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Capital $3,440,000
Reserve (3,440,000
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on deposits.
Vancouver Branch
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VICTORIA AND VANCOUVER  B. C, SATURDAY,   MAY 12, 1906.
One Dollar Per Annum.
|The Editor's Review
Of Current Topics.
Ihe Burden.
Stepping into the office of one of the leading   industrial    concerns of Victoria this week, the
vriter saw fastened on the wall
Punch's   famous   cartoon   anent
bearing the burden."    It represents John Bull loaded up with
£30,000,000 worth of military and
laval equipment for the purposes of
imperial   defence.     Australia   is
iypified by a stalwart colonial who
faodestly tenders £200,000, whilst
John  Canuck   gaily   dressed   and
Jsmoking a big cigar stands by with a
pmirk as who should say, "he pays,"
ind contributes nil. Yes, "he pays,"
but what a  miserable  and  contemptible spirit with which to approach a great Imperial question.
The true American spirit, which
hinks it is smart to crawl in under
ihe mantle of another's generosity
!md avoid payment as long as possible.   In this selfish and contempti-
ile principle which dictates the pol-
Iicy of the Federal government we
!ind little of that spirit of unselfish
sacrifice that founded the British
Colonies and built up the British
impire.   It is not the outcome of
my thing implanted in the ethics
))i new world peoples by the valor-
Jus race from which they sprung.
:.t is a development of the times in
[vhich we live and an efforescence of
Khe egotism of a young democracy
(vith which the delightful freshness
if the Western world thinks that it
leeds no leading strings, and that!
itatesmanship and diplomacy are
iogies invented by patriots to scare
ihe electorate.   It is a conception
|tf this kind that has led to the pre-
ient deplorable condition of affairs
Bin connection With the departure of
She Imperial garrison from Canada,
[and the virtual abandonment of
naval defence.  We say virtual, and
ight say actual, as far as Canada
concerned; but in spite of the
(pusillanimity of the Federal gov-
jrnment, there is fortunately little
fear that England will leave any
part of the Empire to its own  resources.   A parent may loose the
hand of a child just learning to walk,
but he does not withdraw it far—he
keeps within safe distance with the
(protecting arm.   And it will be so
in the present instance.  The integrity of the Empire cannot suffer because there is one refractory child.
_Just how this policy of indifference
land bravado is being developed  is
■well illustrated in the treatment of
* 1   .   ._      ~i.ni.nA   In  /\iii> loaf
old flag on our shores, and even now
there are many Victorians who do
not realize that this is the day of our
humiliation, and that the severance
of the tie is the heaviest blow that
could have fallen alike on the traditions and the prosperity of the
Island.
Treachery
Somewhere.
Lis
Thursday's press announced the resignation of Mr. Rebeck,
the Dominion Government Agent
who reported on the white slave
trade among the Indians, and substantiated   everything   that   Mr.
South said last year.   The fact is
sufficiently  significant under any
circumstances, but becomes doubly
so when it is known that on this very
subject there had been a conflict of
opinion between Mr. Rebeck and
Mr. Vowell,the Indian Agent;  and
the former predicted that a conscientious fulfillment of his duty
would mean sacrificing his position.
The sequel shows that he knew what
to expect, and did not underestimate the vindictiveness of his enemies.   The details of his and Mr.
South's reports are such as cannot
be publicly discussed, but the facts
stated are now officially confirmed,
and therefore it becomes simply a
matter of policy.  To discharge Mr.
Rebeck and to anathematize Mr.
South will not alter the facts, which
are that white girls are sold to Indians to be used for immoral purposes, and are by them hawked from
one lumber camp to another for hire.
It is clearly established that the
"potlach" is the "fair" which facilitates the transaction of this nefarious business,   Will the people of
Canada stand for this traffic?  That
is the simple question.  Apparently
the government are prepared  to
connive at its continuance by suppressing those who expose it.   We
are convinced that public opinion
will be so outraged by these disclosures that it will demand the
abolition of the "potlach" and the
termination of the rampant evils
which it engenders.   White slavery
in any form is detestable, but in
this form it becomes intolerable.
The men who have the courage to
tell the truth and take the consequences are public benefactors. Recent revelations would tend to show
that in many respects the Indian
question requires revision—its ramifications are as peculiar as they are
numerous.
will not pay in Nelson, and that the
people are lacking in enterprise.
Its final conclusion is that the day
The Daily News ceases publication,
the death knell of Nelson will have
sounded. To all of which we respectfully say, drawing on our limited stock of Oriental phraseology,
"In the name of the prophet, figs!"
What is the matter with The News?
It is by general consent the best
newspaper in the Interior, a credit
to any journalist, and Editor Deane
deserves more success than he has
achieved. His failure cannot be attributed to lack of reasonable support, and certainly not to indifference on the part of the people of
Nelson, who are among the most enterprising and progressive in the
Province. The advertising support
accorded by the city alone to the
Daily News exceeded $500 a month,
and it was a matter of common
knowledge last year that the circulation reached 2,700. The Nelson
Tribune, with a total advertising
income of $450 a month and a paid
circulation of less than 1,000, paid
its way last year, and would have
been in business still but for heavy
liabilities which had accrued previously. There must therefore be
some other explanation for the position of affairs as outlined in The
News editorial; and as the subject
has been so widely discussed, there
can be no harm in pointing it out.
The News has three heavy handicaps, either one of which is sufficient to swamp it—too large a capital, too expensive a system, and the
grip of a corporation. The Crow's
Nest Coal Company bought out The
Miner for political purposes; The
Miner, with the old Tribune plant,
became The Daily News, Editor
Deane became the ostensible owner,
but the financial interest and the
control of the monopolistic corporation, whose true character is ex-
Marathon Sherring's great per-
Excelsis. formance in winning the
Marathon race should
be celebrated in some notable manner when he returns to Canada.
Although his time, 2 hours and 51
minutes, was ten minutes longer
than the Marathon road race at Boston in 1900, when he ran second to
McCaffrey, also a Canadian, it is
none the less a great victory, and by
far the most important event standing to the credit of a Canadian athlete. The performance is all the
more remarkable when the height
and build of Sherring are taken into
account. He is only 5 feet 6 inches
in height, and weighs 122 pounds.
It is little short of marvellous that a
man of such slender build should
have the necessary endurance to
stay through a 25-mile race with the
temperature over 80 degrees. W.
G. George, the greatest long distance runner of the last fifty years,
whose record of 4 minutes 12 2-5
seconds for a mile is still unbeaten,
stood nearly 6 feet, and weighed,
when in condition, 160 pounds.
William Snook, his great competitor, who forced him to make the record, although not tall, had a tremendous chest measure,and weighed 150 pounds. So that Sherring
defies all known rules and laws, and
his achievement goes to prove that
size and build count for little or
nothing in tests of endurance; it is
the quality and nerve. Every Canadian youth should be encouraged
by the glorious win of Sherring at
Marathon.
this yellow journalistic scare because, like gallant cavaliers, the
boys insist on escorting the girls
home I This is becoming quite a
unique strike, and especially interesting from the romantic standpoint we begin to see possibilities
that it may last forever, since it furnishes such opportunities for gallantry.
Golden
Victoria
The Capital City has many
attractions, but in the
opinion of The Week, the
most notable at this season of the
year is the matchless profusion of
golden broom which banks roadway, meadows and hills, and even
gardens.   Yellow blossoms every
Free Trade "Free trade in rail-
in Railways, ways," is the cry of a
section of the Liberal
press, and with all respect, The
Week differs from this motto on
grounds which should appeal to
every loyal Canadian. This is not,
and cannot for generations, if ever,
be a free trade country. The geographical position, natural resources, and overwhelming population
of the United States would place
Canadian trade and commerce entirely at the mercy of our neighbor
but for a protective tariff. It is not
logical to permit free trade in railways in a country living under protection. The free railways, feeders
of our rival and competitor, would
simply become instruments to
weaken our protective measures-
When J. J. Hill's Canadian supporters have thoroughly digested
the economic aspects of his policy,
they will reach this conclusion.
Vancouver seems to be in the van
of the movement, and Vancouver
would be the first to suffer for the
benefit of Seattle and Tacoma.
Victoria
Engulfed.
it nun j   vviiufrc   iiuv   w«**«vw»   w   «...   ,—
posed in the columns of The Van-Inhere, bright, vivid and gorgeous,
I —1. —1 i.:_:— i„ iu„ „ „_ ;„„„;„„
■the forces here, as stated in our last
issue.   Now the cheering informa-
Bion comes that about fifty of the
■egulars are to be retained, and,
lome time! they will be supplemented by others from the East. As a
citizen shrewdly remarked today,
the fifty must have sweethearts
here, or they would never stay,
ust fancy fifty men to replace five
■hundred; and this is the conception
which the Federal government have
of defence. It is worse than playing
at soldiering; it is an insult to the
brave fellows who have for 150 years
nobly defended the honor of the
Look Below The Nelson Daily
the Surface. News is printing jeremiads these fine
spring days, and Editor Deane is
hanging his harp on the willows.
The burden of his song is that his
paper is not appreciated, that it does
not pay, and that he may have to
consider whether to abandon it or
to convert it into a weekly or a semi-
weekly. The Sandon Standard sympathizes with its neighbor in somewhat doleful strain, and assumes
that Editor Deane's experience is
proof conclusive that a daily paper
couver World this week, remains—
that has settled The Daily News.
Editor Deane, whilst endeavoring
to pe scrupulously fair, has not had
a free hand, and on occasions this
year that has been manifest.  When
D. V. Mott started up The Ledger
in Fernie, to fight the C.N.P.C. Co.
and their tactics, the circulation of
The Daily News began to fall off in
East Kootenay, and as meanwhile
heavy expenses had been incurred
in a travelling staff and machinery
for covering a large district, there is
no surprise on the part of those who
know the facts at the result.  There
is room in Nelson and the Kootenay
for a daily paper.   Editor Esling is
proving that by the experience of the
resuscitated Rossland Miner, which
failed  under  corporation  control,
but is making money for a newspaper man, conducting it on business lines.  If The Daily News had
to pay on a capital of $10,000 as a
limit, instead of $25,000, if it were
absolutely  free  from  corporation
control, and if it were economically
managed, it would be a profitable
venture.  There is nothing the matter with Nelson, and the death of
The Daily News, even if that untoward event occurred, would not
be the end of all things for thc capital of the Kootenay, by any means.
yet not tiring to the eyes or jarring
to the nerves, because they recline
on couches of green and present a
never-ceasing panorama of beauty.
Victoria is worth a visit if for no
other purpose than to see its unrivalled broom, covering thousands
of acres, and brightening every meadow in the landscape.
A Hoary
Chestnut.
A press despatch to hand
yesterday states that
the Hong Kong Gazette
publishes the account of a great
tidal wave which came up from
Puget Sound and engulfed the low-
lying parts of Victoria. With an
air of circumstantiality it goes on to
say that 2,000 lives were lost. Who
is the telegraphic artist responsible
for these fake stories? It should be
possible to make it too hot for him
to remain in a quiet community..
Probably the wave is the one reported as coming up from San Francisco after the earthquake, and due
to arrive at the Outer Wharf at
6 p. m. That is the only one we
know of.
The Vancouver World,
in discussing the telephone strike, which
still stretches out its weary length,
declares in startling headlines that
"the boys won't leave the girls
alone." How sad! What does Tlie
World expect? That to oblige the
Telephone Company human nature
is to submit to a change, and have
its elemental forces destroyed?   All
True to The incidents which
His Training, might relieve the
gloom of the San
Francisco earthquake do not all leak
out. A young Englishman just back
to Victoria tells how he was aroused
at five in the morning by a bell-boy
thumping his door, and yelling,
"Get up; the city is doomed!"
"Well, what did you do?" asked his
friends. "Got up, had my bath, and
dressed," replied the nonchalent one.
FOUR GOOD THINGS
DIXI FLOUR, sack $1.25
DIXI TEA, lb. 35 and 50c
DIXI SOAP, 6 bars, 25c.
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Ill Gov't St., VICTORIA- THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 12, 1906.
ISEHamEBB^gtSSaEISHa I
VANCOUVER
Grand Jury's Presentment.
The presentment of Vancouver Grand
Jury has stirred up quite a bit of excitement in the Terminal City. The particular
cause of excitement was the clause in their
presentment concerning the recent action
of the license commissioners in abolishing
saloons. The Grand Jury were of the opinion that by doing this and compelling the
proprietors to have twenty-five or more
sleeping rooms in connection with the
bar, a great wave of immorality would
sweep over the city. The inference is that
there would not be enough profit in the
business to run honest hotels, and they
would become houses of assignation.
However, such is not the opinion of the
great majority of the residents of the Terminal City, who have confidence in their
hotelkeepers. But there is not a bit of
doubt that there are a large number of so-
called rooming houses in Vancouver at the
present time which are run in a very loose
manner, and the proprietors and proprietresses wink at any immoral acts when
their fingers are well greased. The action
of the Grand Jury in calling the attention
of the police to these places is commended.
If the police would raid a few of these
joints, it would have a good effect on all
the remainder. The wonder is that the
police are not aware of these facts, when
every other man on the streets knows
them. A good many people are probably
not aware that on the Grand Jury were
two bar proprietors, who were affected by
the rulings of the License Commissioners.
ful as a bull in a china store on the home.
Box Brown, the ex-Brampton player, was
on the field, but seems to be in rather poor
shape. He will have to knock off about
twenty pounds to be able to travel fast
enough for British Columbia. Morrison is
putting up a good game, but like the majority of the players, he lacks condition.
