Mrs. Arthur Wolfenden, Mrs.
Langton, Miss Beanlands, Mrs. G.
Shaw, Mrs. J. D. Helmcken, Mrs.
Lubbe, Mrs. Jeuns, Mrs. J. H. Todd,
Mrs. Worlock, Mrs. C. H. Todd, Mrs.
D. R. Ker, Mrs. Brett, Mrs. Levy,
Mrs. ay, Mrs. C. Jay, Mrs. Patterson,
I Miss McMickins, Mrs. H. G. Wilson,
i Mrs. 0. M. Jones, Miss A. Carr and
a host of others.
• •   »
Mr. and Miss Leverson entertained
a few friends at tea on Thursday
afternoon last in honor of Mr. Hed-
| ley and Mr. Rose. Among the guests
were Mrs. and Miss Bullen, Miss
Irving and others.
• •   *.
Mrs. Irving tntertained at bridge
on Saturday afternoon last.
• •   *
Mrs. Fagan was hostess at a small
bridge tea on Friday afternoon in
honor of Mrs. Charles Wilson. The
guests were Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. McLean, Mrs. Gibb and others.
• •   •
The Misses Agassiz are visiting in
Victoria, being the gutsts of the
Misses Dupont.
Mrs. Fordham (Vancouver) is visiting in the city, being the guest of
her mother, Mrs. (Dr.) Powell.
• •   •
Mrs. Irving was hostess at a
bridge tea on Thursday afternoon
last. The guests were Mrs. Heyland,
Mrs. Shaw, Mr. and Miss Hale, Miss
Dupont, Miss A. Dupont and Mrs.
Elliot King.
• •   •
Mrs. C. J. Fagan was hostess at a
most enjoyable bridge evening on
Monday last, the affair being given
in honor of Mrs. J. Shotwell Clute,
who left for a visit to Rossland on
Tuesday evening. The prizes wtre
won by Mrs. Pierce and Mr. McGregor, the consolation prizes falling
to Mrs. Amberry and Mr. W. H. G.
Phipps. The guests were Mr. and
Mrs. Clute, Mr. and Mrs. McGregor,
Miss and Mr. Phipps, Mr. and Mrs.
Beauchamp Tye, Mrs. Irving, Mr.
Bullen, Mrs. Amburg, Mrs. Pierce,
Miss Miles, Mrs. Tuck, Miss Tuck
and Mrs. Elford King.
• •   •
Miss Winnifred Wilson entertained
at tea on Tuesday 'afternoon in honor
of Miss Ella Corton.
• *   •
Mrs. J. Stilwell Clute left on Tuesday night's boat en route for \Um-
land, where she will be the guest of
her sister, Mrs. W. M. Cunliffe, for a
couple of months.
• •   •
Mrs. Phipps left on Tuesday for
Greenwood, where she intends visiting her daughter, Mrs. Fred Proctor,
for a month.
Miss Corton, who has been visiting
Mrs. Nicholles and Mrs. Lawson, returned to Westminster on Friday.
Miss Earle enttrtained at the tea
hour on Saturday afternoon last.
The guests were Miss Lawson, Miss
Cortan, the Misses Lugrin, Miss
Nicholles, Miss M. Nicholles,
Vincent and other.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Province of British Columbia.
No. 327.
THIS is to certify that "The London
and Provincial Marine and General
Insurance Company, Limited," is authorised and licensed to carry on business within the Province of British
Columbia, and to carry out or effect
all or any of the objects of the Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company is
situate at the City of London, England.
The amount of the capital of tijg
Company is £1,000,000, divided Into 1007-
000 shares of £10 each.
The head office of the Company in
this Province is situate at Victoria,
and Robert Ward and Company, Limited Liability, commission merchants,
whose address is the same, is the attorney for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of
office at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this 29th day of January,
one thousand nine hundred and six.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies,
(a.) To insure ships, vessels and craft,
and also goods, merchandise, freight,
earnings and property of every description against all marine risks, and
also against risks of transit by land or
by sea, or by Inland waters, or partly
by the one and partly by the other or
others, including fire, war, rovers, reprisals and all other risks of a like
nature, and also against risks of
transit by post, whether alone or in
connection with some other mode of
transit, and also against risks to goods
or property while stored on land or
water for safe custody, exhibition, sale
or any other purpose, and whether in
connection with any transit or not:
(b.) To carry on the business of insurance against loss, accident, injury,
risks, acts, events and contingencies of
every description (except life insurance
within the meaning of the Life Assurance Companies' Acts, 1870 to 1872),
and to grant guarantees and indemnities:
(c.) To reinsure any risks or liabilities undertaken by the Company, and
to reinsure any company, firm or person against risks or liabilities of a
kind which this Company is empowered to insure against:
(d.) To make advances upon the security of any ship, vessel or craft,
whether in a state of completeness for
prosecuting any voyage or undertaking or not, or upon any goods, merchandise, property or rights, and generally to carry on commission business:
(e.) So far as necessary or convenient
for the purpose of carrying on the
business of the Company, to purchase,
take on lease or in exchange, hire or
otherwise acquire for any estate or
interest, any lands, buildings, real and
personal property of any kind, and to
sell, lease or otherwise deal with the
same, and to erect, alter and maintain
any buildings on such lands:
f.) To enter into partnership or any
joint-purse arrangement, or any arrangements for sharing profits, union
of Interests, or co-operation with any
company, firm or person carrying on,
or proposing to carry on, any business
or transaction within the objects of
this Company, and to acquire and hold
shares, stock or securities of any such
company, and to sell, hold, re-issue or
otherwise deal with the same:
(g.) To acquire by purchase, for cash,
shares or otherwise, the whole or any
part of the business of any company,
firm or person carrying on any business which this Company is authorised
to carry on:
(h.) To form or assist in the formation of any company or association
formed to acquire the undertaking of
this Company, or any part thereof, or
any Interest therein:
(1.) To do all such matters and
things as are Incidental or conducive
to the attainment of the above objects,
or any of them.
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Notice is hereby given that 6o days
after date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land: Commencing
at a post marked northeast corner, situated on the left bank of the Skeena
river, 200 chains below the confluence
of the Bulkley and Skeena rivers, running 20 chains east, thence 20 chains
south, thence west to the bank of the
Skeena river, 35 chains, thence following the meanderings of the river, up
stream, to point of commencement, consul taining 120 acres more or less.
Hazelton, B. C, Dec. 8, 1905.
JOHN C. K. SEALY, Locator.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60
days after date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for permission to purchase the following described lands,
situated about three miles southeast from Little Canyon of the Skeena river and adjoining Copper river,
described as commencing at a post
marked "initial post" of L. -Shaw,
southwest corner, thence 80 chains
north, thence 80 chains east, thence
80 chains south, thence 80 chains
west to point of beginning, containing 640 acres, more or less.
Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 25, 1906.
L. SHAW, Locator.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60
days after date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for permission to purchase the following described lands,
situated about two miles southeast of
the Little cWon of the Skeena river, described as-' commencing at a
post marked "initial post" of A. E.
Gaker, southwest corner, thence 80
chains west) thence 80 chains north,
thence 80 chains east, thence 80
chains south to point of beginning,
containing 640 acres more or less.
A. E. BAKER, Locator.
The Original Grai:
Opposite C. P, R. Depot.
Bass's Celebrated Burton Ale on Draught.
'An 'orderly' house kept by au 'orderly' man,"
Faces on two streets, Cordova and Water.
The house of Vancouver if you want to meet an
up-country man. Everything first-class. Dining Room unexcelled. Rates from |i.oo per day
and up, aud all good rooms.
NOTICE is hereby given, that 60
days after dateflwe intend to apply'
to the HonorabM Chief Commissioner of Lands andyJVorks for the permission to purchase the north half
of section 9 and lthe south half of
section 16, all in township 7, Coast
range 5, Bulkeley galley, containing
640 acreg'more or less.
John D'Orsay, Agent.
Dated January 25th, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60
days after date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for permission to purchase the following! described lands,
siuated about two and a half miles
south of Little Canyon of the Skeena river, described as commencing at
a post marked "initial post" of
Frank Leeson, northeast corner,
thence 40 chains west, thence 80
chains north, thence 80 chains east,
thence 80 chains south ao point of
beginning, containing 320 ocres more
or less.
Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 25, 1906.
FRANK   LEESON, Locator.
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Tickets can be had for any number
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F. H. CORWIN, Manager.
Phone 211.
Victoria Agents for the
Nanaimo Collieries.
Best Household New Wellington Coal:
Lump or Sack, per ton    .... $6.501
Nut Coal, per ton $5.00
Pea Coal, per ton $4.501
Also Anthracite coal for sale ot
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Office, 34 Broad St.; wharf, Store |
'PHONE 647.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60
days after date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for permission to purchase the following, described lands,
situated about two miles southwest
of Little Canyon of the Skeena river, described m commencing at a
post marked "Initial post" of L.
Ross, northeast corner, thence 80
chains south, thence 80 chaons west,
thence 80 chains north, thence 80
chains east to point of beginning,
containing 640 acres more or less.
L. ROSS, Locator.
JOHN DOREY, Agent.     \
Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 25,1906.
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Kootenay Letter.
Associated Boards of Trade—Kootenay Central Railway—West Kootenay Power and Light Company—
Curtis Bobs Up—Mining Progress-
Supreme Court.
Nelson, Feb. 5—.Thee event of the
past week in the interior has been
the assemblage of the eighth annual
convention of the Associated Boards
of Trade, which had their meeeting
in Cranb,rook last week. There was a
fair attendance, and many questions
of urgent public moment were up for
discussion. Among them was the
school question, over the new act,
regarding which there has been much
disrespectful comment. Why, it is
rather hard to say, inasmuch as the
school trustees are hardly called upon
to do more than they are in Ontario.
The Associated Boards were drastic
in their treatment of this, as nothing
short of an abolition of the whole
aet would suit them, Conservativee or
Liberal alikee. And that is one good
point as to the boards of trade, their
avoidance of all party discussions. In
a time and province where nearly
everything is tried by the toughstone
of party, this speaks wonders. Yet
another matter was that of a subsidy
to the Kootenay Central Railway.
There is little doubt of thee popularity of the demand for the building of that railway. The unanimity
of opinion in this respect was truly
wonderful to behold. Yeet as marked
a feature was the reluctance of the
boord to commit itself to the asking
of a government to grant a subsidy
in order to further this most necessary work. The utmost the boards
would do was to urge that the giving of a loan or a guarantee, something that would not bee a freee gift,
something that would have to be repaid, although it was evident enough
that the promoteers of the scheme
could not get along without some
tangible assistance. Smith Curtis
again brought up his charges against
the C. P. R. for not paying, its taxes
and for holding lands wrongfully.
Thee convention listened attentively
to his arguments, which were marshaled in great fullness and closeness
of attention to detail, but expressed
no opinion beyond asking for an investigation nito the circumstances of
thee cose.
The Nelson delegates were hard up
against the bricks during the convention. Lome A. Campbell of the
West Kootenay Power and Light
Company is none too popular in Nelson. That gentleman, having concluded contracts for the delivery of power
to the Boundary mines, is seeking for
legislation which will settle any legal
doubts as to his right to enter the
Boundary district, where already is
established a power plant. He asked
the Associated Boarus ,at the eleventh
hour, to pass a reesolution in favor
of his bill now before the Victoria
legislature. Under the rules no resolution can be hrougnt up at the As-
sociatde Boards without its having
been passed upon at some local board
and a copy sent to each and every
board in order to give each board
an opportunity of voting upon it.
