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 Now tbat times are good and
prospects better, be smart and
secure the wherewithal from
■ao Broad Street, Victoria.
"They can deliver the goods.
A number ot new homes, Modern in
every respect.    Easy   monthly   iiistal-
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40 Government St.
VICTORIA, B. C, SATURDAY, JULY 15, 190V.J, 9W-\2Wd.V, >'
Price 5 Cents
The Passing Show.
Cheering Up in Victoria—A Suggestion for Tourist Association
—Happenings of the Week.
f! A more confident tone prevails in Victoria thaii has been noted for many years
past. The announcement of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company of extensive plans for the settlement of the E.
'.& N. lands is of first importance to the
welfare of the Island and the   capital.
I'he Week, ever since its first issue, has
f.teadily maintained that local prospects
were bright, but it was not ahvays crcdit-
jf.-d either with sound judgment or with
sincerity.   The proof of the pudding is iu
he eating.   Victorian    merchants have
heir future in their own hands,   lt rests
vitli them to secure to tlie city the great
mlk of the trade of tbe Island or to let
uotber opportunity pass uuwelcomed by
heir doors.    Within a few    years    the
H)jpiilatiou of Vancouver Island probably
jjCvill have doubled, aud iu that lies Ihe
;ity's opportunity.    Victoria is a cliarm-
Ag town, but its permanent   prosperity
nust depend upon the development ot the
louutry  behind it and    tbe    consequent
ipeiiiiig up  of  legitimate  chanuels    of
trade..   One of the signs of improvement
11 local conditions is the increased    activity in the real estute market, but no
|ery extensive business is expected just
|ow owing to the tact that owners are
;;clined to bold out lor higher    prices
linn are justiued by conditions.   An in-
eslur iii real estate hopes to profit by his
westuieut, and he does not care lo pay
. price which anticipates the future. The
uiue uf real property is based upon exiting conditions, uud uot upon possible
uiiditioiis ten years hence.   t.ocui bauk-
rs have informed the Colonist tliat trade
Munitions also are  much  better    than
(icy have been lor some time, and it is
o'ui) hoped that they will be willing to
0 more than they have beeu doing to as-
st iu building up and extending local
;?ade and industry.   Ihe prosperity of a
'ty depends largely upou the attitude ot
u bunks, aud it must be admitted that
'iir financial institutions have been too
louservative in their policy of late to permit of much enterprise.    A spirit   of
nuiue optimism   prevails   everywhere
long the Pacific Coast, aud it behooves
icloria  to cultivate the same    useful
intiment, without which success hardly
ii possible.
'As predicted, this is proving to be an
Ixcelleut tourist season in Victoria. Dur-
ug the past week or two a large number
If visitors have   come here,   and   the
iolunin of travel is bound to greatly iu-
Irease towards the fall.    There is   one
leld which the Tourist Association dots
lot appear to have covered very   well,
famely, southern California. Among the
ruit growers are a  very    considerable
lumber of English people who regularly
wave the couutry during the hot season,
baiiy of them going to the uid Couutry
lor a few mouths. If tho pleasant climate
If Victoria and its other attractions were
Brought to the attention of these people,
(.here is reason to believe that the city
Ivould have the pleasure of entertaining
pite a few families for several months
|u the year.   Even in San Francisco our
lourlst literature is very "conspicuous by
Its absence," in hotels and other public
lesorts.   The   Week   hopes    that   the
Pourist Association will ho able  to   do
omething to remedy this slate of affairs,
I'The recent pronouncement of Lord
Itoberts on the condition of the British
Irmy leads one to suspect thnt our great
[eneral has nearly passed the nge of use-
ess.   There is no doubt, that after a
certain age men lose their nerve. Nobody supposes that Great Britain possibly can support an army which could
sustain her as a first class European
power. That is why the British navy
has to be greatly superior to the navies
of other powers. In the olden days
Britain could put an army into Europe
nnd give the enemy a warm time, hut
except to assist a powerful ally, no British army could be landed in Europe to-
dny. It would be eaten up by reason of
the hopeless disparity of numbers. But
ns a defensive force, the British army is
all right ,and probably better equipped
and a harder fighting machine than any
of the great armies of Europe.
John from interfering with him in the
discharge of his official duties. That is
very nice and hiwabiding of Mr. Coulter,
but we fear—we say it in all reverence-
that he has over-estimated the ability
and strength of the Supreme court.
The assassination of Count Suuvaloff,
the prefect of the Moscow police, is another grim reminder to a watching world
that it is customary, in Russian official
circles, to Shuvaloff this mortal coil in a
very abrupt and tragic fashion.
Messrs. Brackman & Ker, millers, of
Victoria, are advertising the "Nameless'
breakfast food.   We commend them for
The Domonion government is always
prompt to act at election time. Sir Wilfrid Laurier is anxious to get his
nominee, Mr. Aitken. elected in Alberni,
so that notable war-vessel the Kestrel
was roused from slumber and sent up
the coast to do things. She caught n
poaching American fishing schooner and
dragged it into Vancouver harbor by the
earB. This was to impress tlie Alberni
electors. Now the diplomats of Washington and Ottawa are busy—nn impression having also been made on Cousin
Jonathan. After the election the suave
Sir Wilfrid will doubtless hand back the
schooner, with the bland explanation
that, it being election time, something
had to be done.
AlbernFs Duty.
Electors Should Support the Government Candidate and Ensure
Stability to Administration.
The spectacle of two Liberal members
of the Dominion House—Messrs. Slonu
and Ralph Smith—being sent by Sir Wilfrid Laurier hot-foot from Ottawa, with
Parliament still in session, to assist in
forcing upon the people of Alberni a Dominion nominee for a provincial Legislature, tells a tale louder than words of the   of the interests of his party; the inter-
By reason of the narrow majority
which sustains the provincial government in power, tlie bye-election in Alberni is an eveut of very considerable
importance to British Columb'n.
Thoughtful people await tlie result of
the contest with anxiety which can only
be removed by the victory of the government candidate, lt has been the policy
of The Week to support Mr. McBride's
administration for many excellent reasons, of which we present three: (1)
Because we believe this administration
to be honest, economical and progressive; (2) because we have no faith in the
administrative capacity of the lending
lights of the opposition, nud (3) because,
in common with the majority of busiuess
people, we are most anxious to avoid a
further period of political unrest. These
reasons seem to us sufficiently comprehensive to render a further exposition of
our policy in this respect unnecessary.
We nre well aware that the Liberal
party In this province cares very little
for the "pros" and "cons" of the situation.   The real "Grit" thinks first of nl'
their honesty. They may not make a
fortune out of their new venture, but
their souls nre whiter, nnd they stand on
a far higher moral plane thnn do the
pirates who put up saw-dust and chopped baled hay in attractive packages, and
palm them off on a deluded public as the
most finished product of predigestcd
wheat, or oats, or table fruits.
Samuel E. Coulter, the luckless driver
of the Nelson fire department who has
been used as n football by Mayor John
Houston and his mutinous council for
the past month or two, has entered action
in the Supreme court against tbe redoubtable John, in order to restrain thc said
forthcoming complete subjugation of
provincial rights to the Ottawa machine,
a subjugation whicli hns already commenced in the Northwest, nud is now
taking a step further ill Britisli Columbia.
m     Campers and Picnic Supplies
\% Dixi H. ROSS & Co.,  Progressive Grocers.
The salmon season is now on nnd so
far results in the Island traps have been
satisfactory. Managing Director Lenry,
of the Capital City Canning Compauy,
expresses the opinion that Victoria will
be tbe future headquarters of the industry. He thinks the Fraser niver shou'd
be the breeding ground, and not; the fishing ground for the salmon. This is nil
right for Victoria, but New Westminster is not likely to share Mr. Leary's
It is quite clear that those Russian
sailors hnve no sporting instincts, otherwise they would never have spoilt one
of the most romantic exploits of the century by surrendering the Kninz Potem-
kine to the Roumanian authorities. The
imagination fails to grasp all the exciting possibilities involved iu thc existence
(Continued on page 2.)
ests of his country take second plac?.
It is not so with The Week, and it is not
so with very ninny people of this province who are not dependent on political
"pull" for their livelihood. There Is today only one real, live issue before the
people of British Columbin and that
issue is: How to advance the business
and industrial interests of the country.
This is n time of opportunities; let us try
to make the most of them.
Apart from the inevitable controversies
and bickerings in the local political
arena, it is generally admitted that the
government is doing well—is building
up the nearly ruined credit of the province nnd helping lo lay the foundations
of future prosperity. Under present conditions no government can do very much
more than tbat, although much less
would bo easily accomplished. As WO
have pointed out on oilier occasions, ihe
days of reckless lion-owing and expenditure nre over, and British Columbians
hnve to get down lo business, lik.1 people
in other countries, and work on' iheli
own salvation. But, just so long ns :!ie
brains nnd energy of the people are to
be wasted upon political warfare, there
is little hope that conditions will improve. The country wants political
peace. Will the electors of Alberni do
their duty by the country, or will they,
for the sake of political prejudices, elect
the opposition candidate and leave the
government in the same position as it
was in last session—more or less dependent upon the free-lance element in
Ihe House?
The opponents of the government made
n great point last session of the danger
of the influence of the Socialist members
who, it was snid, held tho balance of
power. As a mutter of fact, the government wus not entirely dependent upon
the goodwill of the independent members, but it is difficult to see how—in
view of their oft-expressed alarm nt the
situation—the Liberals can oppose tho
election of a Conservative in Alberni, because that result would do much to remove the "Socinlist danger," while the
election of a Liberal would leave the
situation unchanged. Mr. John Oliver,
who more than any other opposition
member, lamented tho Socialist "inllii-
enee," has, however, taken the field In
Alberni in support of the opposition candidate. But Mr. Oliver never wns consistent nnd is fnst degenerating into a
political agitator. His lour in Alberni
should help Jir. Manson,
So far as we can judge, thc chances
favor the return of Mr. Mnnson, but
tnere is no certainty In elections. For
that reason we feel it our duty to make
n strong appeal to our renders in the
Alberni constituency to stand by the government on this occasion nnd thereby to
give strength to Mr. McBride's ndmiuis-
tration and a greater feeling of security
lo the industral und business interests
of the province. Many people do not
appreciate the very great importance to
British Columbia of n government firmly intrenched in power, but the fact re*
mains that one of the most potent inllu-
ences for "better times" in this province
would be found in a condition insuring
strength nnd stability to the government,
The electors of Alberni hnve the opportunity to do the right thing by the province, nnd it i.s to be hoped that the return of Mr, .Manson by n handsome majority will demonstrate that they have
the interests of the country at heart.
The following press telegram from
Sydney, N. S„ under date of last Monday, is full of interest:
At n meeting of the board of trade
Friday n declaration wns read that when
the process was being served upon A.
J. Bemls, manager of the Cape Breton
Electric Company, for violating the Canadian alien labor law, he gave utterance
to the following statement:
"1 am a Yankee nnd nm proud of it.
We licked the British once und we can
do it again. This is a nice country to
emigrate to. No show here last winter;
nny good inan would nol stay here. Will
you be at the trial? iVlll King Edward bo there'.' 1 would like to have
him stuck up on the wall so that 1
could lake bis picture."
The reading of the affidavit was received with hisses and the indignation
of the meeting knew no bounds.
"Hullo, Mrs, Venus!" exclaimed a
gentleman of that lady's acquaintance.
"I'l'iiy, what brings you out so early iu
tho day?" "Oh, I've jusl been to the
photographer's with my pet pu»:. Pongs,"
(which siu> carried in her anus), "and
wo hnvo had our portraits taken together, haven't wc, I'ongo? Beauty and
iho Beast, you know, Mr, Johnson."
"And wbnl n lilllo beatify, ho is to bo
sure," replied Johnson inadvertently, ns
ha tenderly stroked poor Pongo's
i•rnnitim.-—Tho Tattler, London, England, The week, Saturday, july 15, 1905.
The Passing Show
continued from page i.
a pirate battleship on the loose. The
mutiny and seizure of the warship, however, served to demonstrate to the world
the utter rottenness of the state of Russia.
Triumphantly Vindicated.
Action of   Provincial Government on  Railway  Question  now
Demonstrated to Have Been Wise and Statesmanlike.
If Mr. George D. Collins, of Snn Francisco, is; right in his story thnt he is the
victim of n conspiracy inaugurated    by
snemies made in the course of his work
as a criminal lawyer, he wus wise to seek
safety    under the Union Jack.    Things
undoubtedly nre rather rocky in tlie California capital so far as "Law and order"
are concerned. There is a fight on down
there just now between the mayor and
the Bulletin.    Therefore Mr.  Sniidt inaugurated a strike of newsboys, and delivered an address to the little larrikins
who proceeded to make life miserable to
the average citizen, and also to put the
Bunetin clean off the streets.   The little
brats, aided by the hoodleum    element,
upset delivery wagons, assaulted all persons selling the Bulletin and    snatched
copies of that paper out of the bands of
any persons who mignt be seen iu possession of them.    But to return to Mr.
Collins.   He came here while his case—a
charge of bigamy—was sub   judice   in
'     sco, and our police were requested to
extradite the fugitive from justice (?) on
this charge.   However, bigamy is not ex-
tradictable.   lt ought not to be an offense
at all in California, where the possession
of two wives might be regarded as    a
virtue in comparison with the mode of
life common to ninny    gentlemen   with
only one or none,   .liter   a    few   telegraphic exchanges between Chief Diriam,
of 'Frisco, nud Chief Lnngley, of this
city, the charge was amended to one of
perjury—n rather obvious police trick—
and the unfortunate lawyer wai; arrested.