To give New Westminster a hard game
on May 24th the suburbanites must get a
good trainer and go through a regular
training course.
Sporting Comment.
The yachting season has had a most
auspicious inaugural. Last Saturday
twenty yachts participated in the first
cruise of the season, under the auspices of
the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, to Deep
Bay. The trip was excellently managed,
and all participating reported having had
a truly magnificent time. I am told that
there are over sixty yachts now flying the
colors of the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club,
and these boats represent a value of $110,-
000.
The New Westminster sensation hunter
is busy again. This time it is lacrosse, and
he spins out hot air about a weak team
in the Royal City this year. Those yarns
have been worked to death, and no one
believes them—not even the fellow who
writes them. The Royal City players are
too loyal to the club to drop out when they
are needed.
The first regatta of the season under the
auspices of the Vancouver Rowing Club
will be held next Saturday afternoon.
The Lounger's suggestion regarding a
skating rink for Victoria is likely to bear
fruit this summer. A couple of gentlemen are now investigating the prospects.
If Victoria gets as well conducted a rink
as Vancouver she will be fortunate indeed.
The Vancouver rink is now one of the finest
in the West.
"If we have our old twelve out again,
we will skin them to death, but if two or
three don't come out, I don't like the
chances," was the way a member of the
Vancouver lacrosse team summed up the
championship prospects a few days ago,
So far three of the old bunch have failed
to report for practice.
Sandy Cowan is working at his tradt
harness making—in Alaska, and waiting
to hear from Cranbrook-. When Sandy
hears that Walter Miller has reportedjat
the mining town, he will pack his grip and
hike for there himself.
The Mount Pleasant lacrosse officials
are exceedingly wrathy about the allegation that their club is offering financial
inducements to players, and state that
any person doing so has no authority from
the club. I am glad to hear this, and trust
that the game will be maintained on an
amateur basis.
The annual bench show of the Vancouver Kennel Club is being held at the Drill
Hall at the time of writing. Over two
hundred aristocratic canines are the centre
of attraction, and the show promises to be
an immense success. A brief comment on
the show from the pen of a well-known
dog fancier will appear in our next issue.
Baseball is again coming into favor. It
is to be regretted that the Victoria amateurs have disbanded, but it is hoped that
the Fernwoods will put up a strong team
to represent the Capital City. In Vancouver there are a large number of amateur nines, but I doubt if there are any as
strong as the late Victorias.
A large number of new automobiles are
making their appearance on the streets of
Vancouver minus an official number.
Whose fault is it? Another thing that I
have noticed several times lately is an automobile with one number on the lamps and
a different one on the tail-board. Why?
Eastern lacrosse is in about as fine a
mix-up at present as professional baseball on the Pacific Coast. It now seems
certain that the C. L. A. senior series will
be played after all. The Toronto Street
Railway Company is backing Brantford,
and have had a man looking into the prospects in Hamilton; so it is probably the
intention of the clubs to reorganize with
the following teams: Brantford, St. Catherines, Hamilton and Chippcwas of Toronto.
After hearing so much about the new
Mount Pleasant team, I went out to see
them practise last Saturday, and I will
frankly state that I was disappointed.
They have a few good men, but they are
sadly misplaced. Can you imagine Scotty
Williamson playing home? Scotty is a
good player in his own place, which is
about first defence; but he is about as use-
By request we publish the Bicycle-Polo
rules, as adopted by the Vancouver Bicycle Club. Six players compose a team:—
1.—No player to impede, in any way, another
player's speed by interlacing of sticks, spokes, etc.
2.—A player must not ride another down or
cross-oheck him, and must not cross another player in possession of the ball, excepting at such a
distance as to avoid all risk of a collision not less
than two wheel lengths.
3.—Flayer travelling with the ball has right of
way over another.
4.—Game must not be stopped on account of
a player dismounting or falling off; a player dismounted is out of the game and must not strike
the ball, impede or in any way interfere with another player.'
5.—Goal posts to be ten feet apart.
6.—Field to be 100 to 150 yards in length.
7.—No side lines (or boundary of side lines) to
be defined.
8.—No player of opposite side may check a
player while with the ball behind the goal line,
9.—On a ball being hit behind the goal line by
one of the opposite side, it shall be hit off by one
of the side whose line it is, from a spot as near as
possible to where it crossed the line; none of the
attacking side shall be within 15 yards of back
line until ball is hit off.
10.—In the event of the home team hitting the
ball behind their own goal-line, the defenders
must be all behind the goal line, while the attacking side dispose themselves as they please; ball in
every case to be hit off as near as possible from
where it crossed the line.
11,—Ball to be tossed in centre of field to start
game,
12.—Ball hit above goal post, if so judged by
umpire, is a goal,
13.—In case of a foul, the umpire shall stop the
game, and the side that has been fouled may
claim either of the following penalties:
(a.)—A free hit from where the ball was when
the foul took place; none of the other side to be
within 15 yards of the ball.
(I,.)—That the side that caused the foul take
the ball back and hit it off from their own goal line.
14.—There shall be one umpire, who has power
to rule off a player for continued infractions of
rules or rough play.
The Pacific Northwest golf tournament,
last week, drew many golf enthusiasts
to the Sound city. Mr. C. K. Magill, of
Victoria, won the championship over J.
Gillison, jr., of Seattle, in a 36-hole game,
by 5 up and 4 to go. In the finals of the
ladies' championship, Miss Garrett, of
Seattle, beat Miss V. Pooley, of Victoria,
by 2 up. Miss Pooley won the prize for the
best ladies' average. Miss Irving, of Victoria, won second place in the ladies' putting contest.
-CANUCK.
Calgary Is Enterprising.
Calgary City Council has authorized the
expenditure of $10,000 for a crematory,
$10,000 for macadam roads, and $30,000
to double the capacity of the municipal
lighting plant. The work of laying twenty
miles of granolithic walks, seven miles of
water mains and six miles of new sewers
will also be proceeded with.
VANCOUVER SOCIAL
A most successfulperformance was given
at the Vancouver Opera House last Saturday evening by local amateurs, for the
benefit of the Children's Aid. After the
performance those taking part were entertained at Parkdale by Lady Tupper.
* $,#
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Bulmer have returned home after having spent the winter in Santa Barbara, Cal.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. L. G. McPhillips have returned from a week's visit to Victoria.
* * *
Mrs. H. W. Kent entertained a number
of friends on Thursday last, in honor of
her guest, Miss Weeks, of Charlottetown.
* * *
The engagement is announced of Miss
Irene Alice Brignall, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Alfred Brignall, of this city, to Mr.
Mayne Daly Hamilton, of the Canadian
Bank of Commerce, son of the late Dr. J.
K. Hamilton, Stratford, Ont.
Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper was a midweek visitor to the Capital.
* * #
Mrs. J. Y. Rochester, accompanied by
her daughter, has left for the East on a
visit to relatives.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Salsbury have returned from their honeymoon trip.
* * *
Miss Sivart returned home on Monday
after spending a few days with friends in
the Royal City.
Mrs. J. L. G. Abbott was the hostess of
a large tea given in honor of Mrs. Tatlow,
of Victoria, who is visiting her father, Mr.
H. J. Cambie, Georgia street. Miss Nellie
Cambie poured tea, and was ably assisted
by Miss Cartwright and Miss Annie Robertson. Among those present were: Miss
Annie Robertson, Miss Cartwright, Miss
Nellie Cambie, Miss Susie Cambie, Miss
Wey, Miss Charleson, Mrs. Dr. Weld, Mrs.
Thynne, Mrs. Sherwood, Mrs. Russell,
Mrs. H. O. Alexander, Mrs. Osborne Plunkett, Mrs. J. O. Benwell, Mrs. Walter
Graveley, Mrs. J. H. Bushnell, Mrs. J. C.
Donald, Mrs. McFarland, Mrs. J. G. Woods,
Mrs. W. T. Hutchins, Mrs, Hartley, Mrs.
Dana.
*■* *
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Tiffin left on Monday
last on a two months' visit to friends in
the East.
* * *
Mrs. Harold Kenworthy is visiting Mrs.
William Murray, Nicola street.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Charleson have
moved into their handsome new residence
on Haw street.
* * *
Mrs. Rod Campbell, jr., and Miss Ethel
Fielding, are spending the week in Victoria.
Mrs. J. W. Kerr entertained at the tea
hour on Thursday week in honor of Mrs.
F. W. Tiffin, who left on Monday for the
East.
* * *
Mrs. William Walsh returned on Sunday
from Southern California, where she spent
the winter.
A very successful recital was given by
the Vancuver Woman's Musical Club( in
Taylor Hall, on Wednesday evening.
They were ably assisted by Miss Winlow
('cellist) and Miss Wynn (contralto).
* * *
Mrs. Brignall was at home to her friends
at a delightful tea last Tuesday.
* * *
Among those registered at the Vancouver Hotel during the week are Hon. Richard McBride, Premie^ and Hon. R. F.
Green, Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works,who were visiting the city on busi-
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Messrs. C. P. Egan and R. L. Phelps left
for Seattle on Thursday afternoon as representatives from this city of the Grand
Council of the Union of Commercial Travellers. The branch here is affiliated with
the Washington organization.
* * *
Mr. G. A. Taylor, late manager of the
branch of the Royal Bank at Victoria,
passed through the city this week on his
way to Halifax.
Madame Bayla, France's most famous
psychic palmist, has returned to Vancouver by special request, and may be consulted from 1 to 9 p.m. every day at 621
Hastings W., opposite Leland Hotel.
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Still hurl me back, God, if Thou must!
Thy wrath, see, I shall bear—
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Where I defeated stand;
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And still wait not unmanned.
But should some white hour of success
Sweep we where, vine-like, lead
The widening roads, the clamoring press,
Then I Thy lash shall need.
Then in that hour of triumph keen,
For then I ask Thy aid;
God of the weak, on Whom I lean,
Keep me then unafraid.
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Notes on
Canadian News.
Lucky Edmonton.
Two strokes of fortune have luckily
fallen on Edmonton within two weeks,
and this pioneer city of the Northwest is
fairly launched on the way to permanent
prosperity and greatness. By the substantial majority of 13 to 8 the Provincial
assembly has finally decided that Edmon-
1 ton will be the capital of Alberta, and the
C.P.R. have acquired extensive lands for
railway purposes.   The Journal says that
\ the Canadian Pacific depot and freight
I sheds in that city will be located at the
corner of Ninth and Jasper streets. The
last purchase required by the C.P.R. for
I their right of way into Edmonton over
the high level bridge were completed last
Saturday morning, when C. E. McPherson,
1 general passenger agent, paid the Edmon-
1 ton Real Estate Company something over"
$30,000 for twenty odd lots along the line
of the route, an average of a little over
$1,200 a lot. The railway company now
holds a complete right of way from the
Hudson's Bay Reserve at the old fort to
the C.N.R. track, having purchased injal
' over 100 lots at a cost of fully $100,000.
Sic Transit.
Two or three years ago Macleod was the
recognized centre of the ranching interest
of Canada, and was the place where nearly
all the meetings of the Western Stock
Growers' Association and other gatherings of stockmen were held. The fact that
the meeting of the Western Stock Growers' Association on May 10th next is likely
to be the last meeting of that association
in Macleod is a sign of the times. The
large ranches and wild herds are a thing of
the past about Macleod, the small farmer
and domestic cattle taking their places.
Another Pipe-Dream.
Prince Arthur of Connaught, through
his equerry, Captain Wyndham, announces, "The statements which have recently appeared in the press to the effect
_ that His Royal Highness or any memberof
11 his suite has purchased, or contemplates
the acquisition of, lands in the Northwest
for colonization or any other purposes are
entirely devoid of foundation."
Pinions Fleet.
One morning lost week, between 1 and
2 o'clock, when most good folks were in
bed, flock after flock of "waveys" passed
over the city of Nelson. They flew very
■ low down, attracted doubtless by the city
i lights, and barked away with their ordinary chatter, which is not unlike the outcry
of an automobile horn. As these little
Arctic geese do not go direct to their breeding grounds away up in the Far North
until about May 24th, the local hunters
should have some good sport in the interim.
"Sensation In Court."
A sensation was caused in the Montreal
Supreme Court a few days ago, when Louis
S. Margolese, B.C.L., who is the complainant in the charge of conspiracy to defraud
against Henry S. Smith and Maurice
Miller, accused R. A. E. Greenshields,
K.C, who represents Smith, of having
taken money known to have been stolen.
Judge Choquet, who presided, sent a report of the evidence to a syndic of the bar
immediately after the examination of Mr.
Margolese had been closed, and more will
' be heard of the matter.
To Develop Industries.
That much can be done to attract and
• develop local industries is shown by a recent occurrence at Winnipeg. No one
would claim that the Prairie Capital is the
home of raw material, but it is the centre
1 of a great market, and the citizens are enterprising; in addition, they are not afriad
of commercializing their city. The result
is that they have secured the locating of
i one of the largest manufacturing firms
from Port Huron, Mich., in the Meisell
Manufacturing Company. They will erect
a large works and employ hundreds of men
It will be for the manufacturing of flour
milling machinery, re-corrugating steel
rails, and doing general flour mill repair
work, and if favorable conditions are
found to exist as I am almost assured they
wiil be, to erect, for the purpose of demonstrating the working of its machinery, a
model flouring plant to operate the patents of the parent company, and will be in
a position to start business with a full line
of orders and be able also to turn out a
perfect product from the start, without
the expense and delay of the experimenting necessary to a company beginning entirely unconnected with an older and established successful enterprise. This is
an instance of seizing an opportunity.