Now, Mr. Campbell did not do this
and sprang the resolution upon the
Associated Boards. Every delegate
was uninstrncted as to this point. By
the rules of the Associated Boards
no such resolution can be considered
unless by a two-thirds majority vot-
inug to hear it. As a matter of fact,
the rule ought to be more stringent
and allow no such resolution to he
brought up in any event, excepting
that from time and circumstances it
can be fully shown that there was
no opportunity of presenting the
resolution to a local hoard in the ordinary manner. For a resolution
passed upon locally first and then
passed upon by each several hoard
of the districts represented is not the
opinion of one man nor of two, nor
of one body of men, hut of a whole
community, scattered over Southern
British Columbia from Midway to
Fernie, south of the main line of the
Canadian Pacific. But a catch vote
of twenty uninstrncted delegates upon a resolution in no sense represents
' the whole community and is merely
the opinion of twenty men of more
or less prominence. The Resolution
so passed has to be referred to the
each local board, and if nothing is
heard against it for ten days then
silence is taken as consent. But this
involves the calling of a special meeting, with no opportunity of extended enquiry. Silence should rather
imply negation. Under the circumstances the Nelson delegates voted
against the hearing of the resolution.
Being, however, in a minority of one-
third, the resolution was placed before the meeting. An exparte statement declared the Boundary to be in
said lack of power; that the Cascade
Power Company could not supply
sufficient power, and that the West
Kootenay Power Company could.
Telegrams from Greenwood and Grand
Forks bore out the statement that
there was a lack of power, but said
nothing as to the ability of the Cascade company to supply what was
needed. Consequently the Associated
Boards passed a resolution, eliminating all names, but implying the Cascade and West Kootenay Power companies just the same, setting forth
the lack of power and asking for legislation which would help that district
to obtain it. And Mr. Lome Campbell was quite satisfied. Not so the
other people, who have investeed
$500,000 in their plant, which is
capable of generating 6,000 horsepower, not half of which was sold
last year, and who fear to be driven
out of the Boundary by the competition of the West Kootenay Power
Company, who having a plant of 50,-
000 horse-power can generate more
cheaply and so command the market)
i. e., have a monopoly. Which is an
argument in favor of public ownership, or at all events regulation of
would not like, inasmuch as it is
fighting Nelson, which wants to mn
its own power plants. Of course thee
Associated Boards cannot well be
blamed for taking the action set
forth. The future of the Boundary
is something to set before the welfare of any one company, and that
is what Mr. Campbell will have to
learn in turn at some future date,
unless the power rates are really kept
Sessions of the Supreme Court are
coming up next week, and a lengthy
sitting is expected.
The Kootenay-Yale mining districts
have made another record-breaking
week in shipping tonnage. Generally
the mining industry is looking very
bright. Constant discoveries are being made in the Slocan, while in
Rossland the' discovery of good ore
at great depth in two of the mines—
the War Eagle and the Josie—gives
an added brightness to the dimmed
lustre of that camp.
It is worth while noting that the
Act at present before the local Legislature to secure the use and manufacture in British Columbia of timber cut on crown lands in the province, and which is being strongly opposed by the Liberal opposition, is
rendered necessary by the action of
one J. S. Emerson, now of Vancouver, but formerly of Washington and
a citizen of the United States, who,
by the fraudulent—in spirit if not in
letter of statutory intent—use of
hand-loggers' licenses, has, during the
past year, robbed British Columbia of
millions of feet of timber.
This is the same Emerson whoso
methods were exposed hy The Week
lnst summer in connection with a neat
little game which he, with the hired
help of the Vancouver World, attempted to play upon tlie people of
this province. On that occasion Emerson was beaten, and the World
had to eat the leek.
This same Emerson was also connected with the Loggers' Association which made such a struggle—in
which perjury and every form of
fraud were employed—against '.he
original act to prevent the expoitu-
tion of timber from the province.
Tlie Liberal party in British Co1-
ivmbia has now taken this enterpns-
ina1 nlion under its protecting wing.
Well, nobody need look surprised, it
is only history repeating itself.
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RING  UP  1084.
Cnptnin Langley and bride returned
on Sunday from their honeymoon
A recent wedding in Mexico and
one that will be of great interest to
Victorians, as the contracting parties
art well known here, was that of Mr.
Thomas Patrick Patton and Miss
Florence Ellen Gowen. The following is an account of the event, taken
from a Mexican paper:
'' The church of San Josinta, in San
Angel, Mexico, was the scent of a
very pretty wedding on Tuesday
morning, January 16th, when Mr.
Thomas Patrick Patton and Miss
Flora Gowen were made one. Rev.
Father Lorenzo Alvarez officiated at
the marriage ceremony and following
mass, with Sr. Giuschnet presiding at
the organ. The chancel and altar
were very effectively decorated with
garlands of evergreen, florifundi and
callas and groups of palms, the bridal
party standing beneath an arch of
pure white roses.
"The bride was attired in a robe
if ivory satin and duchess lace, with
veil caught up with sprays of orange
blossoms and wore a single brooch of
diamonds and pearls, the gift of tht
groom. She was led to the altar and
given away by Mr. Frank Bre.v.ai.
uncle of the groom, with Miss Cecile
Gadd of New York as bridesmaid and
Sr. Jose Cuevas of Mexico City as
best man.
"After the ceremony a sumptuous
wedding breakfast «as served to
about 30 relatives and intimate
friends in the beautiful garden of St.
Chevallion. The tables were laid beneath the wide spreading branches of
a huge aguacotte tree, its ample
foliage forming a complete canopy
and delightfully coo. retreat from the
rays of a noonday tropical sun, while
lending an additional sentiment to the
happy occasion. Toasts and good
wishes were lavishly bestowed upon
tht newly wedded couple until the
time of their departure, when, in the
midst of a shower of rice—not forgetting the traditional "old shoe"—
they started on an early afternoon
train for Pachuca, where a comfort-
ahlt new home awaite them and where
the groom is manager for the Com-
pania Exportation Mexicana.
"Mr. and Mrs. Patton were the
recipients of many beautiful and useful srifts, among them being several
handsome bank drafts."
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Society has taken to golf and become enthused over its attractions
in a way not previously known in
the annals of outdoor recreations.
This Scottish game has brought with
it a knowledge of the proper use of
the clubhouse after the fatigues of
the game.
To be perfect a high-ball should
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The Tipping Evil—British Columbia
Against New Zealand—London Fig
—City Gonncil Affairs—Social.
The Tipping Evil.
Those who are fortunatee enough
to be able to take trips to Europe,
come back and complain of thee tip-
' - 'ping evil in the old country. They
don't seem to realize that Easterners coming to our province have the
same cause for complaint. That big
corporation, the Canadian Pacific
Railway Company, which owns railways, hotels, theatres and steamships, aids and assists the practise
of tipping. Take at their big hotel
in Vancouver, the waiters are paid
the magnificent (?) salary of $30 per
month, but are told that they will
receive tips which will amount to
from $60 to $125 per month. Then
the same steward who will tell the
waiters this will tell a traveller that
no tips are expected—but at the same
time his palm is itching. If the tipping evil is to be abolished, as the
railway company leads the public to
believe, they must first pay their employees living wages. The C. P. R.
employees, with the exception of the
"big bugs," are the meanest paid
on the coast. Waiters on the S. S.
Princess Victoria get $25 per month,
waiters at the Vancouver Hotel $30,
pantrymen at the Vancouver $15 to
$25, and these are only specimens.
This system is a rotten one, for it
means travellers have to pay twice
for their service.
* *   *
B. 0. vs. New Zealand.
The all-B. C. team to play the now
famous New Zeealand team in San
Francisco next Tuesday left Vancouver last Wednesday and were due in
the Golden Gate City on Friday. The
team is a strong one, but lacks team
and condition as compared to their
seasoned opponents. British Columbia's hopes rests with the following
team, under the management of Reggie Woodward:
Full-back—H. Bell-Irving.
Three-quarter—Right wing, T. Jenkins; centers, R. Johnson, C. Marpole
(captain); left wing, E. J. Marshall.
Half-hacks—Owen Sawers and Ken
Forwards—Bispham, Thomas, Wor-
gnop, Barclay, Templeton, Ritchie, N.
Sawers, Barnacle and Loftus.
If successful in defeating the touring champions, the British Columbia
team can own the province, for the
advertising to be received   will   be
tremendous.   May luck be with them.
• •   •
City Council Affairs.
Since assuming office the new Vancouver City Council has taken two
decided stands. They have decided
that they should not be compelled (1)
to serve on the council board without
compensation and twenty-five simol-
eons will continue to pass to the aldermen every month, and Mayor Bus-
combe's private account will be credited with $2,000 during the year. Aid.
Halse, the gentleman who reconsidered his retirement and still neglects
his own business to serve an ungrateful public, is credited with the fathering of the move to hold the committee meetings in secret. The Royal
City  adopted   this  "star-chamber"
method three years ago, and the people of that city are ignorant, to a
large extent, of the doings of their
civic rulers. The press, the recognized representative of th public,
were to be excluded from the committee meetings, had Aid. Halse succeeded in his move. But he did not.
He was supported in this move by
Aids. Heaps, Jeffs, Morton and Rogers.
The electors may well take note of
these names—the names of the men
who want to conduct the business of
the public and allow the public to
know but a part of what is being
done with their money. "System"
got away with a lot last year, and
were it allowed "star-chamber"
would cost more this year.
• »   •
Vancouver wants to be a second
London.   They have already imported
some of the fog, and even Londoners
concede it to be a good imitation, if
not the real thing.
• •   »
The volunteer fire department of
North Vancouver gave a dance in the
Pavillion on Monday evening which
proved to be a ery enjoyable dance.
About 130 people were present, and
eveyone declared at the close of the
ball that they had spent a delightful
»   •   »
The Shamrock Whist Club held
their usual fortnightly meeting in the
O'Brien Hall on Thursday night.
Miss Wittier and Mr. Gasker secured
both first prizees, while Mrs. Kirby
and Mr. Hamilton got the consolation
• •   •
Mr. and Mrs. Bates, Westminsteer
avenue, enteertained a number of
their friends on Monday eevening.
Music and singing were the principal
features of the evening. Supper was
daintily served by Mrs. Bates, assisted by her mother, Mrs. William
Fowler, Comox street.
«   *   •
Mrs. P. Perry Ross was entertained
at the Oxford House on Wedneesday
night hy a few friends on the eve of
her departure for Seattle.
• *   *
The marriage took place'at Revelstoke on January 31st of Mr. Archie
L. Teetzel, formerly of this city, and
Miss Grace Love, of this city.
• •   •
The marriage is announced to take
place shortly of Mr. E. T. Rand and
Miss L. Towne, youngest sister of the
late Mr. Henry Towne.
»   »   »
Mrs. J. Kincaid of Howe streeet has
returned from a visit to California.
• •   »
Mr. T. A. Lee left Sunday on the
Great Northern Limited en route to
Qnincey, 111.