Mrs. Collins was permitted to accompany
her husband to durance vile.    Mr. Collins says he will light extradition, aud he
may win out.    Ono thing is certain; if
Victorin wants to flourish as n tourist
resort our police really ought not to be
permitted to interfer with American visitors on any business connected with their
matrimonial affairs.   'Tis their   business
and not ours, and it is a business Hint
we shall never be able to understand.
Readers of The Week will be interested in the announcement that the paper
shortly will appear in n uow dress. The
proprietors havo purchased a Monotype
machine, which produces the very highest class of printing, and this machinery
will bo in operation very shortly. This
will bo the first Monotype in British
Columbia, lt is a most ingenious piece
of mechanism, nnd operates more or less
on the same principle as tho automatic
piano players. It composes and casts
single typo instead of a lino of type, ns
enst by the Linotype machine, and a
greater accuracy and beauty of surface
is obtained. Most of the novels nnd
magazines now aro printed from type
produced by ...e Monotype.
It is comparatively seldom that the
•ourso of action pursued by n government is so triumphantly vindicated by
the outcome of event's within so short n
period as hns been the _ ense with the
policy adopted and consistently followed
by tho provincial government with respect to railways. This policy was so
violently abused, nnd the government' so
heatedly denounced, by individuals in
und out of the House, that a short, review of the circumstances lending up to
;'he present satisfactory state of affairs
will be of no little interest, as showing
tlie part played by the government in
defending tlie property of the province
from a series of unscrupulous conspiracies, and also showing the high value j
placed on British Columbia by certain
iailways, who, finding that' they could
get neither money-grant nor land-grant
from the wide-awake McBride government, decided that they would build anyhow.
The position taken by the government
was very simple—indeed, it was it's very
simplicity which laid out the subsidy-
grafters who were so warmly supported
Having these things in view, Premier
McBride, at the close of the session of
UI04, there having been no railway legis-
lntion enacted, informed the House that,
;f any bon-i tide, workable rnilwny plan
were laid before the government during
the summer, he would call on special session of t'he House to consider it. But.
said the Premier, it must be a practical
bona fide project, not a paper scheme or
a charter-monger graft, but a business
proposition emnnnling from business men
prepared, if their proposal wen' accepted,
to commence construction work at once.
None other than a proposition of llus
kind would be entertained for a moment
by the government.
This speech of Mr. McBride's has been
much misrepresented by the opposition
press and speakers. The statement has
bi-eu freely made that Mr. McBride promised the House a summer rnilwny session. It is most regrettable to note thu I
the loader of the opposition actually
went so far ns to embody tills wilful
falsehood in a notice of motion of want
of confidence in the government which
disfigured the orders of the dny in the
House for nearly the whole of the session of the present yenr. The writer of
this parngrnph wns in the House nt the
time this speech was made by Mt. McBride, and enn vouch for it that the Premier's statement was most emphatic
that he would only call a summer ses-
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n their nefarious designs by the mem- sion in tlie event of a bona fide railway
i „f ii e nVovineial opposition, who pioject being advanced. None such came
hers of the piovinciai  opposiuo owever, and no one knows it better
veiled partisan hatred and lust of office i - -     -
under the specious plea of desire for an
Temperance advocates will approve
attitude of the attorney-general towards
licensing snloons nlong the line of railway construction between Nicola and
Spence's Bridge. Hon. Jir. Wilson has
issued a circular to the license commissioners in which he says: "The government us a whole, and 1. ns attorney-general, hnve not the light or inclination to
interfere with your duties ns license
commissioner, but as we are charged
with maintaining pence and good order
in the province, nnd the absence of strong
drink on public works hns often largely
aided in thnt direction, 1 shall be greatly
obliged if you enn see your way to acceding to the request of the contractors nnd
refusing any further licenses nenr the
railway works during construction."
The rumor is again circulating thnt our
eloquent member ot the House of Commons aspires to the Lieutenant-Governorship of this devoted province. Whether
there is nny truth in the story or whether
it is thc invention of the enemy, the
Week knowcth not. But we do think
thnt to gng our brilliant member with so
plirely honorary n post nnd In deprive
this city of his notable services nt Ottawa would be unjust to Mr. George
Riley. When our citizens, by their votes,
expressed the opinion that Mr. Riley wns
the best mnn politically in this centre of
light nnd learning, nnd the mnn most
capable of mnklng Victoria's influence
felt on the floor of the Ottawa House.
they did not anticipate that ho would be
so soon sidetracked into n government
job. Still, we do feel that Mr. Riley's
many personal graces would lend dignity
to Government House, nud the access to
the gubernntonnl visiting list of Jir.
Riley's lending supporters would bring
new blood into Victoria's "Two Hundred" and add the zest of the original
nnd tho unexpected to our society functions.
energetic railway policy."
Now, when everything is boiled down,
it is well-known flint—leaving the Grand
Trunk Pacific railway out of the question, as passing through the northern
and at present more sparsely settled portion of this province—there are only two
companies in a position to do genuine
railway construction work in Britisli
Columbia. One is the C. P. R., nnd the
other is the Great Northern.
Whnt, then, follows? Why, simply
that every other compnny, syndicate or
otherwise styled association of men who
might get n charter from the government
io build n railroad from anywhere to
anywhere, would, having obtained it,
have to go to one or other of these two
big companies to sell them the charter
end accompanying cash or lnnd' grant.
And while the high contracting parties—
namely, the charter-mongers nnd the C.
F. R., or the chiiri'er-mongers nnd the
Gieat Northern—were haggling over the
terms of sale, the unlucky district of the
country to be benefitted by the proposed
rnilwny would lie undeveloped. If the
ehnrfer-mongers aud the construction
company could not agree on the terms of
purchase, then the matter would hang on
year nfter yenr until finnlly the term of
ihe charter expired, and the charter-
mongers would gather their forces and
go and bully or cajole the government of
tie dny into granting them an extension
of time. Then the pretty piny woula
begin all over again. And in the mean-
lime, the country would be neglected and
If, on the other hand, the charter-
mongers succeeded in disposing of their
spoils to the big construction company,
then the railway might indeed be built*.
but the charter-mongers would have
secured lnrge financial benefits for work
they hnd never dune, nnd would have
received a thumping sum of money for
a charter which should never hnve been
theirs to sell.
The nbove two pnrngrnpus nre n
liuthfnl—though distressing—picture of
actual happenings in this province during the pnst ten or twelve years, nnd
(Lis very plnin setting forth of the facts
mny serve to explain t'o some districts
just why they didn't get n rnilwny yenrs
rgo. It may nlso serve to make clenr to
the general public just whnt Jir. J. A.
Macdonald (lender of the opposition) Jir.
John Oliver, und several other members
cf the provincial opposition, were trying
to get nfter when they hindered tho
business of the country lnst session by
tiying lo pnss votes of censure on the
government for not Inaugurating nn
"active railway policy."
All the nbove particulars of the
science nnd nrt of clinrter-mongering
vere perfectly well known to Jir. Mc-
Pride nnd his colleagues, nnd they, upon
assuming the reins of ollice, determined
to put n stop to tho practice. Their
a'gument wns, briefly, "why should we
employ middle-men to do the province's
business for us? If Brown, Jones &
Robinson can sell a charter lo the C, P.
It. or Jim Hill nnd get n railway built,
why should not we, Ihe elected representatives of i'he people of British Columbia, make our own deal In tho country's
interests with these bona fide railway
corporations, and so save to the country
• be big rake-off which Brown, Jones &
Robinson will make on the deal? Who
are Brown, Jones & Robinson anyway,
thnt they should grow rich nt the expense of the people of (his province?"
than Mr. J. A. Macdonald, who was also
bi the House at the time nnd1 heard
what t'he Premier said.
The class oi persons who deal in
charters nnd concessions, however, did
not take the government's announcement
suriously at nil—or else concluded that
the government, would not hnve courage
or strength enough to carry out its de,
termination. Therefore the session of
this year showed a most extraordinary
gathering of the lobbyist .and the subsidy-hunter. Every class of person
iinunted the Icgislnt'ive buildings from
commencement to close of the sessions-
even journeyman printers and workmen
being present, ench with his little rail-
V/ty. Each one of the propositions asked for some nf poor British Columbia's
land, or money, or both. Each of the
applicants was quite nimble to undertake
railway construction, but "knew someone who could"—Hint is to sny, would
■sell their charter to the C. P. R. or the
Great Northern.
The government examined each
scheme carefully, adhered to its expressed determination, rejected the w.cnle
lot, nnd closed the session without any
railway legislation at all.
The uproar which followed is too recent to need recnlling to our renders'
of whose members, we regret to sny.
were to have shared in the plunder of
British Columbia had these cash and
.and grants gone through successfully—
were furious in their denunciation of the
government. They represented—after
the manner of the liberal—Hint the
province wns ruined, the government too
weak to do anything, and a lot' of very
loud and foolish talk of a similar kind.
The government smiled, nnd snid thnt
lis action in rejecting the applications of
the charter-mongers was not fo be tnken
:,s necessarily implying that there would
be no rnilwny construction in the prov-
ir.ee this yenr. but merely that the government did not intend wasting good
lnnd or good money to get it when it
was coming anyway. This made the opposition more angry than ever.
It is now only n day or two over
Ihree months since the session of 1905
closed. And whnt is the railway situation in British Columbia? Why, the
Great Northern and the C. P. R. nre
both building into the Similkameen,
rails nre already laid, construction work
being rapidly carried on, population
flocking into the new districts. Even on
Vancouver Island the 0. P. R. hns definitely secured n footing nt last, nnd is,
according to Mr. J. S. Dennis, of tlie
compnny, contemplating a development
which will menu ns much to the const as
• he inferior operations menu to the
Similkameen, And nil this without the
province having hnd to expend one cent
of the people's money, or one ncre of the
people's lnnd, lo secure such n sntisfne-
ft.ty stnte of affairs!
It is not too much to sny thnt the
rnilwny policy adopted by the McBride
government since it assumed the reins of
itlice hns saved the provinee incalculable
sums of money nnd areas of land. Il
was n policy carried out most courageously, in the face of the grossest abuse
nnd misrepresentation, coupled, we regret to say, with attempted bribery of
the most bare-faced description. None
hut a Strong government could' have enr-
i.pci such n policy through in the fnce of
n hungry opposition. None lint n strong
government would hnve dared to set
aside thc natural—if selfish—desire of
many district's to huve n railway nt nny
cost, no mutter what burdens might
thereby be placed on the rest of the
province. The railway situation in Bri-
lisii Columbia to-dny is, we repent, tho
most triumphant vindication nf the far-
seeing nnd statesmanlike policy of the
McBride government, which hud backbone enough to deny—for the public's
own good—the clamorous desire of (hut
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The most delicious sweetmeat now 01
the Market in Victoria and at the sami
time tbe most wholesome is the HOME'
factured by W. R. Hartley, 74 Yates St
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Through Tickets to Alberni, Crofton, Comox and Other Points
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The Vietoriais S.team.Heated Throughout; has tbe beBt Sample Rooms in thi
City; and bus been Ue-fnrnished from Top to Bottom.
—  '   -   1—   —   — 1 ■— 1    -
public; Whiclr.'has, 'by its • determined
stand, pul down ;ctuirteiwii(niget'ing from
ils liiiili place 'is- mn" of our provincial iii-
dn.1 tries, and broken up tlio foilg-tistub-
ilslied tradition thnt'nny'British Columbia goveili iyieii.1 could lip bn.lUe'd'br
1 riliod ltfto"giViiig~a\vay- tbo- people's
land..ind money for nothing; if you only
unii tllO right way lo work about it.
And ytjl*; al lids very moment, Air. .1.
A MncuflKnld; loader of, the opposition
which foii'.'lit, so liiyhll'yt'or the snlisidy-
glaftors, Mr.' .lohlv Oliver, iho pure and
iiieiiri upl ili'.e—{oneornlng whose connection with certain! Railways some very
peculiar d-.ieiiinonts' lie beside ns on the
desk us we write— and a host of -oilier
lampaign-spoulers, nre assuring t
-lectors of Alberni that the McBri
government is a wenk government, tl
it lias not t'he confidence of the peop
ihat it has dow nothing for the provin
For shame, Messrs. Macdonald a
Oliver, for shame! Is the welfare
your province so little to you, beside I
'•banco of your own small profits, tl
\ou think it the part of patriotism to
and detent the government which 1
l.opti'he province's land and money fr
the hands of thieves'.' But why shoi
we waste time in talking to these pol
c ans? The voters of Alberni will kn
how to deal with t'hem on the 22nd
tllie month, the week, Saturday; july is, 1905.
1 ns—
Various Views   •
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j, The all absorbing topic in Nelson at
iythe present lime is whether the mayor is
tait or it is the mayor.—Greenwood Times.
Greenwood will celebrate Dominion
Day, 1907. The intervening period will
j.illow sufficient time for the resident
'corpses to be decently buried.—Greenwood Times.
F. J. Deane has returned from the
const, and now the assassination of .Tobn
^Houston mny be expected to proceed
with the dignity such an event should in-
kpire. It is understood thnt during his
absence nt tbe const Mr. Deane has
Harefully investigated the latest nnd nt
.'he same lime safest methods of nssas-
lhation.—Nelson Economist.