Insurance Inspection.
The latest revelations of the Dominion
Insurance Investigation are not very reassuring. The Eastern papers boldly accuse Mackenzie and Mann of "juggling
with the funds of the Manufacturers' Life
in an illegal manner." One exchange says,
"The General Manager of the Manufacturers' Life admits shady deals and manipulation of accounts to defeat government
inspection," Another says, "The result
must be the dismissal of several directors." This is only the beginning; wait
until the Canada Life, the Imperial Life,
and the other Cox companies are under
the eye of the committee. It is quite clear
even from the present disclosures that the
weak spot is the improper use of the funds
by influential directors, but then that was
the trouble with the American companies.
A Brilliant Journalist.
One of the most interesting writers on
the Canadian press is H. F. G., of The Toronto Star, whose letters from the Ottawa
press gallery during recent years have
done much to popularize that paper. Last
week he was in the Capital writing an
account of the visit of Prince Arthur. During the present session of the Ontario
Legislature H. F. G. has written for his
paper special articles daily. "The Gallery
Clook" has become a feature of the session
in the minds of the members and the reading public. Mr. Gadsby goes in for elaborate funning, and by the time he.has
turned over his victim through a column of
banter that bites and fun that stings, the
reader has been highly amused and the
subject of the sketch does not know
whether to send H. F. G. a letter of thanks
or a challenge to fight a duel. Mr. Gadsby
is a graduate of Toronto University, and,
in addition to his clever newspaper work,
has written some poetry of a high order
of merit.—Saturday Night.
Indian Reserves.
The views of The Okanogan on the subject of Indian Reserves are well worthy of
consideration. No one advocates confiscation, but it is obvious that conditions
have changed so much since a paternal
government made these extensive allotments that their raison d'etre has ceased
to exist. In most instances they are only
vast tracts of land over which a handful
of Indians roam. Cultivation is inconsiderable, and the present system of holding retards development. It took years
to get a small portion of the Indian Reserve at Hedley for a smelter site. The
Week is in hearty accord with the views
of The Okanagan:
"One of the great obstacles to the settlement of British Columbia is the extensive
Indian Reserves made without rhyme or
reason. These reserves are mainly unoccupied. There are only 25,000 Indians
in British Columbia, and for them 1,000
reservations have been made, or a reserve
of a thousand acres to every 25 Indians.
The Okanagan Valley particularly suffers
from this senseless policy. The Indian
should not be entitled to any more land
by way of reserves than he requires. Many
of these Iadian Reserves should be opened
up to settlement entirely, while others
should be curtailed to meet the requirements of the Indians living on them."
Toronto Saturday Night.
The popular and once brilliant weekly
which for ten years has satirized the foibles
of Toronto the Good has fallen on ev'l
t'mes, and ;t >s easy to pred'ct Hs collapse, unless some approx'mat'on to the
ed'toral brilliancy of former days can be
attained. The front page, which used to
be the feature and strength of the paper,
has lost its old time characteristics
of humor, sparkle and incisiveness. There
is but one Sheppard, and it begins to look
as if he had no successor, or at any rate,
that the proprietors cannot find him. The
short, racy, lucid, epigrammatic editorial
paragraph is the one up-to-date drawing
card in any paper. In a recent issue Saturday Night says, "The papers have levelled up. It is not necessary to be ponderous
in order to be in earnest." What unconscious irony! On the other hand the
typography is much improved.
SHE DEFENDS HER PEOPLE.
Senator Frye's Eulogy on Great Britain's
Protection of Her Subjects.
In the course of Senator Frye's speech,
on the Armenian outrages, in the United
States Senate, he said:
"I do not love Great Britain particularly, and could not give my assent to the
marvellous eulogium upon Great Britain
delivered here the day before yesterday,
I admit the greatness of Great Britain, I
admit she is the greatest power on earth,
and the most magnificent power ever seen
in the history of the world on the ocean,
but I do not admit that she is a friend of
the United States. But, Mr. President, I
think that one of the grandest things in all
the history of Great Britain is that she does
protect her subjects everywhere, anywhere and under all circumstances. I do
not wonder that a British subject loves his
country.
"This little incident with which you are
all familiar is a marvellous illustration of
the protection which Great Britain gives
to her subjects: The King of Abyssinia
took a British subject named Campbell
about twenty years ago, carried him up to
the fortress of Magdalaon the heights of a
rocky mountain, and put him into a dungeon without cause assigned. It took six
months for Great Britain to find that out.
Then Great Britain demanded his immediate release. King Theobold refused tho
release. In less than ten days after that
refusal was received, 10,000 Britlish soldiers, including 5,000 Sepoys, were on
board ships of war and were sailing down
the coast,
"When they reached the coast, they
disembarked, marched across that terrible
country, a distance of 700 miles, under a
burning sun, up the mountain, up to the
very heights in front of the frowning dungeon; then gave battle, battered down the
iron gates and the stone walls, reached
over into the dungeon and lifted out of it
that one British subject, King Theobold
killing himself with his own pistol. They
then carried him down the mountain,
across the land,, put him on board the
white-winged ship, and sped him to his
home in safety. That cost Great Britain
$25,000,000, and made General Napier
Lord Napier of Magdala.
"That was a great thing for a great
country to do—a country that has an eye
that can see all across the ocean, all across
the land, away up to the mountain height
and away down to the darksome dungeon,
one subject of hers out of her 38,000,000
of people, and then has anfarm strong
enough and long enough to stretch across
the same ocean, across the same lands, up
to to the same mountain heights, down to
the same dungeon, and then lift him out
and carry him home to his own country
and friends. In God's name who would
not die for a country that will do that?''
ON THE SEA WALL
(Sunset Magazine.)
They were sitting side by side;
He sighed, and she sighed;
Said he, "My dearest Idol;"
He idled, and she idled;
"On my soul there's such a weight;"
He waited, and she waited;
"I'd ask your hand, so bold I've grown;'
He groaned, and she groaned;
"You shall have your private gig;''
He giggled, and she giggled;
Said she, "My dearest Luke;" |
He looked, and she looked;
"I'll have thee if thou wllt;"j
He wilted, and she wilted.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days afterdate
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a Bpectal license to cut and
carry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing
at a post planted on the south end of Chammis
Bay, Kokshittle Arm, thence west 40 coins,
thence north 160 chains, thence east 40 chains,
thence south 100 chains to point of commencement, exclusive Juf Indian Reserve, containing
640 acres more or less.
JOHN HIRSCH.il
HARRY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 14th, 1906. Application No. 1.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and
carry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing
at a post planted near the northwest corner of
Location No, 1, thence north 120 chains, thence
east 80 chains, more or less to the beach, thence
40 chains south, thence west 40 chains, thence
south 80 chains, thence west 40 chuins to point of
commencement, containing (140 acres more or less.
JOHN HIRSCH.
HARRY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vnncouver Island, B.C.,
April. 14th, 1006. Application No.   2.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
1 intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and
carrv away timber from tho following described
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing
at a post planted near the southwest corner of
Indian Reserve, on Easy Creek, Kokshittle Arm,
Kyuquot Sound, thence west 40 chains, thence
north 40 chains, thence west 40 chains, thence
south 120 chains, thence east 40 chains, thence
north 40 chains, thence 40 chains more or less to
beach, thence following beach to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
JOHN HIRSCH.
HARRY I3DWARDS, Agent.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 14th, 1006. Application No. 3.
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THE HEALING TOUCH.
(Written specially tor The Week )
Among the many walks of surpassing
beauty with which Victoria abounds is one
which draws me day by day; yes, and
night by night. I will not tell you where
it is, because I have no desire to point the
giddy throng thither, to the end that its
grassy carpet may be trodden down by
the hoofs of the multitude, or its inner
sanctuary desecrated by the ravishment
of the unseeing eye or the unhearing ear.
But those whose senses are attuned to the
chaste delicacies of nature's most exquisite panorama, and the soul strains of her
minstrelsy, will find the hallowed spot for
themselves by the unmistakable earmarks
which it bears.
Nor does it matter whether one threads
the mazes of this billowy path under the
blare of rampant sun and cobalt sky, or
when the mistress of the night serene and
white rides overhead in her chariot of
deeper blue, the mystic charm is the same;
a sense of wandering on and on to the aimless and endless goal. High banks of glorious broom shut out the city, and confine
one's gaze to the sky, the sea and the
mountains. It is a road sacred to the footfall of the loiterer, few vehicles traverse it,
and the track is narrowed to a trail. Here
and there the matchless yellow curtains
are swept aside to give a glimpse of green
meadow aglow with buttercups, or copse
all carpeted with wild hyacinth and bluebell. At the top of a knoll, where you get
the first full view of the ocean, is a pine
wood, where hour after hour I lie basking
in the sunlight, or discreetly withdrawing
to the shade of the trees when mid-day
heat causes the landscape to quiver in
tremulous waves. Inhaling the fragrant
healing perfume, I find my senses satiated
with the wanton luxury of living. Hither
come the sky singers to complete the ely-
sium, as deep answereth to deep in the love
notes of the revelling spring birds.
When restlessness seizes my soul I often
wander down this lovely road, under the
stars, on past the yellow ramparts, past
the grassy knoll, past the pine wood; on
until the surge of the ocean becomes a roar,
and its tossing waves spray my hair and
sting my face. There, seated among the
rocks, I gaze across the turbulent waters
to the samite peaks of the distant range,
just tipped with silver on their ermine
crowns, and my spirit is quieted by that
weird influence of mountain, sky and sea
with which nature hypnotizes her affrighted children, and soothes them to saneness.
But all the turbulence is neither in my
own heart, nor on the bosom of the unsleeping sea. One afternoon, not long ago,
I had sought my accustomed retreat in
the heart of the pines, with just a circling
window through which to look out on the
crested waves which danced beyond the
edge of the cliff, when a man appeared beyond the opening, and stood silhouetted
against the sky. His attitude betokened
dejection and abandon, his demeanor
showed clearly that he believed himself
to lie far removed from "the madding
crowd" or any human eye. First he gazed
seawards, with his head drooping to his
chest and his hands clenched behind his
back. Then slowly turning round, he surveyed the marvellous beauty of the fields,
the woods, the flowers, and us he half
turned I caught his face in profile, very
grave, very thoughtful, very sad, as who
should say, "How surpassingly beautiful
you might be." He became more restless,
and paced at first slowly, then quickly,
back and forth on the grass, his hands now
clasped in front, and his head bowed.
Occasionally he would lift his head high,
and for a moment straighten his form, and
step firmly as if nerving himself to trample
disappointment under foot, and draw
sweet inspiration from his surroundings;
but these moods were brief, and the spell
of despondency hung heavy on him.
I felt that even my involuntary presence
was an intrusion on a strong man's moment
of weakness; that it was sacrilege to witness his secret grief, and was just contemplating a retreat through the dense underbrush, when to my surprise and alarm he
flung himself on the ground and buried
his face in his arms. I was fascinated by
ihe evidences of a grief and a passion
which were a revelation to me, for his body
heaved, and the broad shoulders quivered,
as he lay prone there, but not a sound escaped his lips. Here was one of those
heart-breaking sorrows before which all
the petty griefs of life appear trivial—
something that could subdue the courage
and control of a man of obvious strength
and character, and which could only express itself in those hard, tearless sobs that
kill the spirit.
Then the paroxysm subsided, and he
raised his head and rested his chin in his
hands, supporting himself upon his elbows.
The minutes passed, and still he moved
not, and his thoughts were roaming all over
the world, and memory was at work, for
soon he cautiously placed his hand in his
breast, and after one or two pauses, drew
out a miniature, half daring, half afraid.
He looked at it long, and I knew then what
he had missed as he drank in the beauty
of sky and earth—he saw them all alone,
and for the first time; and what a difference
it made. Not long did he hold the miniature, but reverently replaced it, and resumed his former attitude.
Then something strange and startling
happened. A lady and a little child loomed
on the horizon and leisurely approached
the pine wood. .Evidently a young wife
in the first happy joy of matronhood.
How fair a sight she made, with her elastic
step, her buoyant air, her girlish chatter,
and brooding over all her loving care for
the darling tot just able to toddle at her
side, holding her fingers. She screamed with
childish glee as she danced around her
darling, showering flowers upon her sunny
head. What a picture! Does the universe
hold another as fair? Before the ineffable
beauty and charm of this eternal mysteiy
of mother and child the world bends in
adoration, and the everlasting mountains
bow their heads.
Mother and child were just as unconscious of intrusion as the man had been
when he arrived in the arena, in which one
tragedy had already been represented.
They innocently approached the friendly
shelter of the pines, for the sun was
high, and the mother had just reached a
favorite crook on the limb of a fallen tree
when the child saw the man, and with innocent curiosity toddled to his side and
touched him. He started up as if shot,
for his preoccupation had been deep.
Then the truth dawned on him, and in an
instant he was busy with the child. Low
caressing tones, a gathering of flowers, the
drawing out of a watch with its perennial
interest for infant ears, smatterings of baby
talk, the taking of little dimpled hands
in his big ones, the impassioned kissing of
tiny fingers, then one hurried clasp of the
sweet little body to his breast, one
passionate kiss onthe little brow, and the
child fairly chuckled with delight, and
down the face of the man one tear chased
another, until I heard the pretty little
appeal, "Don't 'ty, man." He smiled
through his tears, this strong man of many
experiences, who had battled with the
world ; pressed another kiss on the brow
of heaven's best gift, then without turning
towards the pine wood, he raised his hat,
waved it in the direction he dare not
take or even look, and strode away—
saved by the healing touch.