• *   *
Mrs. F. W. Watson (nee Odium)
held her post-nuptial reception on
Wednesday afternoon and evening at
her residence on Harris street.
• •   •
Mrs. H. A .Tyler of Tacoma arrived in this city on Monday on a
visit to her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
G. L. Howe, of the Hotel Metropole.
She was accompanied by Miss L. M.
• •   •
Miss Christie of Winnipeg is thee
guest of Mrs. W. J. Jeffries of Thur-
low street.
• *   *
A merry surprise party made an
unexpected visit to the home of Mr.
and Mrs. G. E. Pierrot, Fairview, on
Tuesday evening. Afteer the surprise
had subsided the guests were made
heartily welcome and a pleasant time
was spent with music and games until
a late hour. Among those present
were Miss B. MncDonald, Miss S.
Gordon, Miss N. Casselman, Miss L.
Woods, Miss L. Nason, Miss D. Mclntyre, Mr. J. Edwards, Mr. W. E.
Foreman, Mr. C. Casselman, Mr. H.
Lyons, Mr. A. Edmonds, Mr. West,
Mr. L. Craig, Mr. H. Clapton and Mr.
• •   •
Miss Nellie Flumeerfelt is visiting
friends in Nanaimo.
• •   •
A most enjoyable progressive euchre
party was given by Mr. and Mrs.
D. L .Tait at their residence on Robson street, on Friday evening in honor of the anniversary of their wedding.
The marriage of Miss Anna E.
Fraser, second daughter of Mrs. W.
H. Fraser, of Nicola street, to Mr.
Reginald W. Rogers of Veernon took
place at 1 o'clock on Thursday afternoon. The ceremony was performed
by the Rev. Dr. Fraser, assisted by
Rev. J. M. MacLeod. The bride
looked charming in a costume of
cream pale silk trimmed with ac-
cordeon plaited chiffon. With it she
wore the bridal veil and orange blossoms. Her sister, Miss Mabel Fraser,
was bridesmaid and looked very
pretty attired in greeen crepe dee
chene trimmed with cream applique,
while Mr. A. R. Creagh supported the
• •   *
A. very pretty though quiet Wedding took place on Dunlevy avenue
when Miss Katherine A. McDonald
and Mr. Kenrick V. Martin < were
joined in holy matrimony.
• *   •
Mrs. J. M. Lebore entertained at
dinner on Tuesday. Covers were laid
for eight. Those present were: Dr.
and Mrs. Lefevre, Miss Humphriees,
Miss Baker, Miss N. Baker, Mr. F.
W. De Mille, Mr. Morrison and Mr.
K. Walkem.
• •   •
Mrs. R. E. McKechnie, Robson
street, will be at home for her friends
on the first and fourth Wednesdays
of every month during the season.
• »   *
Mrs. J. W. Senkler gave a small
tea on Monday in honor of Mrs.
Pooley of Nicola street.
Consult Madame Bayla, the wonderfully gifted Parisian phychic
palmist on all affairs of life—St.
Ermin, suite 12, corner Hastings
and Abbott streets.
The most important society and
operatic event in the musical history
01 British Columbia will be the grand
opera festival of three days, beginning
Thursday, February 15, at the ancou-
ver opera house, when Mr. Henry W.
Savage's celebrated English Grand
Opera Company and orchestra of fifty
musicians will be heard for four performances.
Opera lovers in Vancouver and surrounding cities have been looking forward to this rare occasion ever since
the first announcement that Manager
lavage would send his splendid organization to the Northwest. The company is famous as the largest and most
expensive aggregation of artists, musicians and productions that has ever attempted a complete cross-continent
tour. The singing forces alone number over 150 people. To convey the
erormous equipment of scenery, costumes, mechanical and electric effects
a special grand opera train is required.
The company itself is a combination
of Mr. Savase's "Parsifal" and English opera companies of last season,
there being over a score of leading
prima donnas, tenors, baritones and
basses in addition to the great singing
chorus of nearly 100 voicees.
The repertory of operas is the most
pretentious ever offered by a company
or English speaking artists, Wagner's
sonorous music dramas have become
the most popular of all the great mas-
terworks, and two of them are to be
heard. There will be the superb
"Tannhauser" with its immortal overture, seductive Venusberg music sung
by Venus and the Minstrel Knight, the
Inspiring "Pilgrims' Chorus," great
aria for the beautiful Elizabeth and
poetic "Song to the "Evening Star" for
"Lohengrin," with its romance of
the Holy Grail Knight who rescues the
Frincess Elisa, with its beautiful
"Wedding March," "Dreaem Song,"
"Swan Song," and other great harmonies is the delightful offering for the
evening night when the Vancouver
opera house will be filled with the
irost representative audience of society and music circles of the year,
For lovers of the florid and tneful
Italian operas there will be Verdi's
"Rigoletto," with its exquisite melodies and brilliant ensembles, and for
nl! classes of music lovers there will be
Gounod's melodious "Faust," with its
sparkling "Jewel Song," "Flower
Song," famous garden scene and all
It!; picturesque coloring that has made
It the best loved of all French operas.
The performances will be arranged
ap follows:
Thursday evening, February 15, "Lo-
Friday evening, February 16, "Rigoletto."
Saturday matinee, February 17,
Saturday evening, February 1",
Three  days will  be  devoted  to  the
season ticket sale,   beginning  Thursday, February 8, the regular sale start
ing Monday, February 12.
Companis' Act, 1897."
Canada: Province of British Columbia, No. 329.
Tihs isto certify that "The Alberni
Land Company, Limited, is authorized
and licensed to carry on business within the Province of Britis hColumbia,
and to carry out or effect all or any of
the objects of the company to which
the legislative authority of the Legislature  of  British  Columbia extends.
The head office of the company is
situate at No. 3, Fenchurch Avenue,
in the City of London, England.
The amount of the capital of the
company Is £7,200, divided into 240 preference shares of £10 each, and 480 ordinary shares of £10 each.
The head office of the company in
this Province is situate at 45 &»irt
Street, Victoria, and Frederick Bernard Pemberton, real estate agent and
surveyor, whose address is the same, is
the attorney for the  Company.
Given under my hand and seal of office at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this 2nd day of February,
one thousand nine hundred and six.
(L.   S.) S.   T.  WOOTTON,
i   Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company
has been established and licensed are:
(a.) To purchase or otherwise acquire certain lands and hereditaments
situate in the Alberni District, in the
Province of British Columbia, in the
Dominion of Canada, and forming the
lots or portions of the lots numbered,
respectively, 1, 2, 2a, 5, 6 and 66, in the
official plan or survey of the said district, and all other lands and hereditaments (if any) in the said district to or
in which the several persons, parties of
the first six parts to the agreement
next hereinafter mentioned may be entitled or interested, subject to but with
the benefit of all leases, agreements,
contracts and engagements in anywise
nffectong the said lands and hereditaments, or any part or parts thereof,
and all moneys, assets and property
whatsoever now belonging to the said
agreement, in connection with the said
lands and hereditaments, and with a
view thereto to adopt the agreement
referred to in clause 3 of the Company's Articles of Association, and to
carry the same into effect, with or
without modification:
(b) To purchase, take on lease or in
exchange, or otherwise acquire with
the sanction of an extraordinary resolution of the Company in general meeting (but not otherwise), and other
lands and hereditaments which it may
be necessary or advantageous for the
Company to acquire, in order to deal
to the best advantage with all or any
part of the lands and hereditaments
the subject-matter of the said agreement:
(c.) To manage and develop the resources of and turn to account the
lands, hereditaments, rights and property for the time being of the company, in such manner as the Company
may think fit, and in particular by
clearing, draining, fencing, planting,
building, improving, farming, grazing
and mining, and byprom oting immigration and establishing towns, villages and settlements, with a view to
the ultimate sale of such lands, hereditaments, rights and property:
(d.) To appropriate and lay out, or
t,> give for the purposes of being laid
so laid out, any land for parks, streets,
reads, paths, squares, gardens or other
open spaces, or for railways, tramways, wharves or for any other public purposes which may be deemed beneficial to the Company, or to make any
Brants of land in connection with the
construction of any railway, tramway
0/ other company, or the erection of
buildings for the purpose of carrying
on thereon any industry or otherwise:
(e.) To sell, improve, lease, mortgage,
dispose of, turn to account or otherwise deal with all or any part of the
lands, hereditaments, rights and property for the time beins of the Company, in such manner as the Company
may think fit, or with the sanction of
a;; extraordinary meeting as aforesaid,
to exchange the same, or any part
thereof, for any other lands, heeredita-
ments, rights or property:
(f.) To carry on any business which
may seem to the Company capable of
being conveniently carried on in connection with the property of the Company, or calculated, directly or Indirectly, to enhance ethe value of or
render profitable any of the company's property or rights:
(g.) To enter into any arrangement
for sharing profits, union of interests,
co-operation, joint adventure, reciprocal concession or otherwise, with any
person, firm or company carrying on or
engaged in, or about to carry on or
engage in, any business or transaction
which this Company is authorized to
carry on or engage in, or any business
or transaction capable of being conducted so as directly or indirectly to
benefit this Company; and to lend
n.oney to, guarantee the contracts of,
or otherwise assist any such person,
firm or company, and to take or otherwise aco.uire shares and securities of
any such company, and to sell, hold,
ie-issue, with our without guarantee,
or otherwise deal withthesame:
o.' otherwise deal with the same:
(h.) To enter into any arrangement
with any Government or authorities,
supreme, municipal, local or otherwise,
that may seem conducive to the company's objects, or any of them, and to
obtain from any such Government or
authority any rights, privileges and
concessions which the Company may
Gird Prizes in
China that
Combine Beauty
and Utility
4f The thousands of pieces of
china—"odd bits" we call them,
to distinguish between china sold
in sets and sold by single item—
which form a conspicuous part of
our stock, require no mental gymnastics
to be considered appropriate prizes for
the ladies at euchre or whist.
<J They combine a beauty which is
dearly loved by every woman with a
usefulness that it is her joy to exploit
on every occasion.
JJ Your lilt of prizes should be exclusively
china bits if you would excite spirited competition in the contest.