Whatever shortcomings may be urged
against the present administration, it
cannot be gainsaid that the province is
in a healthier state than it was previous
to 1903.. Having weathered out two difficult sessions, and with a bright outlook for Island affairs in the near future,
the government will probably feel that it
has good grounds for seeing a supporter
returned by the people in the coming
fight—Grand Forks Gazette.
The inconsistency of the opposition
press in attacking the provincial government is most amuf;ng. Only last Saturday we had the organ of Mr. Aitkei.
clainoriyT for the fight, and assuring its
readers that "every day that is now
added to the time Alberni constituency
is without a representative can only
vserve lo intensify the indignation
against the government." Yet on Monday the Victoria Times, as soon as it
was announced that the writs for the
election were issued, hurled its thunder
against the government for being in
such a hurry "to have a member in that
Quatsino Settlement—Benson, Surveying for Gore & McGregor, in Boat.
Alberni Canal -Old Monitor Mine to Right, Happy Jack Camp
Further to Right.
Notice to Contractors
Sealed tenders, properly endorsed "Tender
for Parson's Bridge," will be received by
the undersigned up to noon of the 'Jlst instant next, for the erection and completion
of a wooden bridge across Howe Stream
(Parson's Bridge),  Esquimau  District, B.C.
Drawings, specifications and conditions ot
tendering aud contract may be seen ut the
ollice of the Public Works Engineer, Victoria, 11. C„ 011 uud utter July lllh Instant.
Ench proposal must be accompanied by an
accepted bunk cheque or certificate of deposit ou u chartered bunk of Canada, made
payable to the undersigned, in the sum ot
two hundred $:!00) dollars, which shall be
forfeited If the party tendering decline to
enter Into contract when culled upou to do
so. Tbe cheques of unsuccessful tenderers
will be returned to them upon the execution
of the contract. The successful tenderer
will be required to furnish bonds, himself
aud two sureties, satisfactory to the Chief
Commissioner, In the sum of oue thousand
(Xl,00O) dollars each. Upou the executiou
of the bond the cheque ubove mentioned
will be returned to the contractor.
Tenders will not be considered uuless
made out .on the forms supplied, and signed
with the actual signature of the tenderer.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily
Deputy Commissioner of Lands & Works,
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, 7th July, 11105.
Province of British Columbia.
No. 20'i.
This Is to certify that "The Caledonian
insurance Company" Is authorized aud
licensed to curry on business within tlie
Province of British Columbia, and to carry
out or effect all or any of the objects ot
the Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature ot Britisli Columbia
The head office of the Company Is situate
at  Edinburgh,  Scotland.
The amount of the capital ot the Company Is £587,500, divided into 21,r>lHJ shares
of £25 each.
The head ollice of the Company iu this
Province Is situate nt Victoria, and Arthur
Williams Jones, real estate, llunueial and
Insurance agent, whose address Is Victoria,
Is the attorney for the Company.
Given under my baud nnd seal of ollice
at Victoria, Province of British Columbia,
tliis 12th day of July, oue thousand nine
hundred nnd five.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which tills Company has
been established and licensed nre:
To carry on the business of Insurance
against loss or damage by Hre, and against
Injury by fire to houses, nicrcluindise, und
nil oilier property, subjects and effects, real
or personal, and of effecting Insurance on
lives and survivorships, purchase and sale
ot annuities nnd of reversions, granting endowments, receiving moneys for investment
und accumulation, and ln general currying
on all other business of a lire anil life Insurance company In any part of His Majesty's Dominions of Great Britain and Ireland and tlle colonies or elsewhere.
'      BORN.
On Tuesday, the nth inst, to the wife
of Henry Francis Langton, at "The
Bungalow," 6o Cook Street, a daughter.
The attraction this afternoon will be
the senior lacrosse game between Victorin nnd Seattle nt Onk Ray. The local
leys expect' to repeat their victory in the
j last game plnyed with the champions of
Puget Sound.    The match is sure to be
j interesting.
The leader of the local opposition, Mr.
t. A.  Macdonald, arrived yesterday in
|he city, and has gone to Alberni.    He
one more added to the list of notables
[u the Liberal side who   have   gone to
'.int constituency to assist tlio Liberal
liiudidnte. These include Mr. Ralph
Smith, William Sloan, .lolin Oliver, .T.
f. Macdonald and R. L. Drury. Messrs.
iniifh and Sloan have come from Ot-
liwa with the intention of currying the
rent at nil costs, and we may look for
desperate effort to defeat Mr. Manson,
['ho in a fair contest would obtnin two
al of every   three   voles    cast.    We
i'f.erstand tliat as   one    means of iu-
|uenciug the    electorate    the    steamer
estrel is up fhe West    Coast locating
taster beds, or doing some other iniport-
lul work which appears to have special
f'gency just before election. In fnct,
[e seudom hear of that vessel except
Ihen an election is Imminent,   Keen in-
Irest hns developed in the contest, and
|th parties nre working hard in behalf
their respective candidates'.--Victoria
seat before it gets cold" and speaks ot
some "deep laid plot for taking a snap
verdict." What is a poor government fo
do under these circumstances? Whichever wny it turns the opposition finds
fault, not from any real reason, but
simply for the sake of trying to discredit th© action. In the first place tho
government could not call ou an election
b"fore Mr. Mclnnes had resigned, and
therefore it was an easier matter for tho
opposition to know when that' gentlemnn
would take the step that would vacate
the seat than for the governmen. Tlio
fact that Mr, Manson was in the field
was an indication that the government
did not mean to drag out the time after
the resignation was in, nnd fhe opposition might have heen quite satisfied that
the government did not mean to leuve
Alberni unrepresented for an indelhiile
time. Instend of raising a howl in two
different directions, the opposition press
should be a little more consistent iu
their line of action. They should compare notes before they mnke such silly
exhibitions ns the editorials in the two
paper's referred to illustrate.—Nanaimo
Free Press.
Now that the professional hall team
has gone under. Vietoria amateur baseball players will reorganize and get up
some good games, The Week does not
believe that m'ofossionul baseball ever
will succeed in Victoria, but tho amateurs always have commanded fair support from the public.
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The expected happened iu the Royal
City on Saturday lust when the champions defeated Victoria in a senior lacrosse game. However, the Victorians
played a good game and made a good impression. The score was 0 to -I. Speaking of the game the New Westminster
Columbian says:
"The visitors could nil run 11 bit and
were good on catching, Their passing
was apt to he too low, ami particularly
on the home. This worked against them
though against any other defence it
might not hnve made so milch difference,
Tho Westminster defence was not worked very hard except when the visitors got
well In nnd hnd a scrimmage, or, ns on
one or two occasions when they had to
stop n decided rush. The Westminster
home department was conspicuously
loose in passing, and   wild passes    nud
LadieB' Hats Artistically Trimmed and
made up, customers furnishing their own
trimmings. Panama Hals re-blocked
and cleaned.
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Croquet Sets
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Italian School of Music.
Of tbe Conservatory of Music, Napoli,
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Violin, Mandolin and Guitar, be will
conduct a special class in the urt ol
pianoforte accompaniment lo a limited
number of advanced pupils. Special attention is given to beginners as well as to
advanced players. The school is situated
at 117 Cook Street, Victoria,
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shots were by no means confined to Ihe
new blood. Altogether it was quite an Interesting match though even the Victorians had not anticipated any other
ending. They have no reason to be
ashamed of tho form they displayed, and
when they shall hnvo proved their ability
to hold down the Westminsters to a tie
anil play as clean a grime as they put up'
Saturday they will Hud their welcome
nowhere more cordial Ihan in the Royal
After the adjournment and ns the
members of the council filed out on to
the sidewalk on their way to the Coal
Co. conference, our reporter approached
a couple of aldermen with the query, "I
suppose I'll be allowed in" "Not much,"
was the reply, "You're one nf those
d—d fellows wc don't want In."—Fernie
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The question of tho exclusion of Chinese and Japaneso from our country is
a topic of perennial interest by reason of
(lis hostilo attitude of the Dominion governmeut to our remedial legislation.   An
interesting parallel exists in California.
The San Francisco Argonaut, the greatest of all American weeklies, has, for a
quarter of a century, fought hard for the
uxelusion of Orientals.    During   nearly
all of that time the- Argonaut has stood
alone, but nt« last the daily press of the
southern metropolis has   taken   up the
cudgels on behalf   of   a    "White California," and a strugglo between the government of the United States and California seems   imminent.    By reason of
local conditions Iho   situation   in California is rather more complicated than
it is in British Columbia.   With tho exception of a few rich corporations who
would like to employ coolie labor in this
province public opinion is unanimous on
the subjeit, but' in California this is not
the case.   For some time tho fruitgrowers and farmers of California stood by
the white working nieu of tho country
on    this     question,    but    tho     recent
teamsters' strike In San Francisco   had
the effect of alienating fho sympathy of
tho settlers from the white labor interests.   In spito of tho   protests   of   t'he
fruitgrowers tha    teamsters    chose    to
strike at tho time when t'he fruitgrowers
were marketing their produce, and the
result wns that a very largo proportion
of the fruit never reached tlie market'.
Moreover, labor troubles hnvo become so
frequent in California nnd hnve been nt-
teuded by so much lawlessness and injury to trado that tho cause of unionism
has become unpopular.   It is generally
conceded, therefore, that tho demand for
protection    from   Oriental immigration
Joes not command the support that it
did a short time ago.    At Washington
advantage appears to bo taken of this
position.    Orders, it is snid, have beeu
passed along to tho immigration officials
to relax the rigorous administration of
tha existing law, and Mr. Roosevelt recently made   an   announcement which
shows that because of anxiety to retain
trading privileges with China and Japan
fhe administration is prepared to lift
some of the barriers to the tide of yellow
immigration. Thus once again there is
conflict in tho States between the capitalist manufacturers and traders, and the
working clnss, with all t'he odds in favo'.
of the former. But the parallel between
California and British Columbia is to be
found iu the Pacific const antagonism to
Oriental iinmigrnfioh and tlie attitudo of
tlio federal (or Eastern) authorities.
Tho cause of the present attitude of
tho United Stales govrnmenil is the result of the Russo-Japanese war. Tho
victory of tho yellow race over European
forces has not only exalted Japan, but
also has exalted China. Tho Chinese
experience a reflected glory, and1 the
Chines* court' is taking a more independent position than it has for many years.
From recent exchanges between Pekin
and Washington it is clearly understood
ihat China does not intend to be treated
with a high hand any longer, and that in
return for trading privileges she may insist upon t'he removal of existing barriers against Chinese immigration.
Japan, no doubt, takes the same position,
which amounts to this: "If you want to
make money out of us, you must give us
equal privileges aud not! tako the position
that our people aro not good enough to
enter your country." It looks like a big
political fight iu the United States, and
precisely the samo trouble may be anticipated in British Columbia.
The Dominion government is frankly
friendly to tho claims of tho Japanese
and Chiue.se. Not only is our immigration legislation promptly disallowed at
Ottawa, but the Minister of Justice
favors tha extension of the franchise to
naturalized Orientals. His letter requesting this of tho provincial government was published in The Week some
time ago. The fact is that tho interests
of the East and tho West tiro antagonistic in Canada in this ns in other mat-
tors, and unfortunately British Columbia
has tho small end of the stick.
But it behooves those who are opposed
to this province becoming a coolie state
to seriously consider the situation, and
to look for some means of warding off
the dangei. It is perfectly clear that we
have nothing to hope from tho Ottawa
government—and everything to fear. In
California a strong association, consisting of members of all political parties,
has been formed to light tho threatened
yellow invasion, and if might be advisable for some similar organization to be
promoted hero.
of Liberal representatives to support the
government there has been no reward
for her servility. This should prove a
iesson to those who preach this sort of
policy. Then lliere is fhe case of the
Grand Trunk Pacific. The Federal
government did nothing to protect British Columbia from this band of railroad
promoters, and when the next provincial
elections come along the need of protection will bo obvious enough. Tho G. T.
P. people will make an effort to buy into
power tbo opposition party. Money will
be plentiful to assist tho financial genius
ei Ashcroft, the talking machine of the
Delta and the blue ruin prophet of Ros*
land into fhe seats to the right of the
Speaker, and if the campaign of corruption is successful tliere will lie a big provincial subsidy for the already over-subsidized northern railway. That is the
scheme, and the downfall of the Liberal
party in the Dominion would greatly
assist in the defeat of the projected raid
on our resources. Sir W'lttnd Laurier
is riding for a fall, and the session of
parliament at Ottawa closes with a
gloomy outlook indeed for tlie cause of
him fo office. In Alberni he represents
the winning side a« the people of that
constituency realise they have nothing to
gain by espousing tne cause of the opposition. Their support' of Sir. Mclnnes,
their lata member, was personal rather
than political in its character, and the
present opposition candidate is a
Granger to them."
Few people will dispute fhe statement
that the work of this year's session of
Ihe Federal Parliament has seriouly
weakened the prestige of Sir Wilfrid
Laurier nnd tlie Liberal party throughout' Canada. Tho storm raised by the
introduction of tlio obnoxious separate
school clauses iu tho Northwest Autonomy bills has to some extent subsided;
but t'he people havo not forgotten and
will not forgive tho Premier's treachery
to tho cause of a united Canada. It
may be that with the accession of the
Conservative party to power at the next
general elections—a result flint seems
positively assured—some moans may be
found to undo the dangerous work of thc
French element in tlio House of Commons, but it is proverbially easier to
make trouble f'han to restore peace.