A SONQ
(By Ella Higginson.)
I care not though the wind blow East,
Or North or South or West,
Or if I go in calico,
Or gowned be in the best;
If I may have tho sun and rain,
Thc shining stars above,
The leafing tree and the blue sea—
And love.
I care not though the gray wolf Want
Should scratch outside my door,
If but thc red Despair be dead,
That he may whine no more;
If I may keep the simple faith,
The constant stars above,
The fruited tree and the blue sea—
And love.
Anent the doggerel lines on "The
Apotheosis of the Ego," published in the
last issue of The Week, no less than
twenty readers have sent in guesses as to
the identity of the buried hero; their letters have been turned over to me, and I
regret to say that no one has guessed correctly. Among the names suggested are
Colonel Topping, Colonel Conrad, W. B.
Pool, George Carter and C. H. Gibbons.
This only goes to show how many good
boosters Victoria has—but it leaves the
leather medal still unawarded.
I have a suggestion to make for the benefit of dwellers in the Capital City in general, and the members of the J.B.A.A. in
particular. Sell the site of the present
boat and club house to the C.P.R., with
the proceeds purchase the strip of foreshore extending from the north end of the
bridge parallel with the post office, including Mrs. Joan Dunsmuir's lot, and erect a
modern building there that would be a
credit alike to the club and the city. The
site is far better and more convenient than
the present one, and the change could
easily be effected.
Not being a believer in education for
the masses beyond the three R's, I have
little interest in the philanthropic movement of the editor of The Colonist in favor
of Eton and Harrow schools for Victoria;
still less do I yearn for a native University,
where more native sons would be spoilt as
workmen to be made into tenth-rate pro
fessors. Only one man in a thousand was
designed by nature to earn his bread by
the sweat of his brain; the large balance
must live by brow-sweat. All the same
recent developments render it necessary
for Mayor Morley to explain about that
promised University endowment—his
word is at stake.
Pair play all round. The automobiles
should be made to behave themselves by
all means, their speed should be regulated
in the interests of public safety; but when
they are the victims, and not the aggressors, that fact should be made known.
Young Hunter's auto which was so badly
smashed on Fort street a week ago has been
examined by an expert, who assesses the
damages at $950, and the Tramway Company, recognizing that their employees
were to blame for the accident, have honorably agreed to pay the piper.
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for them in the shape of an edition de luxe
of a very rare character. It is a monumental work on the celebrities of British
Columbia, and deals largely with the lives
and loves of the tradesmen and saloonkeepers of the Province. No household
should be without a copy. The price is
within the reach of all—$25.
The topic of the week is the muck-rake,
as wielded by yellow journalists. It is not
a little singular that the topic should have
been revived in the land that produced
the man with the hoe, and the man with
the axe. American similes seem to run
in one groove, and the poor old immortal
tinker from Bedford is not answerable for
all of them. It remains, however, for me
to point out that he created a perfect prototype of Teddy in Mr. Greatheart. As
the valiant President is obviously a student of Bunyan, he has probably made
this discovery himself, although his innate modesty has prevented him from declaring it.
The Western press announces thac Miss
Agnes Deans Cameron leaves shortly to
study the Doukhobourin his native lair.
The lady has my sincere sympathy under
the circumstances so graphically detailed
in recent dispatches.
My dear Babette, I greatly fear
Your muse is growing stale;
Week after week you sing of "fizz"—
You never sing of ale.
But what is wine, and what is wit,
Without the effervesce?
And what is verse when feet and rhyme
Kefuse to coalesce?
I have been asked to call attention to
the fact that although the critics of The
Week are many, its helpers are few.
Clubland very properly exercises its privil
ege to point out our errors, but is not so
ready in coming forward with information
that would be valuable. I refer to the
authorship of the half dozen poems about
which enquiry was made in our last issue.
If any literary student will oblige, he will
be credited with a year's subscription to
The Week.
BOHEMIAN
As to Christian Charity.
To the Editor of The Week:
Sir,—Absence from town has prevented
my offering congratulations earlier in respect to the pointed rebuke which you
administered to our noisy pharisees in the
issue of April 21st. I refer to the paragraph
on the front page, entitled "The Poor
Publican," alluding to the prompt action
of the Victoria Licensed Vintners' Association in sending relief funds to the sufferers at San Francisco, and the delicious
satire with which you delicately hinted
at the presumably "modestly hidden"
contribution of the Temperance Society
to the same worthy cause—a contribution which, as everyone knows, never had
or is likely to have any real existence—
well, sir, all I can say is that this biting
rebuke which you administered in such
stinging yet moderate language afforded
the keenest delight to every honest man
in Victoria.
Ever since the beginning of the year the
clergy of this city have been conducting
a campaign against the liquor interests,
which has, on the part of the reverend gentlemen, been notable for gross personality,
unbridled abuse, and a wanton disregard
of the truth. These disciples of a Gospel
of Peace have not been ashamed to defame the character of men who have been
born and brought up in Victoria, and who
are conducting a lawful business in a lawful way. Yet, at meeting after meeting,
the coarsest abuse has been levelled at
them by the city clergy, and, with the exception of The Week, no one in Victoria
has had the courage to condemn this campaign of slander.
And now, in the very middle of the said
campaign, occurs one of those great national catastrophes which appeals, or
should appeal, to common humanity.
Surely, it might well have been expected
that the Ministers of the Gospel would
have been the first to spring forward and
set an example to their congregations, by
putting their hands in their pockets and
giving at least a tithe of their large and
cheaply-earned salaries to alleviate the
agonies of the suffering men, women and
little children of California's stricken capital.
But, alas! no such beautiful thing has
happened. True, Victoria was the first in
the field to send relief; but from whom did
that relief come? From the rich and idle
priesthood? Not by a longsight. Fromthe
godless individuals whom our clergy inform us on all occasions are hardened sinners, lost to every good impulse—men to
be despised on earth and damned through
all eternity. The licensed vintners of
Victoria led the good work, and—the
clergy are yet to be heard from.
Truly, The Week summed up the situation well in the scathing remark, "It is
singular how quickly these 'criminals' respond to the call of suffering humanity on
all occasions."
The disgrace is so patent that I am
moved to protest against the license to
meddle in public affairs which a mistaken
tolerance has so long permitted to the
clergy. Since the dawn of history, no
nation has ever prospered under priestly
domination; and Victoria cannot expect
to thrive if she allows herself to be governed by men whose every action proves
that they are not animated by love for
their fellowmen.
The Week has again and again proven
by its attitude on public matters that it
is not an irreligious paper; and I, who
write you, am not an irreligious man. But
you have, and I have, a hearty British
contempt for all hypocrites, and for all
men who neglect their duty to the poor
that they may fatten at the tables of the
rich. And we know that the wolf disguised in the sheep's skin is a far more
dangerous animal than any other kind of
a wolf.
I must apologise for the length of this
communication, but your contemporary,
The Colonist, has set the fashion of preaching what one may call "Sermons to the
Neglected Clergy"; so perhaps you will
not mind printing mine.
Again congratulating you heartily on
your manly rebuke of three weeks ago, I
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I Music and Drama
Next Tuesday Mde. Albani will app
in Victoria, at the Victoria Theatre,
give her last concert in British Columbisj
She will bring with her a group of dia
tinguished artistes, and will in addition I
supported by the chorus of the Victorij
Musical Society, numbering about  10
voices.   A brief epitome of Mde. AlbaniJ
j career was given in these columns la
\ week.    Her reputation as a singer need,
j no newspaper puff.  Go and hear her.
Without doubt the cleverest thing
the Grand Theatre, Victoria, this week I
the turn given by Tom Ripley, the MiJ
strel Comedian; he is good, that's all. Tl]
Clemenso Brothers run him close as far I
regards a laughable show, and the Burl]
Brothers are certainly good jugglers,
the other turns are quite up to the mark. |
At this theatre next week there will I
a rousing good hour's worth of fun.
and Mrs. Robyns give place to no one in
comedy sketch, and "Straight Tip Jin
is one of the most amusing of their mai|
plays.  The Millio Brothers are in the I
class of acrobatism, while Mack and Taj
are calculated to keep the house in a ro
of laughter, as singing comedians.   Brsj
Hayes is putting up a good turn, as tl
Wizard of the Banjo, and the illustrat|
song this week by Frederick Roberts
be "She's Sleeping by the Silvery
Grande."   The moving pictures will a]
be new.
A Venerable Pioneer.
Dave Griffiths, the veteran pioneer I
Wild Horse Creek, Fort Steele, has left f
Spokane, where he goes to interest ca|
tal in quartz claims he has on upper '
Horse. Mr. Griffiths has been on the crl
since the early sixties, and knows ev|
foot of the ground and the value of I
different ores that have been uncover]
and says the day will come when upl
Wild Horse will be a great mining campl THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 12,  1906.
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NOTES ON PROVINCIAL NEWS
GenerousiKootenay.
^Nowhere has sympathy for thejsufferers
at San Francisco taken more prompt or
more practical form than in the Kootenay.
Nelson sent a car of provisions, valued at
$2,000 the day after the earthquake.
Rossland sent $1,500. The workmen of
W. E. Koch at the mill near Slocan Junction raised $200.
Sunday Baseball.
Armstrong may not be very enthusiastic
in support of the Sunday Observance Bill
now before the Federal parliament, but it
knows a good thing in sport when it sees
it. The principle enunciated in the following racy paragraph will commend itself to others: "Last week it was held to
be a debatable question whether or not
it was a sin to play baseball on Sunday.
After the last game a good many would
be of the same opinion as the Lord's Day
Alliance—that it would decidedly be a sin
to play such ball as was played then.
Good ball may be good, but bad ball is always bad; and bad things are sinful."
He Saw His Finish.
The penman of The Golden Star wittily
expresses the views of the average editor
in the West, who finds that the hardest
task in life is to make both ends meet: "A
man stopped us on the street the other
day and said we did not publish all the
news. We should say not. In the first
place, there's somebody else depending
on us for a living. If we published all that
happened we would be with the angels.
In order to please the people we must
print only the nice things said of them,
and leave the rest to gossip. Yes, it's a
fast; we don't print all the news. If we
. did, wouldn't it be spicy reading. But
it would be for one week only. The next
week you would read our obituary, and
there would be a new face in heaven. All
the news is all right when it is about the
other fellow."
is conducted. -Half the time they will refuse to answer the 'phone at all, and when
they do think it worth while to take down
the receiver and listen they recognize no
responsibility in the matter of bringing
people to the 'phone. This sort of thing
is a fraud on subscribers, who are paying
their monthly rental, and it is up to Superintendent Stevens and the Department
of Interior to see that the thing is remedied at once.
Improving the City.
Revelstoke should make an effort to
improve the appearance of the city by tree
planting and boulevarding. If the City
Council would provide the regulations and
move the sidewalks where necessary to
allow this to be done, most owners of house
property would be glad to take steps to
have their frontages sloped off to the sidewalks, sown in lawn grass, and the grass
cut. In order to do this, it is absolutely
necessary that the grazing of stock on the
streets be stopped, and it has been the
want of stringency in a matter of this kind
that has disgusted people with the resu ts
of their efforts in many cases to beautify
their street frontages.—Mail-Herald.
A Gifted Singer.
Delays Are Dangerous.
Kelowna has had a lick and a promise.
The fire which swept away the umber mill
did the licking, the City Council did the
promising. All delays are dangerous; delay in installing a water system is costly
as well. The loss on the mill would have
paid for the installation.
Miss Winnifrid Crowley, organist and
leader of the choir of St. George's Church,
Rossland, for the past four years, leaves
on Monday for Spokane for the purpose of
taking lessons in vocal culture under the
tutelage of Francis Walker. Mr. Walker,
during a residence of five years in London,
England, was primal baritone at the Crystal Palace and Covent Garden concerts.
He was a pupil of the famous Francesco
Courtesi, of the Royal Musical Institute
of Florence, Italy. Miss Crowley has been
a resident of Rossland for the past eight
years, and has earned a well-deserved
reputation as a vocalist and musician, but
feels that a course of study under a competent master will be of considerable benefit to her. She numbers among her friends
every resident of Rossland, who will regret greatly that she is about to leave the
city.
Comrade Hawthornthwaite.
The Schoolmaster Abroad.
A dispatch from Winnipeg recently appeared in The Toronto Star to the effect
that the "James Bay crew of New Westminster" would take part in the Canadian
Henley regatta at St. Catherines, Ont., in
August next. In the matter of lacrosse
New Westminster can deliver the goods
right along, but it is left to the "James
Bays of Victoria" to uphold the honor of
the West in aquatics. Where is the schoolmaster?
Anthracite Galore.
The B. C. Mining Record's unreliability
was never better illustrated than when it
undertook to "knock" the coal deposits
of Queen Charlotte Island on April 28th,
and on May 1st it was announced that the
Western Fuel Co., of Nanaimo, had taken
an option on one group of claims for the
substantial figure of $700,000. This comes
of the entrusting the conduct of a mining
journal to a novice, who is either unscrupulous or ignorant, or both.
A Pretty Quarrel.
County Court Judge Forin and J. A.
