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 The Vespers are good and the
"'"*  Leanders are better, but the Clothes made by
•no Broad Street, Vicloria.
... are best of all. .
.  A Provincial Review and Magazine.
A number ol new homes, Modern in   *
every respect,    Kaiy   monthly   instalments.
40 Government St.
»,rOL. II.
Price 5 Cents
The Passing Show.
[An Apology and Some Explanations-
America's. Great Loss—Commissioner
Mclnnes' Dawson Welcome and
His Inaugural  Remarks—
Some Politics.
';Th» distribution of Tlie Week fo sub-
bribers within the city limits will in
iiture be carried out through the agent
t the B, C. District Messenger Service.
11 complaints as to non-delivery 'y.
,tper should be made at the messenger
irvice office in Trounce alley.
iThe Week humbly craves tho courte-
as indulgence of its many patrons for
ny shortcomings which may bo appar-
a{ in this issue. The unfortunate sick-
ess of our talented cartoonist has pre-
euted the securing of suitable picto.'.al
dicule; while an imperative business
all has done us tho injury of tempore r-
y depriving us of the services of the
end of our editorial staff. There are
1 consequence, various annoying errors,
ad we hasten t'o disarm hostility by
'■liable explanation.
We commend to our readers' attention
Iie excellent West Coast views appear-
arewith. These arrived too late to ac-
unpauy our special correspondent's let-
r on thnt subject in last week's issue.
Yukon telegraphic dispatches show that
ntisli Columbia's own Mclnnes had »
ryail welcome at Dawson on Monday,
his is ns it should be. But a paragraph
the dispatch makes curious reading,
says:   "In reply to addresses of wel-
line the new commissioner made a ring-
g speech, saying that, although a Lib-
al, he was not a Liberal official, but
ie executive of the Territory, and
lould recognize no political party or
iction. The speech," concludes the dis>-
utch, with delicious naivete, "made a
J'cp impression."
I We should   think   so.   It   would be
(able to. Nothing similar has been
card in the Yukon since t'he first "sour-
bughs" went in.    But   it   will   make
Sivfully cold reading at Ottawa—the
loro so that Billy Mclnnes is just tii->
ind of man to keep his word.
The sympathy of the whole English-
|pcaking world will go out fo America
her hour of sorrow for the death of
If. John Hay. The deceased gentle-
tan had borne so lnrge a part in the
tioulding of the new America that his
temise is felt by ill to remove from the
ccne oue who can be ill spared. He wis
imphatically a ytatesauau, a gentleman,
is opposed fo a politician, and it leads
0 the hops of a higher ideal iu American
mblia lifo some day that his merit
liould hnvo been so widely recognized
jmong his own people. Dying more than
generation   later   than   Lincoln, his
Iaroor, revives tho hope, which well-nlg'o
orished with that great statesman and
nt'riot, that tho control of the big re-
ublic's affairs will eventually pass from
(io ward-politician   aud   criminal   into
Iiwrthier hands. Such men as John Hay
hod lustre, upon tlio land of their niitiv
ty, nnd in the present case, it may be
ioped that the good work of the deceased
thtosmari may live nfter him.
P. A. O'Fnrrell writes to the Boston
News Bureau from Grand Forks, B. Oi,
ns follows: Grand Forks is one of the
gnrden spots of British Columbin, and
moreover, is a regular railroad ecnter.
The Great Northern and the Canadian
Pacilic meet here, and another road
known in the Northwest ns the "Hot-
Air Railroad" runs from here to Republic in Washington.
The Granby mines nnd smelter supply
the chief freight. The mines ship 2,000
tons daily and the smelter is fast doubling its capacity and will soon be treating 4,000 tons. That means a daily consumption of r.00 tons of coke and daily
shipment of 100,000 lbs. of copper to
New York. Grent Northcn nnd Northern Pacific are competitors for this
traffic', and I understand they have un
agreement as to freight rates.
The Canadian Pacific has treated the
Grandby and other Kettle river mining
enterprises most handsomely. When
the Granby smelter was' built, the
regular rate on ore from the mines at
Phoenix to Grand Forks (20 miles) was
00 cents per ton. The Granby pleaded
for a better rate, and the figure was
successively reduced to 75, to 50 and to
25 cents a ton. They also got a rate
from Crow's Nest Pass which gave them
coke for $0.50 a ton. The same coke is
$9.50 a ton at Butte. The British Columbia Copper Company was given an
ore rate of 12y2 cents a ton. None of the
three railroads at Butte ever gave a
12% cent rate from mine to smelter.
Northern Pacific and Oregon Short Line
used to charge a dollar a ton from Butto
to Anncoiiiln, a ,d becausr they refused
to reduce it, Marcus ualy built thu
Butte, A. ir da & I'ncilic, which hauls
ut an actual cost of 15 cents. Great
.Northern charges Heinze GO cents a ton
lor 400 tons of concentrate from Basin
to Butte, 28 miles.
Canadian Pacific pursued this liberal
policy long before the advent here of
(.rent Northern. Fixed chnrges and
capitalization of Canadian Pacific are
the lowest of any route ou the continent,
nnd it enn afford to give rates that would
stagger oven the splendid management
of tbe Great Northern.
As a producer of copper, British Columbia will, in a generation, surpass
Michigan nnd Montana. From the
Gruud Forks to the Okanagan coutnry
there are 120 miles of copper producing
territory, and from the Okanagan to the
Fraser river valley there are 70 miles of
copper deposits. These ure not even
prospected yet, but Great Northern and
Canadian Pacific are buildiug branches
costing millions to tap them. Canadian
Pacific has but to extend its Crow's Nest
through to the Kettle river couutry to
Okanagan, and from there through the
Similkameen valley to reach its main
line in the Fraser river valley.
These valleys ore prolific in agriculture and timber resources, most of
which will naturally go over Canadian
Pacific to Cnnndinu mining camps nud
markets. Yet Great Northern is to
build hundreds of miles to tbe Kettle
river country and to the Pacific to tap
this wonderful copper couutry. The
world knows Mr. Hill's instinct for
traffic, and when lie undertakes to
extend from here to the Pacific, 350
miles, it may be inferred that be has
data or expert testimony on the Immense value of the copper deposits.
"Yet," ns Boosy says, "Profesosr Hall
wouldn't have found that new moon If
Mars hadn't satellite out for him."
»    ♦    i
Boy—"Fnther, it's raining.''
Father—"Oh, well, let it rain."
Boy—"I wns Roing to, Futher."—Lon-
'mii Punch. . 4J1
Jacob's Dainty Irish Biscuits, 30c. a lb.
DlXI H. ROSS & Co.,  Progressive Grocers.
Visit of the American Institute
of Mining Engineers.
Reception in Parliament Buildings—Trip Among the East Coast
Islands—Visit to Tyee Copper Mine.
Since our last issue Victorians have
had the pleasure of entertaining a number of members of the American Institute of Miuiug Engineers. Never before
in the history of the province has such
a gathering of influential und practical
mining men beeu gathered together in its
midst, aud wo feel sure that at uo distant date. Not only will the Island, but
fhe whole of British Columbia feel the
benefits accruing from their visit. The
party arrived on tho Princess Victoria
from Seattle, on Saturday morning last
at an early hour, aud were accompanied
by Mr. W. M. Brewer, the representative of the local association, and Mr. W.
F. Robertson, provincial mineralogist,
who have been with them since theii
arrival in British Columbia, and to
whom great thanks and credit must be
given for having made the visit Che success it has neon. The following is the
complete list of the party:
Macon, Georgia; Mrs. J. R. Howard,
Brooklyn, N, Y.; Mr. S. F. Kirkpatrick,
Kingston, Out.; Mr, John C. Kafer, Mr.
Paul S..King, Mr. Jas. M. Lawlon, Mr.
aud Mrs. John Lilly, Lambertville, N.
J.; C. W. Goodalo, Butte, Mont.; Prof.
.T. 0. Gwilliam, Kingston, Ont.; Mr. and
Mrs. H. B. W. Hodges, Granby, B. C;
Mr. Wm. Lilly, Lambertville, N. J.;
Major Gharles E. Lydeckor, New York
City; Mr. F. W. Lyman, Mt. George
Lyman, Minneapolis, Minn.; Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. B. Mcllvain, Reading, Pa.;
Miss Auua W. Olcott, Mr. Ohas. T.
Olcott, Master Mason Olcott, New York
City; Mr. aid Mrs. W. S. Pilling, Miss
Mary B. Pilling, Mr. Joseph Ross Pi'l
ing, Mr. Geo. Pilling, Philadelphia, Pa ;
Mr. and Mrs. I. P. Pardee, Master
James Lee Pardee, Hazelton, Pa.; Dr.
and Mrs. R. W. Raymond, Brooklyn,
N. Y.; Gen. and Mrs. Chas. F. Roe,
New York City; Miss Ross, Macon, Ga.;
Ore Tramway from Bunkers, Zreku Landing.
Captain Townsend, S. S Queen's City ; Messrs. W. A. Slierberg, Store Keeker ;
B. W. Leeson, Mining Recoreer; and A. Macauley, June Mine,
standing on wharf.
Mr. W. P. Agnew, New York City;
Mrs. M. B. Ayres, Mrs. S. Ayres, Bound
Brook, N. J.; Mr. aud Mrs. T. H. Aid-
rich, and Miss Aldrich, Washington, D.
C; Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Ayres, Banff,
Alta.; Miss Pearl Browning and Miss
Elizabeth Browning, Syracuse, N. Y;
Miss M. E. Barron, Mr. and Mrs. Briggs,
Chicago, 111.; Mr. S. M. Bamberger,
Calt aLke City, Utah; Mr. and Mrs. W.
B. Cog3well, Syracuse, N, Y.; Mr, F.
Clyniei, Reading, Pa.; Francis V. Free
land, Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Brunfon, Denver, Colo,; Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Cook,
Richard Cook, Master Cook, Pottsdawr.'.
Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Campbell, Den
ver, Colo.; Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Carlton,
Oripplo Creek, Colo.; Mr. J. B. Cullum,
Pittsburg, Pa.; Mr, Theodore Dwighl,
New York City, N. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. E
V. d'Inviiliers, Miss d'Invilliers, Philn-
dolphia, Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Fack-
enthal, Easton, Pa.; Mr. E. L Ford,
Master Ford, Youugstown, Ohio; Mr. D.
G. Forbes, Shilllngstone, Blnndford,
England; Mr. and Mrs, E. L. Foucar
High Bridge, N. J.; Mr. and Mrs. W.
H. Harrington, Miss M. L. Horringtcu,
Mr. Arthur Harrington, Philadelphia,
Pa.; Mr. and Mrs. L, Holbrook, New
York Cily; Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Hunt,
Chicago, 111.; Mr. .Holt, Miss Ida Holt,
Dr. Joseph Struthers, New York Ci'.y;
Miss Florence Starr, Miss Ella Senly,
Aliss Rebecca Scaly, Galveston, Texas:
Miss Velasquez, New York City; Mr. A.
H, Vaughan, Brooklyn, N. Y.; M.\
Walter Wood, Philadelphia, Pa.
Dr. Raymond, of New York, the offl
elal secretary of the Institute, waB untiring iu his arduous labors, and to him
is duo grent praise for the success of the
visit to the West. Tho local reception
committed with tho hon. minister of
mines us hon. chairman worked hard for
tlio comfort of the visitors, and nothing
but praise was henrd on every hand.
Tho Driard was made the headquarters,
although mnny stayed at the King El
ward. The first business session was
held at tho parliament buildings on the
day of their arrival at 3 p. m., and tho
visitors were welcomed by His Honor
the Lieut-Governor Sir Henri Joly de
Lotbiniere nnd the Hon. Richard McBride, t'he Premier. During the meeting
Mr. Sutton delivered a short lecture,
upon tbo physical composition nnd geological features of Vaucouver Island, aud
the nnturo of Its mineral resources,
whicli was received with grent interest.
The remainder of tho afternoon was
spent in viewing thu sights of the city,
and on all sides praises were   heard of
our "lovely climate" and "grand scenery." Tha evening was devoted to a re
ception held by the provincial govern
ment at the parliament buildings, which
were illuminated and beautifully decorated—thu show of roses could not have
been surpassed, and it was a happy idea
presenting them to the visiting ladies be-
foretho close of tho evening. His Honoi
the Lieut.-Governor Sir Henri Joly received the guests in his usual courtly
way, aud a large number of citizens attended to do honor to their visitors,
which in addition to the members of the
American Mining Institute included
Cap! Miles, of the U. S. S. Boston, together with his officers. The museum
aud other parts of the building were
thrown open during fhe evening, and
many visitorswere interested in all Mr.
Kermode, the curator of the museum,
had to tell them abou tho various exhibits. Sunday was passed in comparative
quietness, although many of (ho visitors
drove round and about Victoria on the
"Tally Ho" coach. On Monday the
board of trade, who had chartered the
Charmer, took their visitors on a trip
up the east coast of the Island, through
the inner channel, going up as far as
Ladysmith. A most enjoyable day was
spent, and to Mr. J. Mara and Mr. W.
Elworthy, secretary of the board, great
praise is duo for the admirable way in
which the arrangements had been made.