• W705
think it desirable to obtain, and to carry into effect, exercise and comply with
any such arrangemeents, rights, privileges and concessions:
(i.) To invest any moneys arising
irom the sale of any lands, hereditaments, rights or property of the Company or otheerwise in or upon any
stocks, funds or securities by law authorized for the investment of trust
moneys, or in shares, stock, bonds,
debentures, debenture stock or obligations of any company, whether British,
colonial or foreign, or of any authority, supreme, municipal, local or
otherwise, and to sell, dispose of and
deal with such Investments, or any of
them, or otherwise to deal with such
moneys or proceeds of sale as may
seem most expedient:
(j.) To borrow or raise or secure the
payment of money in such manner as
the Company shall think fit, and in
particular by the issue of debentures
or debenture stock charged upon all or
uny of the Company's property (both
present and future), including its uncalled capital, and to purchase, redeem or pay off any such securities:
(k.) To pay out of the funds and
property of the Company all expenses
which, with due regard to the provisions of section 8 of the Companies'
Act, 1900, the Company may lawfully
pay of or incident to ti;e formation,
establishment, registratiu' and advertising of or raising money for the
Company may lawfully pay of or incident to the formation, establishment,
registration and advertising of or raising money for the Company and the
itsue of its capital, including brokerage
and commissions for obtaining applications for, or taking, placing or underwriting shares, debentures or debenture stock:
(1.) To advance or lend money to
such person or persons, company or
companies, and on such terms as may
seem expedient, and in particular to
customers of and persons having dealings  with  the  Company:
(m.) To promote any company or
companies for the purpose of acquiring all or any of the property or liabilities of this Company, or of advancing
directly or indirectly the objects or Interests thereof, or for any other purpose which may seem directly or indirectly calculated to benefit this Company:
(n.) To draw, make, accept, endorse,
discount, execute and issue promissory
notes, bills of exchange, bills of lading,
warrants, debentures and other negotiable or transferable Instruments:
(0.) To procure the Company to be
registered or recognized in British Columbia or elsewhere in the Dominion
of Canada or abroad:
(p.) To do all or nny of the above
things by or through trustees, agents
01 otherwise, and either alone or in
conjunction with others:
(q.) To distribute any oft he property of the Company in specie among
the members:
(r.) To do all such other things as
are incidental or conducive to the
above objects.
Happenings From the Rockies to the Pacific Coast.
Streaked Lightning—Hedley Again to the Fore—Mortality in Nanaimo
—More Juggling by Cox & Co.—Our Vernon Special.
Streaked Lightning.
The Canadian Pacilic, beginning next
March, will send a limited train across
the continent in 72 hours, cutting off
24 hours. More local trains will be
operated so that the limited can be
devoted entirely to through business.
From, Winnipeg to Calgary any
speed fean be maintained ,also from
Ottawa to North Bay.
Hedley Again to the Fore.
The Hedley City Townsite Company
declares another dividend of $50 per
share. This makes a total of $315.00 per
share paid to date, which is a very
satisfactory showing for a town only
four years' old, celebrated as the
home of the Nickel Plate mine, and
Mr. Shatford, M. P. P.
Mortality in Nanaimo.
The number of deaths in this city
since the beginning of the year is
alarmingly large. Since hte New Tear
sixteen already have been recorded,
against seven for the month of De-
oemoer. The average death rate In
past years always has been light, aggregating 1 to 5 per cent. The mortality for the present month has reached
over 100 per cent, over previous
months. The exceptionally mild
weather is sa dlto be responsible.
More Juggling by Oox & Oo.
Crow's Nest Pass coal stock has been
rocketting in the exchange here for
some days past, and an inside source
is authority for the statement that the
boom is due to an early consummation
of the reorganization that has been
talked of for a couple of years -past.
The capital now consists of $3,500,000
common stock paying 10 per cent, dividends, and under the reorganization
this will be increasedr to $10,500,000 and
$3,600,000 in bonds.
Onr Vernon Special.
The ridiculous and illogical treatment of the Midway & Vernon railway
situation which appeared in the Vancouver World some time ago has been
seized upon with avidity by local op-
postlon politicians, and no effort has
been spared to cast odium upon the
government by making it appear that,
for some extraordinary reason and
with an altogether disproportionate
amount of intrigue for the accomplishment of a very small object, the Premier and Hon. Mr. Tatlow had taken
advantage of their recent visit to the
East to poison the ears of the financial "Great Moguls" with serpent
doubts as to the M. & V. subsidy. Divested of the miserable wrappings of
partisanship and prejudice, which
could only prove "a snare and a delusion" to the very credulous and unsuspecting, the facts that form the basis
for this vapory outpouring of fiery
vituperation are very simple and altogether creditable to the government,
being in fact nothing more nor less
than the taking of the business like
stand that the terms of the charter
must be strictly carried out, and that
the payment of the subpidy would only
follow upon receipt of proof that all
requirements had been complied with.
Surely a terrible crime with which to
charge a government acting in the interests of the people. The World,
however, has developed a special talent in the handling of flascoes, and will
soon have as established a reputation
as a journalist as John Oliver.
With regard to the M. & V. situation, as it now appears, the recent bill
introduced by Mr. Price Ellison to
extend the time necessary for its completion will probably revive whatever
doubt there may have existed as to the
ultimate fate of the project, and Okan-
aganites may look forward to all the
good times anticipated from the construction of the road in the comparatively near future.
The domination in party-affairs
among local Liberals seems to have
passed away from those great-minded
and genial-hearted old-timers, whose
breadth of outlook made them hard
fighters, but liberal opponents. With
the advent of a new element, an ele-
i ment thoroughly imbued with the
methods and principles of the petty
politician, the day of smaller and narrower things has arrived, and it is evident that the sordid suggestion of "woe
to the conquered, to the victors the
spoils," will be pressed to the limit. An
incident that illustrates the change
that is taking place and that has
aroused much comment is the emphatic utterance of a prominent Liberal
partisan recently, setting forth the indefensible principle that "too much
Liberal money (i. e., money supposed
to be handled by the federal government in the best interests of the people, whether Conservative or Liberal)
had been passing into Conservative
pockets in the city, and that it was
time for a change." It has been impossible to discover just what expenditures were referred to, as a fairly tight
grip upon patronage has characterized
even the fairest of the old-time Liberals.
The Native Sons' ball, which took
place on Friday of last week, was undoubtedly a great success from every
point of view. To use the words of a
gay young Lothario, "everything was
just out of sight," speaks volumes for
the floor, supper and music. The decorations were decidedly artistic, the
novel idea of a winter scene being effectively carried out by means of a
profusion of ivy covering the walls,
while the ceiling was dotted with
frosted lights'which glistened through
an imaginary snowstorm. Many of
Victoria's fairest daughters graced the
scene, and it would indeed be hard to
say who was the belle, but among the
handsomest and most beautifully
dressed ladies were noticed Mrs. Coles,
who was becomingly gowned in the
palest of blue, with rich cream lace;
Mrs. Stanley McB. Smith, who wore
white; and Mrs. Frank Ward, 'In a
lovely black sequin frock; Miss Edwards (of Seattle) was much admired
in a pale blue chiffon gown; also Mrs.
Kilpatrick, who wore white silk lace.
Others present were Miss Pooley in
black and white; Mrs. Parry, who was
smartly gowned in pale blue; arid
Mrs. H. Pooley, in white silk. Miss M.
Bechtel wore a dainty frock of white,
with sequin girdle; and the Misses
Hickey wore pink. Miss Monteith wore
a becoming gown of white net, and
Miss Newling a pretty flowered silk
mousseline de sol. Mis Nicholles wore
pink, Miss McTavish white silk, Mrs.
Gowen pale blue voile, Mrs, Lester red
chiffon, Mrs. Rebbeck gray silk, Mrs.
D. E. Campbell black, Miss Dunlevy
pink silk, and Miss McKenzie black
net. The Misses Spence, Mr. and Mrs.
J. S. Yates, Captain and Mrs. Currle,
Mr. and Mrs, Langton, Mr. and Mrs.
J. E. Church, Mr. R. H. Pooley, Captain Parry, Dr. J. D. Helmcken, Mr.
H. D. Helmcken, Mr. D. B. McTavish,
Mr. S. Sea, Mr. J. H. Fletcher, Mr. A.
E. Haynes, Mr. Burnes, Mr. Chas.
Cameron, the Misses Fraser, Miss
Ethel Green, Mr. D. E. Campbell, Mr.
and Mrs. W. R. Carmichael, Miss
Locke, Captain Newcombe, Captain
Sears, Mr. Langley, Dr. and Mrs. King,
Miss Austin, Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Tates, Mr. and Mrs. B. Boggs, Mr.
Frank Higgins, Mr. Bone, Miss Heyland, Mr. Jack Heyland, Judge Lamp-
man, Mr. S. McB. Smith, Mr. B.
Schwengers,   Mr.   Musgrave,   Mr.   R.
Fell, Mr. G. T. Fox, Mr. Alex. McLean,
Mr. Finch, Mr. Clute, Mr. Dave Leeming, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Munro, Captain
McConnan, Mr. G. Y. Simpson, Mr.
Fawcett, Mr. T. Fawcett, Miss Carters, Mr. Heisterman, Mr, Brett, Mr.
J. Lawson, Dr. Garesche, Mr. Savory,
Mr. Sidney Child, Mr. H. Lawson, Mr.
Arthur Belyea, Mr. Frank White, Mr.
Phil. Lawson and many others.
The officers of Post No. 1 who had
the arrangements of the ball in hand
and who are to be heartily congratulated on the success of the affair are:
Chief factor, Geo. T. Fox; 1st vice-factor, S. Sea, jr.; 2nd vice-factor, Jas. H.
Fletcher; secretary, A. E. Haynes;
treasurer, J. A. McTavish; floor committee, S. Sea, jr., Jas. Fletcher, Thos.
Watson, Phil. Austin, Hugh Keefer.
Not for many a long week has the
Grand placed before its patrons such a
consistently good programme as has
been the case this week. There is always one good star, but not often a
bevy of them. This time Manager
Jamieson has, however, succeeded in
getting together a company which is
probably not be rivalled in vaudeville
on the Coast. The Hawaiian Quintette give an excellent musical performance on stringed instruments,
while their singing is up to tb.e standard of their playing. Sims, the cartoonist, is a marvel of skill and celerity. Miss Alice Wildermere's song,
entitled "Daddy's Little Girl," is one
of the features of the evening, and the
accompanying pictures are the talk of
the town. De Carlo and Stokes give a
wonderful acrobatic display, and
Cleve & Allan a   very clever sketch.
Screaming farce has been the order
of the week at the Watson. After a
somewhat lengthy spell of tragedy the
audiences have been treated to two of
the most laughter-raising farces which
have ever been played In Victoria. "A
Victim of Circumstances" was the
first of these and was thoroughly enjoyed by a very large number of spectators; this was followed by "The
Irish Widow," which will appear at
the matinee and evening performance
to-day. That Mr. Watson's reduction
in price was a popular one it is needless to say; it is therefore gratifying
to learn that It has been a success
from his point of view, as well as from
that of those benefited. Next week
will usher in "The Westerner," followed on Thursday by "The Emigrant."
\NOTICE is hereby given that/"sixty
days after date I intend to apply to
tiifc\C. C. of L. and W. for permission
to purcnase the following described
ltnds Situated on the right bank of the
Skeena Reiver, about half a mile below
the "Little Canon and bounding Geo.
Little's Pre-emption Claim, on the
west side, viz.: Commencing at a post
marked F. R,.'L.'s S. E. Cor., and
thence running north 40 chains; thence
west 40 chains; thence south 40 chains;
and thence east 40 chains to point of
ccmmencement and containing 160
Signed, FRED, R. LITTLE,
January 12th, 1S06. y\ Agent.
"NOTICE is hereby giveX that sixty
days after date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following lands, situated about two
miles north'-,, of Ijake Lakelse, and
about five mites south of Little Canyon, Skeeena ii|ver: Commencing at
a post marked "Walter Williscroft's N.
E. Cor."; ,tnence Shunning south 80
t.ains; thence west 4Q chains; thence
north 80 chains; thence\east 40 chains
to point of commencement, containing
£20 acres more or less.      \
Geo. Little, Agent.