Macdonald, K.C, of Rossland, are engaged in a pretty quarrel. As both parties belong, or did belong, to the same
political force, it should be possible to
bring about a reconciliation. The "amour
propre" of the judge has been wounded;
the proverbially mild-mannered K. C. is
resting on his dignity. As a rule Mr. Macdonald is one of the most courteous of
men, and it is hard to believe that he has
actually been guilty of rudeness. Is this a
case requiring a special commission, or
will offended greatness condescend to
"stoop to conquer"?
The following notice is clipped from a
Kootenay exchange, obviously a Liberal
organ: "Mr. Hawthornthwaite, the so-
called Socialist member of the House, is
billed for a speaking tour of the Kootenays,
and will probably speak in Cranbrook.
If he does, the local Conservatives should
show their gratitude by taking charge of
his meeting and see that he is given a big
send-off. Mr. Hawthornthwaite has done
more for the Conservative party in British
Columbia the past three years than any
man in the Province."
A Good Programme.
There are some people who look a gift
horse in the mouth, there are others who
are glad to get a good thing, even if it be an
idea, from anywhere. In recognition of
this, The Week ventures to commend to
the Victoria Development League the objects and aims of the Nelson Booster Club,
which contains several items not yet incorporated in their programme:   |jj
A thorough canvass for subscriptions.
The preparation of advertising matter covering
the attractions.
The establishment of a bureau of information.
The encouragement of lines of 'busses to the
different places of resort.
The advertising of fishing at points easily
reached and the restocking of lakes and rivers
for fishing purposes.
Tbe arranging of home weeks for British Columbians on the lines carried out in Eastern Canada.
The holding of conventions in this city of the
various organizations.
The advertising of our registered temperature
I in Eastern points.
j    To secure regular band concerts during the
summer months.
To agitate for cleaner streets and better roads.
To induce citizens to make their surroundings
; attractive.
To induce hotelkeepers and others in business
to cater to the tourist trade.
To secure the insertion in Eastern papers publication of matter in relation to the city.
To secure the co-operation of people everywhere throughout the city with reference tn tlie
general objects set forth in the foregoing.
THE GIFT DIVINE
A Legitimate Kick.
There is a general kick on the manner
in which the telephone office at Penticton
Major-Gcneral A. E. Chapman, Mrs.
Chapman and two children arc staving at
the Balmoral, having arrived on Tuesday
from Australia. After a short visit here
they will proceed to England.
(By Katharine Olds Hamilton.)
Came to the writer Art;
Quick bade him take the pen
And from his youthful heart
Sing, to the hearts of men.
Came to the writer Thought;
Held back his hand in awe.
Deep in men's hearts he sought
Human and heavenly law.
Came to the writer Strength;
Thoughtful, with reverent pen,
Art sang her song, at length,
Sang to the hearts of men.
He Quit Whitewashing.
A Michigan editor, who grew tired of
wielding the whitewash brush in the matter of obituaries, decided to reform and
tell the truth just once. He commented
as follows on the death of a well-known
citizen:      David , aged 56 years
6 months and 12 days. Deceased was a
mild-mannered pirate, with a mouth for
whiskey and an eye for boodle. He came
here at night with another man's wife, and
joined the church at the first chance. He
owed us several dollars on the paper, a
large meat bill, and you could hear him
pray six blocks. He died singing, "Jesus
paid It All," and we think he was right,
as he never paid anything himself. He
was buried in an asbestos lined casket, and
his many friends threw palm-leaf fans into
his grave, aa he may need them. His
tombstone will be a resting place for hoot
owls.
Dishonesty Undone.
A workingman on his way to a football
match the other Saturday met a shop-
mate. "Are you going to the match,
Dick?" "No, Jack; can't afford it," Dick
answered in a sad tone. "Look here," said
Jack, moved by a generous impulse; "I've
got a bad sixpence, an' if you like to try
and pass it, I'll treat you." "All right,
I'll chance it." Off they went together,
and on arriving at the ground, Dick boldly
laid down the sixpence and walked through
the turnstile. Jack, being next, put down
a shilling, and, to his great disgust, received the bad sixpence in change. Dick
did not get treated.
The True Zest.
The only advantage a pretty girl has
lies in the knowledge that she is pretty,
backed up, no doubt, by a very delightful
feeling that she makes other women jealous; and probably the latter is one of the
greatest consolations a woman could have
on earth; at any rate one often hears people
say something to that effect.
Sir Wyke Baylis on Drains.
One of the loveliest things in the world
is a drain—when it is consecrated by art
in the form of a gargoyle on the roof of a
cathedral.
Henry Seton Merriman on War.
In war there are not two, but three sides
to a question. Each combatant has one,
and Truth has the third, which she often
locks up for ever in her quiet breast.
Almost all over the civilized world men
don't know what to do with their women—
they send them to work, which is the last
thing they should do with a woman.
Husband—What did you do with all
those unpaid bills, Cecelia?
Wife—I saw they were beginning to
worry you, dear, so I destroyed them.
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THE  MOTHERLAND
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Exchanges With Our Kindred.
Joyful News.
Felicitations to The Lancet, which, dealing with tobacco smoke as a germ killer,
observes that "the quantity of formalde-
heyde in it would appear to depend on the
quality and kind of the tobacco consumed.
Thus the cigar appears to yield more for-
maldeheyde than the pipe, and the pipe
more than the cigarette." After this I
throw away my briar and stick to the
choicest twopenny Havanas that White-
chapel is capable of producing. Tobacco
smoke, I further gather, is bound to possess germicidal properties. After this I
expect to hear of a Hyde Park demonstration to protest, in the name of their class,
against State countenance of the murder-
bus weed. What I am most anxious about
is the threatened legislation about juvenile
smoking. Must the "human boy" remain the only being the germ and the microbe are to be permitted to make a playground of?
Keir Hardie.
I was talking (writes Mr. Philip Snow-
den, M.P.) to a lady who is a frequent visitor to the Ladies' Gallery of the House of
Cpmmpns, She mentioned one little characteristic which may be of some interest.
The one member beyond all others the
ladies who come to the gallery are most
anxious to see is Keir Hardie. She tells
me that in nine cases out of ten almost the
first question a lady puts to her neighbor is, "Which is Kier Hardie?" and they
never settle down until they have seen
him. If he doesn't happen to be in the
House, whenever a member with a red
tie, or of more than ordinary peculiarity,
enters, the question is sure to be asked if
that be Keir Hardie? Such is fame.
Chamberlain Seventy.
The London Girl.
I have always held that the London girl
is smarter than any other, because she
dwells ir. an atmosphere of smartness.
She has more style. She walks better than
her country cousin, she has more self-
possession and dignity. lis quite true that
the pretty girls we see on a bright afternoon, particularly in the summer and on
a matinee day, are not all Londoners, bred
and born. Still they are under the influences of this wonderful city. The provincial idea thai, "anything will do for London," so far as dress is concerned, does not
xtbld water. I think that the countryman
will compare with the cockneys, but the
smartest women are those who have been
reared in the metropolis and belong to that
huge population which fills what is'rather
Idiotically called "no mean city."
Mr. Chamberlain will have completed
thirty years' continuous representation of
Birmingham on June 17th, and on July
8th he will attain his seventieth birthday,
and it is proposed to celebrate the two
events by a great public demonstration.
RUSSE
A Musical Tragedy.
London is paved with tragedies (says
the London correspondent of The Edinburgh Evening News), For the past week
an excellent baritone singer has been
haunting the side streets of suburbandom
south of the river, and keeping well in the
shadow of the dark houses as he sings. I
have discovered that he is a son of a famous song-writer, not very long dead—a
composer, the copyright of some of whose
songs changed hands recently for thousands of pounds between the publishers
concerned. The singer is out of "a shop"
-—in theatrical parlance—and is earning
his family's bread and butter singing his
father's songs in the streets for coppers.
One night, according to his tale, he sang
fifty songs at Clapham Junction, and netted elevenpence. Why is he on the streets?
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The Future Queen of Spain.
'• An intimate friend of the future Queen
of Spain tells me (writes a London correspondent) that she is an incarnate chatterbox. Talking literally nineteen to the
dozen, she is at present quite incapable
of preserving auy secret, and in trifling
matters gives her family away with embarrassing freedom. Her horror of restraint augurs well for the way in which
she will free the Spanish Court from its
mediaeval and stereotyped shackles.
Wristlets for Men.
I was considerably surprised (writes a
London correspondent) to see in a Bond
street jeweler's window on Monday a number of bracelets intended for the wrists of
men. They were not of the delicate workmanship with which the same ornaments
for the slender wrists of women are
wrought, but were broad bands of gold of
silver, with inlaid designs. The fashion
of wearing a bracelet was set for men by the
King, who constantly wears on his left
wrist a gold bracelet which was taken
from the arm of the Emperor Maximilian
of Mexico after he was executed. This
relic of a terrible tragedy was afterwards
presented to the King, who always wears it.
Social Transition.
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is the social transition. Almost every unit
in the community is endeavoring to move
upwards, and (writes Marmaduke in
Truth) thc attempt is mainly made by
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better, live better, and occupy better
houses that arc better furnished, forces
men to work harder and longer than their
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Winston Churchill's Moustache.
Here is the latest society bonne bouche
(writes Londoner in The Liverpool Post),
Winston Churchill, as all thc smart world
knows, is growing a moustache, this so-
called hirsute adornment being very much
in the embryonic stage. A fair lady was
being taken into dinner by the budding
politician. "Mr. Churchill," said she, "1
like your politics as little as I like your
moustache." A blow to paralyse the readiest tongue, you think! By no means.
Rapidly came the reply: "Madam, you
are not at all likely to conic in contact wit li
either." Whether they spoke again during dinner is not recorded."
A reporter on The New York World
went out one afternoon for "space," He
got it,  This is it;
A mite of a boy, with neatly patched
knickerbockers and pinched look that
comes from want of nourishing food,
plucked at the sleeve of George Kingsbury,
manager of the Hippodrome, yesterday
afternoon.
"Say, Mister, are you Mr. Dundy?" he
inquired hesitantly.
"No, son," replied the busy manager;
'.'what do you want?"
"I want a seat for Granny down where
de big bugs sit, and one fer meself up in
de peanut gallery, but de guy in de cage
won't sell 'em—says I'm toutin' for de
specs, on de walk. Oh, I've got me ma-
zuma all right," he added, diving into a
pocket and bringing out a handful of coppers, nickels and dimes.
Mr. Kingsbury was interested, and
drawing the lad out, found that his name
was Jimmy King, and that he lived in
Harlem when he wasn't selling papers on
Broadway.
"You see, it's dis way," he explained:
"Granny, she's old an' sick, an' takes care
of me, an, I thought it would cheer her up
to see the elephants an' tigers an' Mace-
line an' things at the Hip., and so I saves
me spare cash since New Year's. Here it is
—$2.50 for Granny's seat an' fifty cents
for me own.  But de guy in de cage "
Mr. Dundy had come out from his office
and heard the unvarnished tale.
"Give thc boy a loge box," he told Mr.
Kingsbury, and "tell him to take his
money and buy his granny something she
needs."
It didn't dawn on Jimmy all at once,
but finally he was made to understand,
and with the coupons tightly clutched
in his fist, he choked, muttered incoherent
thanks, and disappeared.
Every scat and every box in the great
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fact.
"Fooled again," he sighed.
Fifteen minutes later a newsboy handed
to nn usher a crumpled note addressed to
Mr. Dundy.   On it was scrawled in pencil:
"We can't come; Granny died tonight."
"Don't sell that box for this perform-
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iifitti. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, MAY 12, 1906.
Kootenay
Letter.
Nelson, B. C, May. 9.—The news of
the week has been the formal announcement of the intention of the West Kootenay Power and Light Company to appeal to the Privy Council on the judgment
in favor of the city over the alleged damage to the Bonniugton plant of that company, by the city's own electric plant, now
in course of construction. All that was
done by the City Council was to notify the
city's solicitor to see that counsel was instructed in London to appear on behalf of
this municipality. There is little to appeal, except the question of costs which
were given against the power company,
and which amount, probably on account
of the vexatious delays to which the city
was subjected through the abortive, or
rather repudiated, attempts at a compromise, to a considerable sum. Municipal
trading is an accepted fact in the Old
country, and not the absurd novelty
which it is looked upon in this Dominion—
principally by private companies with
axes to grind. The matter being there
thoroughly well ventilated, Nelson has
little fear of an adverse result. The West
Kootenay Power and Light Company,
which is complaining, as are many others,
of the lack of labor, is again in trouble
with its employees over long hours and
insufficient wages. Recently a strike was
called at the Bonnington power plant,
which ended in the men getting that
which they demanded—nine hours' work
for $3.00 per diem, and yesterday trouble
broke afresh near Greenwood, where the
men on the sub-station of the new com-
have struck for those same terms.
Apparently the West Kootenay Company is masquerading in the Boundary
under another name, a new company having been formed which is to carry out the
plans which were denied at the last session of the legislature. The company is
probably the same as the West Kootenay,
but by a legal fiction this changing of
faces is permitted by the law. To the layman it would seem as if the West Kootenay were deliberately in contempt of the
legislature. Possibly the legislature is
legally more contemptible than a judge,
but if the latter were contemned, the said
justice would soon act as prosecutor, witness and court, and consign the offender
to durance vile, a peine forte et dure. The
public is inclined to view with wondrous
suspicion such judicial action, but it
could view with wondrous content the
action of a Premier or of a legislature who
not feeling contemptible, would promptly
make its contemner feel the executive arm.
But it is very hard to accurately gauge
that same sentiment, viz., public opinion.