The Charmer left the O. P. R. wharf at
10 a. m., returned anout 6 p. m. Many
of our townspeople accompanying ihe
visitors. A most excellent lunch was
served about midday, to which every one
did full justice ou Tuesday, through tho
generosity of the Tyee Copper Company,
under fhe management of Clermont Livingstone of the tuino nt Mount Sicker
and Thomas Kiddie, of the Tyco smelter
at Ladysmith, the visitors were enabled
to enjoy a most pleasant day. Some oy
inspecting tho uiino and others by being
shown over the smelter. The visitors
left the Victoria terminus of the E. &
N. railway at S a. m. on a special rtain,
and were conveyed as far as Duncans,
where a number of the visitors left t'he
train and wero conveyed in hacks and
other conveyances as far as tho mine, s
distanco of 9 miles. After a thorough inspection of the works tho party sat
down and did ample justice to a most excellent cold collation. Tho sawmill bad
been dismantled and turned into a veritable banquetry hall, and was profusely
'decorated with Union Jacks and the
Stars aud Stripes. After lunch Mr. Liv-
'ngstoue proposed Clio health of the King
and tho President, to which the Hon.
Mr. Smith, American consul, responded
in suitable terms, after which Mr. Liv
ing stono proposed Ihe health of tae
American Institute of Mining Engineers
Dr. Raymond replying in a,-,most intei-
estiug speech, following which tlio henidi
and prosperity of Mr. Livingstone nod
tho Tyee Company wns drunk. Mean
time, Iho rest of the party had been
taken ou to Ladysmith, where they wero
met by Manager Thos, Kiddie, Mr.
Alien and other members of the stuff,
and were immediately taken over the
smelter, which was working smoothly
and in excellent order. Too much cannot
b» snid for tho way in which Mr. Kid-
dio and ins assistants explained anJ
showed everything Co thu visitors, who,
after having looked over tbe worka
thoroghly wero ushered into a largo
marquee, where lunch was served, after
whicli Manager Kiddie proposed th'»
health of the King and President, speaking with great feeling of tho loss of ex-
Secretary Hay, Robert W. Hunt, past
president of ihu institute, responded.
Mayor Cobtirn, of Ladysmith, welcomed
the guests In a very happy speech, aud
after tho health of Iho ladies bad been
druuk, tho party wero shown over tha
local Bbingle mills by the Mayor, On
returning to Manager Kiddle's house
afternoon tea was served, and the pur'.j
after bidding farewell to Mr. nnd Mrs,
Kiddle for their hospitality got on boara
tho train, travelling as far as Somenos,
wlierctlie party from tho miiio was pick
ed up, and thonc ■ on to Victoria, which
was reached at 7.30 p. ni. after a most
enjoyable day.
Wednesday was    chiefly    devoted to THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 8, 1905.
business, but those who were able attended an At Home kindly given by His
Honor tho Lieut.-Governor at Government House. A iargo gathering of
ladies and gentlemen attended to meet
tho distinguished guests, and a most
enjoyable afternoon was spent. A most
excellent band was in attendance, and
played during the afternoon.
At 11 o'clock the steamer Victoria took
our visitors to Vancouver, and a large
number of citizous were present on t'he
0. P. R. wharf to bid farewell to the
members of tho American Institute of
Mining Engineers after their first visit.
Mr. Monk and other Conservntive lenders iu Quebec, it is said, contemplate
joining the Liberal party. This will end
'he controversy as to which set of Quebec politicians is the greater enemy of
Provincial rights.—Toronto News.
It is difficult to follow the reasonine
of those Liberal papers that declare that
the results of the North Oxford and London elections should end the opposition
lo the autonomy bills. Tbe fact that the
conflict between party and principle in
the eastern constituencies has resulted in
the triumph of the former does not affect
the point at issue in the slightest. The
question will be fought out on its merits
in the House, and Premier Haullaiu
very emphatically states that the struggle will not end with tlie passage of the
bills.—Vernon News.
As might be expected, the Daily News
is daily engaged in creating fairy political stories in its upper stope. And we
would like to inquire when the Daily
Muse ever did have a good thing, politically, to offer to either the Grit, or
Conservative party. It should appear In
its true colors, a radical Socialist organ.
—Cranbrook Prospector.
Advices from Ottawa sny that the
present session of tho Federal House
will last until August. A long session
but one so far barren of results whicli
maka for n national Canada. The chief
work of tlio present session will have to
fasten tho shackles of sectnrion education upon Uie new provinces to bo carved
from tho great Northwest.—Kamloops"
Above an altitude many kinds of bacteria cannot live. It is the same with
weak and narrow-minded people. Many
cannot survive very long above 2.500
feet above sea level, and while they do
they act in a foolish manner. The effect
of the rarified atmosphere is plainly seen
in Fernie, where mnny of the residents
net ns though their top stopes were full
of wheels. Those affected in this way
should emigrate to a lower level where
tho greater atmospheric pressure will
keep them from going entirely insane.—
Fernie Ledge.
The contention of Dr. Bryce nnd the
Globe that this law is not coercive is a
mere quibble nbout a word. We will
substitute compulsion for coercion, if
fhat will please them. If this bill becomes law the maintenance of separate
schools in the West will bo compulsory;
there is no escape from that position.
The narrow-minded bigots and meddlers
of Toronto nnd Ontario -<ay that the
maintenance of separate schools shall be
placed on a voluntary basis, shall be left
to the people of the West lo decide for
themselves, not only now, but for all
time; that they shall be allowed to retain, modify or reject the system ns they
please. It seems to lis to lie nn issue as
between freeedom, provincial rights,
nnd federation on the one side, and centralization and coercion on the other.—
Toronto News.
West Arm of Quatsno Sound, approaching Yreka Island.
The only election that will take place
this summer is the Alberni by-election,
and it is a foregone conclusion that a
government supporter will be returned.—
Oranbrook Prospector.
The death of the gentleman who introduced Limburger cheese iuto Cauada
reminds us tbat only the actions of the
just smell sweet and blossom in the dust.
—Toronto News.
There is nothing weak about the Victoria Week's reference to The World nnd
the timber cruiser letter. In fact, it
changes thc cruiser into a crusher. Fortunately no bones were broken and The
World can still sit up and look around.
—Vancouver World.
The early bird catches the worm, but
what are you going to do with the fool
birds? —"Grit Papers"—who think that
every piece of political wire, Is a worm.
—Cranbrook Prospector.
The Demitri   Donskoi Was   Known as
"The Haunted Oruiser."
Many curious facts have come to light
about the ill-fated vessels of Rojestven
sky's defeated squadron.
One odd circumstance about the battleship Borodino is that, of its complement
of 740 men, no fewer than 628 bore foreign surnames. Many of these were Germans from the Baltic provinces, hut at
least one Englishman—Lieut. Anderson,
who was ono of the foreign "mercenaries" taken on at Madagascar—probably
lost his life on the ill-fated Russian battleship.
The Demitri Donskoi, one of the four
armoured cruisers sunk in the engagement with Admiral Togo, was known
throughout the Russian empire as
"Zakoldovammi Kruizir," or "The
Haunted Cruiser." Sailors dreaded
serving on her, and three brothers named
Varnishinenn actually committed suicide
at Kronstadt in order to avoid being
transferred to her. It had long been a
popular superstition among the Czar's
sailors that on her first long voyage the
Dmitri Donskoi would go to the bottom.
Sounding Party under Captain Townsend, of S.S. "Queen City,
in Sau Joseph Bay, Vancouver Island.
With the Python going in the shipping
list, Jacko Lake properties operated by
A. F. Gwin shipping and the Iron Mask
both shipping nnd smelting, things looV
bright for the future of the Kamloops
mining camp.—Kamloops Standard.
Mr. Emmerson mny make a _good
enough president of the B. C. Loggers'
Association, but when it comes to the
rolling, his logs don't seem to go the way
he wants them to.—Vancouver World.
Papa—Are you sure that you and
mamma thought of me while you were
Grncie—Oh, yes! We henrd n man
kicking up an awful row about his breakfast nt the hotel, and mamma said,
"That's just like papa."—Tatler, London, England.
The Imperator Alexander III., although only built in 1901, was said to be
infested with rafs. Lieut. Lebedieff, in a
letter to his parents, subsequently published in a St. Petersburg newspaper, related how one Sunday evening a large
rat Intruded on the commander of the
vessel while he was having his bath.
After on exciting chase the rat was dispatched by a sailor servant, who was,
however, bitten on the thumb and died
a few days later from blood poisoning.
Captain Bernatovitch, of the repair
ship Kamschatka, was known among his
men as "Kulak Fist," on account of his
habit of boxing the ears of disobedient
subordinates. He was a good linguist,
and his two sons were educated in England
Captain Sergeyeff, of the Borodino,
was one of the most popular officers in
the Russian navy, and was known to
ths sailors as "Kasha," or "Buckwheat
Porridge." He was very good-natured,
but for all that was an excellent commander.   When a boy, Sergeyeff spent
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Good Pianos slightly used, at
less than half their actual
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Houses Built on the
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Through Tickets to Alberni, Crofton, Comox and Other Points |
of Interest.
GEO.   L.   COURTNEY,   Traffic Manager.
The Old Established and Popular House.'    First Class Restaurant in Connection.
Meals at all Hours.
Millington & Wolfenden, Proprietors.
The Victoria is Steam Heated Throughout; has tbe best Sample Rooms in thej
City; and has beeu He-furnished from Top to Bottom.
ono and a half years in America, and
among bis intimates was very fond of.
talking Knglisb with an extraordinary
Yankee accent.
Oiiptaiu Stehmann, of the protected
cruiser Svietlana, was, like Admiral
Stnrck, known as "Niemefz"—The German—but had he been called an Englishman it would probably hare.been nearer
tha mark, for tbe unfortunate officers
mother enmo of an old Warwicksiii.-o
Captain Eberliardt, of the Alexander
III., was one of tlie best dressed officers
in the Czar's navy. He was a person]
friend of Nicholas II., and on more tha
one occasion tlio Czar is said to hai]
chaffed the gallant officer about his con
ly manners and dandy clothes. Bhel
hardt wus not popular among his mef
to whom he was known as "Blue Mary]
—Daily Mirror.
An exchange speaks of an armless pi
man "who hns written a long story w
his toes." Thnt Is really nothing. "Un
Tom's Cabin" was written- by Han
Beecher's toe. THE WEEK,  SATURDAY,. JULY ;?, 1905,
Adrian Eoss, writing in a recent issue
qJ of the Tatler (London,, Eng.), has the
following quaint    but   instructive    re-
j| marks   upon   modern   juries—remarks
I which tho average   thoughtful and ob-
h^ing man can very heartily endorse:
iii   The recent discreditable exhibitions of
Jwhe three Nan Patterson trials in Am-
Kferican and some   less   sensational but
iniare grotesque    performances    on our
[side of the water must have served to
rengthcn an opinion which   has   long
^been growing amoug intelligent men that
if'he jury system, which, ns we have been
Abundantly told by   our   constitutional
; historians, was the source alike of our
, representative government    nnd of our
Jj legal organization, has seen its day.  Its-
lvalue, iu any case, was always rather
lacgativo than positive; it was a protection against   oppression   rather than a:
[iruai antes ior fairness.   Now its disadvantages persist,    while ■ the    dangers
.Against, whicli it guarded us have dwindl-:
id away.
/The jury, wheu it first appeared, was
distinctly fiscal; it was a body of men;
%t local knowledge who assessed the;
j'a lues of property and   the amount of
axation. From valuing estates these
local experts were used to help the
judges in settling fhe titles to land, and
Ifrom assessing money penalties to give
■Vitness against criminals nnd then to
[judge them. The first and principal
Idea of the jury, political or legal, is
lihnt money is to be got out of somebody
■ for the crown, and the jurymen settle
J'vho pays and how much. Local representatives, from   arranging   how much
be made the ground-work for reforms in
taxation, if not in tariffs, since it would
show what industries and classes were
prospering or decaying under our present
system or want of system.
That is the function of the jury sanely
and historically considered—to inform the
judges by local or class knowledge. In
a word, a jurymau once was (aud still
ought to be) choseu because ho knew
something of the ease; he is now. shut
out of tlie jury-box and put into the wit
n.ess-box if ho has any special qualifications. Twelve householders taken an
hazard, with no means of judging of the
merits of a case except the confused and
jarring testimony of bewildered witnesses and two opposite aud violent distortions of what the witnesses have said,
will take refuge in the suuimiug-up of
tne judge. If the judge is a strong and
fair-minded judge ho will practically die-
fate a just verdict, and all that eau be
said for tho jury system is that it has
done no harm—for once.
,If the judge is biased, us is sometimes
notoriously tho case, or if he is merely
lazy or couseious of his owu deficiencies
and "leaves it to the jury," almost any
aberration is possible. Any educated
and thinking man, who has beeu in a
court of law during a trial will sometimes have glanced over the jury-box.