December 8th, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty
days after date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to/purchase 64Q
acres of land on the ^Skeena River,
Coast District, B. C, commencing at a
post on the north-west corner of W.
L. Poison's land; thence north SO
chains; thence %est 80 chains; thence
south 80 chains; thence east 80 chains
to point of commencement, containing
640 acres, more or less, for agricultural
Per Chas. Durham, Agent.
Little Canyon, Skeena River, B. C,
December 8th, 1905.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty
days after date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land for agricultural purposes: Beginning at the S.
W. cornet- of George Little's Pree-emp-
tion claim on the right bank of the
Skeena River,' Coast District, B. C,
about 40 chains below the Little Canyon, the line runs thence west 80
chains; thence south 80 chains; thence
east 60 chains, more or less, to the
river; thence northerly along the bank
ot the river about 80 chains to the
rJoint of beginning, containing 400
acres, more or less.
WM.   L.   POLSON,
Per Roger  S.  Greene, Agent.
Skeena River, Dec. 8, 1905.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty
aays after date we intend to apply to
the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for permission to purchase
th ef olio wing described lands; The
north-west ^quarter of section 14,
Township 6, Coast, Range 5, Bulkley
Valley; containing^ 160 acres, more or
less. y        v
/    H. F. BISHOP,
Dated'February 1st, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty
days after date I intend to apply^to
the Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Wo"rks for permission to purchase
the south half of section 9, the southwest quarter section 10, and the northwest quarter of section 3, all in Township 7, Coast, Range 5, Bulkley Valley,
containing 640 acres, more or less.
Dated 8th February, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty
days after date I intend to apply to the
Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land, situated on
the east i^de of Copper and south side
ot Skeen River: Commencing at a post
marked "Ale\, McKenzie, Initial Post,
North-East Corner"; thencee 40 chains
scuth; thence 40\chains, more or less,
west, to Copper Rtv^r; thence 40 chains
r.orth along Copper River to the Skee-
nii River; thence 40 chains east along
Skeena River to point of commencement, containing 160 acres, more or
Dated December 10th, 1905.
..NOTICE is hereby given that sixty
days after date I intend to apply to the
Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands
and Works for permission to purchase
320 acres of land on the Skeena River,
Coast District, B. C, commencing at
n post on the south-east corner of M.
Durham's land; thence running east 40
chains; thence north 80 chains; thence
west 40 chains; thence south 80 chains
to point of commencement, containing
320 acres, more or less for agricultural
T.   S.   BAXTER,
Per Chas. Durham, Agent..
Little Canyon, Skeena Rivet-, B. C.,1
Dec. 8th, 1905.
Notice is hereby given that, 60 days
after date, I intend to apply to the
Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase
Section 17, Township 7, Coast Range 6,
Bulkley Valley, containing 640 acres,
more or less.
Dated February 1st, 1906.
fel R. J. McDONELL.
Brilliant Cut Glass
Challoner & Mitchell
Gold and Silver Smiths.
47-49 Government Street, Victoria.
CM. 739
Next to Five Sisters Block
Sorosis Shoe
have arrived.   You should certainly call and see the latest creations
of this most fashionable footwear for ladies.
Tiie prices are extremely moderate.
70 Government St., | 132 Government St.,
"Thou shalt not oear false witness
against thy neighbor."—Moses.
There was a gathering of crusaders at Institute Hall on Wednesday
night. The fiery cross had been carried from church to church and the
•saloon-keeper was to have his license wrested from him. Because of
this announcement the world and his
wife filled the hall to overflowing,
and heard minister after minister denounce the saloon-keeper as a criminal, and the women of Victoria as
drunkards. As a climax a vote was
-snppostitiously taken, and without
consideration of a preponderant negative vote, the chairman declared the
resolution carried to the effect that
grocery liquor licenses and the licenses of saloons be taken away. As
compensation, Rev. Mr. Adams suggested that warning be given to the
holders of licenses that they were to
be taken away!
Once upon a time Mr. Lorimer
wrote a book called "The Letters of
a Self-made Merchant to His Son."
In one letter the advice was given:
"My son, get money; get it honestly
if yon can, but get it." So with the
voice of the meeting; it seemed to be
the wish of the promoters to get its
favor honestly if they could, but,
anyhow, to get it. When a show of
hands for and against the resolutions
was called for it seemed that the
negative was far more numerous, but
the chairman declared them carried.
So it was throughout the meeting.
Speaker after speaker told the same
tale, the saloon-keeper was, they said,
engaged in a lawful business and he
was a criminal. He was law-abiding.
hut unlawful; this was the parad-js
the speakers propounded, and there
was order. Then, when an opposition speaker came forward to reply
they clamored against this, and finally allowed him ten minutes.
The platform decorations consisted
solely of a piano, a small table, a
glass of water, many preachers, some
ladies of the W. C. T. U., daughters
of this and that, and some painted
Bcenery. Dr. Ernest Hall was chairman. He first presented a few statistics to the effect that criminality,
insanity, sickness, prevention of labor
and so forth was mainly caused by
indulgence in liquor; that Victoria
had at least a dozen more saloons
than had Vancouver, and then he introduced Mr. J. D. McNiven, M. P.
P. I  '!
Mr. McNiven wanted it firstly to be
known he was only an individual, lest
. some mistake him for more.   He was
a member of a party, but he didn't
want people to blame the party for
that.   He had been to the City Hall,
he said, and would tell of that. _Then
he told of what he had copied from
the records.   'Twas this:   In Victoria there were 37 saloons, 34 hotels, 6
shops, 3 breweries and 6 wholesalers
of liquors, and they contributed $24,-
750 to the civic revenue in licenses.
Now the city had large powers, but
still, he said, it was difficult to obtain convictions against the men who
paid these licenses.   It was hard to
catch them violating the liquor lavs,
for anyone who tried to do so had to
prove that they did so.     Why,  in
other places, my dear brethren, the
watchful  persons had only to find
persons assembled in places licensed
to sell liquor in restricted hours, and
the license holder would bo convicted.
Mr. Le Roy D'akin had brought his
note hook,  nnd  he  read,  with  due
voice inflection and   theatrics,   that
the time had come for tlio Minister of
the Gospel lo speak right out, fearlessly.   Those wlio had thought otherwise were now (loud.   The survivors
were prepared to fight to tlio death
or to absolute victory.   He defined
drunkenness.   Il  wns not  n disease,
not contagions or incurable,    If it
were so tliere would lip a Darcy Islnnd
for drunkards.   As Mr, Seneca, who
suieiiled iu n plnce culled Rome sonic
yenr* ntio, snid "Drukonness is voluntary madness,"   The   saloon-keeper
wns a criminal because ho sold liquor.    Tt  wns "f course lawful  for
him to sell liquor, bnl he wns n criminal for doing bo,   The law should
shut u|> the saloon, for they are dens
of crime. They were—but he did not
propose to advertise wickedness, anyhow.
The people are the government, he
said, and the people had made liquor-
selling lawful, the saloon had become
a political power and influence. But
now the hosts of the church were
marshaled. There had heen discord
among them, but they were getting
together, and	
Just then an intelligent bull-dog
came from the wings and looked from
the centre of the stage wonderingly at
the crowd, and laughter drowned all
Rev. Mr. Carson moved a resolution: "Whereas, the association of
the sale of liquor with grocers encourages intemperance in the home,
and also creates unfair competition
in the retail grocery trade. Be it resolved that our representatives be requested to take such action as lies
within their power to cancel all such
licenses." He did this because he
wanted to save the home and likewise
local commerce, for he felt that the
grocer who had a license had an advantage over his competitors.
Aid. Lewis Hall said he was a member of the Good Templars. (Loud
applause.) He would second the resolution. Unless the government could
give a license to every grocer they
should take those from the grocers
who now held them.   Some day	
(Slow, tremulous music and dimmed
Some day the people who now
heard him might be travelling in a
train, and a drunken switchman would
misplace the switches and, then	
(Pause for dramatic effect and the
scene changes.)
A road leads to Richmond. Over
that road a man went home with a
Bible in his hand. Liquor could never
touch him, for he held a Bible in his
hand, had a rabbit's foot in his
pocket and had his fingers crossed.
He would never become a prohibitionist.  But	
(More slow music.)
One day an Indian bought a bottle
of whiskey in Vancouver, became raving drunk, broke into the eabin of
this man at Richmond and slew him
with an axe. The axe—no liquor-
No—Oh yes, liquor touched this man
at last.
Rev. Mr. Mclntyre wished it to be
known that he didn't represent anyone.
A Voice—You're all right.
The Chairman—Now two can't
speak at once. We expect gentlemen
in the audienee as well as on the
Mr. Mclntyre then waded (metaphorically) into the liquor evil. According to Webster's dictionary, he
said, it was a crime, and he asked:
"Is it the policy of any government
to legalize crime?" As for snloons,
he couldn't see any reason for them.
There might be reason for hotels. But
men squandered their earnings in saloons	
A Voice—And buttons found their
way into the church collection.
He believed he would soon attend
the funeral of tho saloon, and would
move thc following resolution:
"Whereas the open saloon constitutes
a grave menace to the moral and phy-
sicnl welfare of our citizens, and
serves no good purpose in the community. Be is resolved that our representatives be requested to take such
action as will speedily remove this
from our midst."
Rev. Mr. Clay said while there
might be room for difference of opinion, theer should be none as to the
extinction of the saloons. The hotel
was not considered. He seconded the
resolution, and then the chairman announced midst laughter that "the
usunl collection would he tnken up."
This was to he the first of mnny
lueetinss, and there might he n debate; just now, if anyone wished to
send a question to the plntform in
writing it might be answered nt the
closp of (lie meeting.
While the ushers collected, n young
lady snn<r of n dream celestinl, broken
by the din of strife nnd the. bitter-
I ness of life, nnd then His Lordshin
Bishon Perrin took the floor. He wns
I "Ind to see pn*di fi inootinn\ Ouee—
I this wns in England, not here—he
Mind nl tended a mpnHno- where he lmd
nnlv been permitted to snv tho word
I "Gentlemen" when howled at. nnd
had said, "I beg your pardon," and
sat down. He told of reading an
article in the Colonist which placed
the amount of alcohol for a moderate
drinker at one ounce, and he said
a friend had said to him that a man
might as well not drink at all as
have a stingy little ounce. Just so.
There was once in England a man
who became a total abstainer and accumulated his penniees, wheh he
placed in his stocking—at least this
was the inference, for the speaker
said the savings had made a swelling
on the man's leg. The saloonkeeper
had offered him something to remove
the swelling, when the man disdainfully replieed: "Not so; me for the
bank," or words to that effect. W.
E. Gladstone—oh, no, not the local
clergyman—had introduced the grocery liquor license to England, and
had not the least intention of causing the increase of the sale of liquor,
but this was the effect, and womanhood had suffered in consequence.
Rev. Dr. Campbell told funny
stories of the Irishman who killed a
pig "aisily," and he didn't want the
liquor men to be killed "aisily."
The traffic was a nuisance and should
be abated by law. But the saloon
had been legalized, and men had been
encouraged to invest their money in
them. These men should be compensated. Plenty of time should be
given them as compensation. A
warning that their businesses were to
he taken from them should be giv;m
as compensation. He would not like
to ruin any man, whether he owiwd
saloon property or not, and would
give him a fair time as compensation—say, six months; that should
ompensate the property owner for his
loss, shouldn't it?