For in the case of the postal department
at Ottawa exercising the same autocratic
authority and forbidding mailing privileges to The Appeal to Reason, there is an
uproar, and petitions are being signed all
over the Kootenay, as well as on the lower
Mainland and Island, forever praying
Lord Grey, and the various M.P.'s are
being bombarded with epistles remon-
strative, appealing and obligatory. There
is quite a sizeable rumpus in the mining
camps over the trouble. The miners' side
of the matter is that The Appeal to Reason, which is a Socialistic, but not a class-
conscious Socialistic, paper published in
the Western States, is an appeal to reason, and not an appeal to prejudice; that
the reason of the departmental ukase, un-
assigned, is really that the paper used incendiary matter by printing a speech by
Eugene V. Debs, the notorious (or celebrated)—which you will—labor leader,
denouncing the arrest of the Western Federation leaders as a capalistic conspiracy;
that this said speech did not affect Canada
anyway, and that if it did effect the United
States, that is their business, and Eugene
should have been arrested and brought to
book, the which did not happen, and, lastt
ly, that if The Appeal to Reason was no-
allowed entry into Canada, that there
would be only one side of the issue before
the public, as the Associated Press, gen-
i entity and collectively, were capitalist
concerns, and printed the side of the alleged capitalistic conspirators in trumping
up a charge against several worthy co-
peers (not subjects) of the President of
the United States of America—all men
in "God's country" being constitutionally
free and equal. The business men, who
are also largely among the subscribers of
i the said petition, have other grounds for
a kick. They say that if a newspaper is to
be cut off from the mails on the dictum of
the post office department, wit'iout any
; recourse at law, then the precedent is dan
gerous, as it is liable to be extended so as
to cover any journal. For instance, there
is a kick about the circumstances of the
North Atlantic Trading Company, floated
under the auspices of an all-beneficent
Liberal government and Duncan Ross, of
Greenwood, in what is termed by Kootenay newspapers bearing the Liberal broad-
arrow, a magnificent effort, says in the
House that the company is distinctly all
right, and if it was not, why its critic,
George E. Foster, is another, and did worse
himself anyway! This tu quoque argument is inconsequent, but by politicians
is supposed to gull the public. Then Clifford Sifton indignantly denies any connection with the said company, in what
The Victoria Times declared to be an unanswerable speech, and challenges the
said bad man, George E. Eoster, to prove
his whole-cloth insinuations. Exactly
why Hon. Cliff Sifton should be indignant
if the company and its parent are all right,
it is not immediately apparent to the ordinary Kootenay layman, but probably
Senator Templeman, Duncan Ross and W.
A. Galliher will be able to satisfy us at a
later date. Under these circumstances
it is sufficiently apparent to an official,
that is to say a postal eye, that George E.
Foster's remarks were subsersive of law
and order, that they were incendiary, that
they were not an appeal to reason, but an
appeal to prejudice, and that therefore
that any newspaper, say the Toronto News
or The Vancouver News-Advertiser or
even The Week, publishing those remarks, should be denied the privileges of
the mails.
There have been several debates on the
Lord's Day Alliance Bill by more or less
public bodies here, but the opinions elicited
cannot be said to be favorable on the
whole. Objectors say that the whole idea
is to make men good by act of parliament.
Supporters declare that the main reason
for the bill is to see that the workingman
gets one day in seven for rest. One man
interpolated an amendment which he de-
1 clared would cover such an object, which
was that the whole of the clauses of the
bill be struck out and the following substituted: "Any employer who ordered
or permitted his employees to work for
seven consecutive days should be fined
$50 for the first offence, $500 for the second
and be imprisoned for a maximum of six
months, without the option of a fine, if he
should offend a third time." But this
failed to get support.
The engagement is announced of Miss
Irene Brignall and Mr. Hamilton, of Vancouver. The wedding is arranged to take
place early in June in Vancouver.
NOTICE is hereby given that two months from
this date I intend to make application to the
Honorable the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for a lease of the following foreshore and
tidal lands and territorial water rights for fishing
purposes, viz.: Commencing at a post planted
at high water mark on the shore between Clover
and Finlayson Points, opposite the southeast
corner of Lot 15, Block K, Fairfield Farm Estate,
Map 771, in the City of Viotoria, thence running
in a westerly direction two thousand six hundred
and forty (2,640) feet, having a frontage upon
the said shore of one-half mile,
B. J. SHORT.
Dated this 4th day of May, 1006.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and
carry away timber from the following described
lunds, situated in Rupert District: Commencing at
at a post planted 40 chains south of No. 3 Location post, thence south 40 chains, thence east 160
ohains, thence nortb 40 ohains, thence west to
the west shore of Easy Creek,   thenoe   north
westerly along shore of Easy Creek to the east line
of No. 3, thence south to point of commencement,
containing 640 acres more or less.
JOHN HIRSCH.
HARRY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vanoouver Island, B.C.,
April 14th, 1906. Application Ho. 4.
NOTICE is herby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license tocutand
carry away timber from the following desoribed
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing
at a post planted near the northeast of Kokshittle
Indian Reserve, at the head of Kokshittle Arm,
thence north 40 chains, thence west 40 chains,
thence north 80 chains, thence east 40 ohains,
thence south 40 ohains, thence east 40 ohains,
thence south 80 chains, thence west to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
JOHN HIRSCH.
HARRY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vanoouver Island, B.C.,
April 16th, 1906. Application No, 5
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief .Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and
carry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing
at a post planted near the northwest corner of
Location No, 5, thence north 160 chains, thence
east 40 chains, thence south 160 chains, thence
west to point of commencement .containing 640
aores more or less,
JOHN HIRSCH.
HARRY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyokuot, West Coast Vanoouver Island, B.C.,
April 16th, 1906. Application No. 6.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to out and
carry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing
at a post planted on the west bank of Kaoo-Winch
River, Kokshittle Arm, near the mouth, thence
north 40 chains, thence west 40 chains, thence
north 80 chains, thence east 40 chains, thence
south 40 chains, thence east 40 chains, thence
south 80 chains, thence west to point of com-
commencment, containing 640 acres more or less.
JOHN HIRSCH.
HARRY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyuquot, West Const Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 16th, 1906. Application No. 7.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and
carry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing
at a post planted on the beach, bearing north from
the east end of Moketas Island, thence north 40
chains, thence west 80 chains, thence north 40
chains, thence west 40 chains, thece south to
beach, thence following beach to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
JOHN HIRSCH.
HARRY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyoquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 17th, 1906. Application No. 8.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and
cany away timber from thc following described
lands, situated in Kuper District: Commencing
from a post planted on the north shore of Moketas
Island, thence south to shore line, thence west foi,
lowing shore line to point of commencement, con-
taiing 640 acres more or less. C
JOHN HIRSCH.
HARRY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyoquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 17th, 1906. Application No. 9.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to ont and
carry away timber from the following desoribed
lands, situated in Rupert Distriot: Commencing
at a post planted near No. 9 Location Post,
tbence easterly following shore line to southeast
corner of No. 9 Location, thence north to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
JOHN HIRSCH.
HARRY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 17th, 1906. Application No. 10.
NOTICE is hereby Riven that 30 days [aiter date
I intend to apply to the Non. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and
carry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert District:   Commencing
at a post planted on the east shore about one-half
mile from the head of Tahsish Arm, thence east
20 chains, thence north 120 chains, thence west
60 chains, thenoe south to head of Tahsish Arm,
thenoe following the shore to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
JOHN HIRxCH.
HARRY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vanoouver Island, B.C.,
April 18th, 1906. Application No. 11.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and
carry away timber from the following desoribed
lands, situated in Rupert District:   Commencing
at post planted on the west shore of Tahsish
Arm, near head, thence west 80 chains, thence
south 40 chains, thence west 40 chains, thence
north 80 chains, thence east to Tahsish  River,
thenoe following shore line to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
JOHN HIRSCH.
HARY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyuquot, Wese Coast Vaoouver Island, B.C.,
April 18th, 1906. Application No. 12.
^NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and
oarry away timber from the following desoribed
lands, situated in Rupert District; Commencing
at a post planted on the north bank, near the
mouth of Artlish River, Tahsish Arm, thenoe east
40 chains, thence north 80 chains, thence west to
Tahsish Arm, thence south to point of commencement, thence form 80 chains south on the east
line, thenoe south 80 chains, thence west to Tahsish Arm, thence following shore line to post, containing 640 aores more or less,, exclusive of Indian Reserve,
JOHN HIRSCH.
HARRY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 18th, 1906. Application No. 13.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after daie
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and
carry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert District:   Commencing
at a post planted near the northwest oorner of
Merhale Indian Reserve, Tahsish Arm, thenoe
north following shore line to Indian Reserve line,
thence following Reserve line to  point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or leas.
JOHN HIRSCH.
HARRY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 19th, 1906. Application No. 14
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and
carry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing
at a post planted on the south shore, near the
head of Narrow Out Creek, thence south 120
cbains, thence east 40 chains, thence north 40
ohains, thence east 40 chains, thence north 40
ohains, thence west 40 ohains, thence north to
river, thence west following shore line to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres more or
JOHN HIRSCH.
HARRY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyoquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 19th, 1906. Application No. IS.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Landsand Works for a special license to cut and
carry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert District:   Commencing
at a post planted on the south bank of Narrow
Gut River, 1 1-2 miles from mouth, thence south
40 chains, thence west 40 chains, thence south
40 chains, thenoe east 40 chains, thence south 40
chains, thence east 40 chains, thence north to
river, thence following river to point of commenc-
ment, containing 640 acres more or less,
JOHN HIRSCH.
HARRY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vanoouver Island, B.C..
April 21st, 1906. Application No.   16.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to tne Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to outand
carry away timber from tlie following described
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing
at a post planted on thc south bank of Narrow Gut
River, near the east line of Location No. 16,
thence south 80 chains, thenoe east 80 chains,
thence north to river, thence west following river
to point of commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less.
JOHN HIRSCH.
HARRY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 21st, 1906. Appliction No. 17.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to tne Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and
carry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert District: .Commencing
at a post planted on the north bank of Narrow Gut
River, near northeast corner of Location No. 17,
tbence east 40 chains, thence north 40 chains,
thence east 80 chains, thence south 40 chians,
thence west 40 chains, thence south 40 chains,
thence west 80 chains, thence nortli 40 chains to
point of commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less.
JOHN HIRSCH.
HARRY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 22nd, 1906. Application No. IS.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a special license to cut and
carry away timber from the following described
lands, situated in Rupert District: Commencing
at a post planted near the northwest corner of Location No. 12, thence west80chains, thence north
40 chains, thence west 40 chains, thence north 40
chains, thence east 80 chains, thence south 40
chains, thence east 40 chains, thence south 411
chains to point of commencement, containing
640 acres more or less.
JOHN HIRSCH.
HARRY EDWARDS, Agent.
Kyuquot, West Coast Vancouver Island, B.C.,
April 20th, 1906. Aptlication No. 19.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days from data
I intend to apply to tne Hon. Chief Commissioner
Of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the following land: Commencing at a post marked "J. L.'s N.W. Cor. Post," being situated on
the left bank of Skeena River, 20 chains above
its junction with Lakelse River, thenoe east 20
chains, thence south 20 ohains (more or less) to
Lakelse River, thence west 20 chains to the
Skeena, thence north 20 chains along the Skeena
to the point of beginning, containing 40 aores
(more or less).
JNO. LITTLE, Locator.
GEO. LITTLE, Agent.
Little Canyon, Skeena River, B. C, March 19th,
1906.
I NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the. following described land, situate near Maple
Bay, on Portland Canal: Commencing at a post
marked "N. H. M.'a, N. W. Cor."; thence east 20
chains, thence south 20 ohains to the north line
of Lot 490, thence west 20 ohains, more or less, to
shore lino of the small bay, north of Maple Point,
thence northerly along shore line to point of
commencement, containing 40 acres, more or less,
NORTON H. MORRISON.
Staked March 7th, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for permission to purchase Section 14, Township 8, Range 5, Coast District.
Bulkley Valley.
JOSEPH DUBOIS, Locator.
JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
Vancouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906. mh29
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum on the following-
described land, situated on Graham Island, Queen
Charlotte Islands: Commencing at a post planted
on the south side of a river, about two miles east
of its mouth, whioh is about one mile northeast
of Frederick Island, thence southerly 80 chains,
tbence westerly 80 obains, thence northerly 80
ohains, thence easterly 80 chains to the point of
commencement.
Located 4th January, 1900,
GORDON M. GRANT.
Dated this 18th day of April, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date the Canadian Industrial Co., Ltd., intends
to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for a lease of the following desoribed foreshore lands:
Commencing at a post at the northwest oorner
of Lot 450, New Westminster Distriot, thence
southeasterly along high water mark to the southwest oorner post of said lot, and extending westwards to deep water, at right angles to a line
drawn between said posts.
CANADIAN INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
March 28th, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after data
I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for permission to purchase Section 26, Township 8, Range 6, Coast Distriot,
Bulkley Valley.
JAMES COOPER KEITH,
Locator.
JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
Vancouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906. mh29
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
Seotion 2, Township 7, Range 6, Coast Distriot,
Bulkley Valley.
A. O. WALKER, Locator.
JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
Vancouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906. mh29
NOTICE is hereby given'that 60 days after date
1 intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
Section 4, Township 9, Range 5, Coast Distriot,
Bulkley Valley.
MARY ISABELLA KEITH, Locator.
JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
Vancouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906, mh29
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the south half of Section 8, and the south half of
Section 7, in Township 9, Coast Range 5, Bulkley
Valley, B.C., said to contain 640 acres, more or
less.