Plio faces there mostly look honest, but
words fail to depict tho depth of unin-
telligeucs shown on their flushed and
weary features. It' is borne iu on the
observer tbat these are the faces ho sees
over tho counter when ho goes into a
shop, tlie faces that he studies to see
how long the details of some simple but
unusual order will take to sink into the
consciousness located  behind tlio smug
to substitute anything.   Where the case
is perfectly clear a-jury is superfluous;
where the judge is a "strong" one the
jury is also superfluous in practice.    It
only serves to obscure his merit if he is
fair and lo enable him to evade responsibility if he is unjust aud biased.    In intricate and important cases three judges
might bo found better tliau one, and   j
technical disputes these judges, or two
of them, should be experts, and then the
counsel, too, would have   to^aqquire a
real knowledge   of   their   cases.- The;
faults of the jury more often intensify!
than correct the faults of the judge.. We\
cannot improve the jury much without;
making it a class of inferior judges. The;
remedy is to be more careful over the
selection of judges, to choose them for!
knowledge and fuimess,   and   to leave'
them the full responsibility for their de-'
cisions.   Most educated   men would al- i
most rather be destroyed by intelligence;
than saved by blind stupidity.      ' j
What Is It saves the shin ot State
From meeting some appalling fate,
Anarchy's storms, reaction's rocks';
Twelve wooden.heads,in a wooden box.
What vast acute Intelligence
Can disentangle sound from sense,
And And the key to rusty locks?
Twelve wooden heads tn a wooden box.
What constellation throws Its rays
On darkest problems of our days, .
On shares and stocks, on frills and frocks';
Twelve wooden heads in a wooden box.
Counsel and judge obeisance do
Before the twelve good men and. true,
But each in secret grins and mocks
Twelve wooden heads la a wooden box.
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ilieiT localities could and should pay,
name to havo the wider power of. deter-
I'lining whether, and if so on what!
|:erms, anything should bo paid at all.
There was a rational, common-sense
[ispect about the jury system in its early
dnys that it has now lost. Tlie local
persons of moro or less note knew pretty
Iwell what their neighbors had and what
pey could pay, and whether they were
robbers or murderers or otherwise ob-
Jioetionablo. The King's judge was there
fo see that local prejudice did not lead to
fcross injustice. Ho had tho trained legal
liniud; tlio jurymen had Iho local experi-
lerco and knowledge, Tho original jury-
■ man was as far as possible from the
[present absurd conception of the cliar-
l.tcter. He was not the average respec-
ltable "man in the street" who was
■bound not to possess nny especial knowl-
j-dgo of the case to be tried; on the con-
Itrary, he was chosen precisely because
Iho did know something of the matter in
hispute or the person accused. He
(would give useful information as to the
Jtenuro of land, the reputation of a prisoner, from his own experience or that'
lot his neighbors, or from what his
■father had told him us to the customs of
fhe locality.
Inquiry by jury was tho practical expedient our forefathers resorted to chiefly
■for fiscal matters. If we were to follow
(the precedents of our ancestors we
Should send n commission through the
[•ountry to take evidence from sworn
local conditions and industries. The
lew Domesday thus complied might deal
lvith the state of things B. 0. (before
ftobden), D.G. (during Gladstone, or
1,'lien tho free-trade system was com-
lieted), and now.    This inquiry  would
The elerk in the following story was
evidently one of those who acquire honesty by having it thrust upou them'. Tne
incident is in the words of Mr. Pinker-
Ion, the detective, who wns praising the
various cash-registering devices that'of
late years have come into world-wid.
use. "These machines have undoubted!.'
diminished crime," says Mr. Pinkerton.
"I heard of a clerk in a grocery the
other day who was getting eight dollars
a week. He had to be mi duty at 7
o'clock in the morning, and he was uol
through until 7 and sometimes 8 "a!
night. He found time, though, to gel
mnrried, and a week after the ceremony
he nsked his employer for an increase of
salary. "Why, Horace," said the ein
ployer, "you are getting eight dollars a
week. What ails you When I was
your age I kept a wife and two children
on eight dollars a week und saved monej
besides." "They didn't have cash regis
ters in those days," replied Horace, bitterly."—Toronto Saturday Night.
masks. Then biirni'ngly it conies upon
him all at once that his life, bis liberty
his property, his good name, may any
day by some ono of a thousand possible
chances be nt the mercy of thoso twelve
jurymen or others like I'hem; his subtlest
inmost motives may be interpreted and
judged by a dozeu of the tradesmen who
havo laboriously to he taught to give hiin
tlie precise kind of bacon that he prefers
for his breakfast.
Fortunately the ordeal happens to few
of us; fortunately, too, the class of man
most often concerned in legal easfls is
also tho class of man to bo found in the
jury-box, and the mental and moral nature of accused or litigant is fairly wit.v
in tho comprehension of the ju'ors. But
an intellectual aud refined man, struggling for his lifo or honor before thai
double or treble row of blank faces, must
feel like a learned doctor of tho niijrile
ages tried for heresy before a court of
stupid Dominicans—Domini canes as the
punning parody went—and often very
dull dogs at that. Tbe occasional appearances of members of tho British
aristocracy in the Divorce court dj not
prove that our upper classes aro more
immoral than upper classes have usually
beeu, but they do prove that tho stud
ard of refinement and good manners is
deplorably low or men and women would
cheerfully commit suicide rather I'.iaa
hnve thoir names smeared wii'h the
sewage of servants'-hnll gossip and
branded with the censure of a chance
dozen of shopkeepers, EvCn victory
awarded by such hands Is an offence; the
smell of tallow or blacking clings to the
what could we substitute for the jury?
In most trials thero would bo no need
Have you heard of the science of
ihinology, otherwise the study of noses?
Here are some of the conclusions
reached by its devotees:
Thick and fat noses denote material
Turned-up noses bespeak'vanity.
Wide nostrils nre n sign of strength,
Small nostrils indicate  weakness.
Large noses betoken intelligence.
The eagle nose shows a linn, strong
Thc pointed nose and chin in conjunction  proclaim general wickedness.
Certainly the most interesting nose is
Ihe cogitative, for it expands with
thought, whicli conies, according to rhin-
ology, or the science of nose-reading
from reflection.
While the ideal of physical beauty re
mains, as it has always been, the elasr! •
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Havana1, asked if ho would oblige hiin
witli a cigar. The Eugliskinnn, astonished at the request, reluctantly pulled
out Ills casu aud with great disgust saw
Iho other, select tho best ho could find
and I'ako a match from his pocket und
light it. After taking a few puffs with
evident enjoyment, tho German, benm-
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troubled you, but I got a match in mein
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deiilh Is 11 lie, sir. I'll horsewhip you
within an inch of your life, sir, if you
don't apologize in your next issue." The
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und said: "Why have you joined the
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Last week 1 referred to the report that
Redlly, tho man convicted iu connection
witli tho bogus ballot'box conspiracy,
was shortly to bo released from prison,
en thu ground that his health was breaking down. This week n press dispatch
u> a Toronto paper unuouuees that the
prisoner has lost Cweuty-three pounds in
about eleven weeks, and is rapidly becoming a physical wreck. If this startling slump in weight continues, the
authorities should examine the cracks in
the doors und tho spaces between the
bars of liio windows, or the elusive
Reilly will disappear. That the minds
of tho huniauo may not be disturbed, it
should bo noted that tho sensational report of tho prisoner's condition is sent
by tlie Belleville correspondent of the
Star, a paper more giveu to splashes of
yellow tears than to facts. Here is an
extract from the Star's description of
Reilly's condition:
"Evidently his nervous system is, ns he
describes it, a wreck; nnd no wonder,
for he gets but little sleep, and that' at
irregular intervals, most of his nights
being passed in a chair, where he sits
and hears tho clock in the city hull tell
the hours. Severe pains iu tho bend and
in the abdomen are amongst his other
Nothing is said as to whether his
knees wabble or knock together when tie
walks; dark spot's are not mentioned as
floating before his eyes; sudden fits of
dizziness may seize him, but the fact is
not recorded; his I'onguo may be coated,
and ho may have u buzzing in his euris,
but tho correspondent, in pity for his
readers, omits the 'orrid details, All this
sort of sentimental rot about the sufferings of Che unfortunate young man, who
deliberately committed a most contemptible offence against tho law nud got off
with a very light sentence, is merely a
feeler by means of which thu strength
of public opinion in favor of rigid enforcement of the law mny be ascertained. Reilly is an educated man, who In
cold blood committed a eriino for which
ho was honestly tried, honestly convicted, nnd lightly sentenced. In prison he
is treated very leniently; ho    is not in
jured by work, and has absolutely nothing fo cause him discomfort but the
prickings of his own conscience and a
woUlid to his pride. There is no more
reason why Reilly should bo pardoned
merely becausu ho becomes thin in prison thnli tliere is for releasing every convict who may chance to have had a good
liriuging-up and who suffers well-deserved humiliation in the knowledge that
lie has fallen in the esteem of his fellows. No one thinks of setting up sentimental howls for the pardon of forgers,
burglars or pick-pockets, but when n
liiuii is scut down far un offence against
Hut election laws, yellow journals of llic
political persuasion for which the Criminal committed tlio offence start spilling
tears und sobbing for tlio "sick" mini's
release. If this or auy other country is
to bo kept out of a state of anarchy, the
election laws and ull other laws must bfc
respected—mid it is only Iho certainty of
the eventual infliction of punishment fo.*
their infraction that can compel them
to Iim respected.—Toronto SatUrduj
(From Our Own Correspondent.)
With the departure of Mr. Aitken, the
Liberal candidate, iuto the fall—well,
to Nanaimo, has almost coincided the
arrival of tlie Conservative standard
hearer, Mr. Mausou, who has spent u
pleasant couple of days here amougsi
his many friends; Mr. Mausou drove
over from Nanaimo on Saturday, nccoui
panied by Mr. Sanders of Victoria. One
cannot help noticing the contrast -between the feverish activity and endless
secret consultations that marked Mr.
Aitken's movements with the placid uud
confident, withal business-like, bearing
of Mr. Manson, ready to meet friend or
foe, and talk matters over with turn
freely at tiny time or place. Mr. Man-
son has evidently made a good impression in Alberni.
With the conclusion of the Liberal
convention there hns come a lull in Liberal circles. Prominent Liberals are
outspokenly ns confident of winning out
as their Conservative adversaries ure,
but undoubtedly a little electric cloud
still floats in the Liberal sky. There
may be no storm, but there U thurikv
in the air, and the likeness of Ralph
Smith, M.P., sits in the thunder cloud.
There is no blinking the fact that a
large section of local Liberals deeply resent the interference and influence of
Ottawa in thrusting an outside caudi-
wate down their throats when they had
a popular and able local candidate of
their own in whom they placed tbelr
The political outlook is distinctly, tnv-
orable to the Conservative cause. .,'.■
berni, as a district, is hungering for le-
velopment. Cupital is necessary I'u.' ihnt
development. Capital is looking this
wny, thanks to tbe financial policy of the
present government. Expenditure bns
been reduced to meet the revenue, nnd
the rcvenu has been iucreasd even to tn
point of unpopularity by assessments,
but the credit of the country wns never
butter. What could British Columbia
expect when she was spending twice
what she earned? Men with money in
their pocket looked the other wny. They
saw a great country, great in half a hundred ways, but they said to themselves
thnt politics, or rather Politics with a big
P, was playing havoc with it, nnd having plenty of money they could afford
to wait. They need wait no longer so
long ns the political horizon is .settled
nnd tlle signs arc that Ibey think it is
so. Another sudden change of government, or a chance of it, tmd all the J[00'i
actuates not only Conservatives, but
work is undone. This is the feeling that
many Liberals, nnd bids fair to secure n
triumphant return of Mr. Manson on
polling day.
that tfe'ewas arijrthl»'gr'*rOn'g in ftj- but
wby-was Mr. Aitken "selected and the
West -Coast's :'nbmtace-s-a far abler man
ini..-more accustomed to public life—
rejected?- The statement is repeatedly
made, and with some show of truth, thai
Mr. Aitken is simply the nominee of
Ralph Smith, and through him the nominee of Sir Wilfrid Laurier.
Now, wholly apart from any question
of politics, race or religion, there is no
doubt that the past few years have wit
r.essed the growth of a very strong tendency uuioug the Liberal lenders of the
Dominion parliament to interfere in tlie
private affairs of the different provinces,
with a view to placing in power legisla
tures of their own creation. There can
be little doubt that Mr. Aitken, worthy
citizen though he is, would be, if elected,
simply one more pawn in the game of
"Universal Liberal Domination" which
is uow being played at Ottawa.
The bye-election campaign ill Alberni
is in full swing, nnd both parties nre
straining every nerve to put their particular mail in, Elsewhere In this issue
appears a letter from our Alberni correspondent, which fully bears out the
reports of Mr. Manson's successful progress, and the divisions ill the Liberal
eniiip, whicli have been coming in
through the dnily press.
Whnt we should like to know—nnd it
would certnlnly ninke interesting rending
—is the real truth about tlie nomination
of Mr. Aitken as standard-bearer for the
Liberals.    Not that we mean to imply
Victoria hns given another proof of
her up-to-date disposition and readiness
to' adopt modern methods for the accommodation of the public. The occasion
was Chat of tho mobilization of the
militia last week. Keen interest was
felt in tho town over the strife of the
contending forces; but tlio distance from
the city of the sceue of the warlike operations appeared to preclude all chance
of the public suspense being put an end
to sooner than nightfall, when the kindly
curtain of darkness would veil the red
field of slaughter uud check the horrid
It was theu that the enterprise of Mr.
