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Two things are absolutely necessary in
the building of a first-class suit of elothes.
One is good quality of material, and the
other is good workmanship. ft
•a> Broad Street, Victoria.
£   Have both requirements on the premises.
THE „ u u ,v
ft Provincial Review and Magazine.    ^
CA number ot new homes, Modern in j
every respect. Easy monthly instal- £
40 Government St.
v'OL. II.    No
Price 5 Cents
The Passing Show.
\n Odd Marriage Ceremony—Speedy and Other Trials—Topics
of the Week.
Verily there is a taint of madness in
he Western mind. It does not see quite
traight at times. Even officers of the
uw connive to break the law. The
itest example of this is to be fouud in
he marriage here, the other day, of
lobert Collins aud Lottie Conrad, both
f Seattle. Two weeks prior to this
carriage, Collins was married in Seattle
> Miss Margaret L. Hoffman. After
lis marriage Lottie Conrad, a shop girl,
trned up and laid a charge of seduction
gainst Collins, who was arrested,
pttie was willing to ceuse prosecuting
Collins married her, and Mrs. Collins
scided that she would prefer returning
1 a state of siugle blesseduess to retaiu-
:gl a husband sentenced to a term in the
enitentiary. Possibly, Mrs. Collins act-
1 iu very unselfish manner, or agaiu she
lay uot have cured much for a husband
f the character of Mr. Collins. Auy-
'uy, she applied lor a divorce on the
rouud (by no menus obvious) thut she
ud been married by fraud. The law hi
V'ashiugtou state is that divorced perms may not be married agaiu within
ix mouths of the divorce. With coui-
lete indifference to the law which they
[re supposed to uphold, the Seattle uu-
fiorities connived with Collins to dodge
ie law. He was still iu prison, so they
mt him to Victoria iu charge of a
Luple of officers, accompanied by the
troug-miuded shop girl. A license was
rocured from Sheriff ltichurds on Mutiny uud Collins and the girl who put
iiu iu jail were actually married by a
[>cal clergyman, the Rev. Mr. Kussell, of
(io Reformed Episcopal church, whicli
iv. geutlcuiuu, by the way, becomes
kcreby a party to the dodging of the law
Washington state, aud lo a fraudulent
Jivorce. It was a nice marriage, auy-
lay, with the sheriffs us "best man" uud
liridesmaid." Mrs. Collins No. 2. want-
Mr. Collins, it is said, so that his
[ime might be conferred upou au expecl-
. infant. We should have thought there
las as little honor in the name, as there
: decency in this strange marriage. Of
purse, people will say, "it is the best
lay out of the difficulty"—that is the
irrent Western sophistry in matters of
lis sort—but we opine that both Mr. and
Irs. (No 2) Collins will not escape just
Itribution in a union contrary to the
[ws of God aud Man, and upon which
|ie of our clergy has had the audacity
ask tbe divine blessing.
and will be able to rami any sea met
with on the briny waves of the Gulf. She
will be run by a two nnd one-half horsepower engine of most modern equipments
and supplied with gasoline from a small
tank in front of the boat. The boat has
a capacity of about 10, and when fitted
up with cushions and easy chairs will be
an ideal little pleasure craft.
Fish traps have not been, established
very long on Vancouver Island, but the
owners thereof already are quarrelling.
A writ lias been issued by the Capital
City Canning & Packing Company, of
Victoria, against the Anglo-British Columbia Packing Company, of Vancouver,
for a declaration or right and $50,000
damages for trespass. The plaintiff
company has a trap site in Renfrew
(West Coast) district, aud alleges that
the defendant's traps have been built
across its property to the, great detriment
of its operations.
Am ei.teirtainiing telegram from New
Orleans, in the daily press, tells of strained relations between Louisiana and Mis-
Sloan, M. P., also is said to be a claimant, but the failure of his purchasing
operations on tlie West Coast have spoilt
his prospects. But of all the absurd
rumors—at least, for the honor of British Columbia, we hope they are absurd
—concerning the Lieut-Governorship, It
has remained for tire Columbian, of New
Westminster, to put the most ridiculous
in circulation. The Columbian says that
Mr. Robert Jardiine wishes to preside at
Government House. Mr, Jardine—popularly known as Bob—as a resident of the
Royal City and a good fellow, in some
ways; but—hang it all! No, we think
the, Columbian is joking. Even the Grits
have some sense of humor, and Mr. Jardiine is not an ass.
The fatuous mid-summer correspondent
who loves to write to the editors of the
dally papers is getting in his. deadly work
in Victoria just now. The "water question" is the popular theme, just as it is
the bone of contention' at all meetings of
the city council. None of these correspondents, however, have succeeded in
making any useful suggestions. The
city council lies' arrived at the stage of
getting legal opinions about the Coldstream water supply and the city's rights
thereto, so that sometime during the
next few years something practical may
be done to give us water.   Meanwhile our
Two Remarkable Trials
Strange Attitude of Mr. Justice Morrison in Presiding at Hearing of
Criminal Cases.
Oi several occasions it has been the
duly of The Week to call the attention
of the public to instances of serious miscarriage of justice in British Columbia,
and' the verdict of the jury in the case of
G. H. Gibbons is one more example of
weak-minded sentiment' over-riding the
law. The verdict has been given by
twelve "good men and true," and in the
eyes of the world Gibbons Is an innocent
man. That would be of no public importance except for the dangerous precedent which the result' of the trial sets up
for the community. The jury is not particularly to be blamed, because the ver
diet was the result' of the attitude of the
presiding judge, Mr. Justice Morrison,
who delivered the most remarkable
direction to the jury on record in this
province. It was not so much a summing up of the evidence by the judge, as
a plea and a direction—a plea for the
accused and a direction to fhe jury to
acquit him,
For the benefit of fhose of our readers
who have not followed the evidence in
this case a brief summary is appended.
J Mr. R. M. Palmer has written from
l/innipeg, where he is looking after the
I'uit exhibit from this province, that our
I'uit is attracting much attention, and is
Imerally conceded to be the most attrac-
Ive feature of the fair. There is a wide
inge of fruit being shown from the
Ikaiingnu, Victoria and Fraser valley
listrlcts, and the quality is excellent.
■Ir. Palmer nuticiputes that the exhibit
Jill result in an influx of possible settlers
|> the province in the fall. Mr. Brand-
Ith, secretary of the B. C. Fruit
(rowers' Association, is rendering good
fcrvice to the province at the fair. The
Winnipeg papers are giving the exhibit
le highest praise.
I In tne course of a few days, says the
lumberland Enterprise, Mr. Robert
Irant, M. P. P., will launch a pleasure
liat at his camping grounds on Roy's
l-nch, when Miss Lillie Gruut will break
lo wine and christen the boat sending
le mininture ocean liner forth ou its
lessiige of many happy hours to the
Ivner and his friends. The launch is 20
let long and five and one-half feet wide,
"Now that husbands are permitted to accidentally shoot their wives' friends, it is considered wise to be armed and ready
for all emergencies when visiting young married woiien. While taking tea with the lady, it is considered good form to place
two revolvers on the table, convenient to each hand to obviate any danger from the husband's approach in front or on either
side. So much depends on who accidentally shoots first."—Extract from B. C. Book of Etiquette, 1905 edition.
sissippi stntes. 'nie dignity of Louisiana, it is said, was offended by an armed invasion, from the neighboring stnte,
and the gentlemen commanding u naval
brigade in Louisiana hue been ordered to
proceed to the borders to protect the
citizens of tho state from further itadigui-
ties. We never are left long without new
evidence of the madness of the Americans.
There have lieen rumors to plenty concerning the Lieut.-Governorship of this
province. The Week bus mentioned a
few. There is Geo. Riley. M. P., for instance, and Senator Teinpleuinn.   Wm.
gardens will continue to wither; our
bathrooms will remain as ornamental
adjuncts to our houses, suggestive of a
lost civilization, and we shall still pay
water rates for water which we feel convinced to our hearts we never succeeded
in beguiling from our taps.
The proposal that the city discontinue
to pay for band concerts at Beacon Hill
nnd instead pay half the expenses of the
concerts at the B, C. E. R. park at the
Gorge is provoking considerable comment. The usual objection is made that
the compnny will benefit by the change,
i'he only painit worthy of consideration,
however, is whether the people prefer the
Gorge or Beacon Hill for the concerts.
The possible contingency of tho tramway company's receipts being increased
.. .. A      '      4     IU      tnn\   Aa I  does not signify.   But there are so many
All    AppetlZer—ApriCOT    lTiarni<ll3UC © |people who are too idle or incompetent to
rttrt make money for themselves to Victoria,
25C.  Jar. X   im<j who waste their time in shepherd
Chat arm. He then seized Gibbons and
disarmed him. There was evidence that
Gibbous on being seized said, "that was
a bad shot, but I will get you next
time," or words to that effect', and also
that he endeavored to make use of a
large pair of shears which he carried ia
his pocket, but this is not of much importance. The fact's that Gibbons asked
Mecredy into his house, that he fetched
a gun that he knew to be loaded, that he
fired' that gun twice, and that Mecredy
was injured and narrowly escaped death,
are not disputed. The jury was asked
to say whether Gibbons fired the gun
with the intention of killing Mecredy, or
whether he fired with the intention of inflicting grievous.bodily harm on Mecredy,
or whether he had unlawfully shot
Mecredy. The jury, after 45 minutes of
deliberation, acquitted Gibbons On all
three charges. The Week would like to
know what inference any man, not' on a
jury, would draw from the facts before
hiui'i The judge directed that tlie jury
in convicting Gibbous on either count
must be convinced by the facts, and not
airivo at a conviction by uuy process of
what his lordship was pleased t'o
obsignate "guess work." We will proceed to show the process of "guess
work" by which his lordship suggested to
tlie jury an expluuafiou of all these
fucts which uiighl justify, iu his opinion,
au acquittal.
ing others, and endeavoring to prevent
DlXI H. ROSS & Co.,   Progressive Grocers,    f tnem from ,u,h>«m> *wd- Tho »■a K-
Continued on page 2.
Ou the evening of the 18th of June lust,
Mrs. Gibbons was a guest at a small
supper party In t'his eity, given by Mr.
J. K. Mecredy, who had recently returned to the province after a long absence,
jud who was to leave on the following
morning for the North. After the supper, Mr. Mecredy escorted Mrs. Gibbons
iu a hack to her home. On arrival at the
house, Mr. Gibbons, who was riding a
bicycle, came up aud invited Mecredy to
eouie into the house. Thc three went
iuto the sitting room, and then Gibbons
left them and went upstairs. He returned armed with a double-bnrrelled gun,
which he hnd loaded two days previously, according to his own story. Mrs.
Gibbons, when she saw fhe gun, warned
Mecredy, who kept his eye on the trigger
in order to dodge out of the way, if the
shot wns fired. He snw the trigger pulled, and according to the evidence jumped
to oue side nnd made for his assailant in
order to seize tho gun before another
chargo was fired at him. However, tlio
other barrel was discharged before ho
reached Gibbons. He raised his arm to
shield himself, and the   charge entered
So far as we know there is uo limit
set to the remarks which a judge may be
pleased to direct to 11 jury.   If a judge
is convinced Unit uu   accused persou is
guilty or innocent   of   Ihe offence with
which lie is charged, thut conviction very
generally colors his summing-up, but we
lake il' tbat the province of a judge presiding ut uu assize   is   to see that evidence is properly  taken, thai tbo rules
aud procedure of the court ure respected
uud then, if he pleases, to review tiie evidence for the benefit of llic jurymen, and
instruct them iu regnrd Co uuy technical
point arising from the   evidence or the
questions which they huve   to   unswer.
But this wus jusl what Mr. Justice Morrison failed to do. What his lordship did
do, was to dwell at great length upou tho
character of Mecredy (who wus not on
trial) aud upon  the  Impropriety of his
"butliiig In"—we quote the judge's expression—between   husband   aud   wife.
'lae.se remarks hud 110 bearing upou the
questious put to the jury, aud could have
only one object and one result, namely,
to prejudice the minds of the jury in thu
accused's favor.  The jury were uot asked to decide whether Gibbous was justified in firing ut Mecredy, but whether he
did so fire.   Indeed, except 011 the underbuilding thut Gibbous did intend to hit
his man   the    question   of justification
(which might justly affect the sentence
lillllCted in I'he event of conviction) could
nut come up, and should   by uo means
have been Introduced by the   judge to
the confusion of the minds of the Jurymen,    lu the course of his remarks iu
this connection, his lordship   said   that
Mecredy had admitted thut lie wus iu-
famuted  witli Mrs. Gibbous,    ullhough
his evidence wns that his friendship for
Mrs. Gibbons was entirely platonic. llis
lordship added that thu idea of u mau
interfering between    husband aud wife,
no matter what I he character ur hnbils
of the husband might be, did not accord
with llic Canadian idea of marriage. We
do not pretend lo possess so much knowledge as  his  lordship  in  regard  to  tlie
Canadian idea of marriago, but we havo
never had reason    lo suppose thai' it is
very much    higher    than    the English,
Scotch or Irish idea of marriage; in fact,
we might go further.   But all men of the
world know that when a youug married
•\oiuau Is neglected by her husband, she
is very opt' to contract friendships with
other men.   A woman hns as much right
tc a little pleasure iu life ns a man, and
she is not regarded ns u mere household
chattel of the husband in England, Scot-
Continned on page 2. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 1905.
The Passing Show
continued from page i.
K. Company is an enterprising business
concern, and entitled to all the profits it
cam earn. j    ^JCJt
There is considerable speculation in
European courts as to the probable outcome of the Russo-Japanese conference
at Washington. Russia's tone has become decidedly stronger during the past
week, and while M. Witte's commission
is believed to give him wide powers, there
is a limit to the .erins which he can
accept, lt is very doubtful if Russia
will consent to pay a heavy indemnity.