Not only has this ill-advised legislation
.injured the Liberal cnuse in the country,
but it hns alienated, also, the sympathy
of some of fho most influential of Sir
Wilfrid Lander's supporters iu Parliament Some of these may have been
coerced into silence nnd apparent acquios-
euce, for the time being. The Liberals
of to-dny appear to love place and power
more than principle, and their convictions
are not' strong enough to withstand the
terror of threatening detent. But when
the times conies for nn appeal to the
country these gentlemen will havo fo explain on what grounds they allied themselves with the cnuso of sectarian
schools, and their explanations cannot
possibly snfisfy tho people they have betrayed.
It is fortunate for British Columbia
that' tho strength of tho Liberal party is
waning. With the advent to power of
tho Conservatives wiU come iustice for
this province. Mr. lloroen hns promlnod
:-o much, anil wo do not nsk for more,
British Oolumbia hns appealed in vain to
tho Liberals, and whilo she hns, some-
« hat servilely, sent back a complete file
Mr. F. L. Carter-Cotton, member for
Richmond in tho provincial House, and
editor of the Vancouver News-Adver
tiser, is one of those gentlemen who—unfortunately for (heir opponents in the
world of politics—are possessed alike of
a good memory and of the intelligence
which learns from the lessons of tha
past to adequately sum up the probaole
outcome of fhe future. Mr. Cotton has
lately turned these faculties of ids upon
the case of John Oliver—moved thereto
by the grand flourish of Liberal
trumpets as John passed by to take a
hand—no, a tongue for he is more nt
homo with the unruly member—in tho
Albomi campaign. Even thus did the
Russian newspapers barely a year ago
elironiclo the passago of Kouropatkin
through their land on his way to the
front. He was going to do everything,
was Kouropatkin. And so is Oliver. Ho
had but to show himself to the troops
who idolized him, had Kouropatkin, and
victory was assured. Same with Oliver.
And now—where is Kouropatkin? Why,
waiting for John Oliver to join him in
that limbo of the sturdily incompetent,
the heroically fat-witted, fho beforehand
speech-valiant ones—in short, of all those
poor deluded creatures who, as the old
story puts it, blow the horn before they
draw the sword.
Some such reflections as these must
have been in Mr. Cotton's mind as he
watched the dash and splutfcrings which
marked the track of tho Demagogue of
the Delta towards the West Coast. Perhaps fhe editor of tho News-Advertiser
murmured to himself the . old saying,
"Great cry and little wool." At all
events, he wns moved to amused remembrance of other occasions, when the
man some call "Hontst John" and others
"Olalla Jack" had goue forth to the fray
with whoops of defiance, and returned
defeated under cover of night.
Of one such occasion Mr. Cotton delicately reminds (lis wealthy Apostle of
Purity from the Hat lands. Says tho
editor of tho News-Advertiser:
"Mr. John Oliver, M. P. P., passed
through tho city yesterday on his way to
Alberni, announcing thut he was going
to tako pnrt in tho election contest now
going on in that constituency. If past
history can be taken as an indication of
what is likely to occur, Mr. Oliver's departure for Alberni is a good augury for
tho election of Mr. Manson, tho government candidate. Last year, just about
this time, Mr. Oliver buckled on hi3
armor nnd with a trunk full of campaign literature betook himself to Lillooet, where a by-election was pending.
Tho circumstances t'hen and now are so
similar that wo cannot but regard tliem
ns foreshadowing a victory for Mr. Manson as great ns thnt secured by Mr. McDonald last yenr. Tho opposition is b"-
puning fo regnrd Mr. Oliver's participation in a campaign as a presage of defeat. Certainly his opponents aro always pleased to see him as ho gains
votes for them.
"The reports from all parts of the
electoral district of Alberni are very
favorable for Mr. Mnusou's success.
The Conservative candidate is a man
well-known and highly respected. His
career lu municipal politics secured
for him the confidence of tho people of
Nanaimo as was shown by tho manner
in which, time and again, they returned
Mr. Ralph Smith and Mr. Sloan have
dropped their duties at Ottawa, and are
icported hurrying home lo assist their
lominee, Mr. Aitken, in the Alberni campaign, says tlie Nanaimo Free Press.
They found, no doubt, thut the Liberals
of thaf constituency are by no means in
harmony with the idea of having their
cf.rdidate chosen for them by outsiders
aud will try their powers of persuasion
tc bring the "protostants" in line. Indeed t'he two gentlemen now coming hot
foot from Ottawa have had a little ex-
lerience in coercion methods in Dominion politics, for have they not been two
oJ Sir Wilfrid Lauder's instruments in
fastening separate schools on (he new
provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Such things as provincial rights no
longer are looked upou by these gentlemen as necessary in Canada; even in
cLoosing a candidate for a provincial
election, Mr. Smith must have a finger
in the pie, nnd naturally (he man he
wants is somebody very favorable to Mr.
Ralph Smith; so that while the member
for Nanaimo is busy at Ottawa, he can,
by having his particular man in the
legislature, also attempt to impose his
wishes in British Columbia provincial
However, the Alberni electors nre not
submitting their necks to the yoke, a
laige section of the Liberal party resents t'he baulking of the effort to select
Mr. Bledsoe and the substitution of
another candidate at the dictation of the
"machine," therefore no wonder Mr.
Smith, alarmed af the revolt he has
raised, is hurrying here in a vain endeavor to quiet the storm.
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Poor Mr. Oliver!   To save his soul he
cannot forget—or, what is worse, allow
other people to forget—the one public
net which dragged  him, shivering   and
trembling, from   the   inviolate privacy
wnich nature intended him   to   adorn.
Speaking at Wellington on Saturday, he
referred, with pride, to the fact that he
had been "instrumental" in the exposure
if the Columbia & Western land grant
deal.    Instrumental   is   a    good word,
John.   An instrument is a tool, and that
is all you ever were in that matter. And
—Great Scott!—what a job those who
used you had in getting you into shape.
No one who heard    you    make your
charges that day in the House can ever
forget the spectacle you presented. There
was nothing   about   you,   John, of thc
high-minded patriot, justly indignant at
attempted fraud.   On the contrary, your
manner suggested the small boy with his
lirst     cannon     cracker.     You     longed
to explode it, but were in deadly fear of
lighting the fuse, lest it should blow you
up too.   Your attitude, John, was not at
all than ot a man strong in the righteous
ness of his cause.   By no means.   Your
lnce was white, your   hands   slinking,
your voice thin, piping and irregular—
never did we see such a wobbly champion of the True, the Pure, the Incor-
liiptiblc in legislation.
Instrumental? Of course you were,
dear man. People of your stamp are
always used ns instruments when they
get into public life. And when you hnd
performed the work for which those who
needed you created you, you wore flung
aside, the guiding hand was withdrawn,
and whnt have you been ever since,
John? A menace to your friends and a
derision to your enemies—a smeller-out
of mare's nests and a promulgator of
baseless accusations, ever seeking for
some new mess ot unsnvorlness that you
might therewith rehabilitate your tottering reputntion. Statesman? No, John,
you were never that. Honest John?
Perhaps, or—what nbout Olalla? Go to,
man, go to. Got you back to your fields
and your live stock, lest a worse thing
befall you. There nre those who know,
and have the proofs of what they know,
how much right you hnve to asperse the
integrity of any government. Do not
try their patience too fnr. You are a
dead man politically to-day, John. And
we bid you remember that it is sometimes
sal'er to be dead.
Mr. John Oliver, spenking in Albcri
does not allow bis audience to forget
any more than he hns allowed the Hon;
for the last two sessions to forget- "
his principal grievance is the' ntlegJ
promise of Mr. McBride, while that go]
tleman wns leader of the oppositil
against the Prior government, that
Oliver should be given the portfolic/»M
lands and works if Colonel Prior wef^
defeated. For th!s reason and for
renson only, Mr. Oliver benrs a bit^
hatred to the Premier personally,
introduction of party lines prevenl]
John from having a plnce in thc cnbir
nnd be would gladly plunge tne count]
into turmoil ngain, could he thus seen]
the sweets of office and of revenge.
Messrs. Sloan and Smith, two of
representatives in t'he   House   of Col
mons, havo arrived, hot foot, from
tawa with a largo sack of dollars to hi
up Alberni for Mr. Aitken.   This is
new political  method of the Doming
Liberal party, and has been worked w
come considerable success in (he provii
during recent years.    In   other wor«
the cause of the "Reform" party is bei
boosted by tho old, old system of buys
votes.   We are rather hard up in Britii
Columbia, nnd  money is welcome,
honest men would   prefer   the Ott'a^
Liberals to keep their corruption ful
in Eastern Car.ada.   This   is    11
country, nnd is not yet reduced to po
tics on the American plan.
Concerning tho    existenco   of week
publications it is interesting to note ll
Seattle has three prosperous little wee
lies; Portland hns five and San Francis
right—exclusive of severnl musical
dramatic papers.    The Week is an
reption to nenrly all of these in that
price is 5 cents instead of 10 cents.
Mr. John Oliver   brags   he is go
nfter  Premier  McBride   with   a
according to a   statement   made bef
ho drove out to Alberni district 01
fishing expedition with Mr. Aitken
Wednesday.    When Mr. McBride
his rapid firing guns going at the m
ber for tiie Delta that   gentleman
find his bludgeon a very poor, weaij
for attack   or   defence.—Nnnnimo F
Man is supposed to be possessed
reasoning faculties, and capable of bJ
guided in his actions by the conclusj
arrived nt as a result of the exereisj
such faculties.—Vancouver Clarion. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 15, 1905.
(Prom Our Own Correspondent.)
Delayed in Transmission;
Things have been very quiet iu Alberni
since last Sunday eveniug, when Mr,
Manson left to join tho Premier and the
'Hon. —r. Green on the steamer Queen
J City for a special trip up tbe West Coast.
The knowledge that the distinguished
visitors were on board the steamer took
a large crowd to the wharf to give them
a hearty welcome. The Hon. Messrs.
[McBride and Greeu uud the Conservative candidate are expected back to
night, and a meeting has been called informally for this evening. Mr. John,
j Oliver, M. P. P., is understood to be
driviug over from Nanaimo to-day, doubtless in order to be present at the meeting, and throw down the gauntlet for tlie
Liberal candidate, though some local
wags will have it that he is merely present to look into the advisability of mov-
fing for a special parliamentary commission to enquire into tbe morals of Alberni
A Liberal-Conservative committee room
has been opened opposite the Arlington
hotel, and it is the centre of interest in
the town at present. The generally expressed opinion, not of Conservatives
Imly by any means, is that Mr, Manson
will win out the election with a substantial majority, although Mr. Aitken wi'i
doubtless put up a good fight in spite of
phe lukewarmness, and even dissension
in the ranks of the fellow Liberals,
among whom, he is bidding for support.
Mr. Aitken, the Liberal candidate, has
been reported lost. Seemingly he was to
have held a meeting at Parksville last
night, nud a few sleepy heads along the
w'oad were grumbling that he never turned up for all their waiting. However,
the latest news is that a glimpse of him
was seen this nfternoon driving alone
along an unfrequented road near Nanaimo. A good deal of anxiety has
iaturally been felt amongst bis supporters.
Alberni wns never looking fresher and
Igreener than at present. The weather
Jhas heen perfect. Farmers, however, are
■complaining of a regular pest of cut-
Iworms which threaten to play havoc
Iwith their crops. In mining matters news
from  the Canal continues to be    very
cheerful, and several important announcements in the near future will be good
reading. Mr. Joseph Drinkwater, of Alberni, will perhaps next month be making a trip to his claims ou the Big Interior Mountain, overlooking Great
Centra) Lake. This ready made mine,
or rather mountain of malachite, is probably the greatest known mining prospect
on the Island, and indeed it has been iu
these terms reported upon quietly by
"men who know." On the whole the
signs of the times are better than for
years past.
On the 1st instant a pretty wedding
was officiated at in Alberni by the Rev.
T. J. Glassford, who united in wedlock
Air. Robert Ore and Miss Maggie Shaw,
both popular local residents. Mrs.
Dawson supported the bride, and Mr.
uan McDonald.was best man; and with
the heartiest good wishes the happy pair
were eventually given godspeed on their
uew path under the only rain of the
season, namely, a heavy shower of rice.
.ar. M. A. Ward, the popular and
genial host of the Arlington hotel—baseball player, miner and many other good
things to boot—left by the last steamer
for his and Mr. Thompson's property,
the Hetty Green mine, at Deer Creek,
Clayoquot. This mine is not being boomed, but it is going right ahead, and, what
is more—it is paying.
THE V. V. & E.
Just now there'is considerable speculation as to which route the M. V. & E.
will take over the Hope mountains, says
the Similkameen Star. There are two,
one via the Tulnmeen and the other up
the Similkameen. The Tulnmeen is the
shortest by about 23 miles. There is tonnage on both routes. It is believed that
the Tulnmeen will be the main line with
a branch from Princeton to Roche river.
There are three known practicable
passes over the Hope summit: Allison,
Skaist and Coquihnlln, of which Hie
Skaist is shortest. It is thought a lower
pass than any of theBe exists, nud explorers nre now lookiug for it. Tlie cost
per mile over the summit will average
about $35,(100 per mile. President Hill's
motto is "Low grades and big loads." It
will take « lot of exploratory work to
secure tbe lowest grade over the Hope
mountains, meantime thc road will be
built rapidly to Princeton on easy grades.