A. B. DIPLOCK.
JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
Vanoouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. apS
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purohaM
the southeast quarter of Seotion 23, Township 8,
Range 5, Coast District, Bulkley Valley, containing 160 aores, more or less.
JOHN EDWARDS POWIS, Looator.
JOHN DOR8EY, Agent.
Vancouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. apS
NOTICE is hereby given'that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a license to
prospeot for coal and petroleum on the following
described land, on Graham Island. Queen Charlotte Islands: Commencing at a post planted at
the northeast corner of land staked and appled
for by Gordon M. Grant, thenoe northerly 80
chains, thence westerly 80 chains, thence southerly 80 chains, thence easterly 80 ohains, to the
point of commencement.
Located 4th January, 1906.
WM. DEE.
Dated this 18th day of April, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a license to
prospeot for coal and petroleum on the following
desoribed land, on Graham Island, Queen Charlotte Islands: Commencing at a post planted at
the northeast corner of land staked and applied
for by Gordon M. Grant, thence northerly 80
chains, thence easterly 80 chains, thence southerly
80 chains, thence westerly 80 ohains, to the point
of eommencement.
Located 4th January, 1906.
E. COATES.
Dated this 18th day of April, 1906.
LICENCE TO AN EXTRA-PROVINCIAL
COMPANY.
"Companies Act, 1897.'
Canada.
Province of British Columbia.
No. 337.
THIS IS TO CERTIFY that "The Colonial Assurance Company" is authorised and licensed to
carry on business within the Provinoe of British
Columbia, and to carry out or effeot all or any of
the objects of the Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company is situato at the
City of Winnipeg, in the Province of Manitoba.
The amount of the capital of the Company is
two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, divided
into two thousand five hundred shares of one hundred dollars each.
The head office of the Company in this Province
is situate at Victoria, and Albert E. McPhillips,
Barrister-at-Law, whose address is Victoria, is
the attorney for the Company.
Given under my hand and seal of office at Victoria, Province of British Columbia, this 15th day
of March, one thousand nine hundred and six.
(l.b.) S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stook Companies,
The objects for which the Company has been
established and licensed are:—
To make and effect contracts of insurance or reinsurance with any person or persons, bodies politic or corporate, against any loss or damage by
fire, lightning, tornado, cyclone, hurricane, or
haif storm on any houses, stores or other buildings whatsoever, and on any goods, chattels or
personal property whatsoever; and also to make
and effect contracts of insurance and re-insurance with any person or persons, body politio or
corporate, against loss or damage of or to ships,
boats, vessels, steamboats or other craft or
against any loss or damage of or to the cargoes or
property conveyed in or upon suoh ships, boats,
vessels, steamboats or other craft, and tne freight
due or to grow due in respect thereof, or on any
timber or other property of any description, conveyed in any manner upon afl or any of such
ships, boats, vessels, steamboats or other craft,
or on any railway or stored in any warehouse or
railway station, and generally to do all matters
and things related to or connected with marine
insurance or re-insurance; and also to make uud
effect contracts of insurance and re-insurance
thereof, with any person or persons, body politio
or corporate against loss or damage by death,
disease or accident to horses, cattle and all kinds
of live stock; and to cause themselves to be reinsured against any loss or risk they may have
incurred in the course of their business, and generally to do and perform all other necessary matters and things connected with and proper to
promoto tbose objects. mh22
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
Seotion 33, Township 8, Range 5, Coast District,
Bulkley Valley.
M. H. WALKER, Locator.
JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
Vancouver, B.C., March 28th, '900. mh2»
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after dat
I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a license to
prospect for coal and petroleum on thc following
described land, on Graham island, Queen Charlotte Islands: Commencing at a post plantedat
the northeast corner of land staked and applied
for by Gordon M. Grant, thence easterly 80
chains, thence southerly 80 chains, thence westerly 80 chains, thence northerly 80 chains, to the
point of commencement.
Located 4th January, 1906.
W. B, McMICKING.
Dated this 18th day of April, 1906,
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after data
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works, Victoria, B.C., for permission to purchase the southwest quarter of Seotion
23, Township 8, Range 5, Coast District, Bulk-
ley Valley, containing 160 aores, more or less.
J. W. EVANS, Looator.
JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
Vanoouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. apS
When a man is loaded you always know
it, but it's different with a gun.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after data
I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for permission to purchase tha
south half of Seotion 32, the northwest quarter of
Section 32. and the southeast quarter of Seotion
31, Township 4, Range 5, Coast Distriot, Bulk-
ley Valley.
Dated March 19th. 1906,
G. L. HARMON, Looator.
mh 29 JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after data
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
Section 11, Township 11, Range 5, Coast Distriot,
Bulkley Valley.
Dated March 19th, 1906.
H. C. HARMON, Loeator.
JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after data
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
the northwest quarter of Seotion 23, Township 8,
Range 5, Coast District, Bulkley Valley, contain-
taining 160 acres, more or less.
A. L. NEWSON, Locator.
JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
Vancouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. apt
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after data
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works, Victoria, B.C., for permission
to purchase the southeast quarter of Seotion 18.
in Township 6, Coast Range 5, Bulkley Valley,
B.C., said to contain 160 acres, more or leae.
F. J. SCHOFIELD.
JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
Vanoouver, B.C., Maroh 28th, 1906. mh29
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after data
I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lnnds and Works for permission to purchase Bastion 27, Township 8, Range 5, Coast Distriot,
Bulkley Valley.
ANNE JANE KEITH, Looator.
JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
Vancouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906.
mh»2
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchaee
Seotion 15, in Township 8, Coast Range 5, Bulk-
ley Valley, B.C., said to contain 640 aores, more
or less.
C. WENTWORTH SAREL.
JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
Vanoouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. apt
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after data
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchaee
Section 22, in Township 8, Coast Range 5, Bulk-
ley Valley, B.C., said to oontain 640 acres, more
or less,
ARNOLD E. KEALY.
JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
Vanoouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. apS
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchaee
the northeast quarter of Section 23, Township 8,
Range 6, Coast District, Bulkley Valley, containing 160 acres, more or less.
B. S. BROOKS, Looator.
JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
Vancouver, B.C., April 3rd, 1906. apS
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purehaaa
the following described land, situated in Skeena
River District, near Kitsalaa Canyon, on left aide
of Gold Creek : Commencing at a post marked
"A.E.M., S.W. Corner," thence 40 chains north,
thence 40 chains east, thence 40 chains south,
thence 40 .chains west to point of commtcement,
containing 160 acres, more or less.
A. E. MACDONALD, Loeator.
A. E. JOHNSON, Agent.
Dated March 13th, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that (JO days
after date I intend to apply to the Hon.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Worka
for permission to purchase Section 33,
Township 8, Range 5, Coast District,
Bulkley Valley.
M. H. WALKER,
Locator.
JOHN DORSEY,
Agent.
Vancouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906.
mh29
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purehaaa
the following described land, situated on Observatory Inlet: Commencing at a post planted at the
Northeast corner of Lot 308, Group 1, marked
"W. R. F.'s S. W. Cor."; thence north 20 chains,
thence east 20 ohains, thence south 20 chahis,
thence west to shore line, nnd along shore line to
point of commencement, containing 40 aores,
more or less.
W. R. FLEWIN.
Staked 3rd March, 1906.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for permission to purchase Seotion 5, Township 9, Range 6, Coast Distriot,
Bulkley Valley.
L. DUBOIS, Locator.
JOHN DORSEY, Agent.
Vancouver, B.C., March 28th, 1906. mh» &
TBE WEEK, SATURDAY,   MAY   12.    1906.
<fc A Lady's Letter *
$ ■ *
^ By BABETTE. Y
Dear Madge,—
At the risk of being thought premature,
I have already been giving that most useful garment, the dust cloak, some thought
and attention. It is only within the last-
well, never mind how many—years that
the dust cloak, which bears much the same
relationship to the mackintosh that the
parasol does to the umbrella, has developed from an exceedingly "ugly duckling'
into a remarkably good-looking swan.
Formerly it always had something of the
character of a mantle, but nowadays it is
mostly a smart long coat carried out in
one of the lighter materials. Thus a pretty
design consists of a coat with semi-fitting
front and tight-fitting back and picturesque double capes. The skirt is very full
the fulness being regulated on the hips in
pleats, the color being the palest of grey
tan, the exact color of the dust on Government street.
How many times has the dirge of voile
been sung, one wonders? All to no purpose. Its popularity, dimmed awhile in
the dark days of mid-winter, takes to itself new lustre as soon as the calendar belies the weather by announcing "Spring."
One reason for the long and faithful favor
accorded to voile is its uncrushable character. There is no other material quite
like it in that respect. You may pack up
a voile frock, take it a two days' journey,
shake it out at the end, put it on, and yet
know that you are all right. Its one extravagant characteristic is its insistent demand for a silk foundation, and it is noticeable that the taste just now is circling
towards a shade of contrasting color, By
the way, I have lately seen a most serviceable dust coat made of tan voile with
deep rose-colored silk linings.
The art of the artificial florist of today
may be looked upon as a separate study,
so varied and ingenious are the different
kinds of blossoms he brings forth unblush-
ingly and places them side by side with
"nature's own," Roses in shaded taffetas,
blue, green and that deep crimson merging
into black, with wonderful effects in mildewed foliage, touch a delightful chord of
color on a white evening gown. Then
again it would almost seem as if some
fairy had been busy over night amongst
our Dresden china, and stripped eash vase
and bowl of all its garlands, so perfectly
has this florist imitated their dainty coloring and delicate outline. Charming indeed are the new summer hats trimmed
with these dainty blossoms, daisies the
actual size of the gold-eyed things that
overrun our lawns, roses tinier than bank-
Bias, and most original of all perhaps,
trails of wild convolvulus in delicate pink
and lilac. And everyone is "hatting"; it
is almost as bad as the week before Easter,
for each maid and matron one greets in
town, it is, "Do come and help me choose
my summer hat."
By the way, speaking of hats, you know
that The Lounger usually monopolizes the
"Street Corner." Last week, however, he
strayed away, took a trip to Chinatown,
where he became inspired to write verse,
and fancy himself in scarlet and mauve.
Thus it was, no doubt, that the following
little rhyme did not happen to come to his
ears:
"Where are you going, my pretty maid"?
"I'm going a 'hatting,'' sir," she said.
"May I go with you, my pretty maid?"
"If you've got the'price,'yes, sir," she said.
The approach of the season should
bring forth smart blinds and curtains on
our windows, as it docs flowers in the
fields and meadows, only with the difference that daisies and buttercups, like
Topsy, "just grow," when casement curtains require care, taste and forethought
to obtain satisfactory results. Weiler
Bros, specialize in window fittings, just as
in bedroom furniture generally, and their
new line of curtain stuffs is entirely seductive. Besides their Challis cloth is also
a delightful adjunct to the carefullydressed
window. In addition to being soft and
draping easily, it wears forever, and washes
without losing color, which is more than
can be said for many vaunted fabrics.
Whenever I enter Challoner iv. Mitchell's store, the almost irresistible temptation to buy possesses me. By common
consent it is the easiest place in town for
a woman to get into, but the very hardest
to get out of. They should put over the
door (as Dr. Holmes once advised a tempting English book-shop) thc motto, "Leave
all your guineas at home, ye who enter
here." To describe the jewels and tempting baubles at this fascinating establishment would take too long; sufficient to say
that they are of the sort for which you'd
almost sell your soul.
Yesterday afternoon I spent up the Arm,
To my mind there is nothing more restful
than a day spent on the water, lying back
luxuriously amid the silken cushions of a
canoe, lazily watching from between half-
closed eyelids the efforts of a good-looking
man in white flannels. To thoroughly appreciate the full joys of "dolce far niente,"
it is necessary to contemplate someone
else at work. The contrast lends an added
zest to one's own atttitude of beautiful
idleness. Just now the Gorge is at its best.
The trees cast cool, dark shadows across
the water, the grass is exquisitely green,
starred with moon daisies and fragrant
with meadow sweet. Ah, me, but these
May days make one feel glad to be alive.
You have doubtless perceived that my
position as "Babette," is by no means an
enviable one, for look you, I am open to
the "cross-fire," so to speak, of two esteemed wags, "The Lounger" and "Bohemian." This week it becomes necessary
for me, not only to defend my "monopoly"
but also my reputation, for—
It matters but little if a "wag" should
mock,
Believe me, dear Madge, I drink only
"White Rock";
And you know well of old that my spirit's
no dreamy 'un,
So I'm ready to spar a few rounds with
"Bohemian."
—"BABETTE."
Victoria Social.
On Tuesday last Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Savage, of Winnipeg, who are staying at the
Driard, entertained their many friends in
a very unique way, it being termed a
tally-ho tea. The guests met at the Driard
at 2 o'clock, and took the pretty drive
round the Beacon Hill and Oak Bay, in
the large tally-ho, returning to the Driard
at 5 o'clock to find a most tempting tea
ready for them. The table was arranged
in tne large drawing-room of the hotel.
The floral decorations were lilac and white,
which were most tastefully arranged.
Amongst those present were: Hon. and
Mrs. Eberts, Mr. and Mrs. E. Crow Baker,
Colonel Anderson (Ottawa), Mr. and Mrs.
W. S. Gore, Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Gore, Miss
Arbuckle, Mrs. Troup, Mrs, James L. Ray,
Mr. and Mrs. George L. Courtney, Mrs.