Rev. Mr. Adams loved quiet, and
he had enough people to talk to at his
own church, anyhow. But he came
because he considered that he must
fight the saloon. It was civic suicide
to license saloons. The labor men of
the world would have none of men
who were not abstainers. John Burns,
the British labor leader, was a "free
thinker.'' ,
Rev. Mr. Gladstone—No, no.
Well, anyhow, the glass should be
broken and the danger put out of
the way. He had been told by collectors, and others who went to
houses, of many women who hnd
come staggering to the door under
the influence of liquor, and when the
collectors hnd gone ngain they had
been so nshamed of themselves that
they sent others to the door to say
they were not at home, or indisposed.
Rev. Mr. Gladstone told of his
travels. He had been to Ottawa, also
to Quebec, even to Regina, and had
passed through Vancouver. When he
came to Victoria he thought it was
the finest place God had made. He
thought it was the Garden of Eden;
and, like the Garden of Eden, he
found the serpent had invaded it.
The serpent, he said, was the licensed
saloon. He hadn't seen the licensed
saloon in Ottawa, or in Quebec, nor
in Toronto. It was time to get in
line. Of course it was a good thing
to go slow in making laws, and they
should begin by limiting the houses.
He heard men speak of compensation.
Whnt tnlk wns this of compensntion.
They should lop off the licenses nnd
never think of compensation. No, not
until such time as the law made
saloonkeepers compensate women
whose husbands were drunkards.
Mr. Frank Higgns wanted to know
if citizens were to be given an opportunity to speak.
The chairman did not want nny
contrary discussion. A debate ni'gnfc
be called later.
Mr. Higgins snid he had contributed to the collection, and thought
he should be given an opportunity to
expreess his opinion. (Loud applause
and uproar.)
Thoree was a discussion on the
platform, and finnlly it wns stnted
to he the wish of the committee that
Mr. Higgins he given ten minutes.
He criticised the manner in which
saloonkeepers hnd been jibed nt and
called criminals, nnd snid thnt when
Rev. Mr. Adams hnd so insulted the
womanhood of Victorin. classing them
ns addicted to sh'ong drink, his blood
boiled. He hnd sufficient manhood to
express his opinion against such a
fnlso representation of the womau-
hood of Victoria,    No grent move
ment was ever carried with sneers
and jibes, with insults such as these.
Such questions must be discussed
from a broad point of view, dealt
with fairly and equitably. The resolutions advanced were unfair, inequitable and unbusinesslike. They dealt
with the confiscation of vested interests without compensation! These interests weere held and businesses carried on in accordance with the law,
and it was not fair to sweep away
that which these men have worked
for. Dr. Hall had told of Vancouver; others of England. No one had
said that legislation was made in the
thirty-third year of the reign of
Queeen Victoria, who protected the
rights of all license holders. If such
a step as was, contemplated was to
he made, some basis of compensation must he reached.
The chairman rose, and there were
cries of "Time."
He asked if the gentlemen who advocated the confiscation of all rights
possessed by others were in favor
of giving up all they posseessed for
the gpod of the country, as they ask
others to do.
There were some interruptions and
shouts of "Give them a square deal!"
"They won't let you speak!" etc.,
and when quiet was resumed, Mr.
Higgins continued: Speakers have
advocated small hotels with a small
number of rooms. That is going from
a lesser to a greater eevil, for it will
give opportunity to the painted.
Jezebels to sap the manhood of the
young men of the city.
There was continued applause, admixed with hisses, and then Rev. Mr.
Thompson spoke, saying Mr. Adams
had not meant to insult the women
of the eity. He announced that other
meetings would be held, when possibly! a debate would be held and
the ' other side would be given a
The resolutions were then put, and
the chairman asked those in favor to
stand. Inasmuch as there were a
large number standing in the aisles,
these had to vote under the circumstances whether or no. But when the
contrary was called twice as many
stood as before, and a show of hands
was called for, with the same result.
The negative had earned hy a large
majority. But the chairman said the
resolutions weere carried—and the
chairman is the chairman.
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wedding presents handled carefully,
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One week, commencing Monday,
February 6th,
In high-class repertoire; change of bill
each eveningF
Tbe Sidewalks of New York
Prices 10c, 20c and 80c. Seat sales open
Friday.   Matinee Saturday only.
Three Days Beginning
Most brilliant operatic, event in the
hisioi y of British Columbia.
Bj Henry W. Savage's Famous
150 AriiBta.   50 in Orchestra.
Thar. Eve. Feb. 15—Lohengrin.
Fri Eve Feb 16-Klgoletto.
Sat. Matinee Feb. 17-Tannhauser.
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Season Tickets, $5 to $8 single.
Performances, $1 to $3.
Season Sale Thursday, Feb. 8.
Regular Sale, Monday, Feb. 12.
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Week of  January   29   1906.
Management of ROBT. JAMIESON.
Evenings—Lower Floor, 25; Balcony, 15c.
Matinees—15c Any Pnrt of tin- House.
Doors open 2.30 and 7; Performances 3 and
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Cnrpenter work of all kinds.
Jobbing n specially
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10 Hrouyliton St., Victorin.
Starting Monday, February 12th,
a Beautiful Comedy,
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The Emigrant
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Mrs. Simpson's advanced class is held
on Thursdays, at 8 p.m.; Beginners'
class, Monday; Children's class, Thursdays; class for children under ten years,
Wednesdays, 4 p.m. to 5.30.
Victoria. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, 1'EBRUARY io, 1906.
Where Is the
Q. T. Pacific.
At this moment, when the devoted
and patriotic Liberals who compose,
his Majesty's Loyal Opposition in the
local House are exploiting a commission to enquire into the Kai-En Island matter, it would seem opportune
for The Week to renew its often-
asked and never-answered question as
to where the Grand Trunk Pacific
Bail way ist
It' cetfainly is not in British Colr
umbia—although the leading Liberals of Canada pledged their "sacred" word of honour that it Bhould
be. And all enquiries for an explanation from the Liberal party are met
by the frozen silence appropriate to
callous indifference, lavish bribery,
and an eighty-odd majority in the
Dominion House.
It certainly is not in British Col-
pleman, the late Hon. Raymond Prefontaine, the seven Liberal members
of British Columbia, and Mr. Hays,
all pledged their word less than a
year ago that construction of the
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in British Columbia would commence simultaneously with construction of the
same railway in other parts of Canada. True, no clause to that effect
was inserted in the agreement; but,
what need of binding clauses when
you are dealing with honest men,
with men of sterling worth and integrity, with "men of their word,"
such as Senator Templeman, the Sordid Seven /and the Dominion Cabinet t
Senator Templeman placed on the
notice-board at Ottawa a notice to
the effect that the. clause providing
for simultaneous construction in British Columbia was to be inserted in
the agreement. Does any man in his
sober senses suppose that Senator
Templeman put up so important a
notice without the advice and con
sent of the Dominion Cabinet?
Senator Templeman took that no
tice  down.    Why?    And at whose
Instead, then, of a binding clause
providing for simultaneous construe
tion, the people of British Columbia
were asked to take "something just
as good,"—namely, the word of honour of Senator Templeman, of the
late Hon. Raymond Prefontaine, of
the Sordid Seven, and of the Do
minion Cabinet. Oh ,a most strong
guarantee for fair dealing!
A year and a half have elapsed.
In parts of Canada the construction
of the Grand Trunk Pacific goes merrily ahead. Thousands of men are
being employed; hundreds of thousands of dollars are being spent, in
British Columbia there is the silence
of the tomb.
And why? Because the McBride
Government refused to be bribed and
bullied by the Liberal party into
handing over enormous grants of land
and money to a private corporation
—to pay that private corporation to
do work that the people of Canada
had already paid them to do!
No explanation of this black treach.
ery, this fonl fraud on the people of
this province, has ever been vouchsafed by the high-placed defaulters
who are responsible for it. And now
the provincial wing of the Liberal
party—that disgraced and defeated
body who have connived by their silence at the robbery of their fellow-
citizens—profess to see something
doubtful and unholy in the sale by
the Provincial government of a railway terminus to a railway which has
bought the Liberals of Canada body
and soul!
The people of British Columbia,
tricked, defrauded and deluded, demand of Senator Templeman and the
Liberal party an explanation for
broken faith and deliberate theft and
Notice is hereby given that, 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the
Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land situate on the
south side of the Skeena River, about
two and one-half miles above the Little Canyon: Beginning at a post marked "W. P. Teetzel, initial post, northwest corner"; thence 80 chains east
along Indian Reserve line; thence 40
chains south; thence 40 chains west;
thence 40 chains north to the point of
commencement, containing 160 acres,
more or less.
December 8th, 1905.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Province of British Columbia.
No. 322.
This is to certify that that the "New
York Life Insurance Company" Is authorised and licensed to carry on busl-
iness within the Province of British
Columbia and to carry out or effect all
or any of the objects of the Company,
to which the legislative authority of
the Legislature of British Columbia
The head office of the company is situate at the City of New York, in the
State of New York.
The head office of the Company in
thi3 Province is situate at Vancouver,
and Jesse H. Taylor, Agency Director,
whose name is the same, is the attorney for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of office at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this 9th day of January, one
thousand nine hundred and six.
(L. S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company
has been established and licensed are:
Insurance on lives and all and every
Insurance pertaining to life, and receiving and executing trusts, and making
endowments, and granting, purchasing
and disposing of annuities.
"Companies Act, 1897."
The Taylor Mill Co.
All kinds of Building Material,
North Government St., Victoria
Province of British Columbia.
No. 321.
This is to certify that "The Ocean
Marine Insurance Company, Limited,"
is authorized and licensed to carry on
business within the Province of British Columbia, and to carry out or effect all or any of the objects of the
Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British
Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company is
situate at No. 2 Old Broad Street, In
the City of London, England.
The amount of the capital of the
Company is £1,000,000, divided into 40,-
000 shares of £25 each.