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Tbe time to advertise, observes the
Fernie Ledge, is when business is quiet
and when you need money; yet how few
advertisers realize this. Onliuarily
when times are slack the first
cutting down of expenses is the
printing bill, and witli rent in
arrears, notes falling due, and the
shadow of the sheriff on the doorstep the
advertisement is stopped and the advertiser vainly imagines that he cannot afford the expense.
This is folly.
On the other hand, when business is
brisk, when the store is so crowded that
the customers fall over each other in the
mad rush to purchase, and when the
merchant has not time to eat his lunch,
its then he widiy grabs Ins lltlt and
Bcurries off to the printer and spreads
his business in the paper.
This also is folly.
When you have more business than
you can attend to, why do you waste
your money in bringing additional
crowds to your store when your doors
are so blockaded that they cnmiot get inV
Isn't this folly?
On the other hand when your clerks
are idle and the flies are playing tag with
the spiders and you don't know where
to turn for money, wouldn't it be wise
to call around and spring yourself ou un
advertisement that would help you out
of your difficulties.
We'll write that kind for you.
This is wisdom.
Are you going to get wise?
Messrs. W. & H. Fraser have   taken !
over the Edenograph, Emlerhy's    inter- I
estiug newspaper, from Mr. Walker. The j
first issue under the new   management
appeared on July 5th, and proved to be
well up to the high standard set by the
founder of the paper.
Gents' Willow Calf Tan Boots $3.50 now $2.50'
"      Enamel Oxfords .... '...'.'.  3.50   "' 2.75
Boys' and Youths' Box Calf Boots  1.35
Ladies' Fine Kid French Heel Lace Boots, worth up to
f5.5o, now  290   to 3.50
Ladies'Fine Dongola Oxfords, French Heels  2.50 now 1.75
"       Kid Lace and Button Boots, wide toes & low heels 2.00
"        Hoots and Slippers  1.00
Children's Kid and Box Calf Boots, 8—io#, now  75=-
WatSOn's Shoe Store, 65 Yates Street.
" BLACK AND WHITE" was the only Scotch Whiskey
served at the dinner given to our King and Queen when
visiting Algiers in April last.
Radiger & Janion, General Agents for British Columbia and the Yukon District.
We make a specialty of Undertaking, and can give the best possible
service for the reason that:
We Have Everything Modern both for the Embalming Process aud for
General Work.
We Are Commended by those who have employed us.
Our Prices are always reasonable.
We Carry a Large and Complete Line of every class of Undertaking Goods.
Our experienced certificated staff are promptly available at' any time,
night or day.
Attention is called to these facts because we recognize tbat those requiring Undertaking Services ought to have the best.
A inau who detected u piece of bark lu
I lie sausage visited a butcher's sliop to
know what had become of the rest of the
dog. The butcher was so affected that lie
could give him only ll part of the tale.
lt Is believed uow that congress will not
adjourn before tlle middle of July. ily remaining In session two weeks longer It
would become 1111 August Ibody, which Is
otherwise  utterly out of tlie question.
Patterson's Place, East Arm, Quatsino Sound.
Debarking Horse for Juue Mine, Quatsino Sound.
Miss Flora McDonald (historic mime!)
came out ou top of me Spokesman-
Review contest for free trips to Portland.
She received 92,307 votes. She is a
Kaslo girl. Frances Honey (.who should
be sweet), of Rossland, scored 50,201
votes, and Margaret liiyre, of Grand
Forks, secured 50,073. Incidentally tbe
Spokesman-Review is said to have
cleared $40,000 in subscriptions from the
Kootenay aud Boundary country us a
result of the competition.
Oliver Furrey wns taken to the provincial asylum in a state of violent insanity last week. Furrey is said to be
the original discoverer of the Van Auda
mines. He also laid claim lo a mine
adjoining the Britannia, but wus unable
to make good his stand uguiust other
claimants. A short time ago he came
down from the North aud since his arrival he bus brooded over bis loss un-
till he became violently insane.
Some of his friends took him iu charge
and brought him across the inlet to Vancouver in a launch, where he was examined by two medical men and ordered
to be removed to the asylum.
Nootka Harbor, Sealer "Carrie C W." (Capt. Gullen l at Anchor.
An Englishman wns driving on a cur
in Dublin, a few days ago. Noticing
that the horse looked worn out, he remarked to the driver, "Well, Pat, that
seems a very poor horse you have."
"Bednd, yer honor," came tho reply,
"he's worse than poor, hqe's the tin-
luckiest horse iver wus." "Indeed," replied the Englishman, "nnd mny I ask
why'/" "Well, now, oi'll tell yer honor.
For the last four mornin's oi've tossed
him, whether he'd have his breakfast or
oi'd have a drink, and bedml oi've won
every toime."—Tatler, London, England.
East Arm, Quatsino Sound, from off Yreka. |        Social
Mrs. Bridgman and family are staying at Sooke on the Muir homestead.
• •  •
Mrs. Hnlsey G. Smith is paying Mrs.
C. Rhodes a visit at Terrace avenue, but
intends leaving shortly.
«   *   »
Miss Eberts intends visiting relatives
in Portland and enjoying the sights at
the Portland exhibition.
• *   *
Miss Ethel Brown and Miss Nellie
Dupont are spending their vocation in
New York with relatives.
• *   »
Mrs. David Alexander, who has beeu
visiting Mrs. E. B. McKay, returned to
Duncans last week.
• *   *
The Rev. C. Elisor Shnrpe intends
opening a school for boys after the holidays nt the rectory, Esquimalt.
• *   »
Mrs. Berkeley's camp   near   Kanaka
ranch forms one of quite   a   numerous
little settlements in this charming spot.
' *   *   »
Miss B. Gaudin and Miss Rose Anderson are visiting Mrs. James Harvey nt
Comox, the former to recuperate from
a severe illness.
• *   *
Miss Haye, of Portland, is staying
with her sister, Mrs. Foster, whose husband is a member of the staff of the
Bank of Commerce.
• *   >
Mrs. Wallace is spending n few days
with her granddaughter, Mrs. Musprtitt-
Wiillinms, in her cosy little bungalow on
the Esquimalt road.
• «  »
Mr.  Robt.  Parrington,   vice-president
of the Great Northern, says that the V.,
V. & E. line will be constructed ns far
ns Kerenieos this year.
«   •  *
W. F. Manson, of the Yukon telegraph
company, and Miss M. McNaughton were
married at Quesnelle on the 28th June,
and are spending the honeymoon nt Cot-
tanwood, B. C.
• •   »
Miss Dalby. who has been teaching
school at Princeton, is spending her vacation at home. The Stnr pays the
young lady a handsome tribute for her
• •   •
Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Crump nnd Miss
Ada Till, English residents of Riverside,
California, are guests at the Oak Bay
hotel. They intend spending several
months in these parts.
»   *   »
Mr. Max Ewart has returned to Victoria partially recovered from a very
severe accident which nearly cost him
his life. He wns mistaken in the woods
by a hunter for a deer and fired on accordingly.
• *   •
Mr. aud Mrs. Innes and family, with
Mrs. Powler of New Westminster, have
quite a family gathering under canvas*
in the same locnlity.
• *   •
Mr. and Mrs. Beauchamp Tye have returned from their wedding trip and nre
staying with Mrs. Tye nt her residence
on Douglas street.
• »   •
Mrs. Gaudin gnve a most successful
little picnic on Saturday last, the guest
of honor being Miss Petitt. The merry
party went up the Arm in canoes and
spread their cloth opposite tlie school
house, where all sorts of good things
were partaken of. The parly returned
home later by thc soft light of tlle moon,
making the echoes ring with song.
•   *  t
The home of Mr, and Mrs. D. J. Conip-
bell, Toronto, was the scene of a pretty
June wedding on the 14th ult.. when
their daughter Lillio wns united in marriage to Frederick A. Howse, eldest son
of A. E. Howse, manager of the Similkameen Stnr, and hend of the well known
mercantile company at Princeton and
Nicoln Lake. Thc bride wns given
away by her father and wore a lace
gown with court train of heavy brocade,
orange blossoms fastening the veil. She
carried white roses showered with lilies,
and wore n diamond crescent, the gift of
the groom. The bridesmaids were Miss
Tena Campbell and Miss Linn Biggar,
and D. B. Giles was groomsman.
 J L-...1.I. ... i
"Ethewold," the residence of Mrs. T.
R. Smith, was the scene of a fashionable
gathering on Wednesday afternoon. Mrs.
Smith, becomingly gowned iu mauve, received her guests, assisted by Mrs. E.
A. King. Dainty refreshments were
served in the dining room, the color
scheme of decoration being mauve,
green, and white, effectively carried out
in sweet pens. Among those present
were Mrs. Sweet, Mrs. Gooch, Mrs.
Mara, Mrs. Hollyer, Mrs. Pemberton,
Mrs. Moresby, Mrs. Grilliths, Mrs. Rocke
Robertson, Mrs. Stuart Robertson, Mrs.
Ernest Hanington, Mrs, Frank Hanington, Miss Elinor Hanington, the Misses
King, Miss Williams, Mrs. Worsfold,
Mrs. Springett, Mrs. Arthur Jones, Miss
Beanlands, Mrs. Frank Barnard, Miss
Barnard, Mrs. Pnulus Irving, Mrs. John
Irving, Mrs. Blaikloek, Mrs. Rhodes,
Mrs. Smlith, Mrs. S. S. Gibb, Mrs. H
Gibb, Mrs. Campbell, Mrs. Whitehead,
Mrs. Tilton, Miss Scholefield, Mrs. Gavin
Burns, Miss Macdonald, Miss Baynes
Reid, Mrs. Simpson, Mrs. Solly. Mrs.
Oliver, Mrs. David Rogers, Mrs. G. A.
Taylor, Mrs. Fagan, Mrs. Holden, Mrs.
Gaudin, Mrs. E. M. Johnson, Mrs. Morton, Mrs. James Raymur, Mrs. Fred
Teters, Mrs. Gillespie, Mrs. Butchart.
Mrs. Troup, Mrs. Macnnughton Jones,
Miss Macnnughton Jones, Mrs. B-snvM,
Mrs. Baiss, Mrs, Pigott, Mrs. Bl'ik?,
Miss Langley, Mrs. Prior, Miss Lamp-
man. The Cecilian orchestra furnished
delightful selections throughout tne xr-
* «   «
The tea given last Wednesday week by
the Governor to the visiting mining dignitaries wns a most enjoyable affair, tlie
only regret was due to the fact that so
icw people among the local residents attended, beiug ignorant of the fact that
Ihe invitation was extended to all those
on the Government House visiting list
S.r Henri received his guests and made
Ihem welcome with that charming old
world courtesy for which he is so distinguished, and was untiring iu his efforts to make his guests feel at home
und enjoy themselves. The Governor
was ably assisted in the labor of entertainment by his daughter, Mrs. Nnntoii,
and by Mrs. Fleet-Robertson. Mr. Mus-
kott, the private secretary, also was as
usual ti host iu himself. The tables
were most artistically decorated with
soft mnssings of yellow silk, with huge
bunches of golden escholtizias relieved
by nothing but their own delicate green
grey foliage. Refreshments of every
sort were lavishly provided, ices and
all sorts of dainty cool drinks. A band
stationed iu tlle beautiful ballroom dis
coursed sweet music, aud this added to
the fairyland that was spread out below
the grounds, a panorama of snowy
mountains, blue sen nnd rolling green
fields almost made the guests forget that
tuey were called ou to do uught but admire thy exquisite scene spread out before them. The guests of honor were
naturally the mining visitors, and as
their names have been given so often it
is superfluous to enumerate them again
beyond remarking that the entire party
were present. Among the most noticeable dresses was Airs. Nantou's black,
with touches of cream; Mrs. Archer Martin, in black and white muslin, with 11
smart red chapleiiu; Airs. Eberts, in
black, with hat to match; Miss Eberts.
in dainty pink and white; Mrs. Bodwell,
in mauve; Mrs. Cecil Roberts, in cream,
with a hat lo match was chic; Miss
Butchart looked charming iu white; Miss
Macdonald was handsomely gowned iu
white with touches of lavender; Mrs.
McPhillips, iu grey chiffon and taffeta.
Tlie Victorians who attended the function were as follows: Mr., Mrs. and Miss
Eberts, Mrs. McPhillips, Mrs. Butchart,
Miss Butchart, Mrs. Stuart Robertson.
Mrs. Pemberton, Miss O'Reilly, Mrs. H.
Leaven, Mrs. Lninpinnu,, Mrs. Hamp-
fiold, Miss Foster, Miss Harvey, Mrs.
Rogers, Mr. and Mrs. Bodwell, Mrs. nnd
Miss Macdonald, Mrs. Harvey Hamilton Burns, Mrs. Monteith. Mrs. Cecil
Roberts, Mr. Leverson, Miss Leverson,
the American Consul and his daughter,
Rev. Canon Beanlands, Mr. E. Crow
Baker, Mr. Gosnell, Mr. Williams, Mr.
Gelnttly nnd mnny others loo numerous
to mention.
• '»   •
On Tuesday Mrs. Campbell Mnccallum
entertained a large party of children n
her lovely home, Miiplebnnk, the occasion being Eric Miiciillum's birthday.
Anything prettier than the scene can
hardly be imagined. The house is very
old and surrounded by beautiful maples
with gnarled mossy stems, vencrati •
and   twisted.    In   the  background   hay
fields stretch filled with piles of sin-i'il?
scented hay, while the sea washes almost
up to the door, turning the garden, lawn
and surrounding land almost into an
island, the whole forming an ideal playground for children. For the young people a long table wus spread under the
maples decorated with a greeu table
centre, stretching the whole length, covered with sweet peas in every imaginable shade, the entire tolor scheme harmonizing with tlie sylvan surroundings..