Richardson, of the Army & Navy
Tobacco Store, ably assisted by one o;
out- 1'oivmost citizens, came to the rescue
and relieved tho tension of suspense
which was rapidly agiug tho youug and
turning the aged lo second childhood.
Early iu tho forenoon bulletins from the
seut of war begun lo appear ou the front
of the imposing smoke emporium. The
sight of tlieso drew a vast crowd, which
increased so rapidly that the street was
t locked, and tho police were hard put t'o
•t to maintain order.
The tone of tlie bulletins was eminently businesslike, and the strict accuracy of thu thrilling details showed the
appreciative public that to Victoria had
fallen the honor of organizing a formidable rival—modelled ou its own lines—to
the Associated Press. For the benefit
and information of military men, and dd
mark this epoch in Canadian journalism, wo reproduce some of the bulletins
(From Our  Special Correspondent.)
Sliotbolf's Hili.-10.30 a. m.—The 5tn
Regiment Bush Beaters have discovered tho enemy in great number
near the Goose Pond, desultory firing took place between ' the two
parties, which resulted in heavy
losses to Nichols, tlie milk man, it
being later reported that 10 of his
cows were killed or mortaby
11 a. m.—Largo reinforcements of artillery and engineers have just poinod
Col. Hali's column. Heavy cannonading has been heard in t'he direction
of Oak Bay, and in consequence the
Colonel's forces have retreated in
Later.—The firing which caused there-
treat wus ouly blasting by the city
engineer's staff, getting out macadam for tlio city.
11.15 a. in.—There will be something doing shortly as the beer waggons
has left for the scene of action.
11.20 a. m— The beer waggon has been
captured by tho enemy. Such a
terrific defence was put up by the
driver that it took 6 regiments to
capture it.
11.22 a. in.—Three privates and a sergeant of tho Duke of Connaught's
regiment have just been discovered
in tho Bear Pit by Lieut. Harris'
patrol. They said in excuso that
they would rather fight bears than
Mnjor Hibben.'
11.50 a. m— The commissary waggons
aro in sight, and the contending
armies aro exchanging rifles for
bread and cheese—perfect peace for
an hour.
1.05 p. m.—"The Battle of the Cabbage
Gardens"—Grent Engagement at the
"Old Man's Homo"—Fierco Fight-
Thrco Oiiineso gardeners hnve repelled
an attack made by 4 regiments, In
cluding a ' sockeye regiment from
Nent Westminster. Before they
wero driven off, however, they had
captured 10 rows of carrots, 15 rowj
of cabbage and 2 onion beds. The
Chinamen have 47 prisoners in the
root house. It is expected they will
be exchanged (for fhe vegetables.)
1.19 p. in.—The school cadets have arrived, und tho attacking forces are
in full Hight—(J guns, 10 barrels of
beer (empty) and 19 packages of
Percy Richardson's cigarettes have
been captured.
P. S.—It is reported that the cigar
etts wero left beliiud, on purpose,
by the retreating force, owing to
their poisonous quality.
1.21 p. in.—A determined attack is uow
being made on Virtue's bur ut OaK
Buy. Virtue has taken refuge in
tho baseball grounds wilh the cash
register. It wus at this moment
that Col. White signalled nie
famous messaga to his battalion:
"fbir Frederick Borden's eyes are on
you; looseu your belts and fall to,"
..peciai.—i.M p, in.—Tlie commander-in-
chief nas just sent iu an orderly tor
20 boxes of P. Ricburdsou's La
Espo.aiizu cigars for use agaiust
the enemy, us he hus discovered that
they are more effective than sheilfj.
'mo Batue of Beacon Hill.
1.41 p. ii..—xiiu nuui engagement is now
taking piaee. Tlie entire 5th Regiment biiuu has beeu captured, and
Banuinuster liiiu has been wired
for io reorganize.
1.43 p. in.—A serious disaster has occurred to Sergeant North—he nas
burst lus cornet sounding the retreat
1.43 p. in.—The eut-my must now ligiit
desperately as they have lost their
while Hug.
1.47 p. in,—a corporal with a white (V)
shirt has saved tlie enemy from annihilation.
1.57 p. m.—Joe Martin has been sent for
to save the day, all other hope has
failed. Tlio government have barricaded tho parliament buildings, and
Colonel Wolfenden has turned oul
the old guard.
2.30 p. m.—The buttle is now over and
peace reigns.
Casualty List.,
Shot.—None at all.
Nelson ought really to be more careful.
The holy show which her municipal "authorities," under the able guidance of
Mr. John Houston, are making of themselves, is grievously discouraging to
smaller towns with incorporation ambitions. And, after carefully considering
the sad example of Nelson, the various
little towns seem to have come to the
conclusion that they can run their owin
affairs better than Nelson can run hers,
even if she does have a mayor aud a
member of the provincial legislature and
a corporation. Yes, and more than that.
Some of the papers of the little towns,
which have occasionally smarted under
Nelson's elder-sisterly rebukes, are now
getting back at the big city. For instance, the Ymir Herald of last Saturday has the following amusing summary
of the situation in Nelson and the lessons
to be learued from it. Under the heading: "Shall Ymir Incorporate?" the
Herald says:
Some weeks ago, apropos of a certaiu
celebrated trial, the newspapers of Nelson criticized somewhat harshly tbe people of Ymir for their so-called lack of
toleration nnd exhibition of petty jealousies. There is an old adage which
teaches that people in glass houses
should not throw stones, and the aforementioned newspapers might now, with
advantage, turn their attention nearer
home, and criticize the condition of affairs in their own town. It should be
their object to seek to bring into harmony the warring elements, and to peur
oil into the sores, rather than to continually add to the irritation, and keep the
city of Nelson before the public as the
home of mutual hatred, spite and petty
jealousy. The municipal affairs of Nelson, whilst a source of amusement to
outsiders, must be very humiliating to
right-minded citizens. Nelson to-day is
an arena for the exhibition of more personal malice, back-biting and slander
than any city in the province and probably in the Dominion. , There are me"
there whose apparent sole aim and ob
ject is to "knife" some other person, to
cover him with ridicule and opprobrium.
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I' no Ml    11 ill I  AND CLUB f URNIM-URS- VICTORIA   B  '. I
and to slander hiin at every opportunity
To which uims the newspapers cheer
fully tender their assistance.
The Nelson correspondent ol ih
Spokesuuiu-ltevicw sums up the sit nil
tion thus:
"Affairs of this cily government b'uv'i
nearly come to a deadlock. 'Th..' en,
solicitor, as a result of the quarrel be
tween Mayor Houston and a majority 0
his council, is practically suspended froi
the operation of his duties aud the cit
treasurer may read his title clear to di
missal at any moment.
The quarrel between tbe mayor un
four of his aldermen has settled dow
to a question whether or not Drivi
Coulter of the fire team shall or sua
not be retained in the service of th
city. Beginning with a dismissal
the mayor, which a majority of the com
cil refused to recognize, the driver ha
beeu reinstated and instantly suspends
lour times. Th© council eventually too
the advice of City Solicitor P. E. Wi
son, who is the business partner of W
A. Galliher, Dominion member lor Koo|
enay. Mr. Wilson declared that the
had a legal right to pay their sorvui
even if he had done aio work. But th
mayor refused to sign the check. The
the couucil gave, by resolution, author
ity to two of their members to sign th
check aud then ordered the city treas
urer to atflx his signature under the pei|
alty of disiuiMP.1.
But the resourceful mayor has noti
tied the bank tliat no checks are to hi
paid unless the city seul is affixed. Th
city seal is missing, lt is alleged to bi
in Mayor Houston's pocket! So twe
aldermen signed the check last night am
have ordered the unfortusate city clerk
VV. E. Wasson, who is between the devi
and the deep sea, to sign it also.
In the meantime the mayor has noti
fled the city solicitor that he will n<
longer tuke his advice, but will get i
elsewhere. So tlie mayor has oue solicitor and the council another nnd the clt]
will be expected to foot the bills. • Mean
while the bank, according to. Mayo
Houston, does not know whether i
should pay anybody or not and, again
according to the chief magistrate, thi
city employees are doubtful whether the;
shall take orders from him or from hi
This is a fair statement of the factl
of the municipal imbroglio. One has tc]
read the local newspapers, however, t\
realize the amount of "language" use
by the various factions, in the procesj
of demolishing their opponents.
Boy presents a dollar bill in a Harll
ford bakeshop. Little girl, who is actio!
chief clerk: "My father is very perpeif
i I
The following clever and amusing
'Sketch, in which the much-vaunted higher
, criticism is deservedly handled without
gloves, appeared over the signature of
IJBenthirty" in the Vancouver World of
j,i*dnesday last:
On the sporting page of the World on
Jl'uesday appeared the following item:
"The Little Spuds defeated the Indian team last night by a score of 13
,to 7, on the Strathcona grounds. The
game was very ragged, it ending in two
ThiB item was sent to the sporting
'.•ditor anonymously, and its publication
was accompanied by an account of the
Sway in which it was received and the
V expression of a hope that further derails would be supplied by the unknown
.•orreBpondent, The difficulty of deter-
luining from the brief account supplied
I'vhat was the nature of the game, if
:ame it wns, that the contending purines played, and what teams they were,
\t they were teams, that took part, was
|!ltluted out, aud it was hoped that the
IfVorld would have been able to supply
lis anxious readers with at least an assurance that there was uo race war in
Irogress in the east end. Unfortunately no further particulars have been revived, and, the historian failing in this
Fuse, it becomes necessary to apply the
I >st of the "higher criticism" to the
llocumeut received by the sporting editor, iu order to determine the nature
l.f the incident of whicn it purports to
|ie a memorandum.
i The "higher criticism" was "made in
■jierniauy," like many other toys. It
Las had a wide circulation und is much
lu favor among a certain class of leuru-
[d men because it enables them to prove
Irom any historical Uocumeut just what
l.tiey please regarding it. Sometimes
luey succeed iu showing tliat tUe man
■vho wrote it was dead several hundred
rears betore it was written, sometimes
Ihat it wus written several hundred
■ ears belore its writer wus bom uud
louictiincs that it wus never written at
111.    u itli such un eUective   solvent ot
I riiun evidence iu existence it was
uly necessary lor the World to find
| man cupable of applying it in order lu
it an explanation of the quoted   para-
ISuch a man has beeu discovered
l.lhiii a dozeu miles of this office. This
|urned gentleuiau's name it is uot the
tention of the World to publish.
Ihile a master of the science of the
Iglier criticism, lie hus hud his uiis-
Irtuues and hus for some time been
itired from public line, uud social iu-
Ircourse. The history of his troubles
lay be giveu iu a lew words. Devoting
|lmself tor years to the higher criticism
neglected bis health aud iu a weak
lomeut applied the lest to himself that
should have reserved ouly for what
llier people believed in. By faultless
Igic he reached several conclusions from
le evideuce before him thut were very
fsturbiug.   He first proved to his owu
sfaction that he wus dead, but sub-
Kquently demonstrated that be had never
|ieu born, aud also that he never would
born. Having got thus far it fol-
Jwed logically that he would never die
pd, being nothing if not logical, he acted
the theory and refused to get out of
lie way of trains and street cars be-
liuse he could prove thnt they could not
■ill him. This was all right while he
|ved in Victoria, because the cars stop
here as often and as long us anyone
peases, but when he moved to New
Westminster, where they are swifter, his
[riends had to interfere, and now, as re-
larked before, he is living a retired lit'.i,
JThis unfortunate gentleman, having
Inch spare time ou his hands, has been
Irevailed upon to exercise his niarvel-
tus powers on the mysterious document
Irwarded to the World office. His
lalysis und explanation of tbe uiewor-
|idum are as follows:
"Iu considering the real meaning, au-
ftenticity and age of auy document,   it
i above all things necessary   that   we
lould first carefully divest ourselves of
II preconceived ideas on the subject. In
let, the fewer ideas we have the more
l:ely we are to successfully apply th«
|gher criticism.
["Taking the item under consideration,
instance, the slave to pre-concep-
Ins would at once say that it described
lacrosse match because two fights oc-
Vred at the end of it. Puting aside for
moment the absurdity of supposing
It two fights could be kept waiting un
til the end of the match we shall consider the alleged reasons advanced for
this belief. Those who hold it stnte that
had it been a baseball match the reference would have been to the simple or
compound fractures sustained by the
anatomy of the umpire and the possibility of that official's recovery from his
injuries. The fallacy that such a reference, hnd it been made, would have been
evidence of a baseball match and a base
ball match only, is at once demonstrated
by recalling the fact that an umpire was
assaulted at a senior lacrosse match last
Saturday, which shows baseball to have
no monopoly of umpire killing. This
example will suffice to show what we
mean when we say that preconceived
ideas, which are usually based on fictions
that pass current as facts, must be got
rid of before we can approach this problem with any hope of reaching a solution.