Dolf, Miss Cambie (Vancouver), Mr. Jacob,
Miss Irene Ross (Vancouver), Mr. Millar,
Mr. Kingsmill, and Mr. and Mrs. Savage.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. George L. Courtenay gave
a most delightful picnic on Sunday last.
The day was begun at 0:45 by taking the
train to Sidney, where the guests were met
by Mr. Courtenay in his pretty little
launch, which conveyed the party to Sidney Island, lately purchased by Mr. Courtenay, where a most enjoyable day was
spent. Arriving about 12, lunch was partaken of under the lovely arbutus and
dogwood trees, after which explorations
were made of the beauties of the island.
The start for home was made at 3:30, arriving at Oak Bay at 6:30. Among those
present were: Mrs. Dolf (Portland), Mr.
and Mrs. Savage (Winnipeg), Mr. and Mrs.
W. S. Gore, Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Gore, Miss
Arbuckle, Mr. Arthur Gore, Miss K. Gaudin, Mr. Bethune, Mr. Stuart Williams,
Mr. Jacob, Mr. Troup, Mr. and Mis. Courtney, Miss Marie Courtney, and Master
Wallace Courtney.
* * *
Mrs. F. W. Godfrey, of Oak Bay avenue,
entertained a large number of Victoria's
oung people on Monday evening last.
"he amusement of the evening was the
popular "500," Mrs. Hall winning the first
prize, and Mr. B. Hall the mens prize.
After an informal supper, dancing was
kept up till a late hour. Amongst those
present were: Mrs. and Miss LeBlanc,
Miss Gerone, Miss McLean, Miss McDou-
II, Mr. Geiger, Mr. C. Ronbotton, Mr.
and Miss Sylvester, Mr. and Mrs. Hall, and
others.
* * *
Miss Mary Dennehey is the guest, -of the
Misses Kennedy, of Craigflower Road.
Mr. Colley and Mr. M. B. Ewart left last
week for the North.
* * *
Mr. F. M. Logan has returned from a
trip to the Upper Countiy.
* * *
Miss K. Gaudin is visiting friends in
South Saanich.
* * *
Miss Irene Cambie is visiting her sister,
Mrs. Tatlow, of Pemberton Road.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. W, A. Copeland, of Toronto, arc visiting Dr. and Mrs. Campbell,
of Port street.
Mrs. Joule entertained a large number
of young people on Wednesday night at her
home, on the Dallas Road, in honor of her
son, Mr. Wynne Heath, who leaves on
Friday for the North.
* * *
Mr. C. M. Roberta left for thc North on
Sunday night, on government business.
Mr. and Mrs. William Irvine and child,
of Nelson, are spending a few weeks in
Victoria, anil arc registered at the Driard.
How thankful I feel that my humble
vocation allows me to use what expressions
I like without raising a storm of invective
around my devoted head. If I call a
spade a spade, there is no one to object; I
may be told to moderate my language, but
my harmless expression does not create
gall and bitterness in every quarter of the
globe. But the unfortunate President of
the United States was pleased to use the
term "muck-rake" in a way which has
called down much reproof on his august
head. My own recollection of the man
with the muck-rake and John Bunyan is,
I must confess, rather hazy; the thing
which I remember most vividly about the
author of "The Pilgrim's Progress" is the
answer of the small schoolboy in an examination paper. When asked to write a
brief account of John Bunyan, he wrote,
"John Bunyan was kicked into goal by
William the Corn Curer." The great difficulty with which the muck-rake man had
to contend, if I am correct, was the absence of water with which to keep down
the dust. A little of the water of common-
sense and common decency in the press and
on the platform would do away with much
of the muck, which is so often being raked
up. Muck-rakers are recommended to
read the "Merchant of Venice," beginning
with the speech of Portia, "The quality
etc.
better. "Keep, O Lord, Thy servants as
the apple of Thine eye, in the hollow of
Thine hand, and under the shadow of Thy
wing." This.metaphor is surely as extravagant as the old one; in fact, it is a
banner one.
Again I mention in these columns the
pity of it that the small triangle at the
James Bay end of the Causeway should
be left in such a bare and untidy condition.
It would cost very little to enclose it and
plant it with grass seed or with turf, and
the result would be well worth the small
outlay. At present it is daily being made
worse and worse, as a short cut from the
Causeway to the Embankment.
"Virtue is its own reward.'' This doubtless accounts for the fact that the Vancouver man who lately came into a fortune of $60,000 had the news broken to
him as he was carrying a heavy plank
while engaged on the Mission works in
that city. I am surprised that so far we
have not been informed by the ever-ready
newspaperman exactly what the lucky
workman's feelings were when the news
came to him. His physical condition has
already been described, with more truth
than poetry, but where is the account of
the fluctuating bursts of feeling, which
should have overwhelmed him at such a
momentous period in his life? We have
not even been told what he is going to do
with his money. I always understood that
in this country no man was allowed to
come into sudden acquisition of wealth
without expressing his inmost feelings on
the subject, and without outlining his
future career, for the benefit of the Sunday
papers.
We are all outlaws at heart, and there is
something in the nature of man, and woman, which always makes them take the
part of the offender against the might and
majesty of the law. This applies in most
cases where the crime committed is not a
felony, but merely a little peccadillo,
Therefore there was much amusement
-caused when the unfortunate dog-catcher
was pursued and beaten by an old lady
with her umbrella in the full glare of publicity on Government street last Saturday.
Why this trait should exist in the human
breast is a mystery. Why should the public hangman be an object of-horror to the
majority of folk? He fulfills an unpleasant but necessary avocation, .and thereby
relieves the sheriff from himself carrying
out the last penalty of the law. As ratepayers we support a pound-keeper. Why,
then, is he to be made the legitimate butt
for all our scoffs and sneers'? If we do not
want a pound-keeper, it is in (our power to
return aldermen who will abolish the office
But we don't. No, we prefer to endow a
man with a thankless job, and then abuse
him whenever his name is mentioned,
do it; so do you—I have heard you, all of
you. I have never heard a good word said
for the pound-keeper yet, here ior anywhere else. Yet he is ubiquitous. He is,
moreover, a living motto of extravagance,
in that he gives the lie to the old proverb
"Look after the pence, and the pounds
will look after themselves." If the pens
were carefully looked after, and kept
closed, there would be no need of pounds.
But enough said. It is generally understood that the umbrella did not hurt much.
The famous example of a .mixed metaphor, delivered, I believe, in the English
House of Commons, is in danger of being
eclipsed, and that by a Victoria preacher.
"I smell a rat, I see it floating in the air,
but by the grace of God I will nip it in the
bud," has been for many years the standard example,   But Dr. C-pb-11 goes one
How many of my readers have so far
taken the opportunity of walking out to
Beacon Hill during these first few days of
May, when everything is just coming out
into bloom? The may and the rhoden-
drons are perfect at this early season of
the year, before they have had time to lose
their freshness. It is not often that the
dwellers in a eity have the chance of enjoying a "dolce far niente" so near home,
as we Victorians have. 'Tis but a walk
up to the hill, and within a moment it is
possible to reach a secluded spot, "far from
the madding crowd," with the cool plash
of water in the near distance, and a refreshing view of flowers and all things
green before our eyes, which many another would give much to be able to enjoy.
Personally, whenever I go to the Park, I
become consumed of envy of the comfortable seal, which lives out his happy life,
untrammeled with the cares of this world,
with naught to worry him as regards his
food or his bed; all his occupation consists in basking on the top of the cool
water, in the sun, or in the shade, if he so
prefers—cool, contented, but confined.
Perhaps the last word takes away from
the enjoyment of the others, but even so,
I feel inclined to say, "Who would not be
a seal?"
* Short Story *
WHY MRS. ELLISON DID NOT MARRY
THB MILLIONAIRE.
(By Mrs. Neish.)
"You mean to marry him, then?"
"I suppose I must," said Mrs. Ellison.
"I can't give Vernon a proper education
on my present income, and he is enormously rich."
"What is he?"
"Nothing now," she answered, and added with her usual frankness, "he has soap,
or snuff and tobacco, or something useful
but plebeian, but he's had his name out of
the business for ever so long—though it's
not much of a name."
"What is it?"
She laughed. "Smith," she said. "Not
very original, is it? But at any rate I
shall have the decency to remain plain
Mrs. Smith."
"You are lovely enough to do even
that," I said.
"I am going down to his place in Surrey
the week after next to have a look round,"
she said, presently. "He asked me to go,
as his sister will be there. I believe it's
an ideal place. Will you drive over and
appraise my possible future?"
I drove over to see Vera Ellison at Mr.
Smith's gorgeous and beautiful countiy
place, and as I drove up the long and beautifully kept avenue and entered the magnificent hall, I wondered what Mr. Smith
was like, and if it were worth it, even to
educate one's only son.
Presently our host came in—a timid,
gentle-looking man, rather near-sighted,
who wore pince-nez and stooped slightly.
It was obvious that he simply worshipped
Mrs. Ellison, and equally obvious that he
was almost painfully aware of his social
inferiority. Yet Vera Ellison was incapable of showing it; she merely treated him
as she treated all men—as though they
were her natural inferiors; but I was sorry
she made him so nervous.
"Are you engaged?" I asked, as she and
I sat over the cosy fire in the almost palatial bedroom.
"He proposed last night," she replied,
"but I told him I should take two days to
think it over. It doesn't do to rush
things. What do you think of him?" she
added, yawning.
"He seems, as you said, 'nice,' " I ventured.
She nodded. "Quite inoffensive, isn't
he? and  very easily managed—almost
hopelessly so,  in  fact—I'm  sure he's
dreadfully easy to live with." <i
"Has he any children?" I asked.     •'' \
"One," she answered indifferently—"a
girl. By the way, she arrives today. He
asked me to stay on for a week and make
her acquaintance."
"How old is she?"
"Just nineteen," answered Mrs. Ellison,
"and he is forty-two. The girl has been
abroad to get 'finished,' " she continued—
"as though anything could be 'property
finished' that's never been thoroughly
well begun." igi^j
I laughed. "You will soon smarten her
up," I replied:
"Yes, I hope so; but I daresay shell be
difficult and an awful bore—large waist
and stumpy figure, and nondescript hair,
and all that, you know. However, I do
hope," added Vera plaintively, "that she
won't wear gold-rimmed pince-nez too."
The motor-car had arrived at the door,
and Mr. Smith was in an obvious flutter
at the coming of his daughter. He was
evidently a little afraid of her meeting
with the ultra-smart and fashionable Vera,
and he seemed quite apologetic. He went
into the hall, and a moment later the door
opened, and Mrs. Ellison rose with a gentle, gracious smile of welcome, and, crossing the room, stopped with sudden abruptness at the sight of Miss Smith. Tall and
fair, and exquisitely proportioned, Barbara Smith was quite as pretty as, if not
better looking than, Vera, whose youthful
bloom had somewhat passed.
She, however, was not merely pretty;
there seemed to me a curious air of determination in the very way she carried her
head, and as the hours passed, and I
watched her closely, I came to the conclusion that she possessed a strange amount
of self-confidence, combined with the
greatest frankness about her opinions, and
a latent power of self-trust and self-control that I had never seen in a girl of that
A loyal friend, but a bad enemy, I
thought, and began to pity her future
stepmother.
"It's awfully nice to be home again,"
she said in her impulsive girlish way in.
answer to an assertion of mine.
"Your father will be glad to have you,"
I ventured, feeling strangely drawn to her.
"Rather," she said; "poor old dadl—
not that he is really old—I'm always so
afraid of some horrid, designing woman
marrying him," she added, looking,
straight across at me.
"Are you?" I asked faintly.
"Only when I'm away," she said, "notr
of course, when I'm at home—I never'
let him out of my sight when any of them
are about." She glanced at a portrait
over the mantelpicece, and added decidedly,"! shan't let anyone take mamma's
place,  because " Bhe paused—"you.
see I'm going to take it myself." .<;$§$
"Do you know, Marjorie, why I refused
to marry him?" said Mrs. Ellison a week
later.
I thought I might guess, but I didn't—I
merely shook my head.
"Well, you know," said Vera, "I be-
lieve I'm considered fairly full of worldly
wisdom, and fairly full of pluck as well,
but " she paused, and gave a little
reminiscent shiver—"I wouldn't undertake to be a stepmother to that girl for all
the money in the world."
SONQ OF THE WOOD
(By Grace G. Bostwick.)
Like the odor of the pines, O my beloved,
Like the soft, moss-cushioned earth thy gentle
breast;
Like the shelter of the wood thy yearning arms,
O my beloved,
When into their refuge olose, I creep to rest.
Like the clear, unclouded sky thy steadfast faith,
O my beloved,
Like the glowing sunshine's gold, thy precious
love;
Like thy soft caress the touch of falling leaf,   O j
my beloved,
Like the happy laugh the song of bird above.
Like the wealth of woodland vast, thy tenderness,
O my beloved,
Like the muBic of thy voice, the murmuring
pines;
Like the sturdy trees thy strength that stills all
fear, O my beloved.
When the tendril of thy care about me twines./*
Like the deep and silent places is thy heart, O |
my beloved,
Holding treasures rare and sacred in its store; I
Like the burgeon of desire at birth of Spring, O J
my beloved,
So my soul must yearn to thee forevermore.
Miss Stuart Williams is receiving theJ
condolences of his many friends over the]
loss of his—dress suit!
* * *
Mrs. G, L. Courtney entertained at I
bridge on Monday in honor of Mrs. Savage, I
of Winnipeg. '

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