The table was loaded with all the good
things children love, and if appetite were
wanting—a contingency no hostess allows for in juvenile entertainments—the
k'ien sea breeze soon suppJicd the best of
all sauces. The older guests were pro:
vided with refreshments u short distance
away, these being served on small tables
covered with most artistic Mexican
drawn work tablecloths. Races and
games were indulged in by the youngsters, who were rewarded with pretty
and appropriate prizes, although the non-
wiuners nlso received gifts for coming in
last or any how. Mrs. Mnceiilluni received ber guests gowned in a charming
frcck of pink nud white, nnd was ably
assisted in promoting the general jollity
by her sister, Miss Hawthornthwaite,
and Mr. A. Potts, the latter making an
excellent manager and referee in ull the
games and sports. Among the guests
present were Mrs. Matthews witli her
little sou and nephew, Mr., Mrs. aim
Miss Lucas and Charlie, Fred, Jacky,
and Miss Dorothy Lucas; Mrs. Mackenzie and three tiny daughters; Miss Joan
Parry, Miss Doris Watt, Misses Madge
Freda and Joan Walker, Mrs. Monteith
and Maud, Berkeley and Eleanor Monteith, Mrs. Alan Dumbleton nnd her
three charming little daughters, Mass
Eva Holmes nnd Baby Holmes, Miss
Winona Troup and a friend, the Misses
Alacdowell, Rant, Pitts, Foote; Miss
Eleanor Hanington and many others.
Among the seniors were Mrs. Good and
Mrs. Maccallum, sr.
O11 Tuesday Mrs. Frank Hanington
gave a remarknbly chic ten at her pretty
house in Carberry Gardens. Tbe event
was in honor of Mrs. Coltbart, at present
visiting Victoria. Mrs. Hanington wore
a smart confection of pale blue and was
assisted in receiving by her daughter,
Miss Trixie Hanington, daintily garbed
in cream with soft faint touches of blue.
The tea table was decorated with yellow toning from the pale shade in thc
table centre to the deepest and richest
tones in the nasturtiums, with which it
was profusely laden, the latter forming
with their glossy green leaves a point of
freshness nnd coolness very grateful in
contrast with the heat and dust outside.
During the afternoon delicate refreshments were served, ices beiug greatly in
evidence. Among the mnny pretty costumes, Mrs. Barnard was noticeable in
cream, with a picturesque pink hat;
Mrs. Gillespie in pale blue and black
witli n black hat; Mrs. Hanington ih
pale blue; Miss Barnard in mignnette
green, with hat to match; Mrs. A. Jones,
in mauve over white, with an artistic
touch of color in the form of a bunch of
"green carnations"; Mrs. Colthart, in
black with touches of soft filmy black
ince; Mrs. II. Barnard, in crenm; Mrs.
Tilton. in a very smart gown of blnck
taffeta, with her daughter, Miss Ethel
Tilton, in crisp, fresh white; Miss Eberts
looked smart in blue; Mrs. Butchart
had a beautiful and striking costume In
champagne colored voile nnd silk; Mrs.
Grilliths, a pretty blending of mauve;
Mrs. Cuppage wore navy blue; Mrs.
Mara a charming costume of cream,
daintily finished with a mnuve hat; Mrs.
Clelond had n smart black taffeta dress.
The invited guests were ns follows: Mrs.
Rocke Robertson, Mrs. Harvey Robertson, Airs. Stunrt Robertson, Airs. C,
Todd, Airs. E. Hasell, Mrs. Troup, Airs.
T.Tye, Airs. Wntts, Mrs. Prior. Mrs.
AIcDonell, Airs. Blncklock, Airs. Clelnnd,
Airs. Nutt, Airs. Tatlow, Airs, and Aliss
Pemberton, Airs. J. Barnard, Airs. H.
Barnard, Airs, Baynes, Mrs. Drury, Airs.
Rouell, Airs. Pooley, Airs. Leverson, Airs.
Charles, Aliss Beanlands, Mrs. R. Jones,
Airs. A. Jones, Airs. Raymur, Mrs. Gnn-
din, Airs. Gore, Airs. T. Gore, Airs. H.
Barnard, Airs. Al. Bell, Airs, Bullen, Airs.
Burn, Airs. Piggott, Alisses Dupont, Airs.
Eaton, Airs. Foster, Aliss Foster, Airs.
Gibbs, Airs. Gillespie, Airs. Gresley, Airs
Holmes, Aliss and Aliss AInrn, Airs.
Durnulu, Airs. Freeman, Airs. Grilliths,
Airs. Cuppage, Airs. Springett, Airs.
Wright, Airs. Blanco, Airs. Bunbury,
Airs. Harrup, Miss Bryden, Airs. Poff,
Airs. Monteith, Aliss Alonteith, Airs. E.
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iiesoivatiuu covering Graham Island,
Quern Charlotte Group, notice of which
was published" in the British Columbia
Gazetle and dated 3Uth January, 19(11,
has beeu cancelled, and that Crown lands
there 011 will be open lu sal, pie-euipuou
and oilier disposition under the provi
HiouN of tbe Lund Act. ou uud after tbe
21st July next.
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Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, 20th April, 1901
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by the uudersigned.up to noon of Wednesday, 12th July, 1005, from any person who
may desire to obtain special licenses under
the provisions of the "Land Act," for the
purpose of cutting 'timber. therefrom, of a
timber limit situated at Quatsino, on Vancouver island, known as— -
1st. Lot 177, Rupert District, containing
0,452 acres; license fee, $1,411.
2nd. Lot 178, Rupert District, containing
5,034 acres; license fee, $1,102.
3rd. Let 179, Rupert District, containing
1,304 acres; license fee, $208.
The competitor offering the highest cash
bonus will be entitled to special licenses
covering the limits, renewable annually for
a term of twenty-one years. ,
Each tender must be accompanied by a
certified cheque,: made payable to the un-
ders.gued,- to cover the amount of the first
year's fees and the amount.of bonus tendered, and also a certified cheque tor, ln
respect to Lot 177 $4,250, In respect to Lot
178 $2,805, ln respect to Lot 179 $1,156, being the cost of cruising and surveying the
limits. The Government cruiser's report
can be seen at the office of the undersigned.
The cheques will be at once returned to
unsuccessful competitors.
W. 8. GORE,
Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Works.
Lauds and Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, 15th June, 1905.
S-'ouTH African War Laud Grant Act
Grants of land made to Volunteers, their
heirs or assigns, under authority of this
Act, are subject to the condition that
such lands shall have been selected by
the grantees on or before the first day of
July, 1905. Notice is, therefore, hereby
given that applications for such lands
must be filed at a Government Office by
that date.
Chief   Commissioner   of   Lands   and
Lands nnd Works Department,
Victoria, B.C, 26th May, 1906.
The King Edward
The most modern hotel in th
city. European and America
plan.    Rates! 1 to $5.
The Dallas
The only seaside resort in Vic
toria. Situated overlooking th
Straits of Juan de Fuca and th
majestic Olympia Mountains.
American plan. $2.50 and up.
The Vernon
The leading commercial bote
with ample sample room accon
modation.   $2. and $2.50 per da
The above hotels dre all under the mai
agement of
Mr. and Mrs. James Patterson;
j Guests are requested to write or wii
for rooms. Bus meets all steamboats an
Bote. $t Tranci:
Uictcria, B. (K.       1
Write me for particulars of  Britisl
Columbia's *
lest Stacked Game Preserve!
Guides and Outfits furnished,   j
Prank Rushton
At The Gorge!
Visitors, when you visit the Gorge d]
not forget that Light Refreshment
Fruit, Ice Cream, Ice Cream Sodas an]
Delicious Afternoon Teas may be had ij
the "Marquee Suit," at the car terniiiiu!
Price's Gold Medal Brand eat
sap, I'lckles and Sauce are con
diments that should be in ever1
house. Price and quality secon
to pone.
Farms and Ranches For Sale o
Write  for   information   regarding  tl
fruit growing sossibilities of
the district.
Martin Beattie
Realty and Investment Brokei
P.O. Box 106, Kamloops, B. <
For Sale or Lease
Horse and Cattle Ranches
Irrigated Plots for Fruit
and Vegetables, Hav
Lands, Cultivated
. and Wild.  .
Properties have Buildings, are fenci
well watered and contain sufficient ti
ber for domestic purposes, excellt
fishing and shooting in the Lillooet a
Ashcroft and Cariboo Districts.
For further information, ternis a
prices write     	
P. O. Box 48, ASH6ROPT. B. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 15, 1905.
Kootenay Notes.
ome  Municipal  Fun  in  Nelson—The
Fruit Industry and the Outlook
for Lead Mining.
Nelson, July 11th.
The eveut of tbe week in mining circles
is been the placing of a    respectable
ity upon imported lead products.   This
once gives tne Kootenay lead smelters
>. additional 5,0UU tons ot lead as a mar-
■t in Canada, possibly b,UUU tons.   Last
Jar's production ot lead was 2T,UU0 tons,
■om. the lirst day of July, 1UU4, to the
st   day of June, ia05.   Of this 11,000
us were marketed in Europe (through
e action of the   bounty   on   exported
Tad), 0,000 in the Orient aud 7,000   iu
uuuda.   This year thero will be cut off
e 11,000 tons for Europe, but on the
rhcr hand mere will be 13,000    tons
arketed in Canada instead of    7,000.
he Orient will take all of last year's
iipments, making a total of 22,000 tons
id leaving a further market to be found
to- at least 5,000 more.   This will   he
fae in either Europe or iu the Orient.
he Orient market has been worked up
W. H. Aldridge, of the Trail smelter,
io has handled the whole of the lead
itput, and it is likely that this market
111 now fall more and more iuto the
nds of tlie Canadian shippers, especial-
as Mr. Aldridge is this year to work
der far more easy conditions than was
e case during the fiscal year just end-
I.   This is the   case   because   of   the
eater   amount of ore coming into the
nelter, and because the Trail smelter
ill have thc advantage of the Rossland
•y ore ns a Hux for the lead, near   at
nd, without expensive 'transportation
tes to meet.
Another and an instructive way of
iking nt the last year's output of lead
'its division between the Kootenay and
ie European smelters. Last year the
cal smelters took care of 16,000 tons,
id the European of 11,000 tons. This
ar the smelters look forward to taking
ire of an output of at least 30,000 tons,
ominally the capacity of the Hall mine's
ifblter is 8,000 tons and of the Trail
nelter about as much. To these have
en added the Marysville smelter,
liich, when the two stacks are com-
etod, can take care of at least 8,000
ills a year. It will be seen therefore
mt the Trail smelter and that of the
all mines must increase their apparent
pacity in order to meet the supply.
his the Trail smelter is already said to
[ttvo prepared to do, and J. J. Campbell,
the Nelson reduction works, has de-
ared tbat his smelter is ready to treat
en more than the 8,000 tons which it
[as been handling.
All this means that the local mines in
is and contiguous districts will be stir-
jn£ to supply the smelters, which will
enn a larger output, a steady demand
d more men at work.   That means, in
n,    pleasant times for the Kootenay
d plenty of money in sight.   Indications
this are already to be seen, and in the
iirse of the next letter or so the Week
'ill be advised of some such   dealings
ving been consummated.
The Elmore oil process people, who up
tho present have   been    located   in
psslnnd where they have had   rather
rd  luck in their    experiments    with
inormally low grade ore, are transfer-
lg their activities to the dry ore belt
the Slocan country.   Tho forming of
compnny is mooted to put up a customs
jmcentrator, and there is enough in the
heme to make it a success if properly
eked and carried out.   Dry   ores   of
ossland, dry ores regarded in the sense
[f their being nn entire absence or nearly
of lead, are smelted at a rate which
around $4 to $5, direct chnrges. where-
the lead ores of the Slocan are getting
treatment rate of about $15, direct
[inrges.    Hence whnt is low grade ore
the Slocani would be smelting ore, with
large margin of profit in Rossland, and
bile in Rossland there Is little value
ji the tailings after water concentration,
ere would be considerable values, nfter
milnr concentration, in the Slocan ores.
t is on this fact thnt the Elmore people
re building.    Should the process prove
juccessful there is n big trade in it, as
nucli ore is now  placed aside on  the
umps whicli could be utilized in this
limner and many a property that is not
ivorking at the present would, under such
ircumstanees, start into active life.
The fruit farmers in the Kootenay are
ery jubilant just now over the success
f their strawberry crop, and the likelihood that the raspberries, which    hnve
ust now come into season, will   prove
qually good.    The strawberries   alone
inve netted the growers something like
30,000, and when to this is added the
[nspberries,   cherries,   currants,   goose-
erries nnd the npples yet to come, it
ill be seen that there is a deal of money
fruit-growing in nnd around Nelson,
u the midst of the "sen of mountains"
hich the interior of this province has
leen declared to be.   The land is being
juken up mostly by white ranchers, nnd
s the Chinese are now restricted, nnd
s there is a feeling against the Chinese
ttling in this district, it is likely thnt
iie   whole of this industry will, at no
Want date, pass entirely into the hands
f a white ranching   population.   That
uturally means a bigger market for the
apital of th? Kootenny, which Nelson
.'lights in terming herself.