The head office of the Company in
this Province is situate at Temple
Building, Victoria, and Robert Ward
and Company, Limited Liability, whose
address is the same, is the attorney
for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of
office at Victoria, Province of British
Columbia, this 8th day of January,
one thousand nine hundred and six
(L. S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company
has been established and licensed
(a.) To adopt ana carry into effect,
with or without modification, an agreement dated the 30th day of June, 1888,
and made between Sir Stuart Saunders
Hogg, on behalf of the City of London
Marine Insurance Corporation, Limited, of the first partj Henry John
Jourdain, on behalf of the Ocean Marine Insurance Company, Limited (in
corporated under a deed of settlement,
dated 29th November, 1859), of the second part, and Alfred Price, on behalf
of this Company, of the third part, a
copy whereof is set forth in the sched-
uie to the Articles of Association of
the Company:
(b.) To insure ships, vessels, boats
and craft of every description, and engines, tackle, gear, equipment, stores,
freight, earnings, profit, cargo and
other matters and things against loss
or injury by or through perils of the
sea, fire, men of war reprisals, and all
other perils, accidents and risks, now,
or at any time hereafter, commonly
undertaken by marine insurers or
underwriters, and generally to carry
on the business of marine insurance
in all Its branches, with full power
to effect re-insurance arid counter-insurance, as may seem expedient:
(c.) To wholly or partially insure
goods, chattels, and effects or all kinds
against all Insurable risks, and to carry
on a general insurance business( but
not to assure human life or to grant
annuities upon human life), and to do
all things necessary and proper in that
(d.) To acquire and undertake the
whole or any part of th* business of any person or company carrying on any business which this Company is authorised to carry on, or possessed of property suitable for the pur
poses of this Company, and to purchase, take on lease or in exchange,
hire or otherwise acquire, deal wilh,
and dispose of any leal or personal
property, and any rights or privileges
which the Company may think necessary or convenient for the purposes of
ils business:
(e.) To pay money by way of compensation, gratuity, reward or otherwise, to or for tlie benefit of any person in the employment or formerly in
the employment of the Company, or of
any person or company from whom
this Company shall have acquired any
business or property, and to make special grants and payments to or for the
benefit of any person in whom the
Company is Interested:
(f.) To raise money In such manner
as the Company shall think fit, and in
particular by the issue of debentures
or debenture stock, perpetual or otherwise, charged upon all or any of
the Company's property, including its
capital, and to make, accept, indorse
and execute promissory notes, bills of
exchange, and other negotiable instruments,
(g.) To sell the undertaking of the
Company, or any part thereof, foi such
consideration as the Company may
think fit, and in particular for shares,
debentures, or securities of any other
company having objects altogether or
in part similar io those of this Company:
(h.) To enter into any arrangement
for sharing profits, union of Interest,
co-operation, joint adventure, reciprocal concession or otherwise with any
person or company earring on or engaged in, or about to carry on or engage in, any business or transaction
which this Company is authorised to
carry on or engage in, or any business
or transaction capable of being con
ducted so as directly or indirectly to
benefit this Company, and to take or
otherwise acquire shares and securities
of any such company, and to sell, hold,
or otherwise deal with the same:
(I.) To do all such other things as
are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects.
Notice is hereby given that, 60 days
after date I intend to apply   to   the
Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land situate on the
south side of the Skeena River, about
a half-mile above the Little Canyon
Beginning at a post marked "A. Mac.
kay, initial post, north-west corner"
thence 80 chains east; thence 80 chains
south; thence 80 chains west; thence
80 chains north to the point of   com
i mencement; containing 640 acres, more
I or less.
December 8th, 1905.
Notice is hereby given that sixty days
after date I intend to apply to the Hon
! ourable Chief Commissioner of Lands
land Works for permission to purchase
the following described land, situate in
the Bulkley   Valley,    Coast   District
Commencing at a post planted at the
N. W. Cor. lot 618, range   five,   and
marked F. E.    .HD.'s N. W. corner;
thence south 8o chains; thence east 40
chains; thence north 80 chains; thence
west 40 chains to the place of beginning,  being lot 618, range  five,  coast
Victoria, B. C, January 9, 1906.
"Companies Act, 1897."
Province of British Columbia.
No. 320.
This is to certify that "The London
Assurance" is authorised and licensed
to carry on business within the Province of British Columbia, and to carry
out or effect all or any of the obj?. ts
of the Company to which the legiila
tive authority of the Legislature ot
British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company Is
situate at No. 7, Royal Exchange, in
the City of London, England.
The amount of the capital of 'he
Company is £2,C00,000, divided into 80,-
000 shares of £25 each.
The head ofllce of the Company In
this Province is situate at Tant'i'e
Building, Victoria, and Robert Wi.'i
and Company, Limited Liability, *hcse
address is the same, is the attorney foi
the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of
office at Victoria, Province of Br!ti.-,h
Columbia, this «th day of January, one
thousand nine hundred and six,
(L. S.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies,
The objects for which the Company
has been established and licensed
(a.)To carry on the business of marine, fire and life assurance In all and
every of the branches of such businesses as at present carried on by ihe
Corporation and any future development of such bueineie respeetively, and
tc grant assurances and contracts 1'
indemnity against any and every description of Ion or liability whatever,
and  to undertake and  transact   any
business now or at any time ordinarily
wrileis, and to lend money on mortgage or bottomry:
(b.) To acquire and hold without an.\
license in mortmain and to deal w'.h
and dispose of on such terms and conditions and in such manner as tha Corporation may think fit any Ian Is 1'.
any tenure in the United Kingdom, of
Great Britain and Ireland or any interest therein:
tc.) For the purpose of business
premises out of England, to acquire,
hold of and dispose of any lands of
any tenure in India, any colony or dependency of the United Kingdom or In
any toreign country, or any interest
therein, and from time to time to sell,
lease, exchange or otherwise dispose
of any lands or any Interest ln lands
so acquired, or any part of the same,
on such terms and conditions as the
Corporation may see fit:
(d.) To enter into and carry into effect contracts for amalgamating with
or purchasing or taking over the
whole or any part of the business or
property of any company or society
authorised to carry on business which
the Corporation Is authorised to carry
on, or for undertaking and performing
all or any of the contracts, liabilities
and engagements of any such company
or society:
(e.) To procure the Corporation to be
registered or recognised in any country, state, or place abroad, and to make
investments or deposits and comply
with any conditions necessary or expedient in order to carry on business
(f.) To form or assist in forming out
of the United Kingdom any company
for carrying on any business which the
Corporation may for the time being
be authorised to carry on, and to hold
shares or stock in or securities of any
such company, and to guarantee interest or dividends on shares or stock
in or securities of any such company,
and to dispose of such shares, stock or
securities, and to guarantee the due
fulfilment of all or any the obligations
and engagements of any such company
but so that In every case arrangements
shall be made for securing to the Corporation the control and management
and benefit of the business of any such
(g.) To do all such other things as
may be incidental or conducive to the
attainment of the above objects:
(h) And to carry out the above objects except so far as otherwise expressed, either alone or ln conjunction
with any other person or association of
persons or in any part of the world,
(a) To carry on the business of marine, fire and life assurance in all and
every of the branches of such businesses respectively as at present carried on
by the Corporation, and any future development of such businesses respeetively, and to grant assurances and contracts of indemnity against any and
every description,of loss or liability
whatever, and to undertake and transact any business now or at any time
ordinarily undertaken or transacted by
underwriters, and to lend money on
mortgage or bottomry:
(b) To acquire and hold without any
licence in mortmain and to deal with
and dispose of on such terms and conditions and in such manner as the Corporation may think fit any lands of any
tenure in the United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Ireland or any interest
(c) For the purpose of business premises out of England, to acquire, hold of
and dispose of any lands of any tenure
In India, any colony or dependency of
the United Kingdom or in any foreign
country, or any interest therein, and
from time to time to sell, lease, exchange or otherwise dispose of any
lands or any Interest in land so acquired, or any part of the same, on Buch
terms and conditions as the Corporation may see fit:
(d) To enter into and carry into ef
Notice is hereby given that 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase tbe
following described lands,' situate on
the Skeena river, two miles below
Skeena Canyon and adjoining S. B.
Johnson's property, and beginning at A
post planted and marked J. T. Phelan's
initial post, thence east 80 chains, thence
south 80 chains, thence-west 80 chains,
thence north 86 chains to the place of
commencement, containing 640 acres.
Dated 8th December, 1905. \
J. T. PHELAN, locator.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days
after'date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and \
Works for permission to purchase tie
following described land, situated on
Skeena river, about three-quarters mile
below Copper river and adjoining Wm.
Bosded's pre-emption, and beginning at
a post planted and marked J. W. Graham's initial post, thence east 40 chains,
thence north 40 chains, thence.west 40
chains, thence south 40 chains to place
of commencement, containing 160 acres.
Dated 8th December, 1905. ,
J. W. GRAHAM, Locatoi
A. E. JOHNSON, Agent.
£e is hereby given that 60 days
after daf&4«jntend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described^, land;' situated on
Skeena river, one mire below Skeena
Canyon, and beginning at a post planted
near Singlehutst wagon road and
marked S. B. Johnson's initial post,
thence east 80 chains, thence south 80
chains, thence west 80 chains, thence
north 80 chains to place of commencement, containing 640 acres.
Dated 8th December, 1905.
S. B. JOHNSON, Locator. S
Louis Anderson, Agent.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land: Commencing
at a post marked southeast corner, situated 20 chains west of the west line of
the Kitwangah Indian Reserve, at •
point where said line crosses the Skeena river, running 20 chains north,
thence 40 chains west, thence 20 chains
south, thence 40 chains east, to point
of commencement, containing 80 acres
more or less.
Dated December 8th, 1905.
R. S. SARGENT, Locator.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to purchase the following described land, situated in Range V.,
Coast Dist., B. C, viz.: Commencing at
thc N. W. corner of L. 273, Range V.,
Coast Dist., and thence Ast. north 20
feet contracts for amalgamating with : chains, thence Ast. west 40 chains,
or purchasing or taking over the whole thence Ast east 20 chai thence Ast
or any part of the business or property
of any company or society authorised
to carry on business which the Corporation is authorised to carry on, or for
undertaking and performing all or any
of the contracts, liabilities and engagements of any such company or society: i
e) To procure the Corporation to be 1
registered or recognised in any country, state or place abroad, and to make
any investments or deposits and comply with any conditions necessary or
expedient In order to carry on business
(f) To form or assist in forming out
of the United Kingdom any company
for carrying on any business which the
Corporation may for the time being be
authorised to carry on, and to hold
shares or stock in or securities of any
such company, and to guarantee Interest or dividends on shares of stock In
or securities of any such company, and
to dispose of such shares, stocks or securities, and to guarantee the due fulfilment of all or nny the obligations
and engagements of any such company,
but so that ln every case arrangements
shall be made for securing to the Corporation the control and mnnngement
nnd benefit of the buslnes 1 to nny such
north 40 chains and'thence Ast.  east
to point of commencement.
Oct. IS, 1905.
Italian School of Music
Of the Conservatory of Music, Napoli
(Italy). In addition to tuition on the
Violin, Mandolin and Guitar, he will
conduct a special class in the art of
pianoforte accompaniment to a limited
number of advanced pupils. Special attention is niven to beginners as well as
to advanced players. The school is situated at 117 Cook Street Victoria.
The Engines of The Day.
Coal Oil Engines
Superior to Gasoline.
Marine Engines for launches,  fishing
boats,   etc.      Stationary   Engines  for
jTo'do all such other things as may  pumping and all power'purposes.   For
raiich and other uses.
be incidental or conducive to the   „, ... .     ,           ■    ,
tnlnment of the above objects: '    Wn" for Particulars.
(h) And to carry out the nbove ob- Now is the lime to order for the spring.
jects, except so far as otherwise   ex- ROCHUSSKN & COLLIS, 7 Yates St.
pressed, either alone or ln conjunction VICTORIA    B C
with any other person or association of ...           1     •  •
persons and in any part of the world. Dealers in Mining and other Machinery. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY io. 1906.
the Motherland.
A London Letter From Onr Own
London, Jan. 27—Thank all the
gods there be, the general election
is over at last; the temporary insanity of a free, self-governing people, who have those paroxysms, somt-
times, has subsided. From being a
nation of wild-eyed, raving, politically
crazy folks, we have subsided into
the normal, everyday, "mostly fools"
stage of existence. The politicians,
and others, who have "got in" laugh
up their sleeves and feel happy.