"We believe we can show, first, thnt
the game of whicu description was
attempted was a cricket match, and, second, that it was played many years ago
between tlle children as a shipwrecked
Irish crew by Indian wives and a team
of aborigines.
ihat the contention of the two parties took the form of a cricket match
will, we think, be admitted on all sides
after a short consideration of the internal evidence. The use of the word
"game" will first be noted. Had it
been lacrosse it would certainly have
been termed a "ball game" instead of
only a "game." Again, the very fnct
that the variety of game is not named,
points to a time and place in which only
one game was played. This could only
have been true at any time of cricket
which was widely known as "the" game
before either lacrosse or baseball were
more than provincial pastimes.
"Having thus demonstrated that the
game was cricket, it may be shown that
it took place many years ago. This is
almost proved by the simplicity of the
account of the game. It was ohviously
written before the days of-modern journalism, and after comparison of its style
with that of the 'Tatler,' a periodical
published in England in the 18th century,
the date of its composition cannot be
placed later than May 3rd, 1743.
"So far all the internal evidence, the
only evidence admissible at the court of
the higher criticism, points to the fact
that the game took place many years
ago. We will for the moment take this
for granted, and see how it fits the
theory we have advanced regarding the
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were, with the Irish, interchangeable
terms. Among both Celtic and Teutonic
races it was long the custom to designate the son by a prefix or affix,
meaning little, as iu sucli names as
'Tompkin,' which means 'little Tom,' or
the son of Tom. What more natural than
that the offspring of these shipwrecked
Irishmen, or Murphies, should be known
ns 'Little Spuds'?
"Further thau this, does uot the fact
that there were two fights at thc end
of the match constitute collateral evidence
in favor of the theory that oue team
possessed Irish blood and is it not further supported by the fact thut the Irish
team won? Of course, the lights occurred at the end of the match for, under
the assumption that, one team was Irish,
the match would be ended by the lights.
"The name Indian, being applied by
the settlers, needs uo explanation, and
we think enough has beeu said to prove
our theory and demonstrate the use aud
beauty of the higher criticism.
"lt muy be contended tliat the document published in Tuesday's World was
apparently written on modern paper.
Against this we urge nu urgument that
always aids the higher criticism in a
pinch. The extaut document is only a
copy. The original may exist, and the
copy sent to tne World may have been
lost by a collector who had been allowed to make it from tlie original. Many
people, picking it up, would conclude,
without the blessings of the higher criticism, that it was au account of a contemporary occurrence and might send it
to a newspaper. This is doubtless the
true explanation of how it reached the
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" BLAOK AND WHITE" was the only Scotch Whiskey
served at the dinner given to our King and Queen when
visiting Algiers in April last!.
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"In May, 1743, there were not, so far
ns history shows, any white settlers in
British Columbia. How comes it then
that the document under consideration
is written in English and contains such
names as 'Little Spuds,' 'Indian,' and
'StratheonnV Only one explanation is
possible. The shipwrecked Irish crew
of a Scotch ship named the Strathcona,
got ashore on this coast, settled here
(not being able to get away), and with
Irish cheerfulness took to themselves
wives from among the women of the
"The Irish race, from the earliest
times, has been divided into clans or
septs, and from the earliest times one
of these has been designated as that
of the Murphies. Early records still
extant show that 'Murphy'   nnd   'Spud'
The strange ense of Hulda Mcssen-
dorp, n pretty little American st'udent iu
the Latin Quarter, is attracting the
keenest interest in the medical profession. She is Trilby in real life, and she
has been singing under nn influence quit'e
as powerful as that exerted by Svengnli
over Du Mnurier's delightful heroine. In
this case, however, scientists nud others
are agreed that the Impelling force was
not hypnotism, but simply one of powerful and telepathic Influence exerted over
the girl by her dead teacher.
Miss Messendorp was born twenty-
three yenrs ago In Minneapolis of German parents. When she wns eight years
old her parents moved to Montana, set
tling in a small milling town about one
hour's journey by rail from But'te. Here
the Messeridorps prospered fnirly well,
and when Hulda reached eighteen her
parents were able to send her East for
a musical education. At that age the
girl's voice, a rich soprano, gnve great
After one year In New York under the
best singing masters Co be found there,
Hulda Messendorp was sent to Paris,
where her studies were continued under
a celebrated Italian master, who has
since died. The American girl was so
deeply devoted to her tencher that she
nursed him during his last illness. When
he died she was completely prostrated.
She was removed to n hospital, where
for weeks she lay in a dangerous fever,
nnd her life was despaired of.
When she recovered und tried to resume her studies under a new master it
was only to find that her voice had gone
entirely. Not the faintest frace of it»
former glorious beauty and sweetness
remained. Physicians and throat exports who examined licr simply shook
their bends and snid she would never be
ablo to sing again.
Now comes the strange pnrt of it'.
Miss Messendorp had, among other accomplishments, learned to piny the
violin. She wns better than the average
amateur performer, and had often lnugh-
ingly declared that when her voice gave
out she would still have her violin to depend on as a moans of earning n living.
So sho readily agreed with her friends
Ihat the best thing for her to do would
be to remain in Faris and tnke up the
study of the violin. She worked hard
for over a year, and soon hnd the satisfaction of being complimented as highly
on her playing as she had formerly been
on her singing.
One evening last week Miss Messen-
ilorp agreed to play at a small party
held in a painter's studio in the Latin
Quarter. About thirty guests were there
—artist's, singers, students, models, doctors and literary men. When the American girl took her place nt one end of the
room to begin playing she suddenly
caught sight of a portrait of her dead
vocal tencher hanging on the wnll only
n fow yards away.
The audience saw a   strange   look in
the girl's eyes, aud were startled to hear
her begin to sing. Her voice, rich, delicious and powerful, rang through the big
studio with an effect that was entrancing.
It wns a pathetic Italian soug, rendered with intense feeling. The violin fell
from tlie girl's hands as she sang, but
uo one appeared to notice it. Everybody
was gazing open-mouthed at Miss Messendorp, who iu turn looked at and sang
to the faco of her dend master iu the
The spell wns broken by the owner of
the studio, who quietly dropped a curtain over the picture. Miss Meiseml.irp
instantly awoke, looked around her in
bewilderment nnd then fniuted. Sim has
not been able to sing a note since fhe
saw the picture, and probably never Will
A Chinaman recently mnde his appearance nt a drug store in Ohnrlestown,
Massachusetts, and presented a prescription for some bug killing powder. When
he was given the powder the clerk wns
particularly careful to tell him that it
wns ihe deadliest of poisons, and tliat he
must he careful in using it, or leaving it
around. The clerk was somewhat surprised u few hours Inter to see his customer returning supported by another
Cliinuman and evidently very sick.
Guessing flint his directions had nof been
followed out, he prepared an antidote;
und by hard work revived the sufferer.
The explanation of the disobedience wns
given with the sloicnl, convincing manner of the East.
"Me slallow blug. No likee him, Lun
iilound inslide. Tnkee powder so kill 'em
blug. Milk urn slick."—Modern Women,
Boston, Mnss.
"Is thnt your Offspring, madam " nsked a Missouri judge of n woman who had
hold of n stub-nosed boy's hand. "No,
sir," she replied, "this is my eldest boy."
At a recent free religion convention
held in New Ilnven it wns asserted that
man hnd made God in his own image. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 8, 1.905.
I        Social        j
Mr. Geo. L. Countney returned last
week from Portland, after "taking in"
the fair.
Mrs. nnd Mrs. Gordon Gibb, of Kansas, are visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Gibb,
of this city.
Miss B. Kitto is back from California,
where she has been studying nursing for
some time, and with success, having
passed the many difficult examinations,
and recently attended to several important cases. Miss Kitto is well known to
Victorians, having been at one time the
champion lady tennis player of B. C.
Mr. F. C. Cummins left on Wednesday
morning, for Spokane, after a mouth's
visit to Victoria l'rieuds.
Mrs. Gerald Pike has recently arrived
from China, and is visiting her mother,
Mrs. E. ...iiiiiwaring Johnson, of Fort
Miss Moresby left on Wednesday
evening last for Calgary on a month's
visit to her cousins, Lieut.-Col. nud Mrs.
Mr. Jnuies H. Lawson, jr., of the firm
of Bodwell & Lawson, is nt present in
San Francisco on a holiday, and is returning shortly.
Mr. W. C. Moresby, of the well kiiown
legal firm of Moresly & O'Reilly, paid a
flying visit on important business to
Senttle this week.
Mr. G. V. Cuppage, who has beeu confined to St. Joseph's hospital, is able to
be about again, and is slowly recovering
from his recent illness.
Mrs. Lnngley, who is visiting her
father at Maplehurst, entertained a
lnrge nuni.,er of friends at n delightful
tea on Tnursday afternoon last.
Mrs. F. G. Fowkes and daughters have
gone to Shawnigan Lake for a month,
accompanied by Miss Cossar and Miss
Ina Gordan.who have just returned from
English Bay.
Mr. Leonard H. Leigh, the travelling
representative of Messrs. Guwin Bros. &
Co., of Vancouver, was in town this
week renewing old acquaintances. Mr.
Leigh, who is au old Victorian, intends
shortly to visit tlie larger cities of California iu the interests ol' his linn. Mrs.
Leigh, who also was a former resident
of Victoria, is at present spending a few
weeks at Harrison Hot Springs.
. tennis is iu full swuig, and each dny
the Belcher street courts aro crowded
with players practicing for the handicap
tournaments which start next week.
Among the frequenters are noticed Mr.
and Mrs. P. S. Lampman, Mrs. Coles,
Mrs. Walter Langley, Miss ~. Bell, Mrs.
W. F. Burton, the Misses Pitts, Messrs.
G. Keefer, T. Cornwall, J. Cambie, S.
Patton, J. D. Hunter, B. Bell, T. M.
Foote, A. T. Goward, Capt. Muspratt
Williams and many other tennis
Mr. and Miss Leverson, of Pemberton
road, have given several musicnl tennis
parties iu honor of their guest, Miss Shelling, n prominent musician of Spokane,
who hns heen visiting them for the last
Miss Dorothy Williams entertained a
large humber of young girls at ten on
....oiidny nt the residence of her sister,
lurs. Jnnies Douglas, Fairfield rond.
Miss Beatrice Gaudin left on Tuesday
to visit her sister, Mrs. J. S. Harvey, of
Mrs. H. P. Bell entertained a number
of friends at tennis on Tuesday afternoon last at her pretty residence on Cook
street. Among those present were noticed Cnpt. nnd Mrs, Bunbury, Hon. F.
and Mrs. Hood, Mrs. Lampuian, Mr.
Cornwall, Capt. Popham, Mrs. Coles and
many others.
Mrs. Jnnies McElhinny left on Wednesday lnst for Banff, and Intends taking
up her profession ns masseuse at the
Sanatorium Hotel. She has recently
passed the necessary examination to
quamy for the important position, as
resident masseuse at this well known
health resort.
The many friends of Mr. Charles W.
Ruddeu, uutil recently at the King Edward hotel, in this city, will be glad to
hear that he has joined the firm of
Messrs. Gavin Bros. & Co., of Vancouver. Mr. Buddeu left Victoria to take
up a position with Messrs. Kelly, Douglas & Co., the well kuowu wholesalers of
the Terminal City, but the former firm
recognizing his ability, made him a more
advantageous offer, and he is now acting
as their city representative in the Terminal City.
Now that the tine weather is here the
young people of Victoria are enjoying
the Gorge, nnd the afternoons and evenings are mostly devoted to picnic and
canoeing -parties up the Arm. On Tuesday last Mrs. Joule chaperoned a picnic
party, ami a most enjoyable evening was
spent ou the water. Among those who
formed the party were tlle Misses
Nicholles, Miss D. Williams, Miss I.
Foot, tlie Misses Goddard, Miss A. Williams, Mr. Jack Lawson, Mr. J. D.
Hunter, Mr. L. Foot and others.
On Saturday evening last at Alberni
Mr; Robt. Orr was married to Miss
Margaret Shaw, daughter of Mr. Alexander Shaw, of that city. Rev. Mr.
Glassford performed the ceremony, and
tlie bride wns giveu away by her father.
Mrs. A. Dawson attended the bride, aud
Mr. D. McDonald, of Damfield, acted as
best man. Mr. Orr is one of the best
known and most enterprising farmers in
the Alberni district, and his bride is oue
of the most popular young ladies. Both
enjoy a large circle of friends, and the
number of pretty and useful presents
testified to tho popularity of tbe happy
On Tuesday afternoou Inst at the residence of the Rev. W. Leslie Clay, Birdcage Walk, the marriage of Mr. H. Win-
uett, of this city, and Miss M. Young, of
Toronto, Out., wns solemnized. The
bride wns handsomely gowned in cream
silk and Spanish lnce, with picture hat
to match, nnd was attended by Mrs. G.
D. Case, while Mr. G. D. Case acted as
groomsman. Mr. and Mrs. Winnett left
for the Sound cities for their honeymoon,
and intend taking up their residence in
Society is much engrossed in croquet,
nnd dally the mnny beautiful lawns of
Victoria's lovely residences are bright
with smartly gowned women indulging in
this delightful pastime. Among those
who have recently entertained in this
manner nre Mrs. P. AE, Irving, Mrs.