Outside of fruit-growing nnd  mining,
elson's two chief topics of intelligent
'tiversntion, the event of the week, has
en the arrival and departure of    the
'nshingtoti press correspondents. They
ere shown around the mines in Ross
land and elsewhere; they were taken fishing near Nelson, and they made big
bags, and they were taken to the fruit
ranches nestling under the brown hills,
and they opened their eyes (and their
mouths) in astonishment. A sail on the
lake completed the charm. The Washington men declared that they had seen
no such pleasure ground anywhere, and
were rather given to advice as to the
proper advertising of tbe section in the
sweltering cities of the east and south.
Consequently tbe Nelson Tourist Association has taken heart of grace and would
indignantly deny the imputation that it
was in anyway a moribund institution.
Presently it will bestir itself and do
some good work. In the meantime tbe
tourists have already put in an appearance, and as the years go by they ought
to be here in constantly increasing numbers.
Nelson is to make a three day affair
of its fall exhibition of the resources of
the country, which is coming off in September next. A prize list has already
been drawn up, and from the alluring
aspect of the awards and from the number of entries last year and the number
durig the year before, it is fair to draw
the inference that the exhibition this
year will be larger than ever.
Municipally the same old fight is going on between Mayor John Houston,
M. L. A., and his council. This week is
being tried before Mr. Justice Irving the
issues as to the municipal power plant
and the dismissal of the fire team driver,
Coulter. Editor Houston declares .hat
these things are correlated. His opponents deny the charge vehemently, but tbe
mayor's paper reiterates the statement
again and yet again. Many assertions
naturally give proof. Iudignantion makes
corroborative testimony, and then the
mayor clinches this by abusing everybody, including his own partisans (whipping into line this intelligent treatment is
called) who disagree with him. The
Week, for instance, is called a "snob"
paper, and its Kootenay correspondent is
worse. All this supplies superabundant
proof, and consequently Mayor Houston
is going before Mr. Justice Irving well
fortified as to the justice of firing men
without giving cause, and telling his
council that they are "traitors," "soreheads," "silk stockings" and other absurdly ridiculous names. The trial of llic
causes will properly make a cause celebre
in the annals of municipalities. Nelson
should probably win out over the water
question, but the chief supporter of that
scheme, the indomitable John, hns so obscured the issue by his violent language
and intemperate attacks thnt the result
is somewhat doubtful.
A good story is told of the serving of
the papers by Archie Johnson, a local
lawyer, in the Coulter suit. The man
of law appeared in the editorial sanctum
and presented the papers. They were
promptly tossed outside. A casual passer
by, an innocent mine manager, if mine
managers are ever innocent, took them up
and walked inside. Pandemonium wns
said to have reigned for a minute, and
the papers resumed their place outside.
A second passer by did the same thing,
and then a third, but the mayor hod
taking refuge on the holy of holies, the
making up room, and was at rest with
maul and coigns. But, however that may
be, it is hardly likely that any ordinary
injunction, by any ordinary Mr. Justice
(we have extraordinary Mr. Justices here
occasionally) will restrain Mayor Jahu
Houston, M. L. A., from pursuing the
uneven tenor of his way.
The provincial government has arranged to make exhibits of British Columbia fruits at Winnipeg, Brandon,
Regina and Indian Head during the
time of the annual agricultural shows,
held at these places. The exhibits will
consist of preserved fruits in bottles, and
fresh fruits in season, shipped via the
Dominion Express Company.
The Winnipeg fair opens on the 20th
inst. and runs to tbe 28th inst. Fresh
fruit shipments for this fair should leave
points of shipment on the following
dates: July 17th to 24th, inclusive.
The Brandon fair opens on the 1st of
August, and fresh fruit shipments for
Brandon should leave B, C. points from
July 28th to 31st.
Indian Head fair opens on the 8th of
August, and fresh fruit shipments for
Indian Head should leave B. C. points
on August 3rd and 4th.
Regina fair opens on the 9th of August
and fresh fruit shipments for Regina
should leave B. C. points from August
4th to 7th.
All exhibits should be shipped by the
Dominion Express Company, addressed
to R. M. Palmer, who will be in in
charge of the British Columbia exhibits
at the fairs mentioned.
Annual subscriptions received during
the week are acknowledged from the following: W. J. Twiss, Vancouver; Allis-
Chnliners-Bullock, Ltd., Vancouver; St.
Alice Hotel, Harrison Hot Springs; W.
Jensen, Sidney; North Saanich Hotel.
Sidney; Julius Brethour, Sidney; II.
Wilson, Sidney; H. Brethour, Sidney;
Mrs. Copeland, Sidney; W. J. Armstrong,
North Saanich; Str. Iroquois, Sidney; J.
V. Smith, Kamloops; T. Edwards, Kamloops; J. T. Robinson, Kamloops; J. C.
Tunstall, Kamloops; Sheriff Wood, Kamloops; J. H. Macpherson, Kamloops; P.
.*. Barnhnrt, Kamloops; S. H. Fox, Alberni; Mr. MeEnnery, Esquimalt; Geo.
Shnde, city; Mr. Stuart, Duncans; W. T.
Dnwley, Clayoquot; H. Hayman Claudit,
Mr. F. C. Davidge has just returned
from a flying visit to Japan.   He and
Mrs. Davidge are camping at Foul Bay
• *  •
MIsb Gosnell has just returned from
the East, where she has been finishing
her education. She is living with her
father in  Bellot street.
• *   •
Mrs. Beauchamp Tye will hold her
pest nuptial reception nt "Aloha," 277
Lcuglas street ou Wednesday, Thursday
and Friday of next week.
• »   *
Miss Grace Pinder's friends will be
gratified to hear that she is making great
success of her chosen vocation—tlie
stage. She is at present nt Daly's theatre, and is receiving lessons from one of
London's greatest masters. One of the
best known of impressnrios, George Edwardes, intends bringing her out in the
spring, and confidently asserts that in
two years she will be able to tnke her
place in grand opera.
Mrs. Hussey is visiting her sister, Mrs.
W. E. Norris, of Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. T. Gore, jr., are visiting
their parents, the Sinclair Gores, on
burdette avenue. Mr. Gore is one of
"our boys" of whom Victoria is justly
proud, his name nnd that of his wife
being well known in musical and theatrical circles. On Monday, Mrs. Gore's
day at home, she held quite a little reception in honor of her daughter-in-law,
many friends conning to make her acquaintance. The room wns prettily decorated with sweet peas, and dainty
cakes and refreshing tea were served
to the visiting guests. Enjiassant, we
noticed among the callers Mrs. C. Roberts, Miss Devereux, Miss Newcombe,
Mrs. Monteith, Miss Monteith, Mrs. Gibb
and her sister, Mrs. Griffiths, Mrs.
Spratt, Mrs. Gaudin nnd Miss Aikninii.
Mrs. Pole Hampton's many friends
will be sorry to hear that at present she
is very seriously ill in London. Her
sister, Miss Edith Davie, is with her.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Anderson, of Winnipeg, are stnying with Mrs. John Irving.
Mr. Anderson formerly wns on the staff
o. the Hudson's Bay Company in Victoria.
Music and the Stage
The summer season is proving profitable for Manager Jamieson of the
Grand, not even the warm weather preventing his patrons from crowding the
popular little playhouse on Johnson
street. Iu this week's bill there nre some
decidedly attractive acts. The sketch by
Herbert Chesley & Company is one of
those sentimental little pieces that are
so popular in these parts, the principal
role being taken by a very clever little
boy. The Rainbow sisters do some
smart song nnd dance business and show
that they have been trained in a gooa
school. Miss Edna Foley sings nn illustrated song very nicely. Like all "illustrated songs," this one ends in a death,
but the people seem to like this sort of
thing. A bright comedy act is supplied
by Thomas and Fuller, while Briseno is
utertnining on the wire. The moving
pictures illustrate a burglar who is not
subject to the laws of gravitation, and
a marriage for which the bridegroom is
late. Both series nre very amusing; altogether the show is well worth seeing.
For the coming week the programme
includes I'he star trio, composed of Jennings O'Brien, Horace Mann and Cnd
Franks, musical singer and travesty
artists, in the biggest laughing list in
vaudeville, entitled "Our Uncle"; Edward Crawford nud Sadie Duff, comedians, singers nnd dancers; Bert White,
in character wng, dialect stories nnd
triple foe dancing; Florllln Sanford, in
musical numbers, featuring cornet solos;
tattle Edna Foley, in the illustrated
song, "Doubting," and a new line of
moving pictures, including "The Mischances of a Drunk"; "New Sleeping
Car on the Deadwood Line"; "The
Broker's Typewriter," and "The Reckless Shoeblack. All of the acts will
airive from Vnncouver on Sunday night,
so fhat th'i week will open with a
matinee nt 3 o'clock Monday afternoon
with the full bill.
The Savoy management is lo be congratulated upon the excellent bill of fare
provided this week. The cleverest net
seen In local vaudeville for n long time
is thnt provided by Mr. and Mrs. Lamb
with their marionettes. These "Royal
British Manikins" are most dexterously
handled, and perform feats that fill tho
audience with admiration for the people
who manipulate the strings. This show
would simply delight children nnd it
certninly pleases Savoy patrons. Other
notable contributions to the entertainment are the sketches hy Slmdrick nnd
Baxter the songs of Miss Georgie St.
Clair,  n  young singer with a  pleasing
Easy to Get a Quick Meal Ready
When You Have Our Stock to Select From
We have many things that will enable you to get a meal in a hurry.
We take special pride in onr line of canned soups and vegetables.
You have ii lnrge variety to choose from and they are all rich, nourishing
and pleasing—and no trouble to prepare.
Campbell's Soups, 2 tins      -      25c.      Van Camp's SoupB, 2 tinB,     - 25c.
Aylmer Canned Tongue       -        30c.      Armour's Boiled Ham, per lb.   - 35c.
Fresh Ham Sail age, per lb.     -     15c.      Pickled Pigs' Feet, each        - 5c.
Lager Beer, quarts each - 12jc.
Carne's Cash Grocery
This Week
is the right time to instnl
because by putting the matter off indefinitely you are going without one of tbe
greatest "f modern conveniences. Leave
your order with us at o< oe.
B.C. Eleetrie Hy Co.
Ice Cream and
Ice Cream Soda
Made Fresh Daily from PURE CREAM
We invite Comparison with tbe
Imported Artiole.
Open 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sundays excepted
Our Rooms are the most central, the
best furnished and most comfortable in
he city.
The famous Poodle Dog Restaurant.
Cuisine unexcelled.
Bridge Tenders
TENDERS are invited for the erec
tion of a new Pile Bridge at Rock Bay
in accordance with Plans and Specifications which mny be seen at tbe office of
the undersigned, to whom all Tenders
must be addressed and delivered not
later than 3 o'clock p.m., on Monday,
July 3,1905.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
City Engineer.
City Hall, June 22,1905.
We are   making a drive   in
Hammocks.     Now is the time
to secure a good one at a low
Victoria Book and Stationery Go
voice, and of Miss Annette Vnndornc.
Alice Wlldemere is stm on deck with her
popular ballads and thc illustrated songs
nre sung by Leonn Clifton. Sid Payne,
an eccentric performer, nnd Trixodn,
contortionist dancer, also are decided
Our populnr choral organisation, the
Arion Club, intends holding its annual
ipen-nir concert nt the Gorge on Wed-
resdny evening next. To assist in I'he
rtod work propositi for next year—the
holding of a big musical festival like that
recently held in Tacoma- the club hopes
that those attending i'he open-air concert
Will contribute liberally when (ho collec-
;..on boxes nre passed round.
Lust evening an excellent musical recital was given iu the Institute ball by
Mr. Thomas Sinclair Gore, baritone, of
New York, assisted by tlle noted Canadian pianist, Prank Wolsman, An ne-
c.unt of the recital will   be    published
W. G. Stevenson, Mgr.
WEEK OF JULY 17th, 1905.
Carl Eaymond
Acrobatic Dancing Marvel
Fielding & Walcott
Comedy Sketch Artists
Syne & Dandy
Comedy Acrobats
Lizzie Weiler
Novelty Pianist
And our Suburb Stock Company
ADMISSION: 15 Cts. and 25 Cts.
DAILY '«•*
General admission ioc.
Management ol
Illustrated Song by
Florllla Sanford
In Musical Numbers, Featuring
Cornet Solos.
Edward Sadie
Crawford and Dull
Comedians, Singers and Dancers
Bert White
Brilliant Current Comment
The Star Trio
Jennings O'Brien, llorrace Mann
and Cud Franks 111
"Onr Uncle"
New Moving Pictures.
Johnson Street.
Broad Street,
Between Yates and Johnson.
O. Renz, Manager.
The oldest and most popular vaudeville
resort in tlie city. The management
aims at all times* to furnish tbe largest,
most finished, refined and up-to-date
aggregation of imported vaudeville talent
tbat pains and money can procure.
Open eveiy evening at 8 o'clock.
Show starts at 8.30,
Admission:  10and 25c.
tbe B.C. mining
Tne Only Illustrated   Mining Journal
published mi the Mainland of
British Columbia
Interesting    Reliable   Valuable
Reaches all classes Prnspector ami
Merchant, Miner anil Manufacturer,
Workman and Capitalist,
Published Monthly.
Subscription, $1.00 per annum.
Address, P. O. Box 806,
Vancouver, B. G. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, JULY 15, 1905.
Teas, Trimmings and Tendencies.
The Improved New Tailor-Made  Girl—Face  Massage—Books,
Furniture and Gloves—Some Philosophizing on
ou the Eternal Feminine.