The war has cost her vast sums of
money, practically annihilated her navy
and destroyed property of immeuse value
iu Manchuria. It is true that Russia's
resources are very large, but it would be
difficult to raise money for a big war indemnity. Moreover, If Russia is to lose
Manchuria, she might as well decline to
pay any indemnity, for it is difficult to
see how Japan could enforce payment.
The state of war between the two countries might continue indefinitely without
much actual fighting. Very little is
known in regard to Japan's financial condition, but it is obvious that the war
must have been a fearful drain upon the
resources of the country.
We shal never be able to understand
why persons accused of crimes elect for
speedy trial iiu this province. With a
jury and a judge, convictions are becoming more and more difficulty to secure, but the County court judges are
very different propositions. The latest
"victim" of the "speedy trial" is John
Helder^a bad lot, no doubt—who has
been sent up for 18 months by his honor
Judge Lampman for getting money and
other things on false pretences. By the
way, people in this country much prefer
a man who is inclined to commit violent
offenses such as rape and murder to one
who takes advantage of tlie had judgment of business men and gets goods on
credit for which he cannot pay. People
seem to think more of their dollars than
of the lives of their fellow men. Helder
secured credit at a local hotel for several
months, bought jewelry "ou tick," and
borrowed money on the strength of a
fairy story about a legacy that was
coming to him. He probably is a weak-
minded young man without principle, but
he is not al criminal in the ordinary sense
of tlie term. During his residence in gaol,
Helder may think with envy of the
liberty enjoyed by a number of men,
guilty of much worse crimes than securing board and lodging free and borrowing
money from acquaintances, and who have
recently been acquitted by juries in Vancouver and Victoria. We shall soon consider that prisoners electing for speedy
trial are entitled to a term in the asylum
instead of in gaol. Still, we are uot sure
that justice is not more in evidence in
the speedy trial courts (ham in the assize
Times are lively nt Midway, the little
town which is lo be tlie starting point
of the new railway into the Similkameen. Not one empty house is to be
had there now. The chief engineer. Mr.
Kennedy, and several of hie staff, have
taken houses in the town for 18 mouths
and the forwarding of supplies for tbe
construction camps should make things
lively for some time lo come. The contract to build the line northward to
Kerenieos has been let to Patrick Welch
and his partner, Mr. Stewart, who will
commence their work nt an early date.
The scarcity of men up there is a great
hindrance nt present, but it is anticipated that more labor will be available at
the close of the harvest season.
Two Remarkable Trials
Continued from page i.
laud or Ireland. If she is so regarded in
Canada, thut perhaps may constitute Mr.
Justice Morrison's conception of the
Canadian idea of marriage. If a husband neglects his wife she is quite
I.kely to have friends of whom the husband disapproves, but it is the husband's
fault. Morever, bis lordship remarked tliat if Mrs. Gibbons had cause of
complaint against her husband, she hud
her remedy in the courts. The sam-.
remedy was open to Gibbons if Mecredy
was trying to alienate his wife's affections. No man has a right to fake tlie
law into his own hands. All this is
entirely beside the question which the
jury had to consider, but as his lord-
jbip dilated upon it we may be excused
if wo point out that there are two sides
to the question. Be it also borne in
iriud that the defence expressly denied
that there was any imputation that improper relations, morally, existed between Mrs. Gibbons and Mecredy.
Before describing the manner in which
Mr. Justice Morrison suggested an explanation of the facts which would accord with the innocence of the accused,
we will give a resume of the evidence for
the defence. The evidence of the accused
was that he had on a previous occasion
requested Mecredy to cease his attentions to Mrs. Gibbons. On the evening
of the shooting he met Mecredy and Mrs.
Gibbons at the gateway of the house and
asked Mecredy to come in, as he wanted
"a word with him." He went upstairs
for his gun, and on returning asked
Mecredy why he had "ruined his home."
He held the gun pointed in the air, and
did not alter its position. Questions as
to why he had got the gun and why he
had discharged it were objected to. In
summing up, after a lengthy dissertation on the impropriety of Mecredy's position, already referred to, Mr. Justice
Morrison suggested to the jury that it
wns possible that Gibbons had fired in
self-defence, iu which case he was not to
be found guilty. He laid great stress
on the assumption that Gibbons was no
match physically for Mecredy, and that
he might have got the gun with a view
to making a "fool play" with it. Then,
continued the judge, on arriving in the
room it wns reasonable to assume that
Mecredy had rushed at him to seize the
gun, aud had been shot accidentally in
the scuffle, or else Intentionaly shot by
Gibbons in self-defence. Another suggestion his lordship made was that
Gibbons had fired across Mecredy's
"bows" in order to frighten him, and that
when Mecredy ran up to him to take the
gun he had put himself in the way of the
charge and was shot contrary to any intention on the part of Gibbons to shoot
him, These suggestions, although legitimate enough on the part of counsel for
the accused, certainly came strangely
from the lips of a judge. They were unsupported by any evidence, unless partially so by that of the accused—evidence of
little value in auy case—and they had
the blemish on the face of them that
while each is equally plausible, only one
could possibly be correct, nud the others
must therefore be wrong. Anyhow, the
i jury had heard the evidence, aud auy
suggestions of the sort might well have
been left to the minds of the jurymen to
stairs and fetches a loaded gun, comes
down again and fires that gun and the
guest is shot, the assumption is intent to
shoot, and that only strong evidence to
the contrary would justify a judge in
recommending, or a jury in returning, u
verdict of "not guilty."
Some of the up-country Liberal papers
endeavor to explain away the result of
the election in Alberni by saying that the
government won by making all sorts of
reckless promises to the electors. These
papers either are misinformed, or are
endeavoring to mislead their readers for
reasons that may be guessed. The fact
is that Messrs. Sloan nnd Smith, on behalf of the Dominion government, were
authorized to go to almost any length in
order to win the seat for the Liberal
candidate, nnd there is evidence that they
carried ont their mission to the fullest
extent of their commission. We are sure
that Mr. Sloan would be anything but
happy if The Week wns to publish a
true account of his proceedings in the
constituency. As Mr. Sloan failed to
buy up the electorate, we enn affoTd to
be generous to Hint politician, but we
should advise the oposition papers not to
go too far in urging their "government
patronage" cry. Tlie opposition was
badly beaten, nnd the beating must be
accepted. ,
The serious part of this method of conducting the trial of persons nccused of
serious offences is the moral effect upou
the community. If because a husband
dislikes one of his wife's friends, he is
safe in shooting at the friend with impunity, there is likely to be quite a lively
time in the provinee. The shooting could
always be arranged to be accidental.
There would be no assumption on the
part of a jury, when a jealous husband
fetches a gun which happens to go off
and wouiiu the man he is jealous ot, tliat
the shooting is intentional. Mr. Justice
Morrison, in the Gibbons case, said: "Do
you believe that the accused is a man
of sufficient nervous force to eoolly get a
gun and intentionally shoot his man?"
This question might be put in nny shooting case and the jurymen, not being in
the habit of doing that sort of thing
themselves, would say: "No." All crime
seems improbable to people who are not
criminals, but unfortunately crimes are
committed, although we may not understand why. We should snppose, according to law, that if a mau deliberately in-
vltes another into his    house, goes up-
Unfortuuately this is not the only case
in which a man accused of shootiug at
another has been "lucky," to use the
mildest term. There was the case of
John Roberts, president of the Silverton
branch of the Miners' Union, who was
accused of firing al Mr. ii. S. Davys, a
well-known mine manager iu the Slocan,
who had earned the dislike of the union
by employing 'Chinese cooks. This case
also was tried before Mr. Justice Morrison at the May Assize court iu Nelson.
lu 1899 the Silverton union passed certain resolutions, amoug them the following: "Resolved, that we do not consider
ourselves any better thau the miners ut
the Coeur d'Alenes. Outrages and arrogant wrongs have ever provoked and
should provoke violence. The history ot
no country needs to be closely searched
to find recoixls of violent resistance to
tyrants. . . The Coeur d'Alenes blew
up the Bunker Hill mill. Let tyrants
take warning." This was rescinded and
expunged from the minutes of the union,
after the arrest of Roberts, and prior to
his trial.
The evidence at the trial was briefly as
follows: Mr. Davys testified that Rob
erts had threatened him. A witness
testified that he saw accused fire the
shot. Another testified to having seen
accused, directly after the shot was tired,
leaving the spot aud goiug iu the direction of his cabiu with a ritle in his hand.
The constable and a special constable
testified to having found footprints in the
snow at the point from which the shot
was fired, and to following these footprints to the door of accused's cubin,
that they entered the cabiu ami fouud
the rubbers of the accused, which corresponded exactly with the tracks; also that
ou a shelf, at the head of accused's bed,
they found a 44.40 ritle aud three cartridges therefor, having u metul putch and
similar to the bullet fired, and which
passed very close to Mr. Davys' head.
The witnesses for the defence did not
disprove these facts, but testified lo the
previous good conduct of the accused.
The prisoner, in his evidence, denied the
statements of each of the crown witnesses, and accused the constables ot
having manufactured evidence against
him. The evidence for the prosecution
would seem to a man of ordinary intelligence to be complete and conclusive.
The judge, however, refused to allow
evidence in rebuttal of the accused's
statements, and, after summing up in the
prisoner's favor, said (vide Nelson Tribune, Muy 13th): "Is it inconceivable to
think that Constable Black concocted evidence? Wasn't it monstrous to think
that Roberts fired into a roomful of
men?" Certainly someone had so tired,
so that however "inconceivable" or
"monstrous" it might seem to Mr. Justice Morrison, somebody ought to have
been punished for the shooting. The
jury, on the strength of this direction by
the judge, brought in a verdict of "not
guilty," the man being acquitted because
the crime seemed "moustrous" to Mr.
Justice Morrison, just as it seemed "improbable" that Gibbons would huve the
nerve to shoot the muu he wus jealous of.
In its results the Roberts case was much
more serious than thut of Gibbous is
likely to be. Mr. Dnvys withdrew iu
disgust from his operations in a country
were the law could not afford him proper protection; the country received a
black eye in mining circles abroad, aud
the police received an iutimation that
searching for and finding evideuco in a
criminal case was likely to be rewarded
by imputations that they "concoct" evidence.
Something New
We have thought lt desirnble for the
public welfare to go iuto this matter at
some length, because the encouragement
of lawless sentiment by the escape of persons who ought to be punished is a
menace to the country. British Columbia in. the past has had a splendid reputation ns a law-abiding and law-respecting community, and it is too bad that
gentlemen from other pnrts of Canada,
with perhaps different ideals to ours,
should be placed In a position for which
they are not fitted. .\o judge who pleads
for a prisoner because the crime of which
he is accused is "monstrous" or "improbable In view of tho condition of his
nerves" should preside at criminal trials.
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We Have the Largest Stock of Fixtures and Electric
House Fittings in B. G.
The Hinton Electric Co., Ld.
20 Government Street,   -    -    Victoria, B. C.
Through Tickets to Alberni, Crofton, Cemox and Other Points'
ot Interest.
GEO.   L.   COURTNEY,   Traffic Manager.
The Old Established aud 1'opular House.      First Class Restaurant In Connection.
Meals at aU Hours.
Milling-ton & Wolfenden, Proprietors.
The Victoria is Steam Heated Throughout; has the best Sample Rooms in th|
City; and has been Re-furnished from Top to Bottom.
South Saanish.
( 82 acres, 79 cultivated, 4 room cottage,
$8,000.   Terms.
150 acres, 45 cultivated, 40 in pasture.
Will build 11 room house. 2 orchards,
good water and timber, 86,500.
20 ncres pasture, water front, $70 per
100 acres wild laud, $20 per acre.
35 Front Street.
50 Cents tier Month-
the Latest Novels
86 Yates Street, THE WEEK, SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 1905.
'    A very pretty and interesting wedding
took place on Wednesday at. St. Paul's
church at Esquimalt, when Mr. W. W.
Wilson and Miss Daisy Purdy were married.   The ceremony was performed by
the Rev. Ensor Sharp.   The bride, who
was given away by her father, Mr. T,
Purdy, of Esquimalt, was most becoiu-
(!ngly gowned iu ivory   satin   trimmed
with quantities of real lace, a gift ot an
f aunt in, England; Miss Bone made a very
dainty bridesmaid,    wearing    a    sweet
Nfrock of blue eolienne with blue picture
hat, while the Sower girls, the Misses
Phillips, nieces    of    the   groom, wore
I dainty little white organdie frocks and
[wreaths of daisies in their hair.    Mr.
James Purdy acted as best man.   The
church  was most artistically decorated
by the ladies of the choir, of which Miss
1 Purdy was a member.   After the service
[a reception was held at the residence
[of the bride's parents, at which a large
[number of friends  were present.    Mr
[Wilson is well known in Victoria, having
[lived here all his life; he is a splendid
[athlete, and for three years stroked the
["Big Four" of the J. B. A. A. The mem-
| bers of this club presented the happy
[couple with a silver dinner service en-
rgraved.   The happy couple left after the
[reception for Portland, where they will
[spend their honeymoon; nfter their re-
Iturn they will take up their residence
at Viewfield Gardens, Esquimalt.    The
[list of presents is as follows:   A. & W.
Wilson, Monarch range; Mr. and Mrs.
I Wilson, bedroom set; Mrs. Oliver, jardinere; Mr.  and Mrs.  A.   E.   Phillips
I (New  Westminster),   bonbon  dish;  Mr.
and Mrs. J. >L. White, chocolate set; St.
[ Paul's choir, cut glass dish and berry
(spoons; Miss E. Johnstone, silver cake
[dish; Mr. and Mrs. James Dowaes, sil-
[ver salad spoon; J. H. Purdy, set of sil-
[ver tea spoons; Mr,   and   Mrs. Taylor
t (Mass.), silver meat fork; Mr. and Mrs.
1F.  Bone, clock;    F.    Ella,    silver tea
I spoous;  Mr.  and Mrs.  S.  Reid, clock;
William Howes, sugar spoon, breakfast
I cruet; Miss Earl,   pair   silver frames;
I Miss Wilson, pie knife; Mr. and Mrs. J.
|,W. Wilson, silver cream jug and sugar
lliowl;  Miss  Bone,  hand  painted  china
[-tea set; Thos. Dodds, flower vase; Mrs.