W. F. Burton, Mrs. Mnra, Mrs. Frank
Barnard and others.
Mr. and Mrs. John S. Munro nnd
(laughter arrived in Victorin on Monday
Inst. Jir. Munro, who was formerly in
the local office of the Cnnndinu Bank of
Commerce, was nlso manager of this
bank's branch in Atlin, B. C„ nnd until
recently manager of its Dauphin. Manitoba office. He has just been promoted
to the snme position in the nourishing little town of Treherne, Manitoba, and is
taking n well earned six weeks vacation.
Mrs. Munro Is a sister of Mrs. C. S, Baxter, of this city. It is over three years
since Mr. and Mrs. Munro left Victorin,
and they nre grently pleased with the
Improvements thnt have taken plnce here,
since their last visit.
Government House presented n most
brillinnt scene on Wednesday afternoon
lust when the members of the American
Institute of Mining Engineers were entertained by -lis Honor Sir Henri July
de Lotbiniere. The beautiful rooms of
the stately mansion were artistically
decora ted with (lowers ior the occasion,
and nn orchestra supplied delightful selections during the reception. The lovely grounds wero bright with brilliant
blossoms and folinge, nnd the lawns
crowded with handsomely gowned women. Ten wns served in the dining room,
the   1 being   decorated with centre
piece of yellow silk and masses of lovely
California poppies. Amongst those
present were: Mr. Justice nnd Mrs. Martin. Mrs. Fleet Robertson, Mr. nnd the
es Galletly, Hon. A. E. Smith, U.
S. consul; Hon. R. G. and Mrs. Tatlow.
Hon. C. Wilson, Hon. F. J. Fulton, Mrs.
Pemberton, Mrs. Dumoulin, Mr. and
Mrs. E. V. Bodwell, Mr. and Mrsfl R.
Macliin, Mr. nnd Miss Leverson, Miss
Sclielling. Mrs. Hugo Benven, Mtt, Mrs.
and Miss Eberts, Mr. nnd Mrs. P. S.
Lnnipninn, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Gibb, Mr.
and Mrs. Gordon Gibb, Mr. W. I. Sutton, Mr. nnd Mrs. D. M. Rogers. Miss
Williams, Mr. Gosnell, Mrs. D. R. Kerr,
Miss 0. Heisterman, Miss Harvey, Rev.
Canon Beanlands, Rev. C. Cooper, Miss
Dupont and Miss Nellio Dupont, Mrs.
W. J, and Miss MiicDonnhl. Mr., Mrs.
and the Misses Butchart, Mrs. R. H.
Pooley, Mr. ami Mrs. A. Stunrt Robertson, Mrs. McPhillips, Mr. and Miss
O'Reilly nnd many others.
Mr. awl Mrs. Wallace, of William
Head, who were married iu Vietoria lost
Thursday, were the recipients of tbe following numerous and handsome wedding
Mr. Stothard, knife basket; Mr. and
Mrs. Foster, sofa pillow; Mr. G.   Ball,
berry set; Mr. and Mrs. A. Parker, butter dish; Fred. Argyle, fruit stand; Miss
A. Ball, table mats; Miss E. Ball, sofa
pillow; Mrs. C. Ball, table cloth; Mrs.
Eastword,   table  cover;   Wilfred   Bull,
salt aud pepper shakers; Mr, J. D. Reid,
cheque; Mrs. Reid, eusuion; Chas. Ball,
jr.,   silver   cruit; Mr. McEnnery, cups
and   saucers; Miss Eva Tumilty, vase;
George Pears and family, silver   crult;
Mr. and Mrs. Sweatninu, fruit dish; Mr.
aud Mrs. Trenchnrd, sofa pillow; Mr. J,
Arden, jardinere; Mr. P.   Arden, vase;
Mrs. Arden, salad bowl; Mr. and Mrs.
R. Swanuick, olive fork; Mr. aud Mrs.
11. Helgesen, cheque;   Mr.   aud    Mrs.
Argyle, ink stand, vase and paper holder;
Dr. uud Mrs. Watt, silver   dish;   Mr.
Richardson,  lamp; Major Nichols,  oak
biscuit jar; Mr. and Mrs. Tubman, butter dish; employees steamer Earl, dinner
set; employees public works, silver tea
set; Mr. and Mrs. Carter,    cut   glass
cream aud   sugar; Mr.   Stuart,   wicker
chair; Mrs. Aeeombe, silver fish servers;
Mr. and Mrs. McDonald, set   carvers;
Mr. and Mrs. Jackson aud Mr. Walms-
ly (Vancouver), silver tea set; R. Watt,
scarf pin; H. Robertson, K. C, (.Ontario),
Masonic locket; R.  Bray,  silver    cake
basket; Judge aud Mrs. Lampman, oak
butter dish aud pepper; Mr. and Mrs. J.
Witty, cake dish; Miss Dorkin,    silver
butter dish; C. Pears, coffee spoons; Mr.
uud Miss Goedtet, silver knives; Mr. aud
Mrs. Robertson (Vancouver), biscuit jar;
Rev. aud Mrs. Laugh Allen, photo and
frame; J. and A. Rhode, cake   basket;
Mr. Walsh, napkin rings; Mr. and Mrs.
onerrett, berry spoon; Miss   S.   Pears,
centre piece; Mr. and Miss Wale, lemonade set; Miss Bennett,  vuse;  Mr. and
Mrs. Christopher, water set;    Mr.    A.
Duke and Miss Duke, vases; Mr. uud
Mrs.   Lcmas,   cheque; Mrs. It. Witty,
hand bag; True Blue Lodge, photo uud
lrauie; Mrs. (.Dr.) J. It. Arthur (Colliiig-
wood), tray cloih; Mr. aud Mrs. James
Bell, tea set; H. Fisher, toast rack; Mr.
aud Mrs. W. Fisher, ebony liuud mirror;
Mr. and Mrs. Vaughan, butter dish; Mrs.
Cleland,   silver photo frame; Mr.   and
Mrs. M. Muir, glass dishes; Mrs. Swanuick, bread tray aud knife; llarric lloss,
silver tea set; T.  Kermode,  cut gluss
cream and sugar; W. Duucau and G.
Gonnusou, oak chair rocker; Mr.    and
Mrs. John Bell, jardinere; Mr. aud Mrs.
VV. Witty,   jardinere and   pillow;   Mr.
Bradley,   lemouado   set; Mr.   and Mrs.
Demers, pickle jar; Miss Nicholles, silver
frame; James Wallace, knives, forks and
spoons; A. Argyle, scarf and doiley; Mr.
Godfrey,  berry  set;  Lillie  Sims,  table
scarf; Mr. and Mrs. Colter, lemouade set;
Mr. and Mrs.   Martin,   tea   set;   Miss
Charters, glove box; Mr. Charters, shaving set; Daisy Kiug, 2 pictures; Mr. and
Mrs. F. Jewel, tea set; Mr. aud Mrs.
Roe, butter dish; Miss Smart, salad fork;
Dr. and Mrs. Andersou, bronze   clock;
Mr. and Mrs. Ure, berry set; Mr. aud
Mrs. Brakes, sugar spoon; Miss L. Man-
sell, sofa pillow; Mr. and Mrs.  R. L.
Drury, breakfast cruit; J. H. Smart, cut
glass and   silver   sugar   bowl;   King's
Daughters (Metchosin), gold locket and
chain; Mr. Bannister, gold bracelet; Mr.
and Mrs. Cogan, oak stand    and    decanters; Miss   Marshall,   napkin   ring;
Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Clack, jardinere; Mr.
und .....rs. S. Clack, marmalade jar; Mr.
Roy, photograph album; Mrs. H. Man-
sell, butter kuife and sugar spoon; Miss
A. Mnnsell, sofa pillow; Mr. and Mrs.
Mowatt, 2 pictures; Mr., Mrs. and Miss
Doering, silver punch ladle; Mr., Mrs.
and Miss Butchart, solid oak table; Mr.
D. Irvin, silver spoons; D. C. and Mrs.
McLaren (Kamloops), purse.
Going Swimming?
Our Bathing Caps will
help you to swim with
25c, 50c. and
Terry & Marett
LDown-to-Date Druggists.
Telephone 341.
91% Fort St.   Victoria
The King Edward
The most modern hotel in tn|
city.      European  and  Amerij
plan.    Rates $i to $5.
The Dallas
The only seaside resort in V\\
toria.     Situated  overlooking
Straits of Juan de Fuca and th
majestic Olympia Mountains.
American plan. $2.50 and up.
The Vernon
The leading  commercial
with ample sample room  accon
modation.    $2. and $2.50 per dal
The above hotels are all under the tndf
agenient of
Mr. and Mrs. James Patterson
Guests are requested to write or
for rooms.   Bus meets all steamboats ai
fiotel $t.?raiKii
Uictoria, B. 0.
NOTICE is hereby giveu that the
reservation covering Graham Island,
Queen Charlotte Group, notice of which
was published in the British Columbia
Gazette and dated 30th January, 19(11,
has been cancelled, and that Crown binds
thereon will be open to sale, pie-emptiou
und other disposition under the provisions of the Land Act, ou and after the
21st July next,
Deputy  Commissioner of Lands and
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, 20th April, 190&
Separate sealed tenders will be received
by the undersigned up to noon of Wednesday, 12th July, 1005, from any person who
may desire to obtain special licenses under
the provisions of the "Land Act," tor the
purpose of cutting timber therefrom, of a
timber limit situated at Quatsino, on Vancouver Island, known as—
1st. Lot 177, ltupert District, containing
0,452 acres; Ucense fee, $1,411.
2nd. Lot 178, ltupert District, containing
5,034 acres; license fee, $1,102.
3rd. Lot 179, Rupert District, containing
1,31)4 acres; license fee, $208.
The competitor offering the highest cash
bonus will be entitled to special licenses
covering the limits, renewable annually for
a term of twenty-one years.
Each tender must he accompanied by a
certilled cheque, made payable to the un-
ders.gned, to cover the amount of the Urst
year's fees and the amount of bonus tendered, and also a certified cheque for, ln
respect to Lot 177 $4,250, iu respect to Lot
178 $2,865, lu respect to Lot 179 $1,156, being the cost of cruising and surveying the
limits. The Government cruiser's report
can be seen at the office of the undersigned.
The cheques will be at once returned to
unsuccessful competitors.
Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Works.
Lauds and Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, 15th June, 1905.
Write me for particulars of   Britisj
• "'    Columbia's
Best Stocked Game Preserve]
Guides and Outfits furnished.
Prank Rushton
" A Cent Saved is a Cent Gained]
Purchase your "Cut Rate Esquims
Car Tickets" at the "Savoy Cigar Stand
By this.method you caii save enough r
purchase your tobacco.   A full line
Smokers' Requisites always on band.
Tickets will be furnished patrons only.
Price's Gold Medal Brand Sal
sup, Pickles and Sauce are coif
diments that should be In eveij
house. Price and quality secon]
to none.
South Afiuoan Wab Land Grant Act
Grunts of lnnd made to Volunteers, their
heirs or assigus, under authority of this
Act, are subject to tlle condition that
such lands shall hnve been selected by
the grantees on or before Ihe first dny of
July, 1905. Notice is, therefore, hereby
given thnt applications for such lands
must be filed ut a Government Office by
thnt date.
of   Lands   and
Chief   Commissioner
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 26ih Mny, 1905.
Farms and Ranches For Sale
Write  for   information   regarding  tl(
fruit growing snssibilvties of
the district.
Martin Beattie
Realty and Investment Broker!
P.O. Box 106, Kamloops, B„
For Sale or Least
Horse and Cattle Ranches!
Irrigated Plots for fruit j
and Vegetables, Hav
Lands, Cultivated
and Wild.
Properties have Buildings, are fence
well watered and contain sufficient
ber   for  domestic   purposes,   excelle
fishing and shooting in the Lillooet
Ashcroft and Cariboo Districts.
For  further information, terms
prices write
P. O. Box 48, flSHCROFT. B.l THE;WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY, 8, 1905.
On Sunday afternoon Major Dupont
enterained the members of the American
Institute of Mining Engineers at his residence, "Stadacona." This is perhaps one
■;.fi the most beautiful old homesteads in
(jhe city, and never did it look more
,iicturesque than on this occasion, with
•ts masses of bright blossoms, lovely
trees and quaint summer houses. The
visitors were indeed charmed, and expressed their delight, stating that they
iad never seen such beautiful homes and
.lurroundings as in Victoria. A large
number of Victorians were also invited
.0 partake of the Major's hospitality, and
Li most enjoyable afternoon was spent.
[Among those invited were: Mr. Justice
[md Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Dunmoulin, Mr.
nd Mrs. Fleet Robertson, Mr. and Mrs.
[3ibb, Mr. and Mrs. A. Stuart Robertson,
I .Ir„ Mrs. and the Misses Butchart, Mr.
nd Mrs. James L. Raymur, Mr. and
Jjtrs Rhodes, Mr and Mrs. F. B. Pem-
I erton, Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Beaven, Mr.
End Mrs. H. P. Bell, Col. and Mrs. A.