By " Babette "
Dear Madge:—This week has been a
whirl of teas, luncheons, croquet and
tennis parties aud numbers of small picnics, and reminded me of a saying of an
lid friend of mine who always described
them as "Giggle, gabble, gobble get,"
which I thing is very true about most
teas. All these are most enjoyable, and
a great many of us do not like to miss
any of thorn, but ugain that everlasting
subject of "dress" has to be carefully
thought out and planned by those of us
who have to live within the limit's of a
very small income, nnd the clever girl
sl.ows her ability lo cope with this difficulty by having a good stock of simple
diesses, a great many of which pay frequent visits to t'he tub with excellent, re-
salts, one of these which 1 noticed particularly becoming this week worn by
one of our eastern visitors, was of a
\eiy good quality of white liuen, and
comprised of a shirt, blouse aud short
coat', aud was very prettily trimmed with
big blue buttons and a blue tie; one of
those charming "lingerie" hats made a
Lccomiug finish to this suit, and the
wearer carried n parosol of white silk on
Ihe handle of which were lover's knots
if blue ribbon. Another was a white
crepe very heavily trimmed with liaud
embroiderie and with this was worn a
pale blue "bebe" hnt.
Into a veritable whirl of frills and
furbelows—season after season growing
nore elaborate in its dress—steps the
tailor-made girl, conspicuous hy virtue
cf her very simplicity. Coming buck to
us after au absence of so many years, it
is as though she had passed lightly over
every style that has intervened, absorbing from each in turn some little charm
which has wrought a transformation—
a world of difference—in all her ideas of
fashion. Instead of the over-severe
type—just a little too mannish for moet
of us—comes a radically different mortal,
tailored- from head to foot, but with
everything she wears given a subtle feminine touch.
Sho wears a waistcoat—made of linen
or piqut—with her suit, but suit and
weistcoat, and all are cut with the
gracious curves the new corsets allow,
and with tho sweep tho uew skirts demand. Stiff collars worn with prim lit-
th> ties form part of her costume, but
they are robbed of their old-time man-
lishuess, by the way English eyelet, or
Hind, embioidery is applied.
Her sailor hat—and the true tailor-
made girl wears a sailor hat—as a matter of course—has becomo an utterly
graceful, utterly charming affair, rolled
a little all round and trimmed with a
soft bow of ribbon instead of the stiff
hi aid.
Even her parasol is tailored, and over
s.j surely the stiffer shirt waist is elbowing out the blouse for wearing with
tailored styles.
Tailor made she is, but the new
version she presents is ono of feminine
witchery, ns much more attractive than
eiery earlier vision as it is more
Talking of cleaning your gloves,
Madge, I have at last found something
which I know you will worship me forever for telling you of, il is a new preparation, Bold by Messrs. Finch & Finch,
of Government street, called "Klensor,"
and is entirely free from gasoline, ben-
z:lo or nny of those strong and eome-to-
ffay odours, and knowing your failing
for waiting till the last minute to clean
5cur gloves I think it would be the menus
of supplying a long felt wnut, and the
leauty of this is it is so absurdly cheap.
With a woman's usual curiosity I have
been trying to pry into tlio coming
s'jies for the early autumn, and hear
that wo are to have again the severe
toilored styles for nb the dressy suits
with tight fitting coats, mado to come
just to tho knee, and the shirts not too
Buttons have had a very distinguished
position in the world of fashion to-day,
and are very attractive, used as a trimming when tha color scheme can be properly carried out. A great many of tbe
linen suits have the covered buttons lo
match or of a contrasting shade.
Lingerio effects—tho term "lingerie"
is rather an elastic one—are seen everywhere and in   almost   every "toilette,"
and the term is applied to the various
eccessories tliat surround the neck and
shoulders, and are made of delicate
Valenciennes, moclllin and other laces
ci mbined 'with fine Parisian mull or
Swiss muslin whether iu tuckings, puffings of narrow fagot stitched folds or
plaited frills. Of these there are yokes
with, or without, berthas attached, and
foi insertion or application, the princess
cellar and cuff set with frills aud the
chemisettes with slocks for wear with
surplice blouses. Wonderful delicacy
and beauty of hand work is showu in all
these pretty littlo garnitures of dress.
The sale of parasols was largely attended this week. I have seen some extremely pretty ones this year; some of
the latest are prettily embroidered, and
have iu tho handles—which are quite
long—a species of mechanism by
means of which they can be folded to
fit the modern suit case, and is a very
useful contrivance for those who do a
.ot of summer visiting.
ln response to your request for some
additions to your den 1 went to have a
peep at Wilier Brothers, and needless to
5ay found just what you wanted in the
shape of chairs of mal'ticen nnd rush—the
ccntrasC of ihe grass-greeu rush, and the
rich dark nmlacca is most pleasing and
"cherie" they are tho most comfortable
chairs I have ever come across, and the
prices 1 think even you can stand. They
showed me some others iu oak and rush,
which were very quaint and old-faskion-
ea, but I think the first mentioned will
suit your color scheme much better. And
cue thing you must have, a writing desk
with a quaint little chair to match, of
burnt wood with the quaintest design of
"Poinsettiu," which is as you know a
Californian tree of bright red flowers,
the leaves being a very soft green, and
combined this is one of the most novel
things I have seen for an age.
Another thing which quite took my
fancy wns a set of old hickory table and
chairs suitable for lawn or verandah use,
they ar© most substantial, and would
last a life time. I saw, also, in this
shop ono of those dear old-fashioned
grandfather's clocks with such deep rich
I hope you profited by my lecture of
physical culture to-day. 1 am going to
give you a little talk ou facial massage,
which iu these days of strenuous living,
of vigorous out-door life and unavoidable exposure of the skin to deleterious
influences, is certainly a blessing, and
blessings be on tlio man or woman who
tiist made it known to us.
It is quite evident thnt the home treatment is not thoroughly understood by a
great many who try to make use of it,
and in'some cases the results are disas-
tious, in fact if massage is not done
properly it is dangerous, as it is more
easy to add wrinkles than remove (host
made by time or worry. A little practice is necessary, and one must be thoroughly familiar with tlio way fo massage. First of a: the skin must bo well
washed with a good pure soap aud warm
v .iter, then the pores must be cleansed
with a good cream, which can bo washed off with a solution suitable for this
purpose, Then with a nourishing skin
food—I should strongly recommend Dr.
Cook's, sold by Messrs. Terry & Marett
- begin the massage operation by first
spreading the skin food over the face,
and with tho tips of the fingers manipulate the, sub-surface layers without
stretching the outer skin. All movements on the skin must be very gentle,
and the motion circular, always outward
and upward. Work from the centre of
the forehead and the bridge of the nose
lo tho temples, from the nose to tho
corner of the eyes, from the nostrils to
tlle ear tips, and from the chin to the
lobes of tlie ears, extra care must be
taken under the eyes where the skin is
very elastic. This operation should last
half an hour or more, giving equal
amount of time to ench part, thou remove
every vestige of the skin food with n
biicn cloth, and uso a tonic lotion; when
dried a dusting withn good powder, and
the process makes you look and feel
yenrs younger. Great care should be
taken that the lotion, powders nnd rouge
—If It ;s needed—is of the purest kind.
Messrs. Terry it Marett have the best
line cf these materials in town, their
Lorna Powder being especially good.
And by the way, Madge, this firm- nre
the most careful people in making up
prescriptions, which are attended to
piompt'ly, and sent out as soon as it is
I think 1 have dwelt long enough ou
the serious side of our letter, and before
I forget must tell you tliat Fletcher
Brothers have got some uew records for
your talking machine, and amongst them
are a lot Of new and popular songs. I
was very niueh amused a few days ago;
we wero out on a picnic, and in a boat
not belonging to our party they, hud one
of these very entertaining machines, and
needless to say all tho boats from far
and near collected round to hear it; they
had an excellent collection, aud you have
no idea how pretty it sounded on tne
Talking of books reminds me of a
very pretty little story I read not long
ago "Mademoiselle Nellie," by Lucas
Cleeve. It is u very smartly written little story about an unhappy marriage between a Frenchman of some refinement
r.nd a horribly vulgar and dissipated
English woman. Nellie is fhe only child
of this unhappy pair, and inherits none
of her mother's bad qualities; she is a
r. ost charming girl, and the reader follows her rather chequered career with
interest till she is happily married.
Your remark about the friend of yours
who always got everything she wanted,
ard wanted everything, makes me think
of the following saying on woman's-
Sho can wear her hat on one ear without being suspected of a convivial dis-
She can say a thing ono day and con-
tiadict it the next, and uo one will cnll
her a prevaricator.
She can shed tears   on the slightest,
provocation, which will merely prove to
people thnt   she   is tender-hearted and
She can be as inconsistent as an April
sky. and her. instability will be thought
ci aiming.
She can look openly into every mirror'
she passes without being accused of
u.ore than a natural feminine int'erest.
She can spend a good deal of time considering her clothes and prinking up her
person, and who shall sny that it is not
a proper tribute of her sex to be beautiful?
She can wheedle a man into almost
anything by artful methods, and never
lose her reputation for artless sincerity.
She can succumb to all the little weak-
i.esses of woman kind, such as coquet-
tishness, jealousy, vanity, trickery, inconsistency and infantility, and all these
things will be smiled at aud condoned as
enhancing her femininity. Whereas, if
i man did auy of these things he would
bo would be spelled in capital letters as
frivolous, unstable, weak, vain, untruthful, foppish, hypocritical, flirtatious,
mean, fake and silly.
Oh, femininity, what a curious thing
thou art tliat thou shouldst be accounted
•is covering a multitude of sins!
Aud now, Madge, I must away fo
dress for a large social function this
afternoon, and promise you a long
epistle for next Saturday.
> This Space Reserved for "■
\ Hotel Dominion, victoria, e.e.
The morning paper sets up a man of
straw aui then lashing itself into a
fury, fears it down and rends it into a
million siireds, over the fanciful idea
that the government is going to delay
the election, now that Mr. Hugh Aitken
is ready for battle. It predicts all sorts
of calamities to the government, saying
"delay cannot avert the fatal disaster
and every day tbat is now added fo the
time Alberni constituency is without a
representative can only intensify the indignation against the government and
make more overwhelming the defeat that
must finally overtake it." Why all the
fireworks and excitement, in the warm
weather? It is only a couple of weeks
ago since Senator Templeman's newspaper, tho Victoria Times, was chuckling
over the fact that the government had
tc wall, the convenience of the Liberals
before securing nn election, and wns advising Mr. Mclnnes t'o play tho petty
political trick of holding on to th© seat
till ho forced the government to come to
terms. Tlie Liberals apparently at that"
limo did not feel their consciences
twinge because of nny inconvenience
ihnt might bo caused the people of
Alberni indeed came in for scant consideration at the hands of tho Liberal
party manipulators even in the selection
cf   a candidate.    The    Alberni    people,
need have no fear of undue delay from
the government in the matter of au elec-'
tion nor do Conservatives ' contemplate'
them causing "the fatal disaster" as the
Herald calls it of electing Mr. Aitken.
Tho Conservative party goes   forth  to
battle serene in   tho   consciousness of
right and principle.    In Mr. Wm. Man-
sen they have a candidate, of which any
community might be proud, a man select-!
ed by the unanimous voice of the convention held at Alberni nnd free from
tho wirepulling and scheming that has
rent in twain tho Liberal party in that
constituency.    The Conservative    party
views fhe coming struggle with equnin-
inity   and   confidence.—Nanaimo   Free
I'm just a little hen,
Hatching eggs tor. otlier men,.
And I care not .if the  chicken's black
I'll have leathers lu my nest,
And Ralph can have the rest,
And he'll furnish brains anil boudlu for t
So Alberni, here 1 stand,
My chest thrown out so grand,
I'm the little wooden Indian of the ring
I've few Ideals of my owu,
But my paper's plainly shown
How quickly I can leuni the song I liu
to slug.
There was a man Inside,
The riug could not abide,
Because they couldn't put tlie halter on I
Mining Recorder Leason and his Office, Yreka, Quatsino Sound.
The following clever nnd umusiiig political verses appeared ln Friday's Issue of the
Nanaimo Free Press, and, while excessively
disrespectful towards Ralph Smith and his
nominee for provincial parliamentary honors, give a very fair Idea of the way In
which the voters of Alberni regard the
present campaign:
My name is Mr. Rakcln,
And r > ehnnces am 1 tnkln',
Though  the  people  say   Butiuskl    is   my
The machine Is at my back,
Aud you bet they have the sack,
And I've only got to stand and watch thc
In the district I've no dollar,
But you should hear me holler
How dear the place and all the people are
to me,
I'll line things up for Ralph,
Who will need the sent himself,
Aud he's asked me If his wnrming-pun I'd
But some we did sandbag,
On others put the gag,
So now  1  am  the only one you have
But my heart begins a prancln'
When 1 think of Mr. Manson,
And  how  many  honest   Liberals on
frown. \
And thc ring that's at my back, <
And I wonder If the sack *
Can keep them nil from turning out to vol
me down. ,
But my name is Mr. Rake-ln, ,
And no chances 1 am takln',
I've nothing In the district 1 enn lose.
And 1 can wander back,
They cannot slop my clack,
And In the Dully 1  can slate them ns
Mother—Tommy, you have eaten n
your sweets without' even thinking ,
your little sister.
Tommy—Oh, no, mamma, I wns thin
big. nbout her the wholo time. I w;
afraid sho'd come before I had finislu
them. . j i
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