The amazing thing about this election has been the immense stride forward taken by Labor, with a capital
L. It will have upwards of fifty
representatives in the new parliament. Strange to say, some people
are expressing surprise at Labor's
"arriving" so soon. Is this leap of
Labor the result of the board school
education 1 I have heard some of the
new Labor members, and those who
imagine that they will be nonetitics
in the new house, or a convenient butt
for Alcibiadeses of the opposition
benches, will find themselvts sorely
astray. As Macaulay said of the
Puritan Commoners: "Their oppon-
- ents on the battlefield and on the
floor of the debating chamber found
those strange, fanatical men no laughing matter."
George Nicholls, now an evangelistic preacher, was born an agricultural laborer, worked as laborer and
navvy for many years, studied, took
to preaching, pleaded the case of the
Midlands agricultural laborer and
championed him in press, on platform, everywhere, and now the agricultural laborers of North Northamp-
shire have sent him to the nation's
council. The day of the vast humble
class of toilers in England is coming,
seemingly; and the old governing
class appears to be losing its grip to
a certain extent. But statesmanship
is not a thing of rapid or easy acquirement. Well may they tremble
who foresee the country left to the
government of the toiling masses or
their chosen representatives so far as
I have seen them.
• *   •
"Four Feathers" Mason (A. E.
W.), of Coventry, who ran in the Liberal interest, got in by a fine majority. He was helped on the platform and throughout the constituency
by Mr. J. M. Barrie, his staunch
friend. I had the pleasure of hear-
iog Mason asd seeing Barrie while in
Coventry the day before the election.
Quite a "brainy" team i' faith.
And another well known litterateur,
Sir A. Conan Doyle, who tried a
south of Scotland constituency in the
Unionist interest, can only be de
scribed as having "also ran," for he
was defeated by his Liberal opponent.
A pity, for I, for one, should like to
see more literary men in "the talking
• •   •
Unprecedented scenes of enthusiasm
marked the farewell of the Londoners
to the victorious "All Black" New
Zealand Rugby team on its departure
from Waterloo on Saturday morning
for Southampton. One of the striking
incidents was the "send-off" given
by thc Welsh Rugby team present on
the Southampton platform. They
sang, beautifully, the Welsh national
anthem, in their native language, gave
the Welsh cheer, with a Welsh tiger
and shook hands with Cambrian fervor. Each man was provided with a
huge leek, which he brandished alarmingly. Then the New Zealanders gave
their war cry, burst out into "Auld
Lang Syne," in which the thousands
present joined heartily. The team's
record is marvellous; only one defeat
in their United Kingdom series, and
. that from "gallant little Wales' 'at
• •   •
Hardly anything strikes the intelligent stranger in London more than
the extraordinary prominence given
by even the great leading newspapers
to questions relating to bodily health
and the cure of disease. It is no uncommon thing to observe such papers
as the Daily Telegraph, Times, Express. Tribune (the new Liberal penny
mornine paper) devoting considerable   space   in their most, valuable
news pages to such subjects as the
"superior nutriment of nuts," "the
Finsen light cure for heart disease,"
"rice as a food," and so forth; even
playing them up in the contents bills,
usually reserved for the pieces de resistance. It is perhaps a wholesome
trend. I think, however, from many
unobstrusive observations in all sorts
of cafes, from the Savoy and Romano's down to the Gourmet in
Leicester Squase and the Fleet street
snackeries, that roast beef and Yorkshire will take a lot of ousting from
the favor of the    average   British
• •   •
No mere man,    I    know,   should
j trench   upon    that holiest of holy
grounds, female raiment; although, of
course, there was Worth, whom many
are still willing to affidavy was a man,
! after all—though I have never seen
any report of an official   and   authoritative character—he made a fortune out of making women's clothes.
But surely a man may venture a word
; of protest against the hideous ugliness of the new capes in furs that are
j coming in.   This is a sawed-off jacket
' of what looks like many small skins
; very badly and most palpably sewn
together, giving the wearer a very
^ossicky,   hirsute   look,   completely
I concealing the  lines  of grace,  and,
generally, looking like    Well, not
well. The sheer ugliness of the rig
seems to make it quite eligible for
motoring in, as that branch of sport
appears to be the conqueror of anything approaching the becoming, the
chic or the neat.
j *   »   *
The Tribune is the latest addition
to Fleet street's mighty host of pub-
; lications, and is, by the way, not
j published in Fleet street, but Bou-
;verie street; but it is all Pressland
round here anyway. The Tribune is
backed with a capital of £700,000, and
yet old Grub street men shake their
beads and utter prophecy. It is a
splendidly edited paper, yet lacks the
rare literary tang of the Chronicle,
the ideal journal, from a Liberal
standpoint; but its specials, editorials
and news are fairly done, none the
less. In tone it keeps to the traditions of London journalism, and if
this be maintained, as is likely, it will
surely take its place as the principal
organ of the government and the
Liberal party. A story of great merit
from Rudyard Kipling's pen appeared
in the first number. Sarah Grand,
Marie Corelli, J. M. Barrie, Rider
Haggard, Conan Doyle, William Archer, Joseph Conrad are a few of its
"rugged" special writers.
• •   •
War Minister Haldane, it is reported, will treble the efficiency, double the size and reduce the cost of
the British army within a very short
period. Sweeping changes, rumors of
which are now filling the air, are to
be made at once, amongst them promotion by merit, which will result
in the stopping of an aneunt and
notorious abuse, which has rend trod
the British army unable to perform
its duties on more than one occasuvt.
In fact, there is to be a regular homi-
cleaning and destruction of rubb:-:h
and refuse at the war office, ihis
time by a man who is too big to be
baffled by conspiracies of officialdom,
and too wise to be deceived with pretexts. If Haldane achieves even half
of what he proposes, the British Empire will have cause to revere his
memory. He is one of the clearest-
headed, most uncompromising and
most widely informed men who have
ever held the office of secretary of
state for war.
We take pleasure  In  informing our
j readers that the book and stationery
I business formerly owned by Mr. O. B.
i Oi-mand has been purchased as a going
! concern by the Messrs. Huxtable Bros.
The new proprietors,  who    are    both
well-known to Victorians, having had
considerable experience ln this line of
business, are about to place a brand
new stock of novels and stationery in
their new store, and extend a cordial
welcome tn all.   The name of this new
jincl enterprising firm is The Standard
i Stationery Co.
The Duke of Westminster's party, on
their recent shooting trip to Mashona-
land, made the following "bag": 2
rhinos, 2 koodoo, 10 roan, 4 waterbuck.
7 tsessebe, 3 zebra. 3 reedbuck. 4
warthoar, 7 m-lbi. 1 grlesljuck—total, 40
heid. There were three guns in the
oarty.—"Chronicle!" Bulawayo.
At The Street
It is likely that the public library
will remain open on Saturday afternoons and Sundays. Mayor Morley
has urged this step on the consideration of the library committee as being
one best calculated to promote the
wave of temperance which is sweeping over the city. It certainly is much
to be regretted that at the only hours
when the working man, who cannot
afford to buy his own books, is free
the library should be shut. The aim
and object of all public institutions of
this class is, or should be, to place
good healthy literature before the people who are unable to afford the time
and money to procure it elsewhere.
This aim is obviously lost sight of if
the library is closed during the hours
when such patrons are prevented by
their work from making use of it. The
Lounger sincerely hopes that the
Mayor may be successful in procuring
the fulfilment of his suggestion, which
curiously enough was endorsed by a
letter to the Colonist appearing in the
same edition as did the notice of his
The J. B. A: A. are to be congratulated on having lately installed in their
club on The Embankment a first-class
English billiard table. It had been
felt for some time that this was a
much needed requirement, and its appearance has been greeted with enthusiasm. The table, which is constructed by the well known English
firm of Hennig Bros., London, has been
placed in the large room adjoining the
reading room, where there is ample
space for it. A full equipment of cues
and markers has also been procured.
I was thinking the other day that at
very small expense it would be possible
to do away with what is at present a
real eye-sore just outside the Parliament Buildings. At the further end
of the Causeway, in the angle formed
by the sidewalk and the Embankment,
there is a little bare piece of ground,
which in wet weather is a mass of
mud, and in fine is full of dust. It is
used as a short cut by those who are
toe lazy to walk round (The Lounger
pleads guilty), but it might easily be
made quite attractive if it were sown
with grass seed, and surrounded with
an iron railing, which would only require three pillars to uphold it. A
small tree planted in the middle would
of course also be an improvement; i!
funds allowed a gravel path might be
run across the centre of it for the
benefit of the aforesaid lazy ones. The
same scheme has already been put into effect at the Government street end
of the Causeway, but its beauty is decidedly marred by an ugly shack
which in staring white letters advertises cigars, fruit, etc.
There is a crying need here for public lavatories. That the capital of
British Columbia should not possess
one of these essential conveniences is
somewhat remarkable. Undoubtedly
there ought to be one placed in the
centre of the town, underground, fitted out in modern style. A modest
charge of flve cents for a wash and
brush-up would pay the wages of a
caretaker and leave enough to yield a
small dividend. The corner of Yates
and Government streets would seem
to offer the most advantages as a good
public centre. Another such establishment at Beacon Hill, with a room
for changing, to accommodate footballers, who often have to make shift in a
miserable little hut in that neighborhood, and a third one out towards Oak
Bay would certainly be much appreciated.
A Spokane school girl was required
to write an assay of 250 words about
an automobile. She submitted the following: "My uncle bought an automobile. He was riding out in the
country when It busted going up a
long hill. I guess this is about 50
words. The other 200 are what my
uncle said while he was walking back
to town, but they are not fit for publication."
The man who insists upon seeing
with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides.—Amiel.
Now is the time to get your land
ready for seed. Several good seeds
are being advertised, but Rennie's
seem to give satisfaction. He has all
Notice Is hereby given that, 60 days
after date I intend to apply to the
Hon. Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the
following described land situate on the
south side of the Skeena River, about
one and a half miles above the Little
Canyon: Beginning at a post marked
"D. W. Moore, initial post, south-west
corner"; thence 80 chains east: thence
SO chains north: thence 80 chains west:
thence 80 chains south to the point of
commencement; containing 640 acres,
more or less.
December Sth, 1905.
The Janiaician Specialist—Chiropody (Osteopathy) Electropathy and
Electric Cure.    Chronic Diseases of the Nerves,  Rhumatics,
Spinal and Joints.
Hastings anil Abbott, above Palms. Rooms 8-9.     Office Hours—8.30 a.m. to
9-30 p.m. Phone 2012
;brewers of
The Highest Grade Malt and Hops Used in Manufacture.
PHONE 893.
Manufacturers of
English Ale and Stout and Aerated Waters
Telephone 444,
Victoria West. B. e.
The Old Established and Popular House. First Class Restaurant in Connection.
Meals at All Hours.
The Victoria is Steam Heated Throughout; has the best Sample Rooms iu tlle City;
and has been Re-iurnished Irom Ton to Bottom.
Why Not Smoke
The Best That Is Going
Turner Beeton & Co., Limited, Victoria, B.e.
Sole Agents for British Columbia.
If your tobacconist does not carry these lines write us direct.
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