\^. Jones, Lieut.-Col. and Mrs. E. G.
i/'rior, Mr. and MrB. A. J. Mara, Mr. and
Elrs. G. H. Barnard and a host ol others.
■ This playhouse has been doing a   big
justness all week, the chief attraction
lieing the Arabs in their clever acrobatic
lvork and gun-spinning. The rest of the
j.ill is also good, and will doubtless hnve
I crowded house to-night, ns this is the
|nst night they play here.
Next week's bill promises to be a good
Lne, and consists of five different acts.
|>eside the extra attraction of a new
linger in illustrated songs, Miss Edna
roley, who opens Monday, Mr. Frederic
Roberts, who has been the illustrated
linger for the past year, leaving for Cali-
lorula on a well-earned vacation. Herbert Chesley & Co. appear in a touching
lilaylet entitled "Three Generations."
■.nomas and Fuller are hilled as clever
llnging, talking and dancing comedians;
|lriseno, comedy wire walker; Holman,
he human crocodile, and the sister team.
Itainbow Duo, give promise of a first
J'nss hill. The moving pictures will be
|f the usual entertaining and amusing
I'Cut flowers, when properly treated, can
made to look fresh for three or four
leeks, writes a florist in the St. Louis
I Every night take them out of the vases
nd thoroughly rinse the stalks under a
iucet, removing with the fingers any de-
pmposed matter. Then put them to bed
pr the night in a basin of strong soap-
fids, but be careful not to allow any
r to touch the blossoms. The soap-
lids supply a certain amount of nourishment.
I At night put the flowers in some dark
uol   place—say a pantry—as it is not
ood either for the flowers or the house-
|old that they should remain all the time
the living rooms.
I In the morning rinse the stalks under
lie water again and, as each blossom is
rranged for tbe day in the vase of fresh
later, snip off a tiny portion of the stalk
pith a pair of scissors. Always care-
hlly trim away any faded part
Food for the day is supplied by sul-
Ihate of ammonia, a few drops of which
|hould bo added to the water put into the
' To revive cut flowers put them into
J-arm salt water, to which has been
Idded a few drops of sulphate of
J Cut flowers are constantly sent by ex-
|ress and through the mails, but seldom
such a fashion as to preserve their
boom and freshness.
[To effect this pack them in a light
j'ooden box lined with cotton or wadding,
(lying over this a sheet of tissue paper,
[hen lay the flowers, not on top of each
Ither, but in rows, side by side, the
Tossoms of each row on the stems of
Iveir neighbors.
Pack closely, otherwise the flowers will
le displaced and injured in the journey.
Before packing they should stand in
later for several hours in order to ab-
lirb moisture enough to keep them from
lit is not good to sprinkle them too
l-avily after they are in the box, for
Ithotit air this is likely to produce inil-
Easy to Get a Quick Meal Ready
When You Have Our Stock to Select From
We have many things that will enable you to get a meal in a hnrry.
We take speoiul pride in our line of canned soups and vegetables.
You have 11 large variety to cbooso from and they are al) rich, nourishing
and pleasing—and no trouble to prepare,
Campbell's Soups, 2 tins - 25c.
Aylmer Canned Tongue - 30c.
Fresh Ham Sail age, per lb.     -    15c.
Van Camp's Soups, 2 tins,
Armour's Boiled Ham, per lb.
Pickled Pigs' Feet, each
Lager Beer, quarts each
Carne's Cash Grocery
180 acres under cultivation, a frontage of
four miles on the Thompson Kiver, C.P.R.
runs through Property, well adapted for
stock raising, mixed farming, or fruit,good
supply of water, 4 miles of ditching for
irrigating purposes, sufficient lumber for
all purposes. Two good dwellings, several smaller ones for hired hands, several
large stables, shed, corralls, blacksmith's
shop, granaries, etc., whole ranch is
fenced. C. P. R. flag station at house, 0.
P. R. siding on property, steamboat calls
at door twice a week. Large range of
wild land adjoining this ranch which
makes a fine free run for cattle. This is
one of the finest ranches in British Columbia.  Price, $18,000,00.
P. R. BROWN, Ltd.,
30 Broad Street, VICTORIA, B.C.
Tliere  Have Been Only Four  Contests
Since Beginning of Nineteenth
It is of interest to recall that there
have been only four contests for the
Speakership since the beginning o£ the
19th century. On January 29th, 1833,
the opening day of the first reformed
parliament, Sir Charles Manners Sutton, who had been Speaker for nearly 16
years, was proposed lor re-election by
the Whigs, although lie was known to be
a pronounced Tory, his proposer and
seconder being Lord Morpeth and Sir
Francis Burdett. On behalf of the Radicals, Joseph Hume proposed ami Daniel
O'Connell seconded Edwnrd John Littleton; nnd although this gentleman desired
not to have his name submitted to the
House a division wns taken, with the
result that he was defeated by 241 votes
to 31, Sir Chnrles Manners Sutton being
then unanimously re-elected. It should
be added that iu this division each candidate voted for his opponent. When
the next parliament met, on February
18th, 1835, Sir Charles Manners Sutton
was again put up for re-election, his
proposer and seconder this time being
Tories. Tbe VV nigs, however, run an
alternative candidate in the person of
James Abercroniliy, who was chosen by
a majority of 10-310 to 300. Mr. Aber-
cromby was re-elected without opposition at tho commencement of the new
parliament in 1837; but when he retired
in Mny, 1839, Henry Goulburn and Chas.
Shaw Lefevre were rival candidates for
the post, nnd the latter was elected by
a majority, of 18—uu to 299.
The last contest was in 1895 when the
Conservatives nominated the well known
ex-home secretary, Sir M. VV. Ridley, in
opposition to the comparatively unknown
Mr. Gully and were defeated by 14 in a
full House. The peculiar point of this
election wns thnt the Conservatives were
taken in opposition; the election taking
place in the closing months of Lord
Rosebery's , premiership.    When    they
Bridge Tenders
TENDERS nre invited for the erec
tion of n new Pile Bi idge ut Rock Bny
in accordance with Plans and Specifications which mny lie seen at tbe office of
the uudersigned; In whom ull Tenders
must be addressed and delivered nut
Inter thnn 3 o'clock p.m., on Monday,
July 3,1905.
The lowest or any tendet not necessarily accepted.
City Engineer.
City Hnll, June 22, 1905.
If your machine cues wrong (any niuke)
see us.
We ure tlio people.
Wo have engaged an expert  repairer,
nnd enn guarantee satisfaction.
Victoria Book and Stationery Co
came into office, the Conservatives,
both in 1895 and in 1900, nominated
Mr. Gully for the office, thus preserving the tradition that, once elected,
ihe Speaker should hold his ollice, no
matter which party wns iu power.
Two Irishmen from tho West', set out
to seek their fortunes in tho metropolis,
and after journeying a day or so, en me
across a milestone, bearing the Inscription:    "100 miles from Dublin."    After
surveying it for some time, Mike crossed
himself devoutly, nnd raising his finger
;ii token of s-ilence, exclaimed:
"Step nisy, I'nt, wo'ro nenr the dend,
Kin grave, we'll not be troubliu';
A great ould nge, n hundred shore,
And his name was "Miles from Dublin."
—Tatler, London, England.
4j£ miles from Sidney Station. 25 acres cleared, of these,
15 acres in oats, 20 acres slashed, ready tor plow next spring. 4
roomed cottage and outbuildings, good well. Situated on main
road.    Surrounded by the choicest farms on the Island.
Price "54* $20.00 per acre.
No Land in This District Has Been sold
at So Low a Price.
Box 266,   Victoria, B. C.
This Week
is the right time to instal
because by puttitig tbe matter off indefinitely you are going without one of the
greatest of modern conveniences. Leave
your order with us at once.
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Made Fresh Daily from PURE CREAM
We invite Comparison with the
Imported Artiole.
Open 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sundays excepted
Our Rooms are the most central, the
best furnished nud most comfortable in
he city,
Tbe famous Poodle Dog Restaurant.
Cuisine unexcelled.
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Tue Only Illustrated   Mining  Journal
published 011  tlie  Mainland of
British Columbia
Interesting    Reliable   Valuable
Reaches all classes Prospector and
Merchant, Miner and Manufacturer,
Workman and Capitalist.
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Address, P. O. Box 806,
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"Whnt would you like to be, Marjorie,
when you grow up'.'"
"Well" (thinking of her governess),
"I suppose, I slinll have to be a lady,
but" (reflectively) "I should love to be a
sweep."—Tatler,  London, England.
W. G. Stevenson, Mgr.
WEEK OF JULY 10th, 1905.
Mile. Laurendeau
Female Baritone
Lamb's Marionettes
Robert Home
Music Artist
Sharick & Baxter
ADMISSION: IS Cts. and 25 Cts.
DAILY '■*£
General admissiou ioc.
Management ol
Illustrated Song by
Drtimnttc Playlet.
Comedy Wire Walker.
Human Crocodile,
,,1oc-      Johnson Street.
Broad Street,
Between Yates and Johnson.
O. Renz, Manager.
The oldest and most popular vaudeville
resort in the city. Tbe management
aims nt all times to furnish the largest,
most finished, refined and up-to-date
aggregation of imported vaudeville talent
tbat pains and money can procure.
Open eveiy evening at 8 o'clock.
Show starts at 8.30,
Admission : 10 and 25c. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 8, 1905.
Fair and Fashionable Fancies.
Doings  in   Woman's   Realm—Weather  and  Clothes—Festivities
and  Functions.
By " Babette ''
Dear Madge:—On Monday morning
bright and early the feminine population
of Victoria wero astir fo attend the summer sales which began ou that day, and
I of course amongst the number. I he-
lievo iu Iho saying "the early hird
catches 'he worm." I really did get
some bargains, "cherie," the loveliest
wide silk ribbons in all the new delicate
shades were sold uf 25e. a yard. Laces
and collars of exceedingly good quality
were just half price.
In the dress goods department tliere
wero bargains to bo had in all the latest
summer materials those lovely summer
silks, mohairs, lustres aud voiles which
I raved about a few weeks ago were reduced to almost half price. I got one of
the best lustres for 50c. a yard which
had been reduced from $1.25. A friend
of mine got a very pretty shade of green
brocaded satin for an evening dress, and
tlie whole, thing, lining, friiniuiug and all
did not exceed $10.00. lu the muslins,
orgaudies and cotton goods I just revelled, perfect beauties for 10c. and
Ioc. There was some white cotton crepe
iu one store at 10c, which would be
most suitable for children's dresses; it
washes very well and wears forever.
After some liuio I wandered up to the
millinery department, und the crowds
were simply appalling, I saw two
women, both wanting the same hat, and
at opposite sides of the counter, ono
grubbed it ou ono side, just as the other
one was going to pick it up, aud it was
quite laughable to seo who got the best'
of the tug-of-war, but alas; the poor hat
was so mutilated neither of them wanted
it in the eud. 1 think at a sale you see
u woman's character so plainly, and
tliere are some very aggressive ones.
I wus most interested in a young newly married couple, who were evidently
strangers in the town, he wus most devoted, aud simply insisted on tho dear
thing having everything she admired, she
was fortunate enough to get' some lovely
silk petticoats, and oue of the smartest
fawn silk coals 1 have seen for an age,
I hope, for her sake, such devotion will
It '.s certainly a most serious problem
for tne average woman to know what to
wear, and whnt to buy, and how to make
a small income go a long way, and these
sales, if one has tho ready mouey, are a
perfect) god-send. Iu the lingerie department I noticed some cottou underskirts
which I thought exceptionally good, I
got a lawn, ono with a flounce from the
knees of tucked nainsook, very much
trimmed with tine valencienned lace and
insertion for a couple of dollars, and of
course the less eiubornto ones were very
cheap, but good. Children's frocks were
also included in this sale, tho plain linen
smocks for tho girl from 5 t'o 10 were
very pretty, and most appropriate and
serviceable frocks for summer wear.
In Weiler Brothers I saw some very
pretty brass wure of Egyptian nnd Benares inakn, which aro quite new. Tho
hot water kettles aro being used a great
deal now, and those great big brass
trays which 1 havo long sighed for in
vain, nre I think most useful for tho tea
table. I had to indulgo in oue of the
spirit kettles for the lawn ns this firm
had such a great and glorious selection
t'o chooso from.
Ah, Mndge, is there anything more
tiring than a shopping expedition especially in the summer, tho probabilities are
tliat one overlooks tho luncheon hour
and by afternoon finds oneself utterly
wearied cut. 1 think ono of tho most
refreshing things is an ice cream soda, I
find Terry & Marrett's Drug Store on
tho corner of Fort and Douglns streets
in Iho best place to go for this cooling
draught. There tho weary, find a de-
lighl'fully cool corner with nico comfor
able chairs, this firm gets the best cream,
nnd have souio very delightful flavorings, "Buster Brown" and "Walnut
Bisque" being especially delicious.
We arc looking forward to the great
musical treat which is promised us for
the 25th of this month by tho renownel
pianist, Mr. J. D. A. Tripp. In a letter
received yesterday from a friend she
says tliat every lover of good music
ought to be present at this entertainment
and that nt all his concerts, he has Je
lighted large audiences, and his playing
is most brilliant and sympathetic.