I.W. Howes, two cushions; Mrs. Rutter,
loil painting   and   frames; Miss Laura
[Wilson, burnt wood nut bowl; Miss Eve,
Jcentre piece; Mr. and Mrs. Purdy, cut
Iglass vase and household linen; Mr. and
[Mrs. C. R. Smith, dinner set and cuckoo
[clock; Mrs. W. H. Bone, picture; Miss
ICullin, net doileys; H. Martin, carving
[set;  Mrs.  Fnrrington,  fern;  Reid  chll-
[dren, berry set; Mr. and Mrs. Winsby,
{.biscuit jar;   Nan   Phillips, cream jug;
Norman    Austenson    (Astoria),    burnt
I leather cushion.
Legal Notices.
Provtuee ot llniisu Culumbiu.
.No. art.
luis is to certify thut the "Hartford fire
.uauruiice Cowyituy is UUuitM'iBeu ami
Uceiist-U io euA;ry ull ousuuess W'liu.u tue
ri-uwiice 01 i.e.usa uuiuuium, auu io earl'}
out or eucct UU or uuy ol uue oujccls or uie
coiupuuy lu wuicu we legisiutnu uumuruj
ui uie i.eg.suuui'e ui JiriUBtt Cuiuiiiuui ex-
rue head unice ul the Compauy is situate
ut tue City cu iiui'tiuru, lu tue oiuie ui
lae uuiuuut of the eupltal of the Company
is one minion two iiuuuieu uuu uuy uiou-
suuu uui.ais, iiiviueu uiio iwen'e wouauuu
uve uuuureu suures ot oue auuureu uuiiurs
xne head office of tue Company iu this
Province is situate ut, Victoria, uuu xurnur,
ueeiou A; luwuuuy, Uinuteu, insurance
Ageuts, wuusu uuuress is Vicloriu, Is cue
uitoriiey lur tue Compauy.
Uiveu uuuer my uuuu uud seal of office
at Victoria, pruviuce of untisu Coiummu,
wis ist uuy ui August, oue tuousuuu uiue
uunareu uud Uve.
Registrar of Joiul Stuck Cuuipuu.es.
The uujects lur wuicu tue Company uus
beeu estuulisueu uuu accused ure:
io nume insurance ou uweinug uuuses or
utuer uunUiugs; uu suips uuu vessels oi
every uescripiion uuu uu tue siccus; ulsu
uu goods, cnutteis, wares uud mercuuuuise
uuu ouier personal estate or every uuuic,
nature aud Uescnyiiun, aud shall oe Hume
to make guuu uuu pay to tbe several pen
sons wuo shall be insured by Ue sum corporation lor ull losses tuey muy sustuiu uy
Ure iu tueii' bouses or otuer buiidiugs, snips
or vessels, gooUs, cbuitels, wares, uier-
i-numnse ur otuer personal esltt.te us aiure-
sald. au
License to an extba-puoviNUiAL
"COMPANIES ACT, 1897."     '
Province of British Columbia.
No. 2118.
This Is to certify that "The Law Uulou
aud Crown insurance company" is authorized and licensed lu curry uu busiuess wuu-
in tbe Province of liniisu Columbia, uud
to carry out or elfect ull ur auy ui tue objects ui the Cumpany iu wblcu tue legislative authority of tue Legislature uf Britisu
Columbia extends.
The head office of tbe Compauy is situate
in London, England.
Tiie amount of tbe capital of tbe Coin-
puny is fs,oo0,oou, diviued into 20o,uuo
shares of £10 each.
Tbe bead office of the Compauy in this
Province is situate ut Victoria, uud Robert
S. Day, insurance Agent, wuuse uudress is
42 Ven street, Victoria, is tue attorney for
tbe Company.
Olveu under my baud uud seal of office at
Victoria, Province of lirtlish Columbia, tbia
mud day of July, one ibousaud time hundred
and live.
Registrar of Joint Stuck Coinuunies.
The objects for which this Compauy has
been established uud licensed are:
To carry on tbe business of Fire Insurance
lu all Its brunches, und to grunt insurance
ugulust Injury or damage to or loss of
property directly or indirectly caused by
or resulting from Ure, UgUtmug or explosions. To erect or build uuy offices or
buildings which muy be necessary or convenient with reference to uuy of tbe objects of tbe Company. To lend, deposit, or
udvunee moneys, securities und property,
to or with sued persons uud ou such terms
us muy seem expedient.
Province of British Columbia.
No. -m.
This Is to certify tbat the "German American insurance Cuuiuuiiy Is authorized
uud licensed to curry ou busiuess wiiL.ii the
Province of ilrltisb Columbia, und to carry-
out or elfect all or uuy ol the objects of tbe
Compauy to which tbe legislative authority
of tbe Legislature ul liritisb Columbia extends.
Tbe head office of tbe Company Is situate
at tbe City of New lurk, In tbe Stute of
New York.
Tbe uuiuuut of the capital of tbe Compauy Is oue million Uve uuudred thousand
dollars, divided lulo fifteen thousand
shares of oue hundred dollars each.
Tbe bead office of tbe Company iu this
I'rovluee is situate ut Victoria, uud J. J.
Bostock, insurance Ageut, whose address Is
Victoria, is tbe attorney for tbe Company.
The time of the existence of tbe Company
is thirty years from the tub duy of March,
Olven under my hand uud seal of office
at Victoria, Provluce of British Columbia,
this 28th day of July, oue thousand nine
hundred and five.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company has
been established and licensed are:
For the purpose of making, aud it shall
have full power and authority to make, insurances on dwelling houses, stores and all
kinds of buildings aud household furniture
and other property against loss or damage
by lire, lightning, wind storms or tornadoes,
and upon vessels, boats, cargoes, goods,
merchandise, freights and other property
against loss or damage by all or any of tbe
risks of lake, river, canal aud Inland navigation and transportation, and to effect, and
the corporation shall have full power and
authority to effect, reinsurance of any risks
taken by It. aS
license   authorizing an extra-
provincial COMPANY.
^Province of British Columbia.
No. m
This is to certify thut the Greut West
Life Assurunce Compauy is immunised uud
licensed Co carry ou busiuess within tue
Province of British Columbia, aud io curry
oat or elfect all or auy of tue objects of tbe
Company to wbicb tbe legislative uutuority
of tbe Legislature of British Culumbiu extends.
Tbe head office of the Compauy is situate
at Winnipeg, la the Province ui Manitoba.
The amount of tbe cupuul of the Company Is oue million dolluns, divided iuto teu
tbousund shares of one bundled dollars
Tbe head office of the Conipuny Is situate
at Vancouver, and George II. liaise, insurance Manager, whose uudress is Vancouver,
Is tbe attorney for tbe Conipuny.
Given under my hand uud seal of office at
Victoria, Province of britisu Columbia, this
liitu day of July, one tboesuud nine hundred
aud five.
Registrar ot Joint Stock Companies.
Tbe objects for which this Compauy bus
been established and licensed are:
To elfect contracts of Insurance throughout Cuuudu and elsewhere with uuy persons
or corporations on lite or lives; to grunt,
dell, or purchase uuuuities, grant endowments, uud generally curry ou tbe business
of life assurunce tn all Its brandies.
4# miles from Sidney Station. 25 acres cleared, of these,
15 acres in oats, 20 acres slashed, ready lor plow next spring. 4
roomed cottage and outbuildings, good well. Situated on main
road.   Surrounded by the choicest farms on the Island.
Price VS $20.00 per acre.
No Land in This District Has Been sold
at So Low a Price.
Box 266,   Victoria, B. C.
Province of British Columbia.
No. 2UU.
This is to certify that "Tbe Imperial Life
Assurance Conipuny of Cuuudu" is authorized aud licensed to curry ou business within the Province of British Columbia, uud to
carry out or effect ull or uuy of the objects
of tbe Company to wuicu tbe legislative
authority of tue Legislature of British
Columbia extends.
Tbe head office of the Company Is situate
in tbe City of Toronto, lu tue Province of
Tbe uuiuuut of the capital of thc Company Is one million dollars, divided iuto teu
thousand shares of one buudred dollars
The head office of the Compauy lu this
Province is situate ut Vancouver, uud
Frank Benjumiu Springer, Insurance
Agent, whose address is Vancouver, is tbe
attorney for tbe Company.
Given under my baud aud seal of office at
Vlutorlu, Province of British Columbia, this
25th day of July, one thousand nine hundred
and five.
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
Tbe objects for wbicb this Company bus
beeu established and licensed are:
To effect contracts of Insurance throughout Cuuudu, uud elsewbere, with uuy persons or corporations on life and lives, and
may grunt, sell, or purchase auuulties, uud
grunt endowments, uud geuerully curry ou
the business of life insurance la ull Its
Province of British Columbia.
No. 26U.
This is to certify tbat "The Caledouluu
Insuruuce Compauy" la authorized uud
licensed to carry on business within the
Province of British Columbia, aud to carry
out or effect all or any of the objects of
tbe Company to which the legislative authority of tbe Legislature of British Columbia
Tbe bead office of the Compauy is situate
at Edinburgh, Scotlaud.
The amount of tbe eupltal of tbe Company Is £037,500, divided Into 21,500 inures
of £25 each.
Tbe bead office of the Compauy In this
Province Is situate at Victoria, and Arthur
Williams Jones, real estate, financial and
Insurance agent, whose address is Victoria,
Is tbe attorney for the Company.
Given under my baud and seal of office
at Victoria, Province of British Columbia,
this 12th day of July, one thousand nine
buudred and flve.
(L.S.) S. Y.  WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
Tbe objects for which this Company has
been established and licensed are:
To carry ou the business of Insurance
against loss or damage by Ore, and against
Injury by fire to bouses, merchandise, and
all other property, subjects and effects, real
or personal, and of effecting Insurance on
lives uud survivorships, purchase and sale
of annuities and of reversions, granting endowments, receiving moneys for investment
and accumulation, and ln general carrying
on all other business of a fire and life Insurance company In any port of His Ma-
jetty's Dominions of Great Britain and Ireland and the colonies or tlsewhcre.
Manicuring and Hair Dressing Parlors.
.65# Fort Street.
Shampooing, Scalp Treatment and
Massaging a Specialty.
All Prices, from $i.oo to $5.00.
Croquet Sets
$1.45. $1-95, |2.io, $4-^5 and $5.00.
Gasoline Launches Hastie's Pair
For Sale.
Rock Bay, Victoria, B.e.
Established 1868
Real Estate, Financial and
Insurance Agent.
Agent Commercial Union Assurance Cc.
Ltd., ot London, England.   London Assurance Corporation.
41 Government Street, Victoria
Ladies' Hub) Artistically Trimmed and
made up, customers furnishing tbeir own
trimmings. Panama Hals re-blocked
and cleaned.
65^ Fort Street.
77 Government Street
All kinds of
Hair Work
Hair dressing
Etc., at
. c.
05 Douglas St
Italian School of Music.
Of the Conservatory of Music, Napoli,
[Italy]. In addition to tuition on th*
Violin, Mandolin and Guitar, he will
conduct a special class in th* art ol
pianoforte accompaniment to a limited
number of advanced pupils. Special attention is given to beginners as well»«to
advanced players. The school is situated
at 117 Cook Street, Victoria.
Wedding Cake Boxes
Should auld acquaintance be forgot? Not
tf tbey have money.
•  •  •
Tbey were walking by tbe seaside, and
he sighed aud she sighed.
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Barbers are well Informed on combing
* *
A little girl the otuer day referred to the
moustache of a young man as a "bang" on
his Up. If she doesn't look out, one of
these days she'll get a baug right under
the nose.
Merchant  Tailor.
Ladles' and Gents' Suits Made
To  Order.
Pit Guaranteed.
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With the approach of. the shooting sea-
sou, it is well to remind sportsmen who
nre inclined to be impatient of the provisions of the game laws of this province and to udvisc them to refrain from
illegal shooting. The gume wardens,
provided by the amendment act of last
session, are on the watch nud any per
sou found in possession of game prior 'o
the opening of the season will lie prosj-
cuted and lined. One case ulreudy bus
occurred on Vuncuuver Island, two
men found iu possession of blue grouse
having been fined ,$20 each.
The outlook is excellent for the sportsmen this year, Young pheasants aud
grouse are reported plentiful along Iho
E. & N. railway, in Saanich, and the immediate neighborhood of Victoria, but
the season must not be anticipated. We
are informed that the authorities are
keeping u careful lookout for offenders
against thc game laws, aud uo effort
will be spared to bring them to book.
With the commencement of the new
era inaugurated by the purchase of tho
E. & N. railway by the Canadian Pacific. Railway Compnny on Vancouver
Island, nn era which is to be mnrked by
extensive settlement, it is realized that
the game of the Island constitutes a
viiluuble asset, and ils protection becomes a matter iu which all Islanders
should be interested.
Even more serious than tlie wanton
attempt to defeat and embarrass, for
purely pan'izan reasons, n government
which hns raised British Columbia lo a
higher and firmer position than she has
ever before occupied in the eyes of the
outside world, was the serious menace
I,, provincial righls and liberties, whicli
was contained in the desperate efforts
which the Dominion government made in
the recent Alberni election to win the
constituency in n provincial legislature
fnr a mnn of its own political stripe.
Political interference from Ottawa in
purely provincial affairs has come to be
no new thing   since   the silver-tongued
advocate of the "sunny ways of patriotism" lead his party to victory in 1896;
but the Alberni incident was a very long
step in advance of anything Ihat has
ever been attempted before. Alberni is
not a large constituency in point' of the
number of votes, and the fact that Sir
Wilfrid Laurier saw tit to send two of
his ablest lieutenant's to force down tlie
throat's of the electors a man of Sir Wilfrid's own choosing throws a lurid light
upon the dangerous road the Dominion
;-o\ eminent is treading—a road not so
much dangerous t'o themselves, us nbso-
■ utely destructive to thut liberty of action
:>nd choice in the conduct of their own
affairs, which lias been the inalienable
light and privilege of every province iu
I'he Dominion since Confederation,
Truly, the times seem to have changed
al Ottawa, ami the possession of unlimited ready nionej and a solid majority of
some eighty gentlemen quite intelligent'
enough to see on which side their bread
is butlered would appear to make a curious difference between the views of provincial rights held by the Liberal party
prior to 1S9IJ and the views held by the
fame immaculate patriots at the present
day. In the early "nineties," I'he suggestion of Dominion coercion in tlie
affairs of Manitoba was sufficient to stir
up every province from the Atlantic to
tlie Pacilic. Every Liberal paper, every
Liberal stump-speaker, had but owe cry
"Hands off Manitoba,"
But tlie times change uud we change
with them, as the old Roman writer
says. To-duy not a voice is raised—in
tlie presence of coercion, interference aud
intimidation of fhe most open, and shameless type—to cry "Hands off the Northwest," or "Hands off British Columbia.''
Not even Senator Templeman and his
Solid Seven—who won their scuts and
e-moluincnts last' fall by a lie, and continue to hold them by virtue of a complaisant and shocking silence—bad one
word to-say against the insolent dictation
and open bribery which the Ottawa government employed in endeavoring—
though vainly—to convert to its own
absolute control the province whose interests tliat' same Senator Templeman
and his Solid Seven were solemnly
pledged to defend.
No intelligent and patriotic man, cap-
f ble of rising above the mists of party
prejudice and surveying the situation
with a clear eye, can be blind l<i the
danger which this province stood in a
fortnight ago, of being deliberately sold,
tody, bones and liberties, to make more
grist for ihe Liberal machine at Ottawa. The brazen effrontery of Ralph
Smith and William Slonn, members of
the Dominion parliament, coining u long
journey from Ottawa to force a nominee
of Quebec upon the people of Alberni—
the cool audacity with which, during Chat
'ong journey, they openly boasted to
whomsoever they met that their instructions and intentions were to secure this
sent for that Quebec nominee at airy
rest—the spectacle of these two Dominion members, having arrived, going up
and down the constituency and bribing
tiie electors with Dominion money and
promises of Dominion public works tu
vote for Quebec's choice for the British
Coluuibin legislature—these things convey only oue meaning, and Unit meaning
is the presence of a clangor far more
threatening to Canada's existence as a
free nation Hum the danger which our
free fathers and grandfathers repelled
with bullet and bayonet at Luildy's Lane
and Ridgeway.
"Hands of Britisli Columbia." "No
Dictation from Ottawa." Those should
be the watch-words of every Conservative voter in the future, There has probably never been such a bye-election
under such circumstances as that in
Alberni held in Canada before—certainly
rot in Western Canada. But the free
electors of Alberni did their duty by their
province and constituency, and tliere will
lt-ver be another of the kind again, for
Ihe Dominion government and Sir Wilfrid Laurier have been Caught that not
even a huge majority and unlimited
funds can enable them lo dictate to a
free people, or to trample on the provincial rights which our fathers secured for
us al, Confederafion,
ing of Mr. Manson's meeting there. The
Han, R. F. Green was speaking, when
one A. J. Dixon arose and complained
with great bitterness that the government compelled fishermen to take out
more than, one license if they wished to
lish in both the ■ northern and southern
portions of the province,
-ur. Green, looked at the agitated speaker for a moment with au air of pity, aud
then he informed tlie indignant Mr.
Dixon that tlie Liberal government at
Ottawa was the obnoxious party who
was taxing him and his friends double;
the provincial government having nothing
to do with tho fisheries, cf department of
which thc. Dominion! goveraimenit) held full
The audience howled with delight, aud
Mr. Dixon sat down hurriedly, having
been, the quite unintentional cause of
agaiu impressing upon a British Columbia audience the way iu, which Ottawa
drains money out of this province.
The Vancouver World is now being
printed on a new Hoe press, which docs
20,(I(X) copies in an hour. The paper is
much improved from the printing standpoint, but the new press does not appeur
to have modified tlie World's mistaken
political views.
The Week extends its sympathy to Ihe
proprietor of the Free Press, of Fernie,
Hie entire stock and plnnt of which was
destroyed by fire last week. Notwithstanding the awkward situation, the proprietor got out his paper in good shape
last week with thc kindly assistance of
Mr. Simpson of the Cranbrook Herald.
Mr. Grace of the Prospector also offered
assistance. A new plant is to be installed a soon ns possible for the Free
Oliver and other hysterical mud slingers
ol the opposition forces. The Macdonald
farces were thrown, into the fight with
everything to their favor from the standpoint of practical politics. They had the
Ottawa influence, as personified by
Ralph Smith and William Sloane, with
all the dubious means of corrupting the
electorate which these gentlemen; brought
to bear. They hod the help of the influence which a large majority gained by
the last representative of the riding
makes for, but they had to reckon with
un electorate wlncit did not see any valid
reason for returning another adherent to
the undetortniiiad und undeterminable
policy of the opposition. Mr. Aitken had
every opportunity for a walk-over, but
failed to make good—Kamloops Standard.
Efforts should be made to have the
government office at Nicola separate
from the Ivnmloops and Princeton offices.
At present it is only a suboffice, the majority of returns made from, it are credited to the other offices—Nicola Herald.
Wm. Manson is Conservative member-
elect for Alberni. The gaining of the
seat by the government gives it the absolute control of the House and frees it
from the Socialist yoke. The government may be said to have been, on, trial
at Alberni, and the verdict is anything
but flattering to tlie Liberals.—Kaslo
Now tliat bo has won a victory hi Alberni, Premier McBride should withdraw that damage suit against the Victoria Times. For had it not been for
the Victoria Times, Richard McBride
would not to-dny be Premier of British
Columbia.—Nelson Tribune.
Thc appointment of the Hon. W. W.
B. Mclnnes as Commissioner of the Yukon met with general approval, irrespective of party politics, even before
thut gentleman had proceeded north to
clean the Augean stuble of his predecessors. It wns felt that Mr. Mclnnes
wns a strong man, and better still, that
he was a reasonably honest oue. This
hitter opinion, of course, only prevailed
in the west. Had the authorities at
Ottawa had the remotest idea that Mr.
Mclnnes was au honest man, no power
on earth would have secured him the
uppointment. As it is, by some deplorable oversight, the fuct that Mr. Mclnnes has kept his public hands clean was
overlooked, and this accidental fact is
going to put a stop to some pretty and
curious games in the Yukon. It will
also seriously diminish thc revenue of
several gentlemen ut Ottawu whose
nunies, for the suke of peace and quietness, may be left unpriuted—for the
present.—B. C. Mining Exchange.
r°* Juaaeu  on
THC        f-T*^  |      >■->    EVERY
NAME     c^**-   li n* PIECE!-
Yes, It's Libbey
Instinctively the recipient of a piece of cut
glass looks for the name
of Libbey.
We hold the exclusive
representation for this
city of the Libbey products.
Bon Bons, from.. .$ 3 00
Preserve Dishes... 4 00
Sugars and Creams   5 00
Oil Bottles    600
Flower Vases, 4 sizes
$350. 4SO, 750 10.00
Candlesticks    4 00
Rose Bowls  10 00
Salad Bowls from.. 7 00
Perfume Bottles...   4 50
' Claret Jugs  12 00
Decanters  18 00
An amusing sample of tlie sort of accusation which is constantly being brought
against the Provincial Government, nnd
of mc low grade of intelligence which
lies behind such attacks, was furnished
during the recent Alberni campaign, nt
Wellington, on the occasion of tho hold-
Everyone in, tbe Similkameen is rejoicing al the passing of the V., V. & E.
railway bill. In Hedley especially hopes
are rising of early railway connection,
for which the camp has waited tive years.
The townsite of Allison, near the junction
of tho Similkameen and Tulameen rivers,
has lately been purchased by a syndicate.
hi the interest, it is believed in Hedley,
of the C. P. R.—Gnuik Forks Sun.
What u blessing to have plenty of water
for the gardens this dry weather!—Cowichan Leader.
•\ow that nn appropriation iu the supplementary estimates insures the extension of the VernoiirKelowna telephone
line lo l'enticlion it is to be hoped some
action will soon be taken that will secure the extension of Ihe line through the
north end of the valley. The rapid advancement of this district demands communication with the outside world.—
Armstrong Advance.
If the opposition would lend its energies to the promulgation of useful legislation, it woudl find greater support
from the electors than by pursuing its
present method of vainly endeavoring to
find out if some one of the opposite party
has done something wrong.—Ymir
The message from Alberni has come
us an unmistakable eiiilorsation of tho
McBride administration uud ami equnlly
unmistakable rebuff of tho Times, John
Editor, The Week:—Thauk you for inserting the article last week, showing the
workers' position. Permit me to review
your editorial nnd nlso that of the Colonist. I did not see you, aud did not
by word or pen impute any motives for
refusal of either paper to publish the
article. You say that manual labor has
little to worry about here on the coast.
Do you not know that employment is
scarce and very precarious, and that too
for honest steady men, willing to turn
their baud to any work, that will enable
them to provide food for their families'/
Ouly few single men dare take ou themselves the responsibilities of married life,
notwithstanding the free advice given
thein by Roosevelt and the clerics.
You say Socialism is to a great extent
the religion of failure, and is unattainable. Are you aware, sir, of its phenomenal growth, all over thc world ? This
is not a movement confined to one locality or even one country. Germany and
Russia fear it. France hns used its
power as an ally to throw off the clerical "Old Man of the Sea," which has
for years been riding that couutry to
death. In England, the last six mouths
have seen a wonderful movement and
the Socialist party there is fast drawing
iuto its ranks the honest thinkers. Even,
the Countess of Warwick herself has
taken the public platform and hns spoken for this cause. She has also endeavored to force the government to feed
the starving school children of Christian
England. I wonder if "society" in Victoria would attend her lectures if she
came here? What a mental struggle
would ensue In their minds! Aguin, nre
you prepared to give the lie to Bishop
Mercer, of Tnsmunia, a man who has
studied these questions and understands
the philosophy of cause nnd effect and
who uses these words, "Socialism has
mnde us see the falsity and one-sidedness
of Protestant individualism. Socialism
tries not to pour medicines down the
throat of suffering humanity, but to
search out the root of the disease, to
strengthen ihe bonds thnt hold mnn to
mnn, nnd to stand united, the strong to
the weak."
The great German historian, Mumsen,
says:   "To-day  this is the  only  great
Weiler Bros.
party which   has   a   claim  to political
Now  for the  editor of  the  Colonist, ■
who, I am glad to say, has treated my
letters with courtesy, and for whom personally  I   entertain  good   feelings   and
esteem.   He, like other editors, does not
own the paper that he writes for, audi
if they diverge from a   line  of   party]
policy,  or capitalistic  interests  as  laid
down by the owners, the editorial chnir
finds a  fresh occupant.    So few of us i
are economically free, but hold our posi- |
tions at the will of the man who pays the' j
salary.    Other professional men, minis- j
ters included, are in the snme position. ]
The foregoing remarks refute the assertion, he makes of a "free and untrammelled press."    Where  do  you find it?
Why is it that lnrge corporations unit]
financial  interests  buy   up   newspapers
that are opposed  to  them, or such  ns!j
nre situated in spheres of influence ,oyer|j
which they w'sh to control public opin-J,
ion und votes.   Is it philnntbrophy, or lsl
it n deliberate uttempt to lie to aud toi
debauch  the public mind so as to en-t
uble them to curry out their plans, and]
to  keep  themselves,   their  confederates!
and sycophants in pluce and power?
I am glad that my sincerity and per- j
sistance are admitted. The idea *l.ai |
"everlastiugly striking at a thing bringsl
success," means a very great deal tol
those who hold our ideas. Wheu the j
workers wake up to full class conscious-^
ness and know what party only it is that j
stands for their interests, then thc poll- j
ticians will find a wave of populnr in-J
dignation will sweep the country..
(The Colonist's statement was that a
"free and untrammelled press" was a
snare and a delusion.—Ed. The Week.)
Cohoe salmon arc beginning to run
plentifully, and visitors at fhe hotels are
getting good sport. One boat last Monday got five fish iu a short time. Plumper
pass is one of the best' localities for
trolling for salmoni, and people who are
fond of fhe sport would do well to tnke
advuntage of the opportunity now offering.
Pearl—"I suffered him to steal a kiss \
hist night."
Ruby—"The nerve!   And did you call
your mamma?"
Pearl—"No, I am brave.   I suffered in
She plucked a daisy all apart
Upon a garden spot,
And murmured, as the petals fell,
"Loves me—he loves me not."
Ethel—Don't you think that lmirrlugel
should be a civil contract? Beatrice—Weill
I think they should at least be civil untl|
tke honeymoon Is over, THE WEEK, SATURDAY, AUGUST! 5, 1965.
Through The Islands
The   Fair   and   Fertile   Island of Salt Spring—Prosperous
Conditions of Dairying, Fruit Raising and Other Industries.
(Staff Correspondence of The Week)
Many people there are in British Col-
] umbia who consider that the most de-
I lightful part of the province is that contained in the beautiful islands of the
iGulf of Georgia. Through the enterprise
[of the V. & S. Railway Compauy and
Ithe proprietors of the steamer Iroquois,
[Hydrangea Blossoms, 14 inches across,
in Mr. J. C. Mollett's Garden.
dates from tho arrival there of Mr. J.
Sampson in 18-19. Mr. Sampson resides
at the north end of the island on his
original location. In the early days Salt
Spring Island was a place of refuge for
runaway slaves from the United Stntes,
and tueir descendants still form a considerable settlement on the island. The
settlement on Salt Spring has increased
rapidly during the lust four years. The
settlers now number 000, and more are
coming in. There still remains a little
laud to bo pre-empted in the cranberry
marshes, but this is being rapidly taken
up. There are 00 miles of excellent roads
on the island.
The island is well equipped with
schools and churches. There are five
churches, two Anglican, one Koman
Catholic and two Methodist. Another
Church of England is to be built shortly.
Two English doctors prn-ctice their profession on the island. Cable connection
with Vancouver Island has been made,
but just at present the cable is awaiting
repairs. The island has many attractions. The scenery is unsurpassed, and
the climate delightful. Excellent sport
is available, and the numerous lakes are
well stocked with trout. Cushion lake
generally is considered the best lake to
fish in, as the trout, although not so
large, take the fly more freely than in
the other lakes.   The general run of the
m 8
Halley & Smith Pedigree Jerseys, Salt Spring.
Le fame of "The Islands" has travelled
|ir, for the excursions around the isl-
hds are largely patronized not only by
Isidents of Victoria, but by tourists
font all parts of the continent who so-
Duru for a while iu this city. The priu-
Ipal industries of the islands are fa null?, fruit growing, dairying and fishing,
[though something also is aeconiplish-
|i in the way of lumbering.   By reason
the natural attractions of the islands
the way of sport, climate and scenery,
[very large proportion of the settlers are
I'nglish people of some means aud social
pnditious therefor are very pleasant,
(The largest of the group of islands is
■alt Spring. This island is 15 miles long
Is the crow flies, and about five miles
Jroad. The trunk road which connects
de north and south ends of the island
however, about 20 miles long, as it
fdlows the lines of least resistance. The
listory of white settlement on the island
trout caught in the island lakes range
from one to five pounds. The best time
to fish is in the spring and fall.
Grouse, of both the blue aud willow
varieties, are to be found iu great numbers, and pheasants also are plentiful,
aud increasing every year. The deer are
not so plentiful as iu former years, but
a hunter usually can secure one without
too much hard work.
Oue of the notable attractions of the
island is the excellent bathing ufforded iu
tho numerous bays aud inlets, where the
water is delightfully warm—unlike the
condition of the sen wnter iu most purls
of this coast. Visitors should be sure to
visit Vesuvius Buy, wnich is considered
the most beautiful of nil the Island bays,
and the bathing tliere is excellent. Another point of interest for Ihe tourist is
Maxwell mountain. It rises to about
2,500 feet above sea level, and there is
a good road all the way up.   The view
Mereside Farm (Mr. John C. Mollett's) Centre Salt Spring Island.
A Trophy of the Chase.
from the summit is magnificent. Maxwell luke also is well worth seeing. It
is somewhat singular, iu that the bauks
and bottom are of shingle instead of
earth. St. Mary's lake is the largest on
the island, being two miles . long and
about three-quarters of a mile wide. It
is the iavorite haunt of wild ducks and
The chief industries of the island are
fruit growing, poultry raising, dairying
and sheep raising. All kinds of small
fruit do well here, especially raspberries,
but they are not recommended as profitable unless the prospective grower has a
large family to take the pluce of hired
pickers, who are scarce. Most fruit trees
are profitable, but peaches require to be
grown, English fashion, on a wall. Mr.
W. E. Scott has about 500 prune trees
"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 Britisli 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 and for
General Work.
We Are Commended by those who have employed us.
Our Prices are always reasonable.
Wc Carry a Large and Complete Line of every class of Undertaking Goods.
g'Our experienced certificated staff are promptly available at any time,
night or day.
Attention it called to these facts because we recognize tbat those re-
uiring Undertaking Services ought to have the best.
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Ploughing, Halley & Smith's Farm, Salt Spring.
uud uu evaporating plant, and he has
done very well. Apples flourish, and
there are few pests. The tent catipillar
is one of the worst pests, but if tlie trees
are watched these catipillars easily can
be detected und destroyed. Mr. Aker-
uiau, on the south end of the island, hns
some line walnut and filbert trees, which
bear freely. With a few exceptions the
orchnrdists of Salt Spring aro not so up-
to-date in their methods ns are the
growers iu other purts of the province.
Spraying nud pruning appear to be somewhat neglected, uud the growers should
organize so as to secure the best avuil-
uble market.
Poultry raising is increasing in |>opu-
lurity. Plymouth Bocks und Brown
Leghorns seem to be the most profitable
birds here. The former, which is a large
heavy bird, and lays good size eggs, is
held iu great esteem in the Old Country,
where it is known as a good winter layer
und a good bird for the table. But it
does not seem lo flourish, as a rule ou
the mainland. Mr. J. C. Mollett has a
tlock of 300 Plymouth Rocks, aud last
year he cleared over $-100 from his oggs
sheep farmer, seem to be absolutely unknown on the island, and there always is
a sure market for the sheep raised.
Sheep do very well, the steep hillsides
on tho island being particularly suitable
for them. Since the establishment of a
creamery, however, the settlers are going
iu more and more for cattle. Fluke, scab,
footrot and maggots, thc trials of the
farmer, seem to be absolutely unknown
on the island, aud tliere always is a sure
market for the sheep raised.
Since the creamery was organized,
some two years ago. the dairying industry has gone ahead rapidly. The creamery is thoroughly up-to-date in every respect, aud produces about 800 pounds of
butter weekly. The fanners are charged
;i'ii cents per pound tor the making of
their butter, and the creamery ships it
for them. There are some splendid herds
of cows on the island, and we reproduce
a photograph of a Jersey bull and cows
belonging to Messrs. Smith aud Halley
as a sample of what the island eau show
in this line.
Grain of all kinds does well ou Salt
Spring, especially in the vnlley. While
riding through the island I saw some
splendid crops of oats, wheat and barley. ,
The chief wants of tho island  aro a   this province.
The Taylor Mill Co.
All kinds of .Building Material,
120 emnouBl SU       VICTORIA, B. C.
good hotel to accommodate visitors, aud
lower freight rates. The C. P. U. steamer can be seen on its way to Victoria,
but il comes not iuto Gauges harbor.
Why should not the C. P. 11. hotel department build at Ganges? There is au
excellent site available, and when ouce
ihe attractions of Ihe islands are well
known, tourists would tlock there. The
islanders do not want a third rate hotel,
as evidenced by the manner iii which
they have several times defeated applicants for licenses lor thai sort of house.
At present the only pluce for visitors is
Mrs. Stevens' furiu house. This is a
delightful house to stay iu. Mrs.
Stevens' Devonshire cream and junket
are uol to be soon forgotten by anyone
who has tasted them, and fresh fruit is
ou the table daily. Still Mrs. Stevens
can ouly uccommodute six or seveu
guests, uud a hotel is needed. Some of
the islanders would prefer that things
should remain as thoy are, and the island
is so churmiug in its rural simplicity that
one can sympathize with their sentiment.
But British Columbia is on the eve of
progress, for tho tide of settlement iB
surely turning from the cold plains of
the Northwest to the fertile valleys of
Tent Caterpillars, on end of Branch—A Pest easily destroyed. THE WEEK, SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 1905.
\        Social        I
A. G. Thyuue, of Vancouver, visited
Victoria this week.
H. Springer,   uf Vancouver,   spent a
few days at tbe Veruon this week.
Harry \V. Ward, of Nelson, B. C, is
spending a few weeks at the Driard.
Miss Katie King is visiting Miss Lee,
of Ganges harbor, Salt Spring Island.
Dr. 0. J. aud    Mrs.    Fagan paid a
imort visit to Vancouver this week.
Miss Doris Clute is visiting her sister,
Mrs. Ueauchamp Tye, at "Alhoa," Douglas street.
Mr. and Mrs. 0. M. Roberts, of Bur-
uette uveuue, are spending a week at
Salt Spring.
Mrs. White-Ii'rnser, of Vancouver, is
spending u few weeks in Victoria visiting friends.
Miss P. Eberts left for Portland,
where she will spend some weeks visiting a cousin.
Miss Gallagher and Miss Forrest, of
Vancouver, ure visiting Mrs. Duncan, of
St. James street.
Mr. Charles Blister's mauy, friends
will regret to hear he is suffering from
un attack of appeudecitis.
Miss, Tatlow arrived home this week
from Toronto, where she has spent the
lust four mouths visiting friends.
Mrs. Hodder, accompanied by her son,
crrived this week from Calgary, aud
will spend a few weeks at llockabella,
Mrs. liulsey G. Smith left on Tuesday for' her home in California after a
short slay with Mrs. Charlie ltihodes of
Terrace avenue.
The Misses Millar, of Portland, who
have beeu visiting Mr. and Mrs. James
K. Anderson, of Birdcage Walk, relumed home on Sunday last.
Mr. L. M. Richardson, accountant of
Uoyal Bank of Canada has gone to Boss-
land for several weeks to relieve members of the staff there, who are on their
Mrs. T. J. Joues aud Miss While
came over from Seattle on Thursday to
spend a few weeks with Mr. and Mrs.
\V. H. Harris at their summer residence,
Cordova bay.
Miss Beatrice Guudiu returned home
last Friday from Comox, where she had
beeu visiting her sister, Mrs. J. S.
Harvey. She wus accompanied by her
nephew Master Bob Harvey.
Miss Carrie Christie was amongst thc
out-going passengers on the City of
Puebla on Tuesday evening. Miss
Christie will spend some months visiting her sister in California.
The engagement is announced of Miss
Gertrude Olive Wood, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. W. H. Wood, of Mount Pleasant, Vancouver, to Mr. C. C. A. Warn,
of the It. M. S. Empress of India.
A party consisting of Mr. and Mrs. G.
II. Murray and family from North Syn-
uey, Mr. Johnson, M.P., Sydney, and
Miss McPherson, of Halifax, spent a
few dnys at the Driard this week en
route to Portland, aud will return via
Victoria, where they intend to spend a
few weeks.
Mrs. and Miss Dora Butler, of South
Saanich, arrived home on tbe Princess
Beatrice on Thursday evening from
White Horse, where they have been
spending a few months with Mrs.
Sclia rschmidt.
Miss May Newcomb gave a most de-
lighfful picnic on Friday evening in
honor of her guest, Miss Barbara Main-
guy, of Duncans. The merry party of
young people wended their way up the
Arm, nbout 6 o'clock, where high tea
was served, then returning by the light
of the moon enjoyed the band concert' in
the park.
Mr. James Wilson, sanitary inspector
of Victoria, was married at Sidney ou
xuesday to Miss Blomeuswck, formerly
a nurse in a London hospital. The ceremony was performed by the Itev. A. B.
Laidley. The bride and bridegroom are
spending their honeymoon im Sidney and
around the islands. Thie, bride has been
in British Columbia- for eight mouths.
A most enjoyable beach party was
given last Saturday as a surprise to Mrs.
Berkley, who is camping at Kauucku
ranch, by a number of the youug people
taking part iu the "King of Sium."
Amongst those present were Mrs. W.
Monteith, Jliss M. and Tiny Monteith,
Miss and Miss Viola Hickey, Miss New-
comb, Miss Newling, Miss Heyluud, Mr.
Muskett, Mr. It. Monteith, Mr. A. Gore,
Mr. J. Heyland, Mr. Cecil Berkley and
The engagement is announced of Miss
Violet Inues-Ker Dubois Phillips, eldest
daughter of Captain E. C. Dubois-Phillips, U.N., F.B.G.S., of Great Crosby,
Lancashire, to Seymour Hastings ©'Dell,
eldest sou, of Frederick O'Dell, of West
liamsteud, London, England. Mr.
O'Dell is very well known iu Victoria,
having joiued the first contingent here to
serve in South Africa. He was at one
time private secretary to the minister of
finance and agriculture of British Columbia. The marriage is arranged to
take place early in the fall, and Mr.
O'Deli's many friends wish him every
Mrs. F. D. Little entertained a number of young people at a most enjoyable
dance at her residence, "Highwood,"
ltockland avenue. Mrs. Little was most
beautifully gowued in pale blue brocade.
The guests of honor were three San
Francisco girls, Miss Payne, Miss Snow
uud Miss Tisdale. Amongst others present were Miss and Miss Violet Pooley,
Miss Alice Bell, Miss Bessie Dunsmuir,
Mrs. Bromley, Mrs. Genge and Miss
Wason, Mr. Willie and Miss Irving,
.Mr. J. Itithet, Mr. Foote, Mr. and Miss
Monteith, Mr. and Mrs. Lucas, Mr. and
Miss Corbett, Mr. Douglas and Miss
Bullen, Mr. Basil Prior, Mr. Bell, Mr.
T. Cornwall, Mr. Kiugsinill, Mr. Percy
Keefer, Mr. aud Miss Heyland, and
The finals of the Vancouver croquet
ur.d bowling tournament were held last
Saturday at the Deuman street grounds,
Mr, J. W. Kerr winning the championship by uefcutiug Lady Musgrave in a
very close and interesting game. Miss
Eva Loewen and Mr. J. A. O'Reilly wou
the open doubles, Sir Richard aud Ludy
Musgrave, second. Mrs. Proctor won
Ihe ladies' first prize in the bowling
singles; Mrs. MacNeill, second; W. H.
Billings won the mens' singles; John
Eoyd, second; Dr. and Miss Keith won
the bowling doubles; Miss Tupper and
Mr. C. M. Merrit, second; Miss Keith
won the handicap croquet singles by defeating Miss Loewen; Mrs. Lewis aud
Mrs. Kerr thu handicap doubles, defeut-
iuig Mrs. Henshaw aud Mrs. Wade.
An very pretty wedding took place
last week iu Vancouver ut the residence
of Mrs. E. L. Woodruff, 1,011 Homer
street, when Miss Katie Cheese, of
Croyden, England, was uuited iu marriage to Mr. Georgo W. Eel, Miss Cheese
was accompanied on her journey by
Miss Jessie Fish, who was married ou
Thursday to Mr. Arthur Peel, a brother
of Mr. G. W. Peel. Miss Cheese was attended by Miss Leu'nard, while Mr. E.
Peel acted as best man. The ceremony
was performed by Rev. A, W. McLeod. Amonst those present were Mr.,
Mrs. aud Miss McKiunon, Mrs. Cook,
Miss Lenmird, Miss Davis, Miss Largeli,
Miss Parsons, Mr. Cook, Mr. Ounleffe,
Mr. O. Reid, Mr. Ernest Peel and Mr.
Choyce. After a short honeymoon Mr.
and Mrs. Peel will tnke up their residence on Third avenue.
Another interesting wedding that took
place yesterday was Mr. G. Lloyd, inspector of trains, C. P. R„ at Kamloops,
lo Miss Kate Furness, daughter of Mrs.
R. Furness of Snlt Spring Island, nt the
St. Francis hotel. The room in which
the ceremony took place was most appropriately decorated for the occasion.
Rev. C. K. B. Adams, of the Metropolitan church, performed the ceremony.
Mr, Rivers presided at the piano, rendering Mendelssohn's Wedding March.
The bride, who was giveu awny by her
mother, was most beautifully gowned In
ivory crepe de chine with a heavy ap
plique laee overdress, wearing a white
tulle hat with ostrich plumes. Miss L.
Furness acted as bridesmaid and was
most becomingly gowued in a dainty
frock of pale pink. After the ceremony
a reception was held, after which the
happy couple left for their home in
We regret to see so few Victorians
look advantage of the musical treat that
Liberati offered at the Victoria theatre
on Monday uud Tuesday evening of this
week, tbe programmes were excellent
uud in spite of the smull audiences not
au item was missed out. 1 may say thu
uudience, though smull, wus decidedly
appreciative, every number being most
enthusiastically encored. Amongst liiusu
present ou the two nights were uoliced
Mayor and Mrs. Barnard, Miss Barnard,
Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Bulleu, Miss Elsie
Bulleu, Mrs. Loewen, Mr. L. Yorke, Mr.
Lewis, Mr. E. U. Russell, Mr. aud the
Misses Boscowitz, Mi'. T. li. McCuus-
luud, Mr. and Mrs. B. Goward, Mrs.
Anderson, Miss Hill, Mr. B. Williums,
Miss Williums, Miss l'eppett, Mr.
Forbes, Miss K. uud B. Guudiu, Mr.
and Mrs. D. M. Rogers, Mr. aud Mrs.
F. Barnard, Miss Loeweu, Ur. Robert-
sou, Mrs. Herbert Keut, Mr. Cruitz and
Mr. lounge.
The tenuis tournament has been almost the only social event of Ibis week
leaviug little else to chronicle iu these
columns. The play ibis year bus uot as
yet been up tu the usual standard of the
Victoria tournament, the list of entries
beiug unusually small, however uu
Thursday aud Friday there were some
very cluse gumes. Tbe utieiidauce uf
spectators is increasing as ihe week
wears on, uud ou Saturday, uf course,
the courts will be crowded. Tea was
kiudly provided by the following ladies:
Ou Monday, Mrs. Frank Barnard; on
Tuesday, ..us. Prior uud Mrs. Lump-
man; on Weduesuuy, Mrs. Pooley; on
Thursday, Mrs. Kituet and Mrs. Genge;
on Friday, Mrs. James Dunsmuir, aud
cu Saturday, Mrs. Langworthy, Mrs.
Bell, Mrs. Rhodes, Mrs. H. Barnard,
Miss Pemberton uud Mrs. H. Beaven.
Amongst tlie throng of prettily und
smartly dressed womeu were noticed
during the week: Mrs. Rithet, Mrs.
Pooley, Mrs. Crolt, Lady Musgrave,
Mrs. Frank aud Miss Hanniugt'on, Mrs.
uud the Misses Bell, Mrs. Little, Mrs.
Dr. Watt, Mr. and Mrs. Foster, Mrs.
Moresby, Miss Pooley, Miss Macrae,
Mr. Beauchamp Tye, Miss Mara, Miss
A. Holmes, Mrs. Eberts, Mr. and Mrs.
D. M. Rogers, Mrs. Butchart, Miss
Wey (Vancouver), Miss K. Gaudin, Mrs.
Prior, Mrs. F. Barnard, Miss Eva
Loewen, Mrs. Bromley, Miss Bessie
Dunsmuir, Miss Pitts, Miss Kate Devereux, Mrs. Lampman, Mrs. 0. M.
Roberts, Mrs. Ling, Miss Erskiu, Mrs.
Parry, Miss B. Gaudin, Miss Wason,
Miss Puiue, Miss Godard, Capt. aud
Mrs. Bunbury, Major aud Mrs. Watts,
.Mrs. and Miss Bulleu, Mr. and Mrs.
Hurrop, Mr. A. Martin, Mr. and Mrs.
Aiubury, Mrs. Greusley, Miss Leeming,
Miss Hedley, Mrs. Langton, Miss Wl!
son, Mrs. Langworthy, Miss Powell, Mr.
.uoiiineux, Mrs. A. T. Goward, Mrs.
Cole, Mrs. G. Goward, Mrs. and Mis*
Langley, Mrs. and Miss Nellie Todd,
Mrs. II. Beaven, Mr. and Mrs. A. G.
Kirk, Mrs. Williams, Miss Drake, Mr.
Ward, Mr. Joues, -is. Miles, Mrs.
Rhodes, Dr. Robertson, Miss Peppett,
Mrs. Montieth, Miss Olive Bryden, Mrs.
C. Fagan, Mrs. White Fraser, Miss
Miles, Mr. P. Keefer, Miss Newcomb,
Dr. Newcomb, mr. Scholefield.
(Saturday Night.)
It was a delightful summer day, and
tliere was just enough blue iu the sky
to drive that quality from one's emotions. There were five of us on tho
lawn at Mrs. Welton's, having tea, iced
and uniced, and "sweet little sandwiches and dear little cakes," to quote
Mrs. Harry Funnington, who always
talks as if life were a toy shop and who
insists on1 calling her six-feet-two bus-
baud a "perfect pet." Everything seemed lo be going as merry as the marriage
tell of Byronic memory, and we all
agreed that people were awfully foolish
to go awny and stew in a little five-by-
sc-ven room and dress four times in
twenty-four hours for the benefit of
"other females," when they might remain in Toronto aud attire themselves in
kimonos during must of the day. But of
course there was a serpent crawling
somewhere on that Eden-like lawn, and
suddenly he showed his.fnngs.
Toilet Articles
The proplem of replenishing one's
stock of Toilet goods is not so difficult
to solve ii it be left to us.
We have styles to suit every fancy
in Brushes, Combs, Mirrors—everything in the list from one end to the
Some ol these articles are expensive
-all of them are of first quality. The
difference in price is in the setting—
ornamentation, But whatever the
price it is just a little less than you
can buy a similar article for else*
Terry & Marett
Down-to-Date Druggists.
Telephone 341.
91% Fort St.   Victoria
"When did you leave the hospital,
dear,';" asked Mrs. Charlie Palmer, turning to the hostess.
"Just a mouth ago," said Mrs. Weltou
pensively; "you kuow 1 lost fifteen
peuuds, but it was worth while to have
tlio trouble over."
"I was in the hospital six weeks when
1 had the operation," broke in Mrs.
Harry Fuuumgtou, "but my doctor was
;ust too sweet and 1 hud a nurse who
wus perfectly fascinating. 1'ou know, 1
wauled to see it—the appendix, 1 mean.
It would have been so positively cute to
nave it iu u bottle, but they had lost it
"Mine was removed two years ago,"
said Mrs. Palmer with an air of trying
uot to be too proud of her priority of
"You don't say sol" said Mrs. Wel-
tou. "Of course, 1 remember now. But
really, it's becoming so hard to keep
truck of one's friends." She looked inquiringly at Maud Westwood and me.
"No," replied Maud detiuntly, "I've,
never had the operation, and I don't intend to. I'll take theosophy or Christian
Science or ethical culture first."
"Then you've never had an attack,"
said Mrs. Harry curiously. "Of course
it's perfectly horrid, and 1 fairly doubled
up with the paiu. But 1 felt so utterly
peaceful when 1 was driving away from
the hospital."
"I've never had an attack," was the
stern reply, "and what's more, I won't.
I just hate the very word."
"lt isn't exactly fun," said Mrs.
Palmer reuii'nisceutiy. "I'll never forget
now queer I felt the night before, thinking about the operating-table audi all
that. Then it's funny when you're going
under "
"I'll never forget the day after," resumed Mrs. Harry. "It was the most
perfectly dreadful time you can imagine."
The three appendix-less ladies straightway entered upon ant orgy of operations,
for they had more than once trod the
"pallics of gory," as my brother Ted
calls surgical experiments. Maud and I
put down half-emptied glasses and declined to tarry longer at fhe marcaroons.
"Did you ever hear such ghastly
talk?" she said indignantly as we went
swiftly along Spadiua road. "I don't
see why some women fairly revel in
pains and operations. Why don't they
cut if out?" Maud's language is occasionally Auesque.
"They do," I said, cackling feebly.
She gave me a look of scorn for the infirmity of the pun, and continued with a
swing of her golf arm:
"What those women need is to go outdoors and walk or play tennis, or do
something strenuous. They make me
feel as if I want to get away and run a
mile, to shake off their symptoms."
"Doesn't it begin," I said dreamily,
"with a pain In the right aide? You
Inow I've had a strange feeling somewhere near my right lung, and I've
wondered "
"Just let me hear another word about
your feelings," stormed Miss West-
wood, "and I'll cut you in broad daylight. You're the ouly friend I have who
has got an appendix, and if you lose
yours you'll tell everyone about it as the
other idiots do. I don't care how you
feel, whether you have a sick headache
or insomnia or insanity, or whether you
dropped dead last night."
"I didn't mean anything by it," Isald
meekly, for Maud is my very best friend
and is worth several boxes of iron pills
for leaden feelings.
"I know what we'll do," she said,
wheeling suddenly around. "Let's go
clown town and have lobster salad and
chocolate ice cream. Then we'll go out
to Sunnyside."   And we did.
The King Edward
The most modern hotel in thel
city. European and American|
plan.    Rates! I to $5.
The Dallas
The only seaside resort in Vic^
toria. Situated overlooking thd
Straits of Juan de Fuca and the|
majestic Olympia Mountains.
American plan. $2.50 and up.
The Vernon
The leading commercial hotell
with ample sample room accom-j
modation.    $2. and 12.50 per day
The above hotels are all under the man I
agement of
Mr. and Mrs. James Patterson, j
Guests are requested to write or wiri
for rooms. Bus meets all steamboats ancj
fiotel $t ?ranch
Uictoria, B. 0.
Write me for particulars of  British
lest Slocked Bane Preserves
Guides and Outfits furnished.
Prank Rushton
At The Gorge!
Visitors, when you visit the Gorge ol
not forget that Light Refreshments
Fruit, Ice Cream, Ice Cream Sodas anl
Delicious Afternoon Teas may be had «
the "Marquee Suit," at the car terrain up]
Price's Gold Medal Brand flat!
sup, Pickles and Sauce are coil
dlments that should be ln ever!
house. Price and quality aecon'j
to none.
Farms and Ranches For Sale o j
Write for  information   regarding  th|
fruit growing sossibilities of
tbe district.
Martin Beattie
Realty and Investment Broker!
P.O. Box 106. Kamloops, B. G]
For Sale or Lease
Horse and Cattle Ranches!
Irrigated Plots for fruit
and Vegetables, Hav
Lands, Cultivated
and Wild.
Properties have Buildings, are fence 1
well watered aud contain sufficient ti: J
ber for domestic purposes, excelle]
fishing and shooting in the Lillooet a f
Ashcroft and Cariboo Districts.
For further information, terms sj
prices wtite      ______
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The unexpected happened at Seattle
on Saturday last when the Victoria
'lacrosse team was defeated by the Seattle men by 8 goals to 4 in Seattle. The
game was a hard one, and the Victorians were unable to hold their own
against the Americans, who showed
great improvement ou their previous
form. The game was somewhat rough
at times, but only one light took place,
and that was soon stopped.
The principal forthcoming event in the
local sporting world is the annual re-
at'ta of the North Pacific Association of
'Amateur Oarsmen, which will take-place
on August 11th and 12th at Esquimalt.
The 12th will be the big day, as most of
the senior events will then be rowed1.
Most of the junior aud a few of the
senior events will come off on the first
The croquet and bowling tournament
of the Vancouver Lawn Tennis Club
was concluded ou Saturday lust. The
provincial croquet championship was
won by J. W. Kerr, of Vancouver, defeating Lady Musgrave in a close match.
Miss E. Loewen and A. J. O'Reilly won
the open doubles, Sir Richard and Lady
Musgrave second. Mrs. Proctor won
first prize ladies' singles bowling, Mrs.
MacNeill second. W. H. Billings took
fhe gentlemen's bowling singles, John
Boyd second. Dr. Keith and his sister,
Miss Keith, won the bowliug doubles,
Miss Tupper and Mr. C. M. Merrit sec-
cud prize. Miss Keith won the handicap   croquet   singles,    defeating   Miss
j Loewen, Mrs. Lewis and Mrs, Kerr
carried off the handicap croquet doubles
[against Mrs. Henshaw and Mrs. Wade.
Manager Keary of the Dominion ex-
lliibition, Now Westminster, has received
[another letter from Capt. McQueen of
Ithe Toronto Rowing Club in reference
I to the proposed visit of Lou Scholes, the
I diamond scull champion of Henley.
1 Captain McQueen says that Scholes is
1 willing to meet any western amateur,
I Charlie Johnston of Winnipeg included,
I in a race on the Eraser, or to enter an
[cpen regatta witli the whole bunch.
[The only thing that Scholes insists on is
[that everything be in strict accord with
Ithe amateur rules under which he holds
Ibis title.
On Saturday last the Victoria Cricket
lOlub defeated fhe Vancouver eleven in
nn all-day match by 80 runs iu the first
Innings. As an exhibition of cricket the
game was hardly up to those played on
Iformer occasions between the two crack
Iciubs of the province. The Victorians
Iwere weak in the field and the visitors
lacked batting ability.   The wicket was
splendid, but neither side did much
scoring, although it looked as if Vancouver might have knocked up a few figures
id the second innings had time permitted. Mr. Menzies was unable to play
for Victoria and his place was taken by
Mr. Ashby, while the visiting team
lucked tho services of two well known
players, Messrs. Crossneld aud Collins.
Mr. Senkler wou the toss and sent the
home eleven in first. Following is the
Victoria—1st Inning.
Q. D. H. Wurdeu, b Blgby       7
W. J. 1). Yerk, b Hodges   17
H. N. 11. Cobbett, b Itlgby   itU
L. S. V. York, b Klgby     0
J. C. Barnacle, b Hodges     7
D. il. lingers, b Hodges   21
L. 0. Garnett, b Jukes   11
B. Tye, uot out    10
B. Carr-Hilton, b Ulgby     4
W. P. Gooch, I b w, b Itlgby   14
F. Ashby, b Blgby     tl
Extras    K
Total   143
Vlctoi'lu—2nd luulng.
Q. D. H. Warden, b Klgby     U
B. Tye, run out     1
U S. V. York, b Jukes  22
W. J. ll. York, b Jukes   10
L. 0. Garnett, b Klgby    la
H. R. N. Cobbett, b Klgby    10
J. C.  Buiuucle, uot out    39
II. M. Rogers, b Klgby    17
W. P. Gooch, b Jukes   14
E. Carr-Hilton, c Hodges, b Klgby ....   t)
F. Ashby, b Jukes     0
Extras   10
Total  142
Vancouver—1st  lnulug.
E. B. Deane, b Uuruuclu     1
W. B. Ferrie, b Barnacle     2
-. Klgby, 1 b w, b Gooch     8
G. Wultuu, b Baruucle   12
S. P. Judge, e \V. York, b Gooch     4
J. H. Senkler, b Goocb   15
A. G. Smith, 1 b w, b Barucale     li
W. H. Hodges, st Wurdeu, b Gooch ....   2
A, Jukes, e Tye, b Gooch     4
F. G. Crickmay, uot out      6
W. Wulton, b Barnacle     1
No balls     2
Total  IB
Vancouver—2nd Iuulug.
Klgby, b W. York   2
S. P. Judge, b W. York   0
F. ti. Crlc-kuiuy, not out  30
E. B. Deane, not uut   12
Leg byes    2
Total (2 wickets)  58
Tiie Victoria lacrosse team will play
a schedule game with Vancouver at Oak
Bay this afternoon.
One ot the popular summer pastimes
on Salt Spring Island is water polo.
The players require to be strong swimmers. The game lasts from 15 to 20
minutes only, as it is very exhausting.
Four players aside, as in polo proper,
is the rule. The illustration on this
page shows a friendly contest at Ganges
Water Polo, Ganges Harbour.
By their toots ye shall know them.
Keep thy lamps1 lit and so avoid litign-
See that thy brake break not, lest thou
| be broken.
Tho' thine auto show the strength of
Itwoscore horse, keep one more in thy
I stalls.
A trained hand is best with a train- at
In thy speed, mock not the gentle cow
I—the cow-catcher may catch thee.
Wiser than his own1 generation- ia he
|who knows his auto.
In the morning slow they speed, and
|ln the evening withhold thy hand.
An auto at speed ht a fiend Indeed.
None are so fined as those who don't
Let repentance be thine, if thou be
among them who have mistaken "gaol"
for "goal."
More dscreet is a aged husband than
an injured plaintiff; and lo! a widow's
heart may be swayed by resilient tire*.
To-day thou ridest in thine integrity;
to-morrow may discover thee a man of
Where law ends, speed really begins.
A fool and his tomneau are soon carted.
It is well to know thine auto; yea, also,
to know thy chnuffeu better.
There's many a nip on an auto trip.
Give not thine auto a name; they neighbors win name it for thee,
A fair exchange ia no garage.
Capture of New Westminster Boat Robbers on Gossip Island.
Mayne Island, Aug. 2.
Gossip Island in Plumper's pass was
tlie scene of some excitement on Friday
and Saturday of last week, owing to the
riresf of three men who had stolen two
boats and a net from the Fraser river.
Early on Friday morning, Mr. Cain,
who lives opposite Gossip Island, saw
two strange boats at the north end of
the island, and having interviewed the
uen, and not being satisfied with what
they told him, sent warning to Mr. A.
Cayzer's family that their boat ought to
be removed from the island. The men
were cooking a nieul on the beach wheu
they were disturbed by the arrival of the
l>olice launch, which a very short time
after the theft was started oil their
track. Leaving the food they were preparing, as well as a valise and two
cunts, they took to the bush. Steps were
al once taken to prevent their escape
from the island by removing all boats
and placing a boat to patrol the channel
between Gossip aud Galiano islands.
Constables Munro and Wilkie, with
ether ussistuuee, began a search, but
failed to locate the thieves, who had
prior to the arrival of the police, called
ut Mr. Cayzer's ranch and been supplied
with potatoes and water by his daughters. Towards evening, us there is only
cue well On the island, it was decided to
watch it, as it was believed the thieves
would be forced to visit it before long.
A little before dark, Mr. Buckley, of
Mayne Island, arrived and offered to
rssisi the police, and it was decided to
leave his boat near the beach, aud keep
watch over it for the night, as it was
considered probable the men would try
io utilize it as u means of escape. Mr.
J. Cook, a local fisherman, and others
patrolled the channel during the night to
prevent tlie men swimming across, and
the constables and Mr. Buckley kept
watch neur tlie boat and the well. About
midnight tlie crackling of a few sticks
warned the watchers that tlie men were
approaching the well, and the constables crept round the house, leaving
Mr. Buckley to guard the bout. Getting
close to tlie well in a crouchiug position
they saw u man approach, and calling
out "halt" and "put up your hands,'
Constable Wilkie covered the man with
his rifle, aud he was easily captured. He
declared he had no companion there, but
a short search revealed him hiding by a
fence near by, and he was quickly
handcuffed to tlie other man. Constable
Munro took them ou bourd the police
launch, leaving Constable Wilkie and
Mr. Buckiey to continue watching the
well and boat for the remainder of the
night, but the other man did uot appear.
About noon on Saturday one of the
Misses Cayzer, who was crossing in a
boat from Galiano, saw fhe man on tlie
bluff amongst the trees', and was trying
to point out the place to the constable
when Mr. Cook arrived at' the beach
with the man iu his boat. It appears
that whilst he was patrolling the channel he saw the man, and covering him
with his rifle made him put up his bands
and come info his boat.
The men were taken to New Westminster in the police launch and sentenced to the penitentiary by Judge
Henderson, of the County court. The
penitentiary officials recognized one of
the men, Geo. Harris, as an old offender,
lelensed only two weeks ago from
Walla Walla. Had the judge known
his identity lie would have been put
r.way for more than the two yenrs and
nine months allotted him. He is a criminal who has spent most of his life in
different prisons.
The Earl of Wemyss delivered a somewhat unorthodox speech iu the House of
Lords recently in opposing the second
reading of a bill empowering magistrates to fix the closing hours of public
houses. "A distinguished professor informs me," said His Lordship, "that
over-eating causes as serious effects as
excessive drinking, and my own medical
man endorses that opinion. There are
figures showing that the pure water
drinker lives an average of 57 years,
while unmitigated drunkards like Jane
Cakebread live two years longer, and
the moderate drinker twelve years
longer. Nature more or less demands a
little alcohol." The bill was rejected by
a majority of six
There is no Misrepresentation
In Our Wine and Liquor Department
Tennants Scotch Lager, per doz. pts 81 00
Local Beer, per doz. pts      85      •.
LocalBeer,      "      "   .'  150
Native Port, per quart bottle      35
Native Port, per gallon  1 50
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Phone 586.
This Week
is the right time to instal
because by putting the matter off indefinitely you are going without one of the
greatest of modern conveniences. Leave
your order with us at onoe.
B.C. Eleetrie Ry Co.
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Made Fresh Daily from PURE CREAM
We Invite Comparison with the
Imported Article.
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.
We are making a drive in
Hammocks. Now is the time
to secure a good one at a low
Attention is directed to the provisions of
Sec. 17 of the Horticultural Board Act
which reads ns follows:
"No pcrsou, firm or corporation shull engage or continue lu the business of selling,
as principal, agent, solicitor or otherwise,
within the Province, fruit trees, plants or
nursery stock, or of Importing for sale, fruit
trees, plants or nursery stock, Into the
Province, without first having obtained a
license to carry on such business In the
Province ns In this Act provided."
All persoas authorized to sell nursery
stock In this Province ure required by their
prlnclpnls, or by themselves, to deposit
bonds, ln thp- Department of Agriculture,
Victoria, for the faithful performance of
their obligations. Th* public is therefore
warned not lo purchase nursery slock except from duly licensed persons.
Office of the Board of Horticulture, Department of Agriculture.
Victoria, July 20th, 1005.
Deputy Minister of Agriculture,
W. G. Stevenson, Mgr.
WEEK OF AUG. 7th, 1905.
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Singing, Dancing and Talking
America's Greatest Comedy
Bicycle Act.
Queen of the Air.
High Class Comedy Musical Act.
New Moving Pictures.
Johnson Street.
Broad Street,
Between Yates and Johnson.
O. Renz, Manager.
The oldest and most popular vaudeville
resort in the city. Tlie management
aims at all times to furnish the largest,
most finished, refilled and up-to-date
aggregation of imported vaudeville talent
that pains and money can procure.
Open eveiy evening at 8 o'clock.
Show starts at S.30.
Admission :  loand 25c,
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Fashions, Prills and Fancies.
L,ife  in  the   Woods is Attractive to   the  L,adies—Concerning
Hair Ornaments and Summer Dress Colors.
By " Babette "
Dear Madge.—This is indeed a life- of
contrasts, and the philosopher takes it
as it conies—the sweet with the bitter,
but tbe bitter-sweet always. Lust week,
1 had a couple of striking extremes in
i-xperience; one duy in the hot dusty
town, doing my usuul weekly shopping,
and trying uiy best to keep cool, aud on
the same afternoon u smart "tea party"
•n an equally smart, but stuffy drawing
100m; iu the evening a concert iu a small
hall crowded to tlie doors. 1 was wedged
into I'he tenth row, between Iwo portly
persons. But the next duy, Madge, was
spent miles away from town, in a camp
near the woods, and a contrast indeed,
one to give thanks for, by comparison.
The morning being oue that wus blue up
;u the sky with a gracious blaze of sunshine. Yellow-green foliage trimmed the
rejuvenated oaks standing sentinel about
our quaint log hut; while down iu the
inarsh-nieadow, buttercups made a
cioth-of-gold field of their own. Little
clearings in the woods were splashed
Wilh bright patches of wild flowers, and
tlie dew-wet mosses emitted their delicious earth-fragrance. Verily, the life of
woods exercises a witchery over one's
senses. Then the birds—their tuneful
gossip beginning with early wakening
morn, to linger on with musical inter-
mittence UU twilight. What a blessed
exchange all this for the hot dusty
M'reets, the incessant noise of the trams
end the endless tramp of hurrying
humanity ou tho pavement! In winter
the town lias its alleviations, I'll admit,
but as a perennial institution the country
iu spring and summer is decidedly the
thing. People began to realise this witli
the introduction of bicycles, but it has
taken the motor to complete the con-
ouest, with the inevitable consequence
that town houses just now are at a decided discount, while huts and cottages,
be they ever so antiquated and dilapidated, are the desire of all.
Apropos of my sojourn in Uie woods, I
must fell you of a new hair brush that
1 purchased at Terry & Marrett's before
leaving town, and 1 must say it lias
proved an invaluable accessory to my
travelling bag. lias't ever used a hair
brush with whalebone bristles? If you
have not, then let me say Uial there is
yet a "treat in store" for you at a very
reasonable price. But really these
brushes are splendid. Instead of one
lugging away at the snarls iu one's hair
with a fragile silver-rimmed comb, Terrified that every minute it will snap in
two; one has simply to brush carefull.1'
with oue of these new brushes, and thi
snarls disappear like magic. Terry &
Marett also are in possession of a delightful skin food aud cream, 1'hiit removes tan and freckles. It is called Dr.
Cook's Skin Food and Massage Cream.
and I find it particularly cooling ani
healing for sunburn.
Tho longer I live, Madge, the more fl'u
I impressed with the necessity for the
exercise of individual discretion in tbe
device of hair ornaments. The mistake
which so many people make is overdoing
it, and my last visit to Iho theatre was
spoilt by a head in front of me. I am
not' prepared to vouch for every detail,
but there was a wisp of tulle, an
ulgrotte, quite a delightful diamond
spray, and a coy rosebud—all ou one
poor bead, which, bear up bravely as II
might, looked distinctly overcrowded,
Ou the whole, failing a really nice
jewel, with an aigrette to give height—
the very tail upstanding ones are decidedly smart. I am inclined to think Ihe
majority of women ure well advised lo
confine their attention to a jewelled
comb or two. These dress the hair
themselves, aud in tortoiseshell studded
with gems they are exquisitely decorative. I have noticed some very pretty
combs of this description in some of our
jewellery stores, and they quite look my
fancy. Yet above a young face nothing
kokg prettier than a coronal of wee
rosebuds. But I confess I find I'he same
thing allied to mature charms a trifle
insipid. A solitary upstanding ostrich
tip looks well on sonic heads, anil for
women who eau wear black the present
fnncy for jet has given us some very
eft'ectivo designs in this. Mrs. C. Kosche,
on Douglas street, has some very pretty
ornaments for the hair. I have seen
some very dainty ones in her store.
Of course the city nt this time of Ihe
year is crowded with tourists, nnd every
day oue can see numbers of sightseers
and collectors in Weiler Bros, investing
in pretty Japanese china, quaint English oak ware and dainl'y silver novelties. Their Koyal Doulton aud Wedgwood ware are also iu great demand, and
their stock of Armenian novelties is
quite Hie most fascinating I have ever
seen. I also noticed in this store some
beautiful antique Chinese embroideries.
It is indeed true that during the last ten
years the number of intelligent collectors
of old embroideries, quaint pott'ery, old
furniture, etc., has increased a thousandfold. The man in the street has been
i aught with the idea that to collect
antiquities is the thing to do. A good
deal of space has been given in illustrat
cd juornals to foster the growing taste
for the antique, and there have always
been collectors who were experts, and
who quietly pursued their hobby. There
have beeu noblemen who collected mezzotints or Sevres in lieu of putting money
i'u fhe turf, and who assidiously studied
McArdell prints or "rose Du Barry pate
tindro" with a genuine love for their
collection. I, too, Madge, have a love for
Ihe antique and artistic, but alas! my
purse will not permit' me indulging to my
heart's desire.
In the line of jewellery, I believe the
newest pearl dog-collars are to appear
without the diamond slide of much
esteemed and becoming custom. I have
sten several strung on thin slides of
:;:ofher-o'-pearl, which is almost invisible, aud tlie entirely white effect is immensely charming. How beautifully
light, too, is modern jewellery, so lace-
I'ke in its effects compared with some of
the ugly ponderosities of a time within
irost of our memories, when bracelets
were manacles, tiaras were fenders, and
brooches as large as egg-plates. Aud
let us rejoice, Madge, that' the heavy old-
lashioued ear drops of gold are things of
the past, and may they ever remain so.
And now to dress and fashion, and a
word or two about what is worn. Red
is at present very fashionable, formerly
it was a color regarded as appropriate
for winter or late autumn wear. Nowadays the coming of summer is the signal
for the appearance of bright red gowns,
coiffures and sunshades, aud once the
eye has grown accustomed to the vivid
shade, it is accepted a® the correct thing
under a blazing sun. I saw a silk dress
the other day in poppy-red tone, with
very small white check, and the usual
profusion of gauzing and frilling. The
bodice was cut very low over a yoke of
ivory Indian muslin, embroidered in
raised white floral design. The hat worn
was a tine black chip, flat and tilted up
at the back, where At was filled ia with
loops of red velvet ribbon, and was finished on the brim by a wreath of field
lowers, consisting of red poppies, corn
tkwers, etc., mixed in plentifully with
grasses. The "tout ensemble" was decidedly "chic" and French}'. You asked
mo about the ombre effects iu your last
letter; well 1 must confess that I do not
care for this style. The popularity of
shot uud chameleon materials has
accustomed the eye and tlie taste to such
delicate changing of tone thnt the ombre
effects now appear almost crude. Some
evening gowns in chiffon, shaded very
gradually to a much darker color, were
pretty, and the idea promised to be fashionable, but it Inns not proved so. One
of the best examples of tho ombre gowns
I hnvo seen was made of soft satui
niousseliiie. The skirt was rather narrow
flounces, beginniing at tbe waist in a
very light hue of rose, and having each
flounce darker towards tlie foot. A
niching of inch-wide chene ribbon edged
every flounce, and wns used profusely on
the bodice mixed iu with tambour lace, on
which were little satin flowers. Everything about Ihe dress hnd tho cachet of
a first-class! hand, yet it was not pleasing,
and one can only suppose that this arose
from tho fact alluded to—thnt the more
Subtle ami artistic variation of color in
woven fabrics has brought us to a more
correct laste in such matters.
The Intest novelty in the musical line,
and one that I am sure will interest you,
is the new phoiiogrnph Hint is for sale at
Fletcher Bros., Government street, It is
called the "Mega Flower Horn," and is
as light as paper, made in imitation of a
huge lily in licautiful colors, and is certainly a great sound producer. For
novelties of this kind and the latest songs
and sheet music, I tliiiuk Fletcher Bros.
is tlie place to go.
1 am off to the tenuis tournament this
afternoon, so must bid you "Au revoir"
for tlie present. Next week I will tell
you of some of tire smart gowns I hope
to see at the courts.
Kootenay Notes.
Trials, Tourists and Trouble in Nelson—
The Fruit and Mining Industries.
Nelson, July 25.
Man is never happy except he is kicking about some oue thing or another.
Nelson is doing excellently well just
uow, and the only trouble people have is
the heat. Not that there is much to
that, for although the days are sometimes warm yet there is always a cool
evening to counterbalance, aud the temperature never yet has gone up beyond
73.5, average, Fahrenheit, for auy day.
That figure was the record, and was established on Sunday last.
The busiest men in Nelson are the
lawyers and the mining experts. The
hotels, each and every one, are crammed
full of guests, chief among whom are E.
P. Davis, Bodwell and Joe Martin, the
latter redoubtable just having returned
to the coast after having come off second
best in the Providence mining case of
Greenwood and Chicago. Then there are
mining experts too numerous to mention, whose technicalities fill the court
room with breathless awe. The Providence mining case resulted badly for the
Greenwood men who tried to wrest control from the Chicago owners, who really
have the majority of the shares. The
attempt was bold and like mnny uuother
bold thing had to be bolstered up with
actions which may be pronounced shady.
Mr. Justice Irving was uot mealy-
mouthed about these gentlemen and their
methods, aud in fact was within an ace
of turning them over to the crown prosecutor, whoever that official may be, but
thought better of it and allowed the
crown prosecutor lo do his own work.
Of course, if the crown prosecutor fails
iu a conviction ho doesn't feel snubbed
and a judge might. And that would
never do.
Mr. Justice Irving failed in giviug a
judgment as to the desire of the West
Kootenay Power & Light Company to
have their injunction1 against the building of the city power plaut (that's how
Nelson's mayor puts it), but it will probably be sent up to Nelson before long.
Judging from the evidence submitted as
au ignorant layman may without contempt of court it seems that the city is
sure to win out.
Chief Justice Hunter is now here over
the famous Slocan Star mining case,
which is arising from the alleged trespass of the Slocan Star into a neighboring claim. The Slocan Star's defence
is that they hud a right to follow their
veiu wherever it led, their property being crown grauted under tbe old law
giviug extra lateral rights. The case is
likely to last clear through the week and
may be run on into the next. As the
weather is warm the Chief Justice is
taking a morning session from 9 o'clock
to 1 p.m., for which all concerned are
blessing his wisdom. It will be observed that the wisdom in this case is
not so much judicial as common sense,
two things adjectival which are not always synonymous.
There is not much to report this week
in mining matters. The Poplar people
are still cock-n-hoop over the discoveries
mnde upon the Swede group} nud plenty
of inquiries are coming into the country and the proprietors nre sending an
exhibit of the free gold ore down to the
Portland exhibition. It is likely thut
the Hull Mines smelter will enlarge extensively before the end of the yenr.
Things nre coming the way of the lead
minor. Lend is up to u higher point
than it has been for years, nnd moreover
the duty on manufactured products of
lead is also helping. A good deal of
prospecting and mining is going on in the
Ymir country, nnd some interesting nnd
remunerative discoveries nre still being
made. Constant Fernnu is building a
zinc smelter in Frnnk, nnd it is stnted
that he will buy some properties on the
lake in order to ensure u supply of ore
to his works. The Bluebell, nenr Ains-
worth, is mentioned in this connection,
Business men report good things of
tho Kootenny generally. Taking one
article, ment, it is reported thnt July is
n record month for the year both in
Nelson and in Itosslnnd nnd is far and
awny ahead in sales of this month last
i This Space Reserved for
1 Hotel Dominion, victoria, B.e.
The fruit industry is increasing rapidly, as to demand. The strawberry crop
this year seems to have made Kooteuay's
reputation, and demands for all kinds
of fruit are coming iu from the Northwest and Manitoba, orders that cannot
nearly be filled and which are stimulating the ranchers to fresh exertions for
the year to come.
Peace, or armed neutrality, exists iu
municipal circles, the case of Coulter
having been transferred to Vancouver,
where it comes up for hearing on August
, Nelson, Aug. 1.
The pnst week hi Nelson was marked
by tlie trial of the celebrated Slocan Star-
SUversmith mining case, in which quite
a galaxy of legal talent, local and of the
coast, was refulgent. There was Chief
Justice Hunter and E. V. Bodwell aud
E. P. Davis, to say nothing of S. S. Taylor and It. S. Lennie, of local fame. The
Issue was the old one: The Slocan Star
had gone beyond its boundary lines, and
had entered upon the Silversmith and hud
extracted therefrom ore to the extent of
$500,000. At least that is what the complainants averred. The whole question
was whether the Slocan Star had or had
uot followed its own vein. Experts ou
the one side swore up and down that it
had. Experts on the other side cheerfully aftiruied the reverse. The air was
thick with terms scientific and otherwise. Chief Justice Hunter didn't look
pleased. The court room was very
hot aud counsel waxed warm, Davis evidently wanting to settle some old time
coast feud with Bodwell. It would have
beeu much better had they all gone
a-fisbiug. No decision was really arrived
at. But Davis got the worst of it, which
means1 that the Slocan "Star will probably
feel that it has won, Further argument
has to be henrd, and the Chief Justice
has yet to be convinced. At present he
says that he thinks the Slocan Star experts are much the more convincing.
...terwards the Chief Justice, along with
a lot more tourists who have suddenly
discovered Nelson, and are telling all
their friends of their find, went fishing.
The hotel-keepers naturally do uot object,
as this discovery is keeping their places
On top of this warm work there has
been ,a number of discoveries of good ore
recently, and Houston's paper comments
thusly: "The weather is really too warm
for discoveries of gold of more than
6,000 ounces to the ton or of silver of
3,000 ounces." The real trouble is that
Houston is too busy with his mayoral
squabbles to pay any attention to the
mining news. There has been another
council meeting, and ns a result Driver
Coulter, of the fire department, was
again fired by Houston and again reinstated by the council. This is for the
eighth time. The council has refused to
pass the pay cheque of the mayor's
nominee, but the mayor's friends claim
he will be paid just Uie same, as the
mayor has the right under a resolution
to pny any small amount less than $100
without reference to th* council.
In the meantime the mayor has secured
n strip of foreshore from E. Crow Baker
for a. pnrk, and the baud plays there on
Sundays, having begun on Sunday last.
Now: the opposite faction wanted another
pnrk, jind the mayor got this one out on
his own, and told the council nbout it
nf forwards. The mayor's friends are
swearing profusely. Some vandal tarred
on Saturday night all of John Houston's
new park seats to make it pleasant for
the park goers. They ought to have 1
been at Sunday school or prayer meet-1
ing anyway! Luckily Ihe Lord's Day Al-'J
lianee is not strong in Nelson, having re-1
ccutly lost their president. However, itj
just shows the character of the faction J
lighting here.
The fruit growers are goiug roundJ
daily with their noses held higher andl
higher in Uie air. The strawberry cropj
was a bumper, the raspberries are exceeding all expectation, and the trees arel
literally loaded with apples and plums,]
prunes -and pears, which will come on the j
market later on. The market, represent-1
ed by the Northwest, is howling for J
Kooleuuy fruit, and the growers cannot 1
begin to fill the demand. To top things!
an order came in this week from the Old]
Country. Hence these airs which are,!
rapidly becoming insufferable. This may!
possibly supply a solution of the strikes,]
as the mining men are looking to theirl
laurels, for a fruit crop which will run!
well iuto $100,000 is not to be sneezed J
Furious  Gust  of   Wind    Did   Daruuge   ln|
Ou July 2^ Hedley City had a most pecu-I
liar visitation iu the shupe of a sudden!
squall, which seemed local iu Us appliea-l
tlou, but sudden uud terrific lu Its eBlect.f
Tlie duy had beeu Intensely tiot, but iu thej
afternoon sigus of u rulnsturm became up-J
parent. Shortly utter tills, suys tue Hedloyl
Gazette, a whirlwind came sweeping to-j
wards the uew two storey building bolugl
erected by 1<\ leaser, ou which Uve men!
were at work. J. K. Fruser was working I
uloue uu the lower lluor; Fred. Kurtz uudl
Wm. Arnot't were working upstairs, bull
the former had goue for u pull of water]
uud was clear o£ the building, while F:j
Fraser aud J. D. Brass were ou the rool'.|
The area of disturbance seemed narrow—I
liossibly not as wide us the buildiug Itself)
uud it seemed to strike the upper storey oil
the buildiug with greater force Hutu uliy-j
where else. There were windows ou thtj
uurth side from which the wind was com!
lug, but none ou tho opposite side. Thosij
working on the roof fell tlle bulliling lil'lT
after which the side force of the wind call
r.led the whole building to the south and
evidently the jar produced when the weight
iigulu eiinie to the ground snapped the studl
diug of the lower storey below where lt wusj
joined to the upper Uoor, allowing the iippl'il
storey to swiug southward u little morel
thau the length of the lower stuuulugl
Those ou the roof, by holding ou to IbeT
studding, managed to ride down with thd
upper storey aud escape Injury, but J. K.j
Fraser was found In the wreck pinueul
dowu between the floor of the upper storej|
und the lower floor, half his body hanging
over the south wall. Mr. Arnott wns thrown
against the south wall, being stunned by]
the blow.
Ske—1 dreamed last night that you and
were married.   He—Weren't you glad?   SheJ
—Awfully—wheu 1 woke up I
She wore a dainty buthlng-sult,
Aud dipped Iuto the drluk-
But summer girls are not like suits-
It dld-she dldn't-shrluk.
The owner of a dwelling-house at a street!
corner lu Basingstoke, cugluiid, must linvel
had a sad experience with automoblllsts. He]
has put up on his house a plucard, reading:'
"Motor-car drivers are requested to lcavir|
this house where .It Is,"
Ladies' Gloves.
Expert shoppers save time by coming to FINCH & FINCH'S for their
gloves. Experience has proven that only tbe most gratifying results are
obtained through using our excellent makes. Ladies buy our gloves as
they have positive assurance of wearing correct fitters.
Every pair guaranteed.   If desired we fit them at the counter.
French Gloves by tbe best makers, $i.oo to {1.50.
Dent's and Fowne's English Gloves, $ 1.00 to $1.50,
Vallier, tbe only genuine washing gloves, best on earth, $1.75.
riNCH & riNCH
57 (Sovernment Street.


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