To return to the subject of clothes,
Madge, I must tell you of tlie charming
frocks I have seen this week. One I
was very taken with, 1 saw worn at a
croquet afternoon by a Seattle lady. It
was of pale green silk, made up with
soiuu very pretty iuce, t'he skirt had a
pleated flounce with lace pannels let 'n
from tlie waist down to the flouuce,
whicli gave it a very pretty flare. The
bodica was mado with a short pouch
sleeve, with lace ruflles and a full front
with the lnce put ou to match the skirt
trimmings. With this chic costume was
worn a lace hat with foliage, and the
iout ensemble mado a most pleasing
"Happiness," it is said, "put ugliness
to flight nnd even makes the beauty of
beauty." True oh sge! But reverse the
sentiment and you have another equally
potent truth so far as women are concerned, namely, that beauty is as much
the cause as the effect of happiness, and
both these qualities being the almost invariable prerogatives of youth, one must
jump to the conclusion that to keep one's
youth one must he healthy. Now for a
sermon on physical culture, which yon
ask me about; yes, "Cherie," I am a
strong believer in any form of exercise,
and often wish I wns energetic enough to
live up to my belief. The most important I think is the one.I am about to give
you. Heels together, chin in, chest up,
hips bnck and hands loose at the sides.
Now take a long, deep breath through
your nostrils while I count ten, hold
while I count five. Exhale sharply
through the teeth, do this about six times
night and morning. Now bring your
hands together, arms stretched fully out
in front of you. Rise on your toes nnd
inhale as you slowly swing your arms
back until your hands meet behind you;
do this five times to begin with and increase each week; then I am sure there
will be no more stooping shoulders. Then
alter a rest of a few minutes, bend from
the hips only, don't hend the knees, keep
the legs perfectly straight and bend and
touch the floor with your finger tips. This
is not quite as easy as it sounds at first,
but with practice you can soon do it, and
I don't think it is possible to find a better exercise for reducing weight. I know
a womnn who wns very stout, and she
claims that one exercise reduced her in
no time. I think in the summer, rowing
nnd paddling certainly are very good for
every girl.
Talking of rowing reminds me of some
of the lovely picnics we have had lately,
and it is a very easy matter to have
them, there are so many places within
easy reach of Victoria. I am very fond
of the Gorge, but I don't think the majority of people here realize what n delightful place this is. especially in the
evenings; very seldom is it windy, and
with the exception of the Gorge itself, is
a very safe plnce.
On Thursday I was nsited to a "girl's
only" picnic, about twelve girls got together and went up just above Craigflower bridge in canoes, where we landed
and bad n most delightful high tea, coming home about 9 o'clock. I think this
was ono of the jolliest affairs of the sort
I have ever been to. I nm glad to see
by the papers thnt there nre going to be
a series of band concerts nt tbe Gorge
this year; I think they will be well attended, ns the B. C. Electric have an
excellent car service to this delightful
spot, nnd it is easy to get to by boat.
Bridge parties are being given in the
gnrden this yenr. I went to one this
week on a very hot dny, and it is really
a most delightful way of spending an
aftrcnoon. The tables were arranged
under the trees or big Japanese umbrellas. Ladies who do not play the
more youthful games, such as tennis and
croquet, find this a most pleasing occupation for the gnrden. But don't imagine
bridge is only played by the older people
alone; a great many of the young girls
in Victoria play a very good game, and
although they prefer the outdoor games
in the summer, they play quite as much
as their elders in the winter months.
Yes, "Cherie," there will always he
women who aim at creating a sensation
by exaggerated dress, if by nothing else,
and on such fashions freaks will be
found. Ot this character was a bright
green chiffon hat in regular cocked admiral shape, I saw the other day. It was
embroidered with green and yellow straw, and trimmed with
trails of small heliotrape flowers and
green foliage. Besides such startling
eccentricities of dress the soft grey, biscuit, or cream tones, so much to the
fore, are a pleasing relief, lu the dnys
of crude coloring blue and black could
scarcely ever be combined on a dressy
hat. With the development of artistic
shading and soft lines, blues lend themselves most readily to trim black or even
pink hats. A small black straw hat taht
took my fancy wns rather pointed in the
front and trimmed with a semi-wreath
oi shaded blue roses—the blues in rich
cornflower tones—and after passing
across the front the flowers were threaded through the straw and appeared under the brim at the sides. Every day
fresh ideas in the way of coiffures appear in the leading milliners' showrooms and shops, and one cannot but
feel bewildered by the astonishing resources of those who continue to evolve
novelties throughout the season. Two
very charming shades of blue that enter
largely into the new millinery are the
china blue, which closely resembles tho
shade of a light turquoise; the other is
called "vieux blue," and tones in perfectly with the lines of the harebell and
the forget-me-not. Apropos of hats, although the small shapes are now Ihe
smartest, large picture hats are already
shown by the leading milliners, who arj
confident that, with the summer sun
the shady hats will replace those wdb
less brims, which afford shelter lo the
face. As the sunshade manufacturers felt equally confident that small
shapes only would prevail for at least
six months, they have evidently made
ample preparations to supply sunshades,
judging from the supply one s»es exhibited in the shops at the present time.
Red and bright periwinkle-blue sunshades at once command observation,
but are not in themselves nearly as
pretty or as artistic as those in more
delicate lines. The cream or pastel-colored silk parasols with border of chene
flowers are charming with any toilet,
nnd many are lined with rose pink, imparting a most becoming blush to tbe
face shaded. After all, "cherie," we all
try to look lovely as well as smart. Soft
cloudy lace aud chiffon in undulating
frills are quite as much in favor as the
doral borders. A pretty idea is the pastel-colored silk sunshade with white border on which there is a trellis of green
ery and trails of small roses climbing
over. This design has been seen either
embroidered in ribbon work, which is
by far the best, or simply carried out in
artificial flowers, stalks, and foliage
which are liable to become tossed after
being used a few times. But is not the
idea a pretty one?
Our yachting party, Madge, was a
grand success. I have not time to describe it all to you to-day, because '
nm jamming," and must shortly go
bnck to the kitchen. But imagine us
away on the beautiful briny deep for
three dnys, lovely moonlight nights oti
the broad expanse of water, and in and
out of shaded nooks and buys by day.
We had musicians on board, too, who
supplied themselves with tinkling mandolins and guitarB from Fletcher Bros,
before starting, and made the nights
even more beautiful by their soft bewitching music. We made rhymes also
uud the oue that composed tlie best verse
about yachting or nny well known
ynchtmon got a prize. The lucky oue
of the party who wns clever enough to
compose the following won the prize:
• And all the world rejoiced to see
Plain Thomas  ^ipton  made Sir Tea."
Another was—referring also to Sir T.:
'Tis better to have luffed and lost,
Than never to have luffed at all."
And now I must be off to my jam,
inc rest of the dny will be spent nmiil
jars, scales, sugar and fruit, so "An
revoir" for this week.
This Space Reserved for
Hotel Dominion, victoria, B.e.
Vernon C. C. v. Kelowna C. C.—Two-
Day Match—Decisive Victory
For Vernon.
The second game of the series of
matches which have been arranged between Vernon and Kelowna cricket clubs
commenced at Vernon on the 21st.
There is material for a whole book of
sermons in the grim comment on modern
tendencies of the domestic circle contained in the following advertisement,
whicli appeared recently in tho Nanaimo
Free Press: Will exchange a new drop
hend Singer sewing uincbiue for a good
The Vernon captain won tbe tosB and
decided to bat on a wicket which was
all in favor of the batsmen at 11.30, and
Mr. Raymund and Pardoe went to the
wickets. Stuttin and Mollison bowling.
The play was slow at first and neither of
the batsmen were very well at ease; at
21 Stuttin clean bowled Raymund; at 25
R. Swift was smartly caught behind the
wicket off Palmer; at 28 Brazier succumbed to Mollison. The next ball Williams was caught behind the wicket by
Lord; T. Swift took his place, only to be
sent back to the _ pavilion first ball
Three wickets with three balls, the hat
trick. Six wickets down for fifty runs.
Then a change came over thc game.
Thompson and Sunderland got fairly
down to business and commenced scoring fast. Sunderland, though he was
missed twice, played a good game and
was never at any time at all nervous of
the bowling. At 111 Sunderland was
clean bowled by Mollison; five runs inter
the whole side was out, Thompson carrying out his bat for a useful eeghteen.
After luncheon Hardmnn aud-Slatter
went to the wickets, but with the score
standing at eight the game had to be
abandoned for the day on account of
rain. The morning of the 22nd broke
clear, but the wet over night had made
the wicket very hard to play on. The
not-outs Hardmnn and Stuttin faced
the bowling of Pardoe and Venables.
Three wickets for 21, Palmer joined
Bird, and they both settled down to business. Lord was playing line cricket and
his innings of 31 was played without his
giving u single chance. The partnership
produced 42 runs; at 03 Palmer was
bowlid by Pardoe; five runs later Lord
succumbed to the some bowler, and Kelowna collapsed four wickets for 08; all
out, 72. Pardoe wus very much on tlie
wicket and was seeking a good length.
Vernon commenced well ou their second
innings, the first wicket producing 44
runs. Stuttin and Palmer we're very
etaoinn Hardmau and Slutter faced
Lord kept wicket in his usual excellent
style, and during the game was responsible for sending four batsmen back to
the pavilion, The fielding of the Kelowna team in the second innings was
good, especially that of Valentine, Sullivan and Barnaby. Kelowna in their
second innings failed utterly to master
the bowling of Pardoe and Venables, and
the gnme ended in a decided victory for
the home team.
Vernon C. 0.—1st Innings.
Mr.  Raymond,  b Slatter   11
Mr. Pardoe, c Barneby, b Mollison .... 10
Mr. K. Swift, c Lord, b Palmer   3
Mr. Brazier, b Mollison   1
Mr. B. Williams, b Mollison   0
Mr. T. Swift, b Mollison   0
Mr. Thompson, uot out   18
Mr. Venables, b Palmer   U
Mr. Sunderland, b Mollison   52
Mr. Simmons, b Mo -son   S
Mr. Simms, b Mollison   o
Extras     II
Total  Ill)
Veruou 0. C—2nd Innings. )
Mr. Pardoe b Slatter  i
Mr. Sunderland, b Blatter  Jj
Mr. Huymoud, c aud b Slatter    j
Mr. B. Williams, c and b Slatter 	
Mr. T. Swift, c Sinclair, b Slatter ....
Mr. Brazier, c Lord, b Palmer 	
Mr. Venables, b Palmer 	
Mr. Thompson, b Slatter ,
Mr. Simmons, not out   J
Mr. Simms, b Palmer     '
Mr. R. Swift, c Lord, b Slatter  .,
Total  .... (
Kelowna C. C—1st Innings.
Mr. C. W. Slutter, b Pardoe  I
Mr. H. W. Hardmau, b Pardoe ,
Mr. T. E. Lord, b Pardoe  i
Mr. T. S. Palmer, b Pardoe	
Mr. T. P. Valentine, b.Venables	
Mr. R, D. Mollison, b Venables 	
Mr. T. O'Mahoney, b Pardoe 	
Mr. R. D. Sinclair, b Venables 	
Mr. E. A. Barneby, b Venables 	
Mr. It. D. Sulllvao, b Pardoe 	
Mr. W.  D'Aeth,  not out ...-''
Total  7
Kelowna C. C—2nd Innings,
Mr. C. W. Slatter, b Pardoe	
Mr. W. D'Aeth, c Sunderland, b Venables  	
Mr. J. E. Lord, b Pardoe	
Mr. T. S. Palmer, c aud.lt Venablis ...
X. P. Valentine, c Venables	
Mr. E. A. Barneby, b Venables ,;,...
Mr. R. D. Sinclair, c and h Venables ..
Mr. R. D. Sullivan, b Pardee	
Mr. T. O'Mahoney, uot out	
Mr. H. W. Hnidinnu and Mr. 3. 1). Mol- *•
llson absent.
Total   1
 . '" .<
A revenue officer in a country distrh
:'n Ireland was on the look out for illiq
stills and tried to bribe a native to giv
him information." "Sure, is it privaj
stills yo'ro lookiug for?" said Pa
"Begpra, if you come with me now I'
show you ono for five pounds." Tl
officer was delighted and wept. He ws
conducted over bogs and hills till he w«
about dead beat. At last they came i
a small thatched' house, near which I
soldier, apparently oh furlough, wi
standing. "Where is the private still'
asked the revenue officer. "There 1
is," said Pat; "he's been in the arm
seven years, and he's a private still."-
Tnttler, London, England. '
Oh, teacher, what's an autocrat?
A hated personage, my child,
Who drives an auto through the wild
Defenceless proletariat.
And who's the Proletariat?
The luckless masses, who would .like
With bricks the outocrat to strike,
Or rope him with a lariat.
Yet—mark yon this, when one of th
Indignant throng amasses pelf.
He buys an auto car himself,
And is, thenceforth, an autocrat.
A child for adoption, to be born In !
vember is advertised In. a New York ne\
paper. Sex not stated. Such enterpr
can go no